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Old 02-19-2012, 11:34 PM   #1
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Hey guys I'm looking for an aftermarket shift knob to replace the stock one from my 2011 WRX. I was looking into all of the options and I came across a few nice ones, but far too expensive for my taste. I have kinda narrowed it down to the STI Duracon knob or the COBB knob. Any input on what I should go with? Thanks
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:36 PM   #2
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:36 PM   #3
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:38 PM   #4
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I have the blox (490?). Weighted knob. Love the weight and the feel but it does get a bit touchy with heat.
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:42 PM   #5
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You should go with whatever knob you prefer that will fit your budget. Shift knobs are fairly opinionated from person to person, so asking the internet does nothing.

Personally I have a kartboy knob, it's a fair bit different from the momo I had, but I adapted and like it.
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:11 AM   #6
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I have the STI knob u posted in the second pic and love it
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:02 AM   #7
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I have the kartboy one as well and love it over my stock sti knob
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:46 AM   #8
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I have the blox (490?). Weighted knob. Love the weight and the feel but it does get a bit touchy with heat.
How heavy is your knob? Im very interested in the twm shift knobs, I already have a short shifter with a momo knob...

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Old 02-20-2012, 10:49 AM   #9
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i have a kartboy delrin knob, also had the sti duracon knob, loved them both!
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:25 AM   #10
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a plastic knob is the way to go in my opinion. Doesn't get cold or hot, which is a BIG plus. Lathewerks makes a great version, and you can get brass inserts in it to add some weight.
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:27 AM   #11
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i feel with a shorter shifter, a heavier knob makes me amazingly easier to shift into gear. about a year ago i bought myself lathewerks' stainless steel knob. yeah it can get a bit warm in the summer and cold in the winter, but for me that was a small price to pay for how effortless its made my shifts.
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:04 PM   #12
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OEM sweetness.
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:05 PM   #13
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Love the Cobb. Fits my hand perfectly
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:35 AM   #14
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Both seem nice, but have you reviewed any of the threads taking about WC Lathe Werks?
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:40 AM   #15
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i kinda like the Agency power one, its only $40. COBB one looks nice too
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:08 AM   #16
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blue COBB Knob it tri-state NJ FTW =)
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:12 AM   #17
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SMOOTH - SHORT - DELRIN - CHEAP done
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Both seem nice, but have you reviewed any of the threads taking about WC Lathe Werks?
Save your money and buy WC Lethe Werks!
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I have been considering getting a new shift knob as well over the stock...I just installed leather shift boots (with red stitching) so I kind of want to keep that look....



http://www.avoturboworld.com/avoshop...nob-p-121.html

Has anybody used this shift knob? Would it work with the '08+ models (I have an '09)?
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I too am debating shift knobs. Torn between the cobb and a heavier one like something from wc lathe. They have a plastic and steel hybrid, but its pricey.
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:57 PM   #21
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I've got one from WC Lathe...definitely worth it!
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BLOX 490 gunmetal (bought on ebay). Extremely nice knob and way less than a similar wc lathe works item. Boot is held on perfectly by the supplied nut.

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I have the flossy grip tape heavyweight and really like it. No pics at the moment, I'll try to get some after work later. Kinda pricey, but worth it IMO.
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I too am debating shift knobs. Torn between the cobb and a heavier one like something from wc lathe. They have a plastic and steel hybrid, but its pricey.
I'm in the same exact boat haha
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:52 PM   #25
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Cobb all day
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