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Trav-E2.0 09-27-2012 05:09 PM

Anarchy Motive Shift Knob How to and Review
 
First off, you are going to want to refer to Twenty's How To on removing the stock knob and boot found here:

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=273852

Thank you Twenty. Gave you rep for the write up cause you did the leg work so I can do this a lil easier [thumb]

Second, this is a shift knob that was solely desgined for a Subaru STI/WRX, just so happens it fits our thread pitch. I asked Derrick (Besthaticouldo here on FF) from Anarchy Motive to send me out both designs of shift knob. The STI has a reverse lockout like older model of Foci and the regular WRX have a rubber ring to lock the shift boot into place on the knob itself. Here's a pic of the difference of stock Focus, regular WRX and reverse lockout STI:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22...-19-37_757.jpg

I tried using the regular WRX knob thinking I can use a zip tie for the boot:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22...3-39-03_17.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22...-24-27_978.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22...-25-35_961.jpg

But, because of such a small groove for the zip tie, the boot would just slip off. So I came up with the idea of using washers and zip ties for the reverse lockout knob.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22...3-38-53_74.jpg

What you are going to do is take a zip tie (we all know what they look like) and zip it to the shaft of the shifter. Then take a 9/16ths washer that fits shaft:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22...-44-30_131.jpg

And the clip that holds the shift boot to the stock shift knob:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22...-38-23_928.jpg

Place in order of zip tie, washer, plastic clip:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22...-45-05_284.jpg

Place boot on top of plastic clip. Next, take a 9/16ths lock washer (smaller than original washer):

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22...-47-12_746.jpg

And stuff in top of boot:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22...-47-39_714.jpg

Screw in reverse lockout knob:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22...-48-37_922.jpg

You will see that the shift boot now won't slide down or "wobble" back and forth as you shift. It is SOLID!

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22...-48-47_112.jpg

Now, you can do this sort of method for adjusting your shift boot for any shift knob on the market, but this knob is top of the line. When I had my 05' Focus MTX, I tried a number of different knobs. Focus Central, Steeda, Stock, etc. And this has to be one of the better weighted knobs I've had. Going through the gears it almosts shifts itself. No more "notchy" shifting. This massive knob weighs in at 671 grams (1.48 lbs), at least twice the weight of any weighted knob I've ever had and is made of one piece solid steel.

It comes in other colors:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22...53417508_o.jpg

Blue, Gun Metal, White, Black and Red, but I chose gun metal because I have a tan/black with silver accents interior and it matches up really well. The knob is powdercoated, not painted. Smooth in touch. Which will stand up to some abuse. I actually droped my screwdriver (tip first) on to the knob when screwing around with something else and not even a scratch!

I have relatively "average" hands (I wear medium sized gloves) and even though that it's ginourmous in size, the knob fits perfect while shifting.

Even though this is made for a Subaru, with minor modding of the shift boot, it's a perfect fit for 12'-13' Foci.

The price is a little steep at $90 shipped, but we all know the fact of "we get what we pay for" and this knob is worth every penny. Looking at all the knobs that have been posted in the forums for our car, nothing matches up better and nothing I've ever had feels better through the gears.

If you want to check them out, here is the site:

www.anarchymotive.com

or if you want to email Derrick directly with any questions or ordering:

derrick@anarchymotive.com

Lastly, here is a reference from stock and AM knobs:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22...-19-30_192.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22...-34-39_317.jpg

besthaticouldo 09-28-2012 03:03 PM

thats a good solution! looks sick dude.

glad you enjoy it.

meattooth 09-28-2012 04:21 PM

Awesome job and the knob looks amazing! Thanks for the write up.

macdiesel 09-28-2012 05:35 PM

What's the width of the knob itself?

Twenty 09-28-2012 09:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trav-E2.0 (Post 4376245)
First off, you are going to want to refer to Twenty's How To on removing the stock knob and boot found here:

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=273852

Thank you Twenty. Gave you rep for the write up cause you did the leg work so I can do this a lil easier [thumb]

Much appreciated, thank you! [thumb]

Right back at ya.

glocker 09-29-2012 08:28 AM

That looks great! I might look into this.

Trav-E2.0 09-29-2012 01:29 PM

Thanks all...yeah Derrick, I love it!

Quote:

Originally Posted by macdiesel (Post 4378003)
What's the width of the knob itself?

I took a tape measure and from what I can tell it measures at 2 1/4" in width.

macdiesel 09-30-2012 04:07 PM

Thanks trav. About 1/4" bigger than my Twmperformance knob. Looking to upgrade to a Javier knob soon.

besthaticouldo 10-01-2012 12:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by macdiesel (Post 4378003)
What's the width of the knob itself?

Quote:

Originally Posted by macdiesel (Post 4380450)
Thanks trav. About 1/4" bigger than my Twmperformance knob. Looking to upgrade to a Javier knob soon.

2.15" diameter. with powdercoat it's probably close to 2.2"

mine outweighs anything that TWM makes.

macdiesel 10-07-2012 09:54 AM

Will these knobs fit mk1 foci?


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