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Excellent work. I love that. Did you actually cut down the shifter stud, or just use a short knob?
 

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Damn that does look good. I wonder if a WRX shifter surround is the same shape.. i see one for $20 here in socal
 

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:huh:So people will look thinking you have a MT...but you dont!:biggrin: I like!
 

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well after much wrestling with my shifter :chair: i've found out i can't replace it with anything better looking, so this is what i've got so far:
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i need to fine tune the boot but any ideas are appreciated.
cheers AJ.
 

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i got a extra STI one laying around... thanks for the idea...
 

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The 05-07 WRX uses an identical surround as the 03-08 Forester, so it will snap right into place. Even better is to find an 05-07 STi trim piece with the fancy aluminum trim ring around the boot.
 

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The 05-07 WRX uses an identical surround as the 03-08 Forester, so it will snap right into place. Even better is to find an 05-07 STi trim piece with the fancy aluminum trim ring around the boot.
Awesome thanks for the info! Yeah that trim ring is around $50 by itself IIRC! Nevermind! Just checked SGP.. it's $95!!!
 

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Great look, very sporty.

Years ago I bought an integra and the guy installed a shift boot, it looked like crap. I took it for an immediate oil change and the kid at quicke lube asked "umm, where is your clutch" and as I explained myself he gave me the :huh: look

but I like this one, lol
 

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That is an incredibly clever idea.......I may just have to steal that one from you :biggrin: (being that I have black leather seats, that would match up perfectly.) Very sporty, yet classy, great job.
 

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The 05-07 WRX uses an identical surround as the 03-08 Forester, so it will snap right into place. Even better is to find an 05-07 STi trim piece with the fancy aluminum trim ring around the boot.
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^^ i agree with you Blue Fox i have the black leather as well and it would look soo clean with that boot too!


Sea-scooby so that means that the 05-07 sti shifters fit right in as well?
 
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