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Old 05-21-2013, 07:32 PM   #451
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This saga keeps getting better and better. The knob that I hand tightened is now stuck completely on my shifter lever... I can't budge the thing....
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:37 PM   #452
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This saga keeps getting better and better. The knob that I hand tightened is now stuck completely on my shifter lever... I can't budge the thing....
How did it go on? Did it go on smooth? Did you cross thread it? What shifter? I'm asking because I've never had issues like this with any other customer...
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:16 PM   #453
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This saga keeps getting better and better. The knob that I hand tightened is now stuck completely on my shifter lever... I can't budge the thing....
Perhaps the chips have robbed you of your strength...
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:18 PM   #454
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How did it go on? Did it go on smooth? Did you cross thread it? What shifter? I'm asking because I've never had issues like this with any other customer...
There was nothing smooth about the original install. The bottom half of the threads still had gunk in them. I had to clean the inside of the knob out to even install it. I got to the point where I could install the knob pretty smoothly after about 30 minutes of work. It spun on and off with ease. Now it is acting like it was superglued. I can't get the thing to budge at all!
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:40 PM   #455
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There was nothing smooth about the original install. The bottom half of the threads still had gunk in them. I had to clean the inside of the knob out to even install it. I got to the point where I could install the knob pretty smoothly after about 30 minutes of work. It spun on and off with ease. Now it is acting like it was superglued. I can't get the thing to budge at all!
Have you tried a jar opener?

It seems you're having the worst experience with this knob, and at this point, the issue keeps growing into a 'saga' as you put it. Derrick has already reassured you that it will be corrected 100%.

But alas, his time frame can't satisfy everyone. And we just want you to be happy. So we'd like you offer you a full refund for your purchase if you'd like to send it back. Please PM me and let me know.

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Old 05-21-2013, 11:38 PM   #456
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what color is yours? the black is a satinish, the white is a matte, and the gunmetal is more of a satin color. they are not all glossy.



good lord man. i'm still waiting to hear back from the powdercoater.
Sorry for the delay in my reply. Got a full plate of things I am dealing with right now.

My problem was more to do with the roughness of the finish. The gunmetal pic at the beginning of the thread indicated a santinish (yet smooth) finish. I guess I was expecting it would be smoother. Not your fault, just the risk I take buying something unseen. The dimensions and the weight feel great as I indicated before

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Old 05-22-2013, 12:13 AM   #457
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Have you tried a jar opener?

It seems you're having the worst experience with this knob, and at this point, the issue keeps growing into a 'saga' as you put it. Derrick has already reassured you that it will be corrected 100%.

But alas, his time frame can't satisfy everyone. And we just want you to be happy. So we'd like you offer you a full refund for your purchase if you'd like to send it back. Please PM me and let me know.

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Vim,

I appreciate your customer service. I was able to get the knob off using a strap wrench. Crazy! I have no idea how it stuck so hard when I put it on by hand before. I am not ready to give up on this yet. Both yours and Derrick's responses show me that this is not a normal circumstance. I am going to send my knob back to Derrick and we will give it another go. The knobs are nice if the paint doesn't chip off.

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Old 05-22-2013, 01:43 AM   #458
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I've had mine for a year with no chips... I don't wear a watch or ring though. I will vouch for the knobs. I don't have my subie anymore now I need a knob for my evo *hint hint*. Seems the new location presented issues. It happens with all types of manufacturing.
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:14 AM   #459
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Sorry for the delay in my reply. Got a full plate of things I am dealing with right now.

My problem was more to do with the roughness of the finish. The gunmetal pic at the beginning of the thread indicated a santinish (yet smooth) finish. I guess I was expecting it would be smoother. Not your fault, just the risk I take buying something unseen. The dimensions and the weight feel great as I indicated before
Want a black one? I'd consider trading with ya! (I thought the black was gonna be matte/rough whereas it's as smooth as the blue/red)
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Wow. I have a gun metal and it's completely smooth; glass finish. Yours looks like it was lightly textured. It's a nice effect, just interesting that the finishes would end up so different. I assume it has to do with the different vendors used on this latest batch. If you want a smoother finish I'll trade you mine, I'd be happy with either. If you're interested shoot me a PM and I'll take some pics of mine tonight.

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Sorry for the delay in my reply. Got a full plate of things I am dealing with right now.

