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    Cobb Knob vs Stock Knob vs Other Knob?

    Hello everyone!

    So about a month after driving my car around with the stock knob I switched to the Cobb Knob. I immediately noticed that the shifts felt different because my new shift knob was much lighter than the stock one. But aside from the different weight and feel, I absolutely love the black/red look of it and the ball grip. The thing is though, I'm considering purchasing a new shift knob. Something special (possibly custom-made) and something I can use permanently. I have been looking around online but most of the shift knobs I'm seeing are either too expensive or don't have the look and/or design that I'm going for. I also want to order from somewhere that is legit and that I can trust.

    Thank you everyone!

    Here is what I'm looking for in a new shift knob:

    1 - Has the same weight, or possibly greater weight, than the stock shift knob.

    2 - Has a similar ball grip than that of the Cobb Knob, unlike the pistol grip of the stock knob.

    3 - Has a black and/or red trim similar to that of the Cobb Knob, or is entirely black.

    4 - Has the protection of the stock knob or Cobb Knob that prevents the shift knob from getting either too hot in Summer or too cold in Winter.

    5 - Has a price around $100 give or take.

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    They make custom shifters, I have one myself.
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    I went with wc lathewerks and for "protechtion" i just put a microfiber pouch over it till it warms up/cools off no big deal.

    There are more then enough shift knob threads just need to search.
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    That website is fantastic!

    He works all by himself on all of these car parts? That's very impressive!

    Thank you everyone for your help by the way. I have been looking around the forums and online.

    I found that many of the shift knobs people have been purchasing have some legit issues with holding onto temperature of extreme ranges. Too hot when it's July and too cold when it's freakin' December haha. I also want something around the same size and shape as a Cob Knob, but with more weight or around the same weight as the stock knob.

    I came across this picture... http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/13/nysu9y5a.jpg

    Is there a way to have that knob be made at WC-Lathewerks but the metal on the bottom is red and the black on top is darker? I don't care much for the "WRX" engraving on it.

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    My vote is pick up a used shift knob you like and save money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Germz to Japz View Post
    That website is fantastic!

    I found that many of the shift knobs people have been purchasing have some legit issues with holding onto temperature of extreme ranges. Too hot when it's July and too cold when it's freakin' December haha.
    i cant speak for the extreme cold temps, but here in FL we see some very very hot days and my shift knob has never once been to hot to hold on to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Germz to Japz View Post
    That website is fantastic!

    He works all by himself on all of these car parts? That's very impressive!

    Thank you everyone for your help by the way. I have been looking around the forums and online.

    I found that many of the shift knobs people have been purchasing have some legit issues with holding onto temperature of extreme ranges. Too hot when it's July and too cold when it's freakin' December haha. I also want something around the same size and shape as a Cob Knob, but with more weight or around the same weight as the stock knob.

    I came across this picture... http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/13/nysu9y5a.jpg

    Is there a way to have that knob be made at WC-Lathewerks but the metal on the bottom is red and the black on top is darker?
    Why dont you email Chris (sales@lathewerks.com) and ask him to see if he can brun the knob red??? As for the temperature thing its a metal it fluctuates in temperature its not as bad as some people make it out to be but it happens. just put a sock, little pouch, Shift Knob cover its really not a big deal. Best bet is email Chris and he can talk to you about ideas. I even think he sells a cover on his site.
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    Just ordered my new knob, i went with anarchy motive.. I was very close to buying the cobb until i got to actually hold the knob itself.. Just seemed lacking to me.

    Besides the point, anarchy motive has many colors and is fairly priced compared to wc lathe works.. I have read a lotof great things about it... Weighs in at 671 grams!

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    Thank you everyone!

    Will check it out!

    Yea I'll probably send an email or figure something out. Appreciate all the help.

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