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- How to Install Drake Off Road 4WD Shifter Knob - Black on your Wrangler
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Hey, guys. So today I'm here with the Drake Off Road 4-wheel drive Shift Knob, fitting all 2017-2018 JK Wranglers. So small mods for your interior can really make the world of difference when you're looking to refresh your interior or just customize it and spice it up. This 4-wheel drive shift knob by Drake Off Road will be the perfect example of that, giving you an off-road and custom feel to the interior of your JK. So this will also be perfect if you're looking to match it to a manual transmission shift knob, as well as any other tire tread designs that you already have going on inside of your Wrangler for that more custom and off-road feel like I mentioned before. Now at the moment, this is gonna be roughly $25 which is not a bad price for a shift knob on the site right now, and this is made of a billet aluminum. It is pretty heavy weight and it is good quality in my opinion. So $25 really isn't that bad and it even comes with a one-year limited warranty to keep the peace of mind. Now there are other options on the site that you may be taking a look at but none of those will have that treaded design and if that's what you're specifically looking for, then this is gonna be a great option for you to take a look at. The install's gonna be a very easy one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. Gonna need two tools in order to get this installed. So speaking of the install, let's jump into that now. Tools that I used for this install are an Allen key and a flathead screwdriver. So the first step to our install is really just getting our four-wheel drive lever in position so we can take off the shift knob. Now I would recommend to put it in 4-high to give yourself a little bit of room to work with. So you will have to put your Jeep in neutral in order to do that, so I'm gonna go ahead and do that now. So I grabbed my friend Ryan because I did not eat my Wheaties this morning, so he's gonna to help us out to take off the shift knob so we can put on our new one.Now obviously this is a pretty simple product but I still did want to give you guys a side by side on the stock shift knob. Now, this is gonna be a different shape and I actually like how it fits in your hand. It fits a lot better and it feels a lot better compared to your shift knob, however. So this is really all about looks, it's gonna be made of a billet aluminum, so it does have a really nice feel and weight to it and it's also going to last a long time. Now it has a black anodized finish giving it a very sleek look and I do like how it looks overall compared to your plastic stock shift knob that can get worn out, it can crack, and just not look the best over time.You still get the 2-high, 4-high neutral, and 4-low right on the front and it's engraved in and it looks really nice just taking a look at it. It will also have a rubberized tire tread around it which I do really like. It gives it a nice touch of style, a little bit of a custom look, and it adds a little bit of a grip feature, so when you're pulling it down in 4-low, you do have a little bit of grip there. So let's go ahead and go install this on our Wrangler. So what we have to do next is take off this outside rubber piece. So I'm just going to grab my very small flathead, be very careful not to scratch the anodized finish, and we're just going to...I already kind of moved it with my hand but we're going to get under there and pull up, making sure not to scratch the finish. It is going to be pretty tight on there and you'll see a set screw.Now we are going to take an Allen key and take that set screw out. So what we're gonna do now is just place this over, position it where we want to, and then we can reinstall the set screw. So once that's tightened down, we can grab the grip and put that back on. It will slide over pretty easy and then you are all set to go. Just make sure that you put it back in 2-high. So that's gonna wrap it up from my quick review and install on the Drake Off Road 4-wheel drive Shift Knob, fitting all 2007 to 2018 JK Wranglers. For more videos like this, keep it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Specs & Installation
Specs. A major upgrade from the cheap plastic stock 4WD shifter knob, DV8's Aluminum 4WD shifter knob is a stylish, suave, yet virile-looking addition to your JK Wrangler interior. The soft rubber hand grip provides you with excellent control, and its tire-tread pattern is very eye-catching, too. Functionality is superb and the black anodized finish is very durable.
Construction. Manufactured out of brawny, practically unbreakable billet aluminum, this Drake 4WD shifter knob features a black anodized coating for additional aesthetic and durability qualities. The tire-tread grip is made with Drake's patented (D650,258 S) polyurethane. The part is covered by a 1 year limited warranty but will likely last far longer than that under normal use.
Application. This 4WD shifter knob fits 2007-2018 JK Wranglers. Installation is easy, but removing the plastic factory knob requires a lot of strength, and must be done cautiously as it pops off suddenly. Use of a strap wrench recommended, though not required.
Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details
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January 08, 2020
Got both the gear shift and 4x4 shift knobs, great addition to the interior of my Jeep. Fairlu easy installHelpful (3)
December 19, 2019
Looks great and better grip when engaging 4 wheel drive. More bang for your buck.Helpful (3)
December 12, 2019
Excellent 4WD shift knob
Just switched to this shift knob and wanted to match the 4WD as well. I like the feel and weight. I find the DV8 the perfect aftermarket upgrade.Helpful (3)
August 24, 2019
Good quality and very easy install, hardest past is getting old one off. Just give it a couple of good yanks and it comes right off.Helpful (3)
July 27, 2019
Its actually smaller then I expected but overall a good quality shift knob.Helpful (3)
July 16, 2019
I also purchased the automatic shifter knob with the same style as this one. They both look awesome on my JKU!Helpful (2)
June 24, 2019
Pairs really good with the 6 speed shift knob
As with the 6 speed shift knob, you have to put some muscle into pulling the stock knob off. Rest of installation is a breeze and looks great together with the 6 speed knob.Helpful (2)
June 10, 2019
Well build and great fit
This is a great upgrade from the stock plastic knob. It has a solid sporty feel and look.Helpful (2)
June 07, 2019
Looks great along side the 6 speed shifter
I have a 2008 Sahara 2 door. It came with the silver AC vent covers, so when my OEM shifter started falling apart I decided to pull the trigger on this and it glad I did! I bought the three pieces together with the silver shifter bezel and I think it looks fantastic. Install was super easy, just small metric Allen wrenches needed and it holds place nice. It feels nice in the hand and I love the look would recommendHelpful (2)
April 27, 2019
Had to have it too match my shifter and break ! Used it this weekend off road and I love it rubber meets the road in the palm of my hand kudos !! 4 starsHelpful (2)
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