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Old 10-06-2012, 10:30 AM   #1
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Default Weighted shift knob for 2012 wrx?

I purchased a Cobb knob and I don't like it because it actually weighs less than the stock knob. .

Are there any knobs out there that weigh more than the stock knob?
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:35 AM   #2
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There's lots of them out there, check out these threads for some good info:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...ft+knob+thread

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...ft+knob+thread

...And because I did my good deed of searching for the day...a shameless plug: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...ft+knob+thread

I can attest that a good knob can totally improve the shifting feel. Good luck in your search.
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:02 AM   #3
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The Lathewerks knob from TiC is weighted, I like mine.

http://turninconcepts.com/product_in...oducts_id=1066

I don't remember if it weighs more or less than stock though.
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:21 AM   #4
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I have a blox 490 sphere off of eBay. I love it and it works perfect.
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:31 AM   #5
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My vote's for a blox. You shouldn't have to pay anything more than $50 for a piece of steel that's been turned and tapped. All it takes is a lathe and operation/training costs for those are stupidly low. It's not like they're CNC'ed.

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Above statement only applies if you're not someone with too much money to spend.
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:50 AM   #6
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My vote's for a blox. You shouldn't have to pay anything more than $50 for a piece of steel that's been turned and tapped.
A piece of steel? Like hell I'm going to have a piece of steel for a shift knob. Second degree burns in the summer, frost bite in the winter. I'd happily spend a bit more for a knob made out of a proper material with low thermal conductivity.
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:56 AM   #7
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Sorry my friend, that statement wasn't directed at you, my apologies. It's for those who post up $100-$150 steel shifter knobs.

The one you posted is lighter than the stock knob, stock is about 220-240g irrc on the newer ones.

I use a steel knob, but I've coated it in carbide to reduce thermal conductivity like you said:

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Old 10-06-2012, 12:15 PM   #8
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Wc lathewerks titanium knob. Excellent quality and very heavy. I love mine.
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:30 PM   #9
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i have the Perrin FatAss Knob. It's light as hell but... meh.
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:42 PM   #10
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Sooooooo can i buy your cobb knob from you then?
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:58 PM   #11
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Sooooooo can i buy your cobb knob from you then?
Sure. Its the blue one.
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:00 PM   #12
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Blox 490LE

Flossy knobs
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:16 PM   #13
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Wc lathewerks stainless, satin finish. It's a tank and wonderful.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:29 AM   #14
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Sorry my friend, that statement wasn't directed at you, my apologies. It's for those who post up $100-$150 steel shifter knobs.

The one you posted is lighter than the stock knob, stock is about 220-240g irrc on the newer ones.

I use a steel knob, but I've coated it in carbide to reduce thermal conductivity like you said:
That might just be the ugliest interior I have ever seen.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:33 AM   #15
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Thank you! Though I'd rather have my ugly interior than ugly paint overspray on the exterior of my vehicle due to lack of automotive common sense I hope you managed to fix that though, SWP's such a nice color on GR STI's.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:35 AM   #16
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Thank you! Though I'd rather have my ugly interior than ugly paint overspray on the exterior of my vehicle due to lack of automotive common sense
Ooooooohhhhh! (lol)
Member Profile->threads started by user->click first one that makes user sound like an idiot XD
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:37 AM   #17
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:38 AM   #18
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The ice clinking in the glass completes it
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:24 AM   #19
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That is one hell of a "Pimp" interior you got there...



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Old 10-08-2012, 09:29 AM   #20
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Blox 490LE

Flossy knobs
Flossy knobs are what's up. Love them.
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:53 AM   #21
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I've got a custom weighted Latewerks knob on mine. Absolutely love it:

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Old 10-08-2012, 10:53 AM   #22
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That is one hell of a "Pimp" interior you got there...


It's definitely .... unique.
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:58 AM   #23
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That is one hell of a "Pimp" interior you got there...



It needs a giant dvd/nav system in the middle and maybe a crown royale bag shifter boot

I kid. Here's a pic before the gauges:

And the front end:
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:32 PM   #24
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i had a weighted twm knob. hated it. then had a sti duracon knob. hated it. i went back to the stock leather knob. the twm was too hot and too cold and the sti was too slippery. jmho.
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:40 PM   #25
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Look around lathewerks.com they're a vendor on here.
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