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Old 07-04-2002, 09:55 PM   #1
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Default My install on the Momo Race Air (maybe an alternative to the insert)

Okay, just got impatient waiting for the inserts to be made/etc... so I decided to install my knob today with a little improvisation. First of all, I have the STi short shifter for reference. When I put the knob on, the place where you screw the little set screws was FAR below the threads for the shift knob, so I'm not sure why people are saying they are worried about their threads ... My only thought is that maybe the STi shifter is different. So anyways onto the next point.

I put in the correct rubber cap, and followed the intructions. Except I added one step. What I did was take one of the other rubber caps (one that was slightly too big) and cut off the top of it so I had an "O". I then pushed this into the bottom of the knob, so that where the set screws go in, there is now a little rubber insert to protect where the set screws sit. (Not that this was really an issue since as I said, the threads up much higher on the shifter, but I figured better safe this way, and it will probably give the set screws some extra "bite" when I clamped them down).

Then I screwed it all together and thats it. It feels solid as a rock, although only time will how it holds up. I feel confident it will though, as everything is in there pretty good! Also, my shift boot comes up all the way to the bottom of the knob, so why do people say that their boot sags below? Does it sag over time?
Anyways, the knob looks and feels great, and now my interior is complete I'll post pics tomorrow or so when I get a chance.

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Old 07-04-2002, 11:26 PM   #2
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I did the same thing, except without the added rubber ring that you made. I've been using it for a week now without any problems. I got the insert from Paulie, but may not put it in yet. The boot comes right up to the bottom as you said and I don't have any problems with it. I actually like it better as the knob sits lower on the shifter.

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Old 07-05-2002, 04:07 AM   #3
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Hey guys,

I'm glad you found an alternate way of installing your shift knob without using the adapter

However, Calvin, to have the Momo knob w adapter at it lowest possible setting, i.e., bottomed out on the shifter, do the following:

slip the 2 rubber 0-rings over the threaded shifter shaft. Then screw the adapter, by itself, not inserted into the shift knob, all all the way down until it bottoms out on the shifter shaft.

Then, instal the knob, with Momo cover in place, over the adapter, leaving exactly a 1/4 inch between the bottom of the Momo cover, and the adapters' flanged edge. Looosen the Momo cover to install the set screws in place, tighten until flush with the metal, and then screw Momo cover back in place. Slip the 2 orings over the flanged edge to fill the gap, and slip boot into place.

Violla!!! You have just installed the Momo knob at the lowest possible setting without having to tighten up as you go, sicne you already did that when you bottomed out the adapter on the shaft by itself! That is the lowest posssible setting. Yes, there will still be that 1/4 inch gap, that the boot fits into, but if you just stick the Momo knob on the shaft with no adapter, it will come to within a 1/4 inch of bottoming out anyway.

Happy Shifting!!!

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Old 07-05-2002, 08:02 AM   #4
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tknodav,

Good idea. Too bad it won't work for long.

I too did the same thing you did. Actually come to think about it, I bet everyone who ended up buying an adapter from Paulie, probably did the same thing. It may last snug for awhile. But then, because you CANNOT stop this with a set screw type knob. The knob will soon start to spin. Mind you, it will not pull straight up, but will start spinning in a circle. I even used double stick tape ALONG with this method, and nothing stopped it from spinning. Granted, you COULD use locktite....but I wan't to be able to remove my knob.

Paulie's insert OWNZ...I don't know why MOMO doesn't sell a product like this. They should.

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Old 07-05-2002, 11:54 AM   #5
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Thanks for the tip Paulie. I'll try it this weekend. Great quality on the adapter!! I was thoroughly impressed!!

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Old 07-05-2002, 01:24 PM   #6
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tknodav,

Good idea. Too bad it won't work for long.

I too did the same thing you did. Actually come to think about it, I bet everyone who ended up buying an adapter from Paulie, probably did the same thing. It may last snug for awhile. But then, because you CANNOT stop this with a set screw type knob. The knob will soon start to spin. Mind you, it will not pull straight up, but will start spinning in a circle. I even used double stick tape ALONG with this method, and nothing stopped it from spinning. Granted, you COULD use locktite....but I wan't to be able to remove my knob.

Paulie's insert OWNZ...I don't know why MOMO doesn't sell a product like this. They should.

Cheers

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??? ???

I used my little black condom thingy that came with the momo knob and set that onto my stock shifter. Then I put the momo knob on the lever ALL the way down. Third, use the correct screws (mine came with 2 different kinds), and tighten that bad boy down . I have had mine on for over a year and its snug.

My shifter sits so far down that I couldnt get that screw cover thingy on the bottom of the knob. Not that I care if its on or not, just thought I would let you know how far down mine sits.

-justin
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Old 07-05-2002, 01:37 PM   #7
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Go to home depot. Buy some pvc piping (the clear flexible stuff) with the same inside/outside diameter as the rubber cap you would use. Cut about 4" of that off. Slip that over the shifter. Push the knob down that. If you get the right size, you don't even need the set screws to hold it in place.
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