First of all, let me introduce TWM Performance to the clubwrx.net crowd! Since 2002, we have been producing shift knobs of the highest quality to cater to the tuner and sport compact industry. An important aspect of TWM Performance that we take great pride in, is being able to say that our entire R&D, manufacturing, and offices are within North America! We strive everyday to produce products of the utmost quality while attempting to be the first company to release new designs and finishes. We're really excited to have been approved by the site administrators to be able to post here on clubwrx.net and we hope to become a great addition to the Subaru community!
TWM Performance line up of high end stainless steel weighted shift knobs
I figured we would start out by creating a thread that will give all everyone a quick overview of the TWM Performance line up of products we offer for your cars.
As you can see here, and as you may already know, TWM Performance offers the most extensive line of products to improve the shift feel in your Subaru and the overall look of you interior. All of this is done while retaining OEM, or better, fitment and providing the highest quality materials available on the market today.
When upgrading to a TWM short shifter, people often think that they have done everything to improve the shift feel of their vehicle. They often forget the benefits that a heavy weighted shift knob can have on the shifting feel of a car. A heavier shift knob carries more kinetic energy and momentum with it when set in motion than a stock, lighter shift knob. This effect of carrying more momentum makes the shift knob more difficult to stop when set in motion, so it essentially helps you engage the next gear. This results in a smoother shift feel with less direct effort required from the driver to engage the next gear. Basically a heavier shift knob smooths out the shift feel, and almost makes the shift feel effortless.
The other great advantage of a TWM weighted shift knob, and another exclusivity in the industry, is our NTIS® technology. A universal shift knob that retains the stock thread-on design and that is fully height adjustable. TWM shift knobs are the ONLY shift knobs in the industry with these features and it means they can be installed in virtually every car with a threaded shifter shaft.
All TWM weighted shift knobs are available in 5 different and durable finishes as pictured below:
Showcased here are the three most popular shift knob models in the Subaru community.
By now all of you probably know the M1 Abrams weighted shift knob. It’s round shape fits perfectly in the palm of the hand and weighing in at 460 grams, solid and precise shifts are assured all the time, every time. The M1 Abrams is threaded as deeply as possible to offer the lowest setting you can get compared to the stock shift knob.
Another very popular shift knob is the Type R weighted shift knob. The Type R shift knob is the perfect choice for any JDM enthusiast. Like every TWM shift knob, it is threaded as deeply inside as possible for maximum height adjustability.
On of the most popular shift knob with the WRX enthusiasts lately is the A6 Leopard weighted shift knob. Featuring a similar shape as the M1 Abrams but with a bottom collar for people who like more room between the shift knob and the shift boot, this shift knob weighs 485 grams for a positive shift feeling.
In the next post, our wide selection of Reverse Lockout compatible shift knobs for the Subaru STi!