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 Post subject: EF/L manual gear boots
Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:32 pm 
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So whats the deal? Why dont they actually fit?

For ages i have had to fight with mine to stay where it should, and it never does. I have tried bending the clips, tried different clips and it just dont fit, they are so s**t.

Has anyone else had this, and what fixed it?

Why do these gear boots suck so much balls?

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:38 pm 
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Mine fits fine even though it's missing one clip.
The only thing I can think is that it may deformed it a little or something.

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:46 pm 
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dunno, my GT shifter boot clipped on good, didnt move anywhere. See if Fraud still sell them or on flea bay
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Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:04 pm 
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Yeah fraud still sell them, i got mine from there not long ago. I'm p****d that i paid 70 for s**t that dont even fit, f**k it pisses me off. I should not have to buy another, f**k i hate fraud.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF/L manual gear boots
Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:09 pm 
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so the clips dont hold?

bend them out so they clip in tighter..... or check that your console isnt broke
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Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:22 pm 
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Console is fine, i have tried bending the metal clips out a bit but then they just fall off. The plastic tabs that the metal clips mount on appear to sit about 5-6mm too far in. I cant see how it ever would have worked properly.

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:36 pm 
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Have you got some photos showing the problem?

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:47 pm 
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No, its probably a hard thing to take a photo of unless i pull the console out, however i'll try and do a dodgy drawing in a minute

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:57 pm 
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Now excuse the dodgy drawing, but this is what i'm getting.

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Lets say the black line is the console cutout, the blue line is the shape of the boot plastic ring thing, thered is the plastic tabs the metal clips sit on, and the yellow is the metal clips. With the metal clips bent out, it still sits too far out from the console cutout, not letting the clips "clip" in.

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:51 pm 
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I had the exact same issue mate, the boot is ok in warm-hot weather but come the winter and cold mornings, the boot pops out and moves with the gearstick. bodgy

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:00 pm 
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I reckon, they are crap.

I just tries something else, i pulled one of the clips off, and stretched the living s**t out of the other 3, so far so good, but next drive will reveal whether i throw it out the window or not.

 

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