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Old 01-17-2008, 11:35 PM   #1
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Hey how do I take off the stock shift **** on my 90 miata? If it's just a twist off then I'm gonna need popeyes phone number cuz my forearms just can't do it...
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Old 01-17-2008, 11:37 PM   #2
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twist harder man!!! breaking that factory glue isnt always easy tho

remember, lefty loosey righty tighty :-D
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Old 01-17-2008, 11:38 PM   #3
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shoot, I will do that then... well thanks dude
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Maybe try a strap wrench or something. That should give you better leverage without destroying the ****.
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Old 01-17-2008, 11:45 PM   #5
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hmm what about vicegrips? or beating the ish out of it with a hammer first?
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put it in like first...and just turn
sometimes its a bitch. I wouldn't destroy the **** though w/ vicegrips...
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Old 01-18-2008, 12:04 AM   #7
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thanks guys
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Old 01-18-2008, 12:34 AM   #8
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I actually like how the stock **** feels in my hand when shifting. Doesn't freeze your hand or burn your hand like a metal voodoo ball does either.

May not be the best looking thing, but it does work, and well.
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Some have grub screws on them that need to be loosened.
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Old 01-18-2008, 10:04 AM   #10
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Don't grab the **** with vicegrips, grab the shaft! Just remove the upper shift boot and slide the vicegrips in underneath it. The lower part of the shaft is about 3/4" diameter... pretty thick. That, plus less sand in your vagina will work.
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put the end of the shifter in a vice on the bench, and turn the shift ****, it will take a while but it will come loose after
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or stop being a punany and just twist the damn thing
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Old 01-18-2008, 12:28 PM   #13
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get a man to loosen it for you.
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