Question for this thread:
Those of you who drilled out and/or used inserts for your shift knobs, did you use helicoils, full-steel inserts, or something else?
I understand if I use a knob with smaller diameter (say 3/8"-16) I'll need to drill out the smaller threads, then tap for an insert which will provide the correct internal 10x1.5 threads.
This is what I understand I'd need for this option: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N2URQWB/?tag=wranglerorg-20
If I use a knob with a larger hole (say 1/2"-13 or larger), can I simply screw in an insert that matches the larger external threads, but with the correct internal 10-1.5 threads and be done?
This is what I think I may need for this option: https://www.ezlok.com/ezlok-insert-319-M10
Any advice or guidance provided is greatly appreciated.
No need for an insert, just drill and tap to the size you need. Primary reason for an insert is to make the hole smaller. If it's already small why make it too big?
Secondary reason for an insert is for stronger threads in soft material, but that shouldn't be an issue here. Mine is made from a soft wood directly tapped and it's solid. https://wranglertjforum.com/threads/shift-knob-ideas.50994/page-3#post-907265