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CARBON_SYPHER Dec 8, 2:16am - #346014 
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shift knob

is it better to have a light or heavy shift knob?

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not necessarily. Its basicly for the feel. Some people like the heavy feel.
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eric_h Dec 8, 2:47am - #346016 

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its preference man, try em both and see what you like

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yea, its just how you like it.

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Speed4TheNeed Dec 8, 3:29am - #346018 

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i prefer a heavy knob...just my preferance though. like everyone has already said..just buy what you personally feel is better
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GlassCurtain Dec 8, 4:15am - #346019 

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Also remeber that if you get a metal one it's going to get friggin' hot in the summer and cold in the winter.
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Polykarb Dec 8, 5:45am - #346020 

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i have the JDM TRD ball type leather knob, fits ontop of my B&M SS!

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cycocelica Dec 8, 5:47am - #346021 

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well for weight reduction you obviously want the lighter one...you dont more weight in your car...
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mvgt Dec 8, 9:22am - #346022 
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A countersunk shift knob would be good... I personally like my beatrush duracon shift knob though (its hard plastic).
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gts_drew Dec 8, 9:49am - #346023 

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i cant ever find one better than the stock shift knob and boot... i just alwasy like black inteior
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VSGTS14 Dec 8, 12:17pm - #346024 

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TRD duracon will match your interior.

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Speed4TheNeed Dec 8, 1:01pm - #346025 

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Originally Posted by cycocelica
well for weight reduction you obviously want the lighter one...you dont more weight in your car...


lol well true..but a pound really isn't going to do much either way but if you're really interested in it then that is something to consider.

both of my shift knobs are heavy...my b&m knob has a good feel to it and my sparco globe-r knob is a little lighter (but still on the heavy side) and i like it a lot more. great feel
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Speed4TheNeed Dec 8, 1:03pm - #346026 

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Originally Posted by GlassCurtain
Also remeber that if you get a metal one it's going to get friggin' hot in the summer and cold in the winter.


that is true. i drop around with my b&m ss knob through a winter and summer and it was miserable through most of those times. when it was cold it actually hurt your hand and when it was hot i'd have to do my shifts quick as possible spineyes

but...now i have a sparco globe-r knob which is also metal but it's actually pretty good in the heat. even on hot days i can keep my hand on the knob without being uncomfortable. i still do have a problem with the cold though
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CARBON_SYPHER Dec 8, 4:44pm - #346027 
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well...the reason that i ask is because my uncle has a machine shop and he said that he would make me one out of any metal that he has and of any design that i wanted (and that he would also ionize it black to match interior)... so i think that i will go with the light weight and go with titanium. i am not sure what the heat transfer for titanium is... would aluminum be a bad choice? thaks a bunch for the replies!

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drkramm Dec 8, 4:55pm - #346028 
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aluminum will get hotter quicker but will also get colder quicker water is 1degree celisus per gram or something whil aluminum is 4 degrees per gram

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UnlimitationZ Dec 8, 5:52pm - #346029 

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Talkin about weight reduction on shift knobs... I remember a episode in TOP GEAR. The 2004 NSX has a special Carbine fabric around the shifter and it reduces 1 Killogram or something. LOL rice

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