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    Shift Knob Styles: Opinions Wanted

    I know that this is all a matter of opinion and what is comfortable to each individual using the knob. I am just curious to see what you guys are using in your ride. What type of knob (texture/material/manufacturer), What kind of style/shape do you prefer? and Why?

    I am curious because I have a stock 5 speed knob. I really enjoy how it feels in my hand its a very comfortable fit in my opinion. I just really dislike the way it looks. A friend of mine has the STi 5pd knob which is not bad, I just don't think its as comfortable in hand as the stock shape. So I have been scouring the web for something that I feel would be a suitable replacement for the stock one, while still maintaining that comfort I seek. Additional note: I am going to put a short shifter and bushings in too (probably before the knob) and I figured if I get a round style knob like the Cobb knob, it will feel extremely short. Whereas if I get a knob similar to the Perrin knob, it should sit a little higher. I feel Like a teardrop shape (if that's the right term) would be what I end up with if I don't opt for the Perrin knob.

    So let me hear what you all have to say about your knob. What sold you on your knob, and what do you love/ dislike about it?

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    I have a WC Lathewerks STi sphere with 5 grooves. Titanium blue to bronze finish. I love this knob because it is a good weight, which makes the shifting feel crisper, and it dropped the height of the knob a good 1". The look is awesome in my opinion (especially with the matching SI dial cover). Plus it feels good in my hand

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11blackSTi View Post
    I have a WC Lathewerks STi sphere with 5 grooves. Titanium blue to bronze finish. I love this knob because it is a good weight, which makes the shifting feel crisper, and it dropped the height of the knob a good 1". The look is awesome in my opinion (especially with the matching SI dial cover). Plus it feels good in my hand
    I was looking at their products, they look very nice and appear to be made very well. I really like the Copolymer GF4 and the Hybrid GF4. I believe I was browsing the threads and saw you post about their product and that is what brought me to their site I don't want my knob to sit too low but I do want it to be lower, so I figured with a knob like that I could essentially offset the drop.

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    Even temperature, does not get hot or cold. Weighted, feels solid, smooth rows. COBB knob

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    Temperature is a huge factor down here. It's 40C outside today and the sun is very bright. A metal shift knob that absorbs heat would make the car impossible to drive if it's been parked for even 15 minutes.
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    I have a wc lathe werks copolymer piston knob and 100% love it

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    WC Lathewerks Co-polymer Piston Hybrid with leather wrap, shift etching, and red stitching. Love it. Never cold or hot. Looks awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrxtreme06 View Post
    I have a wc lathe werks copolymer piston knob and 100% love it

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    I like the piston ones a lot! I also like this one too! Very spendy, I feel like it would be well worth it though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ShiftingLanes View Post
    WC Lathewerks Co-polymer Piston Hybrid with leather wrap, shift etching, and red stitching. Love it. Never cold or hot. Looks awesome.

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    is this attached to stock short throw? (thats what I have now) or have you put it on shorter shifter with a lower stem? Just trying to get an idea how high they will sit when on a shorter shifter.

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    here's mine w/ a kartboy STS on an 06 wrx

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrxtreme06 View Post

    here's mine w/ a kartboy STS on an 06 wrx
    That is the perfect height!! I am sold. Definitely going with one of the piston styles or the GF4 round top!! (since they are the same height)

    I find with the shorted shifter coupled with a small knob (ex: STi knob) seems to be unfitting for my driving preference.

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