Craven Shift Knob Install

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  1. maweber

    maweber New Member

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    I am new here, and believe there is/was another write up but on a different knob,yet I thought I'd share my adventure in replacing the OEM knob.

    First off, let me give my thanks to those on this or the other forum that have played with replacing the shift knob, insight from there was helpful in replacing mine. How so? We'll, learning that we share our shift column and knob with the Dodge Dart and some interwebs perusing led me to shift knobs by Craven Speed. I am in the PNW, so I felt at home that they were too, I just hope there not Oregon Ducks fans.

    So, I popped the top off the old one and used a 10mm socket to take the knob assembly off.

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    Here is a comparison between the two bottoms, Craven on the left and OEM on the right. Craven definitely feels more substantial, and I wish it include the aligning notch as the OEM has, but I'll just eyeball the centering.

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    That looks about right.

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    Done. The brown is a nowhere near a match to the trim surrounding the shift boot, but I think it is better than black. I can always replace it down the road if need be.

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    I manipulated the shift stick in the parking lot and it feels so much better not to have plastic in my palm. The added weight might help, but I am not sure I'll be too keen to the advantage until I am driving the thing.

    Thanks again!
     
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    Remedied. Thanks for the update, I had to make the photos publicly available. Should work now!
     
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    Not bad , i m looking to get a weighted shift knob too actually, i wonder if all the Fiats and Darts have the same setup if they would why i can't actually find anything or anywhere on the Market to mention For the Renegades?! ?!
    Hope Madness will come up with something soon

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    Madness sells them for the Dart and the Fiat. Not sure if Fiat has the reverse lockout, but the Dart knob led me to the manufacturers website.

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    Looks nice!

    I have a Momo Nero Shift knob off of Amazon and it was made for the reverse lockout. The MOMO is all vinyl and plastick-y (the aluminum one was out of stock), but it is nowhere near as slippery as the oem shift knob when it is cold. I know that Twisted Shifterz sells an adapter for "late model Dodge Dart 6spd", but you have to buy the adapter and a shift knob, they won't let you buy just the adapter. But that adapter will let you use just about any other shift knob they have. Maybe as a birthday present I will get something a little more unique.
     
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    I wonder if the either the dodge or fiat short throw sifters will work in the Jeep? I may have to take the shift knob out one day to see what it all looks like...
     
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    I was looking on the Craven site and also wondering about the short throw shifter, i m afraid to jump in to get one unless it says its made for the Renny

    I think this platform is very new not many things certain outthere just yet


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    Man , it went in like a glove:):)
    Really like it its nice and solid/heavier too, it shifts smoother, was worth upgrading it,
    Im still wondering why don't they say its for the Renegade too.? Hope the community learns of this

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  11. Pilotnate25

    Pilotnate25 New Member

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    Thank you for posting this! I'm working on replacing the shift knob, but I'm having some issues. I removed the cap and the 10mm bolt. I just can't pull the knob off. It feels like it is glued on. I'm afraid to pull too hard. Did anyone have this issue or does anyone have advice?
     
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    Had no issues in my case..it came off right away maybe need to insist more

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