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Is This Broken??

is it just me, or is this piece broken on the ends in the area that is circled?

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No, I don't think so...

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hm, that's good if it's not, thx.

perhaps i should ask this question in a new thread, but here's why i'm thinking of getting this SS center console for my LS:

i have a stock SS shift knob and boot, and can't fit the boot unless i get the wider SS console. however, after removing my LS knob to look at how to connect the SS shift knob, i can't figure out how to get it to fit, as the LS stick seems to be a different fitting. any ideas on a part/s i could get to have it fit?? otherwise, if there's no way to have it fit, i'll just have to ditch the whole project and try and get an aftermarket knob and boot....
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The SS/SC and SS/TC shifters use reverse lock out. The F23 does not.

The LS shifter is held on by little tabs that lock around a raised point on the shaft. The SS is a press fit (for 05 at least).

For the LS, I'd reccommend using either a Cavalier short shifter or one of TWM's shifters. TBH, I wish I could use the LS console on my SS. The cupholder on the SS sucks balls. There isn't a liner in the SS cupholders and the hole and cupholder itself are different on the SS, So I couldn't use the LS style. To make it even worse, the SS ones have two different sized cup diameters, so in the driver side one, my bottle doesn't even fit, and in the other side, it just slides around and then flops over right into my shifter hand.


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The SS/SC and SS/TC shifters use reverse lock out. The F23 does not.

The LS shifter is held on by little tabs that lock around a raised point on the shaft. The SS is a press fit (for 05 at least).

For the LS, I'd reccommend using either a Cavalier short shifter or one of TWM's shifters. TBH, I wish I could use the LS console on my SS. The cupholder on the SS sucks balls. There isn't a liner in the SS cupholders and the hole and cupholder itself are different on the SS, So I couldn't use the LS style. To make it even worse, the SS ones have two different sized cup diameters, so in the driver side one, my bottle doesn't even fit, and in the other side, it just slides around and then flops over right into my shifter hand.
hey thanks Night for all of that info - good to know about the console cupholders and all. from your opinions on it, i'm thinking i should probably save my money from the console and put it towards a short shifter.

just to double check, the short shifter is something that would allow me to hookup the stock SS shift knob, correct? (not the stock boot tho obviously as the LS console hole would still not be big enough for it).

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oh and hey, in case the stock SS knob just won't work even w/ a new short shifter, if any of ya know of shift knobs made for the LS (last i checked TWM only makes them for the SS) i'd appreciate some info on that.

sorry for all the questions, folks
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hey thanks Night for all of that info - good to know about the console cupholders and all. from your opinions on it, i'm thinking i should probably save my money from the console and put it towards a short shifter.

just to double check, the short shifter is something that would allow me to hookup the stock SS shift knob, correct? (not the stock boot tho obviously as the LS console hole would still not be big enough for it).

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oh and hey, in case the stock SS knob just won't work even w/ a new short shifter, if any of ya know of shift knobs made for the LS (last i checked TWM only makes them for the SS) i'd appreciate some info on that.

sorry for all the questions, folks
Why are you so intent on using the stock shift knob from an SS? The shift pattern on the knob won't even be the one you use as you drive. You can get way cleaner looking shift knobs from TWM or ebay even. The SS knob is just a POS just like the stock LS knob

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Why are you so intent on using the stock shift knob from an SS? The shift pattern on the knob won't even be the one you use as you drive. You can get way cleaner looking shift knobs from TWM or ebay even. The SS knob is just a POS just like the stock LS knob
i am trying to keep the car looking more stock if possible w/ the shift knob, thus the stock SS knob. and the SS shift knob does actually have the same shift pattern, so no problem there. so, i'm trying to find a way to use it, and if not, then i will go the way of an aftermarket knob.
and it's just personal preference, but i rather like the stock SS knob just b/c i like leather (tho yeah, arguably it is more like pleather) knobs better for their grip, and it's harder to find aftermarket knobs like that.
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i am trying to keep the car looking more stock if possible w/ the shift knob, thus the stock SS knob. and the SS shift knob does actually have the same shift pattern, so no problem there. so, i'm trying to find a way to use it, and if not, then i will go the way of an aftermarket knob.
and it's just personal preference, but i rather like the stock SS knob just b/c i like leather (tho yeah, arguably it is more like pleather) knobs better for their grip, and it's harder to find aftermarket knobs like that.
it can't have the same shift pattern. SS cobalts have reverse lockout and SIX gears not FIVE.

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it can't have the same shift pattern. Ss cobalts have reverse lockout and six gears not five.
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The SS knob is just a POS just like the stock LS knob
Pretty much. They have a bad habit of the metal getting soft and then making it where the knob will not stay attached to the shaft. I'm on my second knob since it popped off while I was trying to shift into second pulling out of work. I had to drive with the reverse lock out coupler.

Anyways, the SS knob probably won't fit TWM's shifter since TWM uses a screw on style of knob. The SS knob uses verticle splines that the metal in the ss knob is supposed to be pressed onto. As I said, it has a nasty habit of getting loose and the knob falls off.

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it can't have the same shift pattern. SS cobalts have reverse lockout and SIX gears not FIVE.
The F35-MU3 is a 5 speed + reverse transmission. The only way a F35-MU3 has 6 foward gears is if someone installed Quaife's gear set to convert it to a six speed.


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