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In anticipation of receiving my new WRX next week I have been reading several forms regarding weighted shift knobs. The consensus has been overwhelming... replace the stock shift know with something over 450g. That said.... I'd love for your guys and gals to chime in and let us know what shift knob you replaced your stock knob with and are there any issues or concerns with it. Lots of knobs seem to get blistering hot in the summer and freezing cold in the winter.

Love to see your feedback before I order.

Thanks in advance for your input.

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Weighted? Huh? What advantage is there supposed to be?

Whenever I made shift knobs for race cars I made them as small and light as was practical. To the extent shift knob weight has any effect at all, it can only slow down shifts.
 

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Weighted? Huh? What advantage is there supposed to be?

Whenever I made shift knobs for race cars I made them as small and light as was practical. To the extent shift knob weight has any effect at all, it can only slow down shifts.
Weighted shift knobs can make the shift seem smoother and easier. I run an old kartboy knob that is just heavy enough to be easy to shift but light enough for precision.
 

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Having once purchased a shiny chrome one that was blinding under certain conditions, way too hot in the summer (burn your hand), and way cold in the winter, I now stay away from chrome and metal. What I like about Raceseng products is that if you wish to change its outer "core" for a different visual appearance, can do so fairly inexpensive you. Here is what I have and like (470 grams), and because its outer core is made of "Delrin," doesn't get either too hot or too cold.

Raceseng Sphereology - Shift Knob - Toyota GT86 / Scion FR-S / Subaru BRZ | 2013+

And they have customization possibilities in addition:

Raceseng Custom Shop - Shift Knobs - By Product
 

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Weighted shift knobs are a funny thing it doesn't have to be very heavy to be noticable. Super heavy ones can actually cause increased pressure on shift forks under acceleration and deceleration. I know of one guy who has a super heavy one, kept damaging shift forks, took it off and sold it never damaged another.

I wouldn't go anything ground breaking something just a little heavier than stock is fine.

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