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    Best shift knob for wrx

    hey, im looking for a well weighted shift knob for my 06 wrx because the stock one is just to lite and doesnt have enough feel in my opinion. I was wondering if anyone had some suggestions of a good product, thanks a lot.

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    I'd stay away from all metal knobs because they get super hot in the sun (so hot you can't even touch them!) and in the cold you better have gloves! They make composite knobs that have an internal weight in them which is the best of both worlds. There's somebody on here that makes these himself and sells them but I can't remember who it is! They're under $100 shipped so that's a pretty good price and he has a bunch of different styles.
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    ^For that reason I unscrewed my Greddy Counterweight Knob whenever I left my car.

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    I really really love my momo shifter--I thought it was sort of expensive but i love the feel of it. I've got an 06 myself, and I think it works great with the car, weight-wise. I get a lot of comments on it too--having the half metal/half carbon look to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teflon_jones View Post
    I'd stay away from all metal knobs because they get super hot in the sun (so hot you can't even touch them!) and in the cold you better have gloves! They make composite knobs that have an internal weight in them which is the best of both worlds. There's somebody on here that makes these himself and sells them but I can't remember who it is! They're under $100 shipped so that's a pretty good price and he has a bunch of different styles.
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    dont flame me but im currently using an old 8-ball i had laying around. i was bored and decided to dill it and put a 1.25 insert in it..it feels pretty good, dont know if im going to leave it in or not..
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    i just picked up a Sti duracon 5mt knob a few weeks ago. It feels pretty good, although it's not very heavy, I like the feel of it and it looks pretty good. You can get them for pretty cheap too

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    Momo Race Ball Satin, Momo Classic Black Leather Boot,
    STi Ti Shifter Trim,
    NR-G Innovations Weighted Ti Brake Handle,
    Momo Classic Black Brake Handle Boot

    This install took about 45 minutes total, the shifter is about 4x as heavy as the WRX leather-wrapped piece, the brake handle is easily heavier.

    This made confidence where fright was living. I did take about 2 weeks of figuring out what parts really fit perfectly, but these slide in and bolt in place with no worries, and lock into the car like they were made for it. Nothing wiggles, jiggles, buzzes, or even vibrates with the stereo turned up.

    Knob: $80
    Handle: $70
    Boots: $80 for both
    Shifter Trim: $55
    AgencyPower short shifter/bushings: $160


    Considering the improved handling afforded by these upgrades, I would recommend them to anyone.

    As far as how hot they get in the Summer, the handle and knob are reflective metal, they don't really get hot at all. I suppose if I parked in the Texas heat, yeah, the car would boil me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darwin View Post
    hey, im looking for a well weighted shift knob for my 06 wrx because the stock one is just to lite and doesnt have enough feel in my opinion. I was wondering if anyone had some suggestions of a good product, thanks a lot.
    The best shift knob is the one that is attached to the end of your shifter.

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    i think this greddy shift knob is sikk
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    I have a Kartboy delrin knuckleball shift knob and it is great. I don't think I would go back to a leather or metal shift knob again, b/c they get too hot.
    Last edited by c2bcoolwrx; 12-25-2009 at 11:05 PM.

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    i just got the Kartboy aluminum shift knob and i love it. only problem is in the winter when your hands are dry, it can slip right out of your hand.... but it looks real nice and is just the right weight
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merk247 View Post
    dont flame me but im currently using an old 8-ball i had laying around. i was bored and decided to dill it and put a 1.25 insert in it..it feels pretty good, dont know if im going to leave it in or not..

    why would we flame? thats a cool idea... post up some pics!
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