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Old 08-28-2012, 01:22 PM   #1
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hey all

on my 11 wrx I have a k/b short shifter but stock knob. I really wanted a 'better feel' or more positive engagement of my cogs....

would I be better with a weighted down knob or one that is perhaps lighter than the stock one?

or will the feel be the same regardless of gram weight??
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Old 08-28-2012, 01:23 PM   #2
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Get a heavier one. I purchased one and made shifting a lot smoother.
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Old 08-28-2012, 01:37 PM   #3
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lathewerks and twmperformance make awesome shift knobs. I'm currently using one from twmperformance which is 1.07 pounds (485 grams) vs the 170? grams of the stocker. I didn't think it would make a huge difference but it made my short shifter feel exponentially better. Plus it looks awesome! Expensive, but I've never regretted it.
side note, metal shifters get hot during the summer o_o
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Old 08-28-2012, 01:57 PM   #4
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Heavier is definitely better
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Old 08-28-2012, 02:02 PM   #5
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Stock knob is 229 grams according to my scale. It will be as heavy or heavier than just about any aluminum or plastic/duracon shift knob out there. Steel ones will outweigh it by a lot, and they feel great. You can see the stock knob on a scale here:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2351863
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Old 08-28-2012, 02:12 PM   #6
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I have a Kartboy aluminum shift knob: ~150 grams and a Flossy Elton Heavyweight: 545 grams- I actually like both equally. The heavier knob has a much, much smoother engagment but the KB knob feels better in my hand. I even like the stocker for cold days.
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:16 PM   #7
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I got the Flossy heavyweight (~530 grams) and believe it or not it is a night and day difference, smooooooth shifting.
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:23 PM   #8
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I got a 2012 STI knob on my 04 sti and its probably 4 times heavier than my stock 04 sti knob and I love the feel of it.
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:50 PM   #9
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I can vouch for lathewerks quality, plus he can make just about anything you can dream up. lighter shift knob will allow you to feel the transmission more and give you a notchy feeling, heavier ones smooth the throws out and make your tranny seem more distant.
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:02 PM   #10
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saw Xlubens knob and was impressed with the weight, but is 1.5 lbs pressing down on lever too much weight? concerning effect on trans.....

bc I always hear people saying NEVER to leave your hand resting on the shift knob.
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:21 AM   #11
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Do not buy a flossy shift knob they won't send it out I waited 3 weeks for mine ended up getting a refund threw paypal
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:42 AM   #12
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^^ why don't you bump a few more shift knob threads with the same exact post
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:46 AM   #13
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Quote:
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^^ why don't you bump a few more shift knob threads with the same exact post
+1 lol'd when someone else noticed
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:02 PM   #14
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Cobb knob.. looks nice feels good, medium weight. works for me.
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:45 PM   #15
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I have the flossy heavyweight. I love the shift knob and had no issues with ordering or shipping
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:19 PM   #16
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I like the twm abrahams m1. Weighted
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:24 PM   #17
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same as all the one's above -> get a heavier one. I also have a KB SS but i changed the stock knob to the duracon 6spd. It looks fantastic but is waaay to light (even the stock knob is heavier and has a better shifting feel) Due to the leverage being less than stock with the KB and stiffer bushings the throws require more effort. Having a heavier knob helps alot with making the throws easier.

So yeah i'd look out for something heavier than stock.
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