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    Just won an astra VXR gearknob, but how easy is it to fit?, it is coming with the gaiter and knob, is it just a straight swap?

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    The knob is an easy fit, you just need to swap the gaitors over mate as they're a different size and shape. Have a needle and thread ready....

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    Haha cheers, just gotta wait by the front door now lol

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    Just done this mate. You need the gear lever as well, as its shorter. The lift up mechanism won't reach the gate.
    Last edited by Mopar Man; 5th March 2012 at 20:39.

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    I put in an Astra VXR gearstick without any mods even with the Astra gaiter my reverse selector worked fine aswell it was a direct replacement

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    Quote Originally Posted by pipamish View Post
    I put in an Astra VXR gearstick without any mods even with the Astra gaiter my reverse selector worked fine aswell it was a direct replacement
    Correct, as you used the gearstick and not just the knob

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    If u can't fit this Paul think u should sell it to me lol

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    It will fit with a bit of fettling at worst. Have an Astra one on mine thanks to JohnIS3. Involved taking the white plastic bit from the standard gear stick and stapling the base of the gaitor of the Astra VXR one onto it then refitting.
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    Cheers lads, I did try and fit an Astra H one a while ago but it didn't look right so I changed it back lol

    I'm sure I'll be on as soon as I get it begging for help or showing off lol

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