My problem was more to do with the roughness of the finish. The gunmetal pic at the beginning of the thread indicated a santinish (yet smooth) finish. I guess I was expecting it would be smoother. Not your fault, just the risk I take buying something unseen. The dimensions and the weight feel great as I indicated before
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:17 AM   #461
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Vim,

I appreciate your customer service. I was able to get the knob off using a strap wrench. Crazy! I have no idea how it stuck so hard when I put it on by hand before. I am not ready to give up on this yet. Both yours and Derrick's responses show me that this is not a normal circumstance. I am going to send my knob back to Derrick and we will give it another go. The knobs are nice if the paint doesn't chip off.

Ric
I will be returning this to Vim after all. I appreciate all I your emails Derrick, but I am ready to move on.

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Old 05-22-2013, 11:40 AM   #462
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I've had mine for a year with no chips... I don't wear a watch or ring though. I will vouch for the knobs. I don't have my subie anymore now I need a knob for my evo *hint hint*. Seems the new location presented issues. It happens with all types of manufacturing.
pretty long thread to follow, but it seems as though it's this year's batch that is having some issues. They are using a new power coating, which I think it's in Anarchy's best interest to never use again. Even my black knob finish is way glossier than pics I've seen in previous group buys.

To the poster that was having trouble screwing it on, the same thing happened to me. There was like sand inside the knob. I had a very difficult time screwing on the knob (mentioned all this in an earlier post) make sure to lube up the threads of your shifter to avoid it getting stuck again.
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:56 PM   #463
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I have a six speed so it screws close to my collar


Yeah mine is a 13' 5spd and the gap I m talking about looks like this. Bothers the hell out of me.
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:12 PM   #464
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Yeah mine is a 13' 5spd and the gap I m talking about looks like this. Bothers the hell out of me.
That looks really high. You might have the issue I had where my bottom threads were inundated with sand/paint. I had to scrape and wash the interior to get it to go down to my collar.
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You can't pull the shift boot up onto the collar?

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Yeah mine is a 13' 5spd and the gap I m talking about looks like this. Bothers the hell out of me.
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:23 PM   #466
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Want a black one? I'd consider trading with ya! (I thought the black was gonna be matte/rough whereas it's as smooth as the blue/red)
Yeah honestly I was disappointed on the finish of the black that I ordered. Not what I expected.

And to Twister, good luck, hopefully you can find something that works for you.
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:25 PM   #467
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That looks really high. You might have the issue I had where my bottom threads were inundated with sand/paint. I had to scrape and wash the interior to get it to go down to my collar.
Wow really?! I need to check this tonight. Hope the thread didn't mess up my shifter lever. I have tighten it as far as I can with hand without added force.


This is very disappointing.
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:32 PM   #468
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Hopefully the sand inside is going to release your lever. I had to use a strap wrench on mine . Now my shifter lever needs to be adjusted.
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Hopefully the sand inside is going to release your lever. I had to use a strap wrench on mine . Now my shifter lever needs to be adjusted.
Wow this is real bad.
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:55 PM   #470
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Yeah mine is a 13' 5spd and the gap I m talking about looks like this. Bothers the hell out of me.
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That looks really high. You might have the issue I had where my bottom threads were inundated with sand/paint. I had to scrape and wash the interior to get it to go down to my collar.
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Yeah honestly I was disappointed on the finish of the black that I ordered. Not what I expected.

And to Twister, good luck, hopefully you can find something that works for you.
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Wow really?! I need to check this tonight. Hope the thread didn't mess up my shifter lever. I have tighten it as far as I can with hand without added force.

This is very disappointing.
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Wow this is real bad.
what's real bad? did you figure out if there is actually anything in your threads? what's disappointing? a guy getting you riled up because he had an isolated incident with his knob? i can understand your frustration, but i will help you get it taken care of.

also, what shifter are you on? it appears as though it's down through all the threads, at least from the picture, i see no threads peeking out from the bottom of the knob. is that a stock boot? there looks like there is slack on the boot you could pull up, looks like less than a 1/3" from the boot retainer to the knob, did you pull it up onto the knob?

as far as the finish, people want matte, people want gloss, people want texture. i literally cannot please everyone with the finish of the knob, someone is always unhappy. the finish of the knob changed because i was getting far more call for a glossyesque finish than i was for a matte/dull finish. it is a satin finish, not high gloss and not dull. that is 100% what we advertised the finish to be. the paint code on the powder is "Satin Pure Black", i can understand your frustration but if i were to tailor make every knob to peoples specifications as far as color i would never make a dime and i would go out of business in less than a week.

that doesn't explain the boot retainer, that is odd. did it thread on easily when you installed originally? or was it hard? roughly how far did it go down? 1/4" 1/2" 3/4"?

twister - good luck, i hope you find something that suits your needs. sorry i couldn't help you. i've never had ANYONE need to use a strap wrench to get their knob off and never had anyone have to readjust their shift lever after uninstalling my knob, frankly i'm not even sure what that means.

if you have questions about getting your knob fixed or replaced or your money back, please email derrick@anarchymotive.com and CC vim@goforman.com.

