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Old 06-17-2012, 05:39 PM   #41
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I love the white ball!!!! I'm kicking myself now lol what's the weight on that one?
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:20 PM   #42
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I love the white ball!!!! I'm kicking myself now lol what's the weight on that one?
Thanks man! Like I said, Sonic_Hedgehog posted a pic of his and the look grew on me. Don't have an exact weight or anything but it's definitely lighter than the stock knob. Probably like 1/2 to 3/4 of the weight.

I have a tendency to shift a bit more forcefully than most I think so I don't notice any difference in effort to get into gear. However, those that don't like to put a lot of effort into shifting may want to find something weighted. It's not like it makes it hard to get into gear or anything, it just may annoy some people after a while.

The reasons I went with this one were:

1) Numbers and shift pattern aren't just painted onto the ball (with a higher chance of wear). They are inset into the resin and then painted.

2) It comes with a black piece that is meant to act as a boot attachment and cover for the shifter between the boot and shift knob. I used it to hold up the shift boot all the way by turning it upside down and sandwiching the boot between it and the knob.

You can see what piece I'm talking about in the link for the shift knob here.
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:47 PM   #43
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BWill... Nice Man... Thanks for checking out my build
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:48 PM   #44
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I'm almost considering the platinum blox sphere knob for my '12 white. What do you guys think? Would that look right?
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No problem man, helped me out!

Did you get your shift boot situation taken care of?

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I'm almost considering the platinum blox sphere knob for my '12 white. What do you guys think? Would that look right?
Shift knobs are kinda different from a lot of other cosmetic mods, given the fact that they don't necessarily have to match anything else on or in the car. It's all personal preference man.

If you didn't see, two of the guys on here got Blox knobs (their posts with pictures are on the first page of this thread). One was in the platinum and the other was the ball shifter, so by looking at them both you could get a good idea what that would look like.
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Not yet... It's been a busy week and I still haven't stopped by Harbor Freight.
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Not yet... It's been a busy week and I still haven't stopped by Harbor Freight.
I hear ya.

I hadn't ever seen drill bit stops wide enough to use on the shifter so I was curious where you were going to find one haha!

If you still are going that route. Guess there are a few other ways you could rig something up.
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I hear ya.

I hadn't ever seen drill bit stops wide enough to use on the shifter so I was curious where you were going to find one haha!

If you still are going that route. Guess there are a few other ways you could rig something up.
I actually found some 12mm stops on a website from the UK and I have found 1/2" here in the states
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To update everyone... Drill stops at Harbor Freight $2.99 for 7 different sizes. I'll be playing with them later and I'll take pictures.
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