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      11-15-2011, 08:28 PM   #23
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i just put it in second, recline my seat and yank like i'm trying to get excaliber out of the stone
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Driving is like having sex.
It really is. You can read up all you want about how to please a woman, you can look at all the diagrams in the world, but just like the clitoris, you won't know what the hell an apex is before you actually find it.
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      11-22-2011, 09:33 PM   #24
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well done my friend
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      11-22-2011, 10:27 PM   #25
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nice job
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      12-26-2011, 10:49 PM   #26
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tried the push and yank today...impossible!
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      12-26-2011, 11:24 PM   #27
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I popped mine off when shifted hard into 2nd once.
Best WTF moment ever. Holding the shift knob in your hand, looking back and forth between the knob and the metal post sticking out of the tranny, all while keep accelerating and spinning hard in second gear.
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      06-24-2012, 06:30 PM   #28
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Nice. Different, but nice. Once you get it off the first time, the second, third and so on is easier.
thats what she said
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      07-01-2012, 10:15 PM   #29
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After reading this I had to try it myself... the thing pops right off. Doesn't appear to be held by any glue, just plastic pressure tabs inside the knob that click into the groove on the shift lever.
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      11-24-2013, 06:55 PM   #30
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You sir are a genius! I couldn't get the f-ing thing off for the life of me. A quick google search found your thread and saved a whole lot of swearing. Thanks!
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      11-27-2013, 01:50 AM   #31
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Good to hear it worked for you!
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      04-14-2014, 11:05 AM   #32
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This is awesome. I just swapped my shifter knob yesterday as the one that came with my car was beat. I opened the sunroof and straddled both seats and pulled like hell. Not sure what i would have done with no sun roof.
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