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what's real bad? did you figure out if there is actually anything in your threads? what's disappointing? a guy getting you riled up because he had an isolated incident with his knob? i can understand your frustration, but i will help you get it taken care of.

also, what shifter are you on? it appears as though it's down through all the threads, at least from the picture, i see no threads peeking out from the bottom of the knob. is that a stock boot? there looks like there is slack on the boot you could pull up, looks like less than a 1/3" from the boot retainer to the knob, did you pull it up onto the knob?

as far as the finish, people want matte, people want gloss, people want texture. i literally cannot please everyone with the finish of the knob, someone is always unhappy. the finish of the knob changed because i was getting far more call for a glossyesque finish than i was for a matte/dull finish. it is a satin finish, not high gloss and not dull. that is 100% what we advertised the finish to be. the paint code on the powder is "Satin Pure Black", i can understand your frustration but if i were to tailor make every knob to peoples specifications as far as color i would never make a dime and i would go out of business in less than a week.

that doesn't explain the boot retainer, that is odd. did it thread on easily when you installed originally? or was it hard? roughly how far did it go down? 1/4" 1/2" 3/4"?

twister - good luck, i hope you find something that suits your needs. sorry i couldn't help you. i've never had ANYONE need to use a strap wrench to get their knob off and never had anyone have to readjust their shift lever after uninstalling my knob, frankly i'm not even sure what that means.

if you have questions about getting your knob fixed or replaced or your money back, please email derrick@anarchymotive.com and CC vim@goforman.com.

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It threaded on easily when I first installed it. I am hoping I am not in the same boat as Twister, how it messed up his shift lever. I am using the stock shifter.

And yes, I emailed you already about the defect with the small dent. Haven't heard back.
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It threaded on easily when I first installed it. I am hoping I am not in the same boat as Twister, how it messed up his shift lever. I am using the stock shifter.

And yes, I emailed you already about the defect with the small dent. Haven't heard back.
if it threaded on easily the first time odds are you don't have the same issue. you would have noticed resistance.

you need to physically pull the boot up over the retainer. the boot has stretch in it.

the dent, i'm not sure what that is. i've never seen another knob with that. i looked at some STi ones i had at my house and didn't see it, even with black knobs.
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if it threaded on easily the first time odds are you don't have the same issue. you would have noticed resistance.

you need to physically pull the boot up over the retainer. the boot has stretch in it.

the dent, i'm not sure what that is. i've never seen another knob with that. i looked at some STi ones i had at my house and didn't see it, even with black knobs.
So...what can we do about the one I got with the dent...?
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So...what can we do about the one I got with the dent...?
it seems as if you have something in mind? is the dent the only problem with the knob?

i don't have precedent for this (no pun intended), i've never seen another.

the problem is, and i'm not saying you did, but i don't know if it was dropped, or hit, or whatever. basically what i'm saying is i don't have a way to verify that it was a defect in the knob. i had a hard time seeing it in pictures.

what would you like me to do about it? asking honestly, not sarcastically, because it may come across like that.
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as far as the finish, people want matte, people want gloss, people want texture. i literally cannot please everyone with the finish of the knob, someone is always unhappy. the finish of the knob changed because i was getting far more call for a glossyesque finish than i was for a matte/dull finish. it is a satin finish, not high gloss and not dull. that is 100% what we advertised the finish to be. the paint code on the powder is "Satin Pure Black", i can understand your frustration but if i were to tailor make every knob to peoples specifications as far as color i would never make a dime and i would go out of business in less than a week.
As far as this part: I think my only suggestion would be that since there was a change that could have been made more clear, especially as some of the pictures of the black in the first post make it look quite matte.

It's not that a big deal to me, and I am very happy with my knob, but just food for thought come the future. You are clearly working hard to provide great service and I know that all this stuff with the powdercoating sucks. Hopefully come the next group buy everything will go way smoother!
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