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Old 06-12-2009, 12:48 PM   #26
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so the other thing I tried was a leather or alcantara band wrapped around the steel knob:




could you pm me either the link for this knob or the price. Can the stock shift boot clip direclty to this knob?
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Old 06-23-2009, 07:33 PM   #27
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It looks like from the chart that if i see a Toyota manual knob it should work on my WRX.
This is my second texas summer with my Scoob and that branding iron Momo sphere needs to go.
I was coveting a JDM red & black leather knob...until i saw the price
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Old 07-05-2009, 05:02 PM   #28
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so the other thing I tried was a leather or alcantara band wrapped around the steel knob:




could you pm me either the link for this knob or the price. Can the stock shift boot clip direclty to this knob?
The stock shift boot clips direclty onto the bottom of that knob. Ill PM pricing since I cannot post prices outside of the classifieds.

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It looks like from the chart that if i see a Toyota manual knob it should work on my WRX.
This is my second texas summer with my Scoob and that branding iron Momo sphere needs to go.
I was coveting a JDM red & black leather knob...until i saw the price
They do share the same thread, but other factors are involved with fitment like clearance and shift boot issues so those would have to be checked out before you spend money on something from a different car, so reasearch first! Good luck.
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Old 07-08-2009, 02:10 PM   #29
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Old 08-26-2009, 08:00 PM   #30
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do you have a website or something where these are on sale??
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Old 09-04-2009, 09:07 AM   #31
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do you have a website or something where these are on sale??
the leather-wrapped knobs are for sale but you have to PM me to get one. My website has other products and is shown right there
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Old 09-17-2009, 10:45 PM   #32
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Is the SS WRX Sphere available with shorter (3/8") collar?
I have a 2009 2.5i Impreza and want to replace the OEM shift knob with your stainless steel one. Does the collar height effect the overall height of the knob or is it the same for both due to the drilled depth? I am trying to get the knob as low as possible

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Old 09-18-2009, 02:01 PM   #33
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Is the SS WRX Sphere available with shorter (3/8") collar?
I have a 2009 2.5i Impreza and want to replace the OEM shift knob with your stainless steel one. Does the collar height effect the overall height of the knob or is it the same for both due to the drilled depth? I am trying to get the knob as low as possible

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On my knobs, the drill depth on the sphere knobs for the 5-speed are the same so the knob is always going to sit as low as possible. The collar height basically moves the boot lip up or down and changes the amount of room for your fingers.
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Old 09-23-2009, 11:29 AM   #34
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Thanks for that info.
I have placed an order for the SS sphere with normal collar height...can't wait to try it out
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Old 09-30-2009, 03:49 PM   #35
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Do you have any photos of the different colored polyco?
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:26 AM   #36
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Do you have any photos of the different colored polyco?
Copolymer?

I have in stock:

  • Black Copolymer (2.25" diameter max)
  • White Copolymer (2.25" diameter max)
  • Gray Copolymer (2" diameter max)
  • Red Copolymer (2" diameter max)
  • Blue Copolymer (2" diameter max)
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:51 AM   #37
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I have recently done a swap with my Legacy GT and a friend of mine suggested I post my solution here... I simply modified my stock 5-speed knob I work at a machine shop and got one of my coworkers to align it in a vice on a manual mill and drill out a one inch deep recess at just under .800" diameter (.785-or something i can't remember exactly) in the white plastic core of the knob it left more than enough thread to use the knob securely.
Though I could have gone with about .050" or so less and been fine but any more than i did would have completely removed that section of the core which honestly would not have mattered much except the white plastic allows the lockout to slid better when pulling on the knob causing a slight flex in the rubber at the base.
I did pull the leather back from the rubber that makes up the outer body before drilling so as not to shred the material. After the core was drilled out I trimmed about 3/16- 1/4 inch off of the rubber that remained at a rounded edge. Then trimmed off some of the extra leather some then glued it down with a very small amount 3m automotive adhesive.
Lastly I pried off the clear plastic piece with the 5-speed shift pattern printed on the back of it scraped and polished the pattern off of the back and I'm going to try to have a small Subaru stars emblem cut from vinyl to replace the shift pattern.
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Old 04-21-2011, 10:26 AM   #38
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I just can't believe there's a 2 page thread on shifter knobs.
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:32 PM   #39
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I just can't believe there's a 2 page thread on shifter knobs.
2 pages is nothing. Check out my for sale thread, it has over 1000 responses


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Old 06-04-2011, 06:22 PM   #40
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so the other thing I tried was a leather or alcantara band wrapped around the steel knob:




could you pm me either the link for this knob or the price. Can the stock shift boot clip direclty to this knob?
Same, could you PM me more info about this knob please?
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Old 06-08-2011, 11:40 AM   #41
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Same, could you PM me more info about this knob please?
I don't make sphere knobs with fabric wrap anymore.
You can get the piston shape with fabric (check my website)
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:39 AM   #42
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I just got a STI aluminum Shifter but i did not get the plastic insert. Do you have these for sale or do you make own version.
Thanks Jim
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Old 02-09-2012, 03:50 PM   #43
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i just got a kartboy shifter and blox 490 knob, but it wont thread all the way down. its only threading on about 1/2", 3/4" tops. looked at the threads on the shifter and inside the knob, and both look fine. Yes, it is M12x1.25 (as far as i know. couldve been boxed wrong i guess, but then i doubt it would thread as far as it does.) Any idea what the problem could be, and do you guys have any way to fix it if it's not just something stupid?
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:12 PM   #44
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i just got a kartboy shifter and blox 490 knob, but it wont thread all the way down. its only threading on about 1/2", 3/4" tops. looked at the threads on the shifter and inside the knob, and both look fine. Yes, it is M12x1.25 (as far as i know. couldve been boxed wrong i guess, but then i doubt it would thread as far as it does.) Any idea what the problem could be, and do you guys have any way to fix it if it's not just something stupid?
return the blox knob and buy one of theirs?

problem solved.

I love this thready btw and will be purchasing as soon as i'm done moving
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:26 PM   #45
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I wish someone would make an unpolished billet knob for our cars.
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:45 PM   #46
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I wish someone would make an unpolished billet knob for our cars.
kartboy does
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Old 04-08-2012, 03:36 PM   #47
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have you considered copper or nickle? i understand the cost would be more considering the stock value but the weight and look would be pretty cool. good function in my mind.

also i understand that you create most of these products through machining. i noticed that lead was forementioned and the machining that would be involved could be potentially harmful to your health. my question is have you considered forged products? most likely this would be much more costly but this would open a lot of other options for material to be used.
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:46 PM   #48
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I think lead (in regard to machining) is ok as long as it's just the metal. I think it's lead salts (like in paint pigment) that are what your body will absorb harmfully.

I still wouldn't eat it, though.
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:00 AM   #49
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Made anything specifically for an automatic? im looking for something that sits lower than stock.


not my photo but same shifter
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Old 09-10-2012, 04:59 PM   #50
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What about shift knob extenders? I have a wrx oem 5 speed knob, but I like how the sti shifter sits a little bit higher. like maybe raising it un an inch. I like the oem knob but I hate how its damn near threaded all the way up into the shift knob
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