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Old 10-12-2012, 02:08 AM   #1
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Default Heavy shift knobs = hurt transmission or shift linkage?

I just got my new shift knob today and I couldn't believe how heavy it is. It is like 3x heavier than the stock knob. Shifting is SO easy, but can this thing somehow damage anything in the transmission? I almost don't feel comfortable having it on there.
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:34 AM   #2
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Give it to me then. I wouldn't think it would make any difference.
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:53 AM   #3
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I sure hope it doesn't have any negative effects because I'd be heartbroken to get rid of my Flossy heavyweight knob. Night and day.
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:45 AM   #4
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Heavier knobs make shifting smoother, lighter knobs allow more feel of the gears. Both are a preference on driving style and aesthetics, neither one will hurt your drive train.
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:22 AM   #5
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What knob did you buy?
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:03 PM   #6
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Heavier knobs make shifting smoother, lighter knobs allow more feel of the gears. Both are a preference on driving style and aesthetics, neither one will hurt your drive train.

The only thing that will hurt your drivetrain when it comes to shifters is how you handle them. shift nicely=everything good. shift rough=bad joo joo
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