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Old 02-06-2002, 09:44 PM   #1
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Thumbs up picked a fight with a kartboy shifter

i never really understood why people were always complaining about how hard is was to put the new shifter in once it "pops" out of the socket...until i put in my kartboy...a half and hour ordeal turned into a 3 and a half battle complete with curses and yells...i tried hammering it back down with a block of wood and a hammer...nope...tried using my palm (while having the knob on of course )..nope...prying the tabs didn't work......even tried hammering the shifter it self..(numerous times)...nope.only buggered up 1 thread..no big deal tho...under desperate measueres i shoved a 3/4 inch ratchet in the pivot hole, took apart the entire console...put both feet on the ends of the ratchet..and kicked it down....and kicked and kicked and pop...in it went.....now thats its in i am now enjoyin the fruits of my labour!..i love my kartboy shifter (my00) bushings are this weekend...did i mention it was really cold and theres still snow on the ground!
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Old 02-06-2002, 10:10 PM   #2
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hehe
i forget its winter in some places
it was a nice 80 here in San Diego today. i guess if your trying to install in freezing weather below 65 for me you might want to use a hairdryer to warm the socket up a bit


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Old 02-06-2002, 10:53 PM   #3
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even easier way to install..... take a long screw driver and put it through the center of the hole. then press down on both sides and the shifter will go in really fast
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Old 02-06-2002, 11:28 PM   #4
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tried it..that didn't work too well...i even had all my weight into it....kicking it instead of pushing it worked for me hehe

gee i should have used a hair dryer (thanx tom)..hehe now i feel kinda funky

FBI :"when i push down on your foot and say "hello mr. thompson" you will nod back"...*push*....*push*...homer : "i think hes talking to u."
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Old 02-07-2002, 08:29 AM   #5
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Default Re: picked a fight with a kartboy shifter

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Originally posted by MixeD_MenacE
i never really understood why people were always complaining about how hard is was to put the new shifter in once it "pops" out of the socket...until i put in my kartboy...a half and hour ordeal turned into a 3 and a half battle complete with curses and yells...i tried hammering it back down with a block of wood and a hammer...nope...tried using my palm (while having the knob on of course )..nope...prying the tabs didn't work......even tried hammering the shifter it self..(numerous times)...nope.only buggered up 1 thread..no big deal tho...under desperate measueres i shoved a 3/4 inch ratchet in the pivot hole, took apart the entire console...put both feet on the ends of the ratchet..and kicked it down....and kicked and kicked and pop...in it went.....now thats its in i am now enjoyin the fruits of my labour!..i love my kartboy shifter (my00) bushings are this weekend...did i mention it was really cold and theres still snow on the ground!
I hear ya! I had the same problem with another brand of short
shifter. Several scrapes, a blood blister, many four letter
adjectives. I f***ked up the threads, my aluminum shift knob
is now a permanent fixture on the shifter. In the end, I gave it
one last (desperate) tap with the hammer and it popped in like
nothing. I guess that I had the "magic" angle


Stu
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Old 02-07-2002, 09:52 AM   #6
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I installed mine at work during break in the parking garage. It was a bit warm though.
I was having a rough time getting the new shifter in too. I knew if I couldn't get it in I sure wasn't driving home. I was determined.
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Old 02-07-2002, 05:09 PM   #7
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You know I did mine in about 50 degree weather. One solid pop with my fist over a piece of wood was all it took. Now you really have to give it a good wack, and I am in no means a big guy at all.
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Old 02-07-2002, 09:26 PM   #8
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Mine required me to straddle it with my back pressed against the roof of the car for leverage. Eventually it went in - after a long fight. The only casualty was the rearview mirror.
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Old 02-07-2002, 09:53 PM   #9
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i had a couple of 4 letter magic words too, my result was a good slice on my finger..numerous cuts...my palm hurts from trying to bang it in with my hand..and i had hurt my thumb previously(got it stuck in the car door..yes it shut flush and was locked..i pulled it out tho) and i ended up pullin the nail away from the skin

scott gunn

i wasw also perched on the dash too hehe..man..what a battle
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Old 02-07-2002, 11:24 PM   #10
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i think i should put a small box of wheaties in each package and have a note to eat this the morning of your install.
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Old 02-08-2002, 07:21 PM   #11
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better wait until summer to get one I guess
Plus I just blew my cash on spats.
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Old 02-09-2002, 11:13 AM   #12
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Holy Smokes.. You guys need to buy bigger hammers..

I held the Rev-lab shifter in place, and the 2x4 on top of it. My dad hit it with a 20 oz Hammer. Three tries and we were in!
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Old 02-09-2002, 07:47 PM   #13
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Sounds like a quality control problem in the kartboy labs! Inconsistent shifter dimensions! Another tragic DIY component install statistic! Stock plummetting, investors running scared...is this the end of kartboy Inc.? Story at 11:00!

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Old 02-09-2002, 07:57 PM   #14
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N'ah, it's an add fopr Snap-on Dead-Blow hammers... Would have worked miracles...
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Old 02-09-2002, 08:08 PM   #15
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Sounds like a quality control problem in the kartboy labs! Inconsistent shifter dimensions! Another tragic DIY component install statistic! Stock plummetting, investors running scared...is this the end of kartboy Inc.? Story at 11:00!

BAH
their all just pussies afraid of a little hard work

all our shifters are CNC'd and have very high tolerences
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Old 02-09-2002, 09:46 PM   #16
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Sorry to hear that you guys had so much trouble. I got mine in first try. I got one of my girlfriends dumbells with some foam rubber coating on it, and I used that to whack the shifter in. Worked like a charm. It probably took me a total of 10-15 minutes to install my shifter.
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