Shifter knobs for 6 speed

Discussion in 'General Tacoma Discussion' started by Carson Craig, May 17, 2020.

  1. Carson Craig

    Carson Craig New Member

    Just got a used ‘16 6 speed tacoma and i was wondering if anyone with a manual has replaced the shifter knob? Where did you find yours, what kind and how do you get the boot to attach. Anything helps THANKS
     
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  3. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum!
     
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  4. Tape

    Tape Well-Known Member

    No still using my factory shift knob
     
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  5. B.C.

    B.C. Well-Known Member

    Can't help you, but welcome to the taco party forum.
     
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  6. Scott Wyman

    Scott Wyman Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the family.

    I've seen knobs on Amazon and EBay. Prices range from $20 to $100. Not sure about the boot issue.
     
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  7. Foster Imposter

    Foster Imposter Well-Known Member

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    Welcome! I replaced my entire shifter with the Core shift assembly, but if you just want a knob, there are lots on amazon and ebay as Scott mentioned.
    Depending on which one you go with you will probably need an adapter for the threads on the stock Toyota shaft. The adapter for a Mustang, I think, actually fits.
    The boot just attaches to the shaft with a zip tie on the under side.
     
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  10. Tape

    Tape Well-Known Member

    Hey Foster Imposter, how long did it take you to install that shifter and the difficulty level from 1 to 10.
    Do you have to lean to shift? How much shorter is the factory stick compared to the Hurst?
     
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  11. Foster Imposter

    Foster Imposter Well-Known Member

    Some info: https://core-shifters.com/collections/shifters-for-toyota-tacoma
    The install takes a few hours, more tedious than difficult...there are a few install videos on youtube.
    A few folks claim it only takes an hour or so but my hands are too big to fit well in the small spaces. If you have small hands or know someone that does it would be helpful.
    There is not much difference in shaft height than factory but the shift throws are shorter, more positive feeling and crisper...very satisfying.
    This may not be for everyone because there's a slight more noise (transmission) . Doesn't bother me in the least. I consider it the favorite mod I've done to my truck.
     
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  12. Scott Wyman

    Scott Wyman Well-Known Member

    Very nice Foster!
     
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  13. Foster Imposter

    Foster Imposter Well-Known Member

    Thanks!
     
  14. Cape taco

    Cape taco Well-Known Member

    That's what she said not much difference in shifter shaft height! LOL !! Can the grommet idea work for an automatic as well it looks like a similar boot ?
     
  15. Cape taco

    Cape taco Well-Known Member

    The brass knuckles shift knob I like .
     
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  16. Foster Imposter

    Foster Imposter Well-Known Member

    LOL, anytime you mention shafts or knobs around here you're leaving yourself open!
    To answer your question about the automatics, I honestly don't know.
     
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  17. Cape taco

    Cape taco Well-Known Member

    I did unscrew mine and it seems like u can put a different one on but I was wondering how to hold the boot up and the grommet trick make work as well. :)
     
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