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Old 12-03-2006, 10:37 PM   #1
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weighted shift knobs

do they really make shifts feel smoother? i'm about to buy a TWM one to go wth my TWM sts, but it's like 115 bucks so i dont want to be waisting it
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Old 12-03-2006, 10:49 PM   #2
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I call bull on that. On my jeep I swapped the standard knob for a heavy aluminum T-handle. Other than having a nice handle to mash the gears home with it didn't change a damn thing.
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Old 12-03-2006, 10:53 PM   #3
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I like my weighted knob. It may be in my head but it makes it feel much better.

The only thing I can say for sure about metal knobs is:
when it is hot and it is sitting in the sun, you will burn your hand.
when it is cold and it is sitting outside, you will freeze your hand.

Why waste $115 on twm? Why not get a knob that matches your concepto knobs from r100s on nt.com. They are like $55-$65
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Old 12-03-2006, 10:55 PM   #4
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When I went from a light Razo to a heavy Razo it felt better to me. It made putting it into gear easier.
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Old 12-03-2006, 10:59 PM   #5
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I have never used one but I have heard from several people that they make an improvement.
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Old 12-03-2006, 11:00 PM   #6
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I like my weighted knob. It may be in my head but it makes it feel much better.

The only thing I can say for sure about metal knobs is:
when it is hot and it is sitting in the sun, you will burn your hand.
when it is cold and it is sitting outside, you will freeze your hand.

Why waste $115 on twm? Why not get a knob that matches your concepto knobs from r100s on nt.com. They are like $55-$65
i have an aluminum knob right now, and yeah that thing gets GOLD. I actually wanted the concepto knob after trying out yours, I've been msg'ing rs100 for the concepto knob and grill for over a month now. he just ignores ever PM about them, but responds when it's something he has.. I bought the perrin shorty antenna from him just recently
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Old 12-03-2006, 11:04 PM   #7
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I am actually trying to find a place that will cover the broken one I have in leather. But I haven't had much luck.
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Old 12-03-2006, 11:14 PM   #8
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The only thing I can say for sure about metal knobs is:
when it is hot and it is sitting in the sun, you will burn your hand.
when it is cold and it is sitting outside, you will freeze your hand.
That's how I learned to change gear fast.
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Old 12-03-2006, 11:25 PM   #9
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def helped with me. i went from stock plastic to heavy TSX knob. shifts into gears a lot easier. now is it worth $115....that's up to you. I def agree with the hot/cold thing though, luckily mine has some leather in the middle.
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Old 12-04-2006, 12:18 AM   #10
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I think its just a matter of getting used to. I actually got a lighter knob in my Z (when I had it), and at first it was a pain, but once youre used to it, youre used to it.
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Old 12-04-2006, 01:43 AM   #11
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nope, I always feel the same when shifting, even after swapping shift knobs.
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Old 12-04-2006, 09:30 AM   #12
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i have the greddy counterweight shift knob.... its like 30 bucks, i love it
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Old 12-04-2006, 09:50 AM   #13
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Even if it doesn't improve much with the shifting, I think aftermarket shift knobs add style to your ride. I was considering one, but mine looks sexy and goes along with the interior set-up. Plus I havn't seen any 6-speed knobs from Greddy.
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Do you really need to have that pattern? I mean thats all that denotes a 6 speed knob.
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Old 12-04-2006, 11:37 AM   #15
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I like my APC knob. Heavyish, good feel, and it was like 15 dollars.
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If your car has a realy light shift throw, (AKA a honda) a weighted knob makes a huge difference. I got a skunk2 knob in my car. It's much better than the stock knob.
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If your car has a realy light shift throw, (AKA a honda) a weighted knob makes a huge difference. I got a skunk2 knob in my car. It's much better than the stock knob.
I'll take your word for it. It explains why it made no difference on my jeep, changing gear in that was like stirring coal.
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Old 12-04-2006, 01:26 PM   #18
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I have a MOMO i my VIII. Looks good shifts the same. I have heard the counterweights do help the EVOs out a bit
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Plus I havn't seen any 6-speed knobs from Greddy.
i think they do, i bought mine at Extreme PSI, and when i went there he asked me if it was a 5spd or a 6spd(mr)
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Get a greddy counterwieght, only $40 bucks and it's heavy enough to throw threw someone's window that you dislike.

I personally love the stock sti knob, I tired a full weighted sti titanium knob and I hate it, so back to the stock knob I went.
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