All metal shift knobs ... do they get too hot or cold?
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    All metal shift knobs ... do they get too hot or cold?

    I'm considering a solid stainless steel shift knob. For those who have experience with stainless steel (or aluminum) do you find they get too hot or cold in extreme temperatures? Any other feedback on metal knobs would also be appreciated.

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    wayy too cold!!!! i use gloves in the morning just cause it haha. but it looks good lol

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    I bought the STI shift knob for my wrx, and it gets very cold after a freezing night, i use either a driving glove or just a regular glove, i cant comment on heat yet tho. but dam that shift knob looks good
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    I don't mind the cold too much. It's extreme heat I'm not sure about.

    Thanks for the replies so far ...
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    Metal shift knob

    I used to carry around one of my sons baby socks because it got way to hot in the summer and way to cold in the winter. Try it for a little while then go back to your stocker.

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    I have never gone back to a metal shift knob.. I think you can still see the s2000 shift pattern on my palm!


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    Metal knobs can get incredibly hot, although I'm not entirely sure about alu. I went with a Kartboy delrin knob to prevent hot and cold knobbage.
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    I answered your NASIOC thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudferret View Post
    Metal knobs can get incredibly hot, although I'm not entirely sure about alu. I went with a Kartboy delrin knob to prevent hot and cold knobbage.
    I got the same from Armin@WorldOne


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    Quote Originally Posted by brfatal View Post
    I answered your NASIOC thread.
    I saw ... thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LPPTundWRX View Post
    I got the same from Armin@WorldOne
    It's a good one for sure. Initially it felt incredibly small compared to the stocker, but that was before driving it, at which point I forgot.

    One of the more inexpensive options as well.
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    The consensus seems to be stainless is too hot to handle.

    I'm liking this one: WC Lathe Werks - Home of the customizable, hand-crafted shift knob!
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    They are both too hot and too cold. In the summer it sucks because the shift knob is too hot to touch when shifting and in the winter it is pretty cold and quite uncomfortable. I don't mind the cold nearly as much as the hot summer days where I burn my hand because I have to shift.
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    Stainless and polished aluminum tend to retain heat in the summer, or lose all heat (get cold) in the morning/winter. An exception to this would be if the knob was painted or had an outer coating.
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    Have to agree with everyone else, I bought one for my miata, and used it for about 3 months in the fall, after that winter/summer is way too cold/hot. I'm back to my leather stocker.

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