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FTFY  ;)

Eh there's so much debate over this. Both have their merits. I just dislike crimps for stuff like this because they take up more space even when done properly... if you can get 24AWG ones it's not so bad
vs. the pink 18-22AWG commonly sold.

I just wanna drive and blast P.Diddy...

I also just did my tax return, got some goodies on order.


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Solder and heat shrink my man.


but only in that order

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How about the VA?  ;)

Solder and heat shrink my man.

;D ;D

Everything on the VA is heat shrink'd (custom hella horn harness I made from scratch)!!   But all of the lighting mods are plug n play with vampire / T tap connectors (which I know kinda suck but I had to keep it per the instructions for the sponsors), but some of them are having issues so this Spring the plan is to go back and take all those out and properly solder all those.

What's the method for shrinking around a T connection after solder? I can't really get it onto the wires because they're part of the OE harness and I don't wanna mess it up, but I guess it's already cut from the tap so should I just cut it, slip shrink on, then run the new wire parallel ?

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;D ;D

Everything on the VA is heat shrink'd (custom hella horn harness I made from scratch)!!   But all of the lighting mods are plug n play with vampire / T tap connectors (which I know kinda suck but I had to keep it per the instructions for the sponsors), but some of them are having issues so this Spring the plan is to go back and take all those out and properly solder all those.

What's the method for shrinking around a T connection after solder? I can't really get it onto the wires because they're part of the OE harness and I don't wanna mess it up, but I guess it's already cut from the tap so should I just cut it, slip shrink on, then run the new wire parallel ?

Or... you could tell the sponsor to come up with a better solution before peddling it.

Eh there's so much debate over this. Both have their merits. I just dislike crimps for stuff like this because they take up more space even when done properly... if you can get 24AWG ones it's not so bad
vs. the pink 18-22AWG commonly sold.

I just wanna drive and blast P.Diddy...

I also just did my tax return, got some goodies on order.

Yeah, having crimps back there would take up so much space, where it was already at a minimum.

Tax return goodies are best goodies.

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Something about deck and square corners into round corner trim

My deck also had this issue. It had quite pronounced square edges, ended up lightly filing away material until it fit.
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You gotta shrink over the metal terminal so it doesn't corrode. 50% mark.

You can't shrink over a middle T connection unless you de-pin it. So electrical tape will work in this case. And yes. There's no electrical difference when it comes to tapping into the OEM harness.

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So Canuckrz has a gigantic meat paw at the end of his arm, so the shift knob naturally one of these:



It was a little big for my tastes. Also, you'll notice with extension, the shift boot is free to flop around. The flange nut that's visible serves to lock the extension from rotation from it's desired
orientation via double nutting:



I did some searching, and there is a solution to this!
EBay/Amazon didn't yield any suitable shifter boot collars so I decided to fork some money over.

https://www.grimmspeed.com/shift-knob-5spd-shift-boot-retainer/

Here's a shot of the whole assembly:
Kartboy FXT short shifter -> flange nut -> Grimmspeed retainer -> extension.



The bent extension adds some leverage so I decided to go for a smaller, lighter knob. Killer B Motorsports "Type R" delrin. Kinda has this EP3 Honda SiR / rallycar feel to the interior now.




And a shot of the bling bling retainer, which I find completes the look quite nicely and makes for a nice transition from shift boot to extension...




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Good choice.

I had a bullet knob in the BRZ. Loved it.

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It's looking good dude!

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It was a little big for my tastes.

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I wouldn't have stamped Dan as a DBZ guy


I got the knob mostly because it was from the same ebay seller as the extension I wanted so shipping was next to nothing to throw it on the order. I intended to replace it with a wc lathe werks knob or similar, but never got around to it.

I still maintain that spherical is the only proper choice for shift knobs, but that is a lot more acceptable than most of the trash kids these days are prancing around with.

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...but that is a lot more acceptable than most of the trash kids these days are prancing around with.

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I have one of these kicking around my shed if you need something a little more intimidating bud.

Top even screws off so you can put different weights in it/hide your stash. ;)
I broke it.  Just like how I'm going to break you

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five shots or six?

Nice.  Rolling in a Subaru is all about feeling lucky. 
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Nice.  Rolling in a Subaru is all about feeling lucky.

Well, do you feel lucky, Punk?
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