Universal Stretchy Boot Install (BETA)
***may not fit, this is a universal product! and we are testing to see what vehicles it fits and does not fit***
Installing the stretchy boot is very similar to installing any other shifter boot, the main difference is that this product will have to be trimmed to size no matter what vehicle. Please read the instructions all the way through so that your install goes smoothly.
Possible tools needed:
Flat head screwdriver (screwdriver kit - https://amzn.to/3dNDncj)
Phillips head screwdriver (screwdriver kit - https://amzn.to/3dNDncj)
Sharpie (may need different color than black - https://amzn.to/2Z8aLqq)
Exacto Knife (this is what I use - https://amzn.to/2AwKebX)
Scissors (strong enough to cut fabric - https://amzn.to/3fUUaMr)
Fabric Staples (not required but helps in some cases - https://amzn.to/2WAshBC)
Step 1: Remove the shift knob (most shift knobs twist off)
Step 2: Remove the shifter trim
Step 3: Remove the old non - stretchy shift boot
Step 4: Remove the old boot retainer (sometimes the retainer is glued inside of the oem shift boot)
This is where things change from a normal shift boot install.
Step 4: The Stretchy boot needs to be trimmed to fit.
- The way that I recommend doing this is by installing the shifter trim back into the vehicle without the boot installed.
- Transmission in neutral.
- Slide the Stretchy boot on the shifter rod. (most shifters are usually not centered so the stretchy boot will have to be trimmed to look correct)
- With the stretchy boot draped over the shifter trim, mark the stretchy boot .25” - .5” bigger than trim opening (so that the boot can hook to the shifter trim)
- Trim the Boot using an exacto knife or scissors.
Step 5: Cut slits in the boot to hook onto the shifter trim
- I normally set the shift boot retainer on top of the boot and mark where the slits should go.
- Cut the slits using an exacto knife or scissors
Step 6: Install the boot onto the shift retainer
- This step may need fabric staples depending on the vehicle. (I normally staple the ones that keep coming loose on the edges)
Step 7: Install the boot and retainer back into the trim
Step 8: Install the whole trim assembly back in the vehicle, sliding the shift boot over the shift rod.