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This is a discussion on Shift knob weight within the Interior Mods forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I'm about to buy a WC lathewerks shiftknob? I was just wondering what a good weight was? The stock one ...

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    Shift knob weight

    I'm about to buy a WC lathewerks shiftknob? I was just wondering what a good weight was? The stock one doesn't feel very good for shifting? I know it's my personal preference but some ideas? Not to heavy and not to light. So I guess the happy medium. I just want to feel solid and crisp shifts.

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    Heavier makes shifting feel more precise and like it "locks" into place. The stock WRX shift knob is actually heavier than a lot of what WC makes. The heaviest they have are going to be the stainless steel options.

    I got a solid aluminum piston from WC and it is only a few grams heavier than the stock knob.

    If you want solid and crisp shifts, then you need to upgrade bushings. That will make more of a difference.
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    I already have the SPT short throwshifter with STI bushings
    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    Heavier makes shifting feel more precise and like it "locks" into place. The stock WRX shift knob is actually heavier than a lot of what WC makes. The heaviest they have are going to be the stainless steel options.

    I got a solid aluminum piston from WC and it is only a few grams heavier than the stock knob.

    If you want solid and crisp shifts, then you need to upgrade bushings. That will make more of a difference.

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    Check out the Anarchy Motive knob. Serious weight. Very good quality.

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    Those bushings arent the best ones maybe eventually switch to kartboy.
    Im happy with my Lathewerks shift knob. The only thing "bad" I can say about it is since I got the Titanium one its affected by the temperature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cflip2x View Post
    Those bushings arent the best ones maybe eventually switch to kartboy.
    Im happy with my Lathewerks shift knob. The only thing "bad" I can say about it is since I got the Titanium one its affected by the temperature.
    That's what I was going to say. While an improvement over the stock soft rubber, it's still another grade of rubber. KB bushings are Urethane and will be better.

    I'm on my 4th Lathewerks knob...loved them all. I will agree on the heat though...I had a solid aluminum sphere which would feel like shifting with a freshly lit charcoal briquette from my grill in the summer.
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    I've got a Blox 490g shift knob with the cobb adjustable short throw and bushings.
    Dont really like the cobb short throw. had to drill and put a set pin in the bottom part cause it wouldnt hold the rod stationary
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    I bit the bullet and decided to join a group buy for an Anarchy Motive shift knob. I looked a whole bunch of different companies. This was the first manual car I've ever owned so I didn't have a preference of light or heavy shift knobs so I bit the bullet and in the end I decided to go with one of the heavier knobs on the market, plus the group buy means it'll be slightly cheaper than msrp.

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    I bought a Moddiction dark silver weighted spherical shift knob. It is pretty heavy! A nice wrinkle finish so it should be good in the cold and in the hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S20002STI View Post
    I bought a Moddiction dark silver weighted spherical shift knob. It is pretty heavy! A nice wrinkle finish so it should be good in the cold and in the hot.
    Any chance you have pics of it on your suby? I've been thinking about the exact same one.

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    It is a gift from my brother for Christmas so I won't get it until we get together. I will for sure take a pic with it on after I get it!

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    Awesome. Lookin forward to some pictures when you get it. I'm looking at the exact same knob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S20002STI View Post
    A nice wrinkle finish so it should be good in the cold and in the hot.
    I doubt it. I had a knob that was coated in some wrinkle powdercoat, thing still got hot and cold, though maybe a little less than with bare metal. There's a reason I only do Delrin nowadays though, and am considoring just drilling some holes inside the knob to add weights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregroot198521 View Post
    I doubt it. I had a knob that was coated in some wrinkle powdercoat, thing still got hot and cold, though maybe a little less than with bare metal. There's a reason I only do Delrin nowadays though, and am considoring just drilling some holes inside the knob to add weights.
    I know it should still get warm and cool but definitely better than stainless lol

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    I just ordered a WC Latheworks knob last night. Ordered the stainless steel one with the gunmetal tint. Supposedly they're all a tiny bit different when being tinted, since the process is done by heating the knob up until it changes colors, so hopefully mine comes out awesome.

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