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    Anyone have the Perrin shift knob?

    Hi folks. I'm looking for some smaller things to look into for XMas presents, and I am more than likely going to be getting the Kartboy SS kit (with bushings), and I was just debating which knob to get. I might just end up with the Kartboy one, but I really like how the Perrin one looks.



    Vivid Racing is selling it for $54.00, but would only be about $41 for me (I get a $10 discount on my next purchase because my CWest lip didn't come with hardware) and they are taking 5% off this weekend.

    The only thing I am not sure about is this, "Threaded to fit all PERRIN short shifters this knob can be used universally by securing with the provided setscrew." Does this mean it would work on the Kartboy SS? If there are any complications then I'd probably rather just go with the Kartboy shift knob.

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    it will fit but you have to use the screws to keep it stationary...if you just want one that screws on get the kartboy
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    Are there any downfalls to using set screws to hold it in place?
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    you just have to make sure they are tight because sometimes they may back out and if your shifting hard and a screw is loose, the shifter might twist in your hand
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    How do you go about installing the set screws? Where exactly do they go? If it's much of a pain, like I said before, I'll probably just go with the Kartboy. It's just about the same price ($40~) so it's apples vs. oranges. I just really like how the Perrin looks.
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    the screws go in the lower part of the neck....and just screw in like normal to help hold the shift knob in place so it does not shift
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    IMO using screws to hold a shift knob in place should only be used for riced civics that got them from checkers...

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    What screws are you guys talking about? I have that exact shift knob on my WRX with the Kartboy short shifter and there were no screws to hold it in place. It was a perfect fit with the Kartboy, no issues at all with the install. It has not backed off of the threads, and is still as tight as the day that I put it on. One piece of advice if you do get this, make sure that you get it on as tight as you can before putting the sticker insert on the shift knob. Looks kinda silly if the Perrin logo is crooked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skreekin
    What screws are you guys talking about? I have that exact shift knob on my WRX with the Kartboy short shifter and there were no screws to hold it in place. It was a perfect fit with the Kartboy, no issues at all with the install. It has not backed off of the threads, and is still as tight as the day that I put it on. One piece of advice if you do get this, make sure that you get it on as tight as you can before putting the sticker insert on the shift knob. Looks kinda silly if the Perrin logo is crooked.
    Ah sweet, so it just screws right on? Sounds good to me. Yeah I figured I'd wait to put the sticker on it til I got it all the way screwed on haha. Do you have any pics of it installed?
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    Here ya go, pics installed. Will try to get some daylight pics too

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    Cool, thanks!
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    Happy to help! What do you think? Do you like the way it looks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skreekin
    Happy to help! What do you think? Do you like the way it looks?
    Yesm

    How is the shift boot held up on it? I know the Kartboy has a small ring/lip on the bottom of it for it.
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    The shift boot is help up by its own shape. I had thought about that when I first installed the short shifter and knob, but the way it looks in the pic is how it looks all the time, Looks fine to me, so I haven't really messed with it any.
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