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Old 12-07-2001, 09:50 PM   #1
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Talking Kartboy Knuckleball Installed!

I ordered this midweek, when I found the thread for naming it. I got it today and installed it.

Mmm, feels good! So smooth and silky in the hand I canít leave it alone I keep fondling it! NeedÖ toÖ getÖ handÖ backÖ onÖ wheel!

Lowers the height of the shifter somewhat. With the KB short shifter itís really short.

The install was simple and for the most part it was fast. Felt like I was tightening for days before it stopped.

I did make the mistake of attaching the boot before tightening it and chose to hold the boot rather than remove it while I twisted. I figured it would only take a few turns, but instead it took a lot more. In hindsight it would have been easier to leave the boot off while tightening and attach it after.
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Old 12-08-2001, 10:31 PM   #2
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Old 12-10-2001, 02:52 PM   #3
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Glad to hear I'm not the only one who can't stop caressing the knucleball... Feels great.

Was cold this morning, and the big chunk-o'-aluminum IS a major heatsink, but that's a small matter.

Love the fact that its a little shorter than stock. Love the fact that it fits my small hands. Love the fact that it looks so DAMN SEXY in my car!

Cheers to the Kartboy Krew! Another winner.
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Old 12-10-2001, 04:46 PM   #4
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Put mine on yesterday. I'm waiting to put the sticker on until I'm sure it's cranked all the way (it hasn't shown any signs of movement yet). I think the theory is that once they warm up, they may turn a smidgen more? That could require a wait until spring, 'cause like Herbie's, mine was cold

Looks and feels fine!
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Old 12-11-2001, 01:43 AM   #5
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You guys have any pics of it installed?
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Old 12-11-2001, 02:44 PM   #6
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Give me a day, I'll post a pic.
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Old 12-11-2001, 03:36 PM   #7
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hmm, sorry I don't have any way to download my pic's right now.

I loaned my card reader to a friend for his trip to Germany. He left Monday and will be gone for a month!

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Old 12-13-2001, 05:33 PM   #8
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How many hp did it add Can't wait to see the pic, so you've got the brushed aluminum, what color emblem ? Blue I hope.
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Old 12-16-2001, 01:48 AM   #9
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Well it got my knob today, couldn't stop stroking it!!! it added i say about 15 to 20hp! but really i like the knob a lot, Perfect size and shape, i'll post some pics in the next couple of days!
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Old 12-16-2001, 11:19 AM   #10
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want pics ! can't afford one yet, I am really poor, so this would be me living through you. Hopefully I'll be able to get my hand on a new ball soon though.
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Old 12-17-2001, 02:48 AM   #11
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Smile Pictures!

Seems I was able to find a way to download pictures. Yay!

I tried to get a couple of different perspectives. I like the way it matches the WRX pedals.

The pictures are not great. I didn't focus the camera on the knob. That, along with the flash made it come out a little odd.

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Old 12-17-2001, 10:48 AM   #12
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Yeah baby Can't wait now. Not much for the aesthetics (sp?) but this one I'll go for.
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Old 12-18-2001, 12:28 AM   #13
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I got some to add!

one more

Man i love it!
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Old 12-18-2001, 09:27 PM   #14
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Old 12-21-2001, 11:21 PM   #15
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still waiting for mine! I run to the mailbox everyday like the kid in "the Christmas Story" waiting for his little orphan annie decoder ring.
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Old 12-26-2001, 09:17 AM   #16
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Just installed mine. Here are some of the benifits: more HP, better throttle response, louder BOV, less body roll in the corners, brighter headlights, and my thinning hair has reversed itself.
Great Product!
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Old 12-26-2001, 01:29 PM   #17
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Old 12-29-2001, 03:40 AM   #18
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Is that a baby blue or does the flash make it seem that way?
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Old 12-29-2001, 03:53 AM   #19
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think itís the flash.

If you look at my silver balls, the angle of the shot makes the blue appear a little darker. The black balls have a washed out look to the color from the angle of the shot and the flash.

(Tom, you gonna make blue balls)?

I am not looking at it now, so this is just my ramblings late in the evening.

No more need for brass balls, we have anodized aluminum!
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Old 12-30-2001, 02:25 AM   #20
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Pretty cool!!
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Old 12-30-2001, 08:39 PM   #21
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Quote:
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(Tom, you gonna make blue balls)?
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Old 12-30-2001, 08:58 PM   #22
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He actually had blue balls on the short shifter for a little while before they went to the machined balls
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Old 01-01-2002, 06:16 AM   #23
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Smile Blue sticker

None of the above pictures do the blue sticker justice. I looked at it closely today. Itís a nice bright, but deep blue. It seems to me to be similar in color to the WRB 02 WRX. I think itís a good color.

Actually, go to the Kartboy web site. The new home page is very close to the same color: http://www.kartboy.com/

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Old 01-18-2002, 01:28 PM   #24
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Elite421,

Hey, nice black leather boot with blue stitching. Wherever could that have come from....?

I'll hopefully be getting a Knuckleball one of these days. Silver with a red sticker, most likely.

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Old 01-21-2002, 11:11 PM   #25
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Does kartboy only offer the sticker in blue and red? I think it would look a little odd in an all-black interior.

Maybe silver or black sticker. Hell, maybe one can be custom made with a Subaru, "I", STI, or even a WRC logo (thats cheaper than the titanuim STI one.
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