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Old 02-16-2013, 12:30 AM   #81
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Not necessarily, aesthetics are a big reason and not all knobs are heavier than OEM.
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:39 AM   #82
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I guess I always go back to function first. I'm thinking of milling a hollow one out of wood or plastic then filling with lead. But I probably won't get the time
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:41 AM   #83
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WC has no ST knobs yet :(
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:23 PM   #84
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WC has no ST knobs yet :(
I'm working with Chris to make sure we get the correct measurements for the counterbore for the reverse pull up and the depth for the threading so it sits a bit lower or equal to stock. We (st owners) might have to cut the collar down Just a bit so that the collar pull up goes all the way into the new knob.

It's just a little hard since I'm in Canada emailing him pictures :p and giving him the specs needed.
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:31 PM   #85
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I'm working with Chris to make sure we get the correct measurements for the counterbore for the reverse pull up and the depth for the threading so it sits a bit lower or equal to stock. We (st owners) might have to cut the collar down Just a bit so that the collar pull up goes all the way into the new knob.

It's just a little hard since I'm in Canada emailing him pictures :p and giving him the specs needed.
Hey at least you got the ball rolling! That's awesome
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:58 AM   #86
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I have tried many different shift knobs of various weights, and on both the Getrag MT 285 and Ford MTX75, I prefer lighter weight knobs for the precise feel, and increased accuracy gained by losing all that counterweight mass.

I think part of this is just *how* you shift. I shift with my fingertips, treating the shifter like a little joystick. I like to feel the gates, synchros, and gear meshing in my hand while I shift. The heavy knobs mask all of those sensations, and instead provide a solid unified thunk into gear. I can understand why that is desirable for a lot of people, too, but I don't prefer it.

BTW Latheworks has made many lightweight knobs as well, a few friends of mine use them and still swear by them.
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Removing OEM shift knob: How to

I've got a plastic cue ball style knob and I don't mind the lack of weight one bit.

I had a driver friend (from the UK) that always told me, if it takes more than two fingers to shift into gear you're not at the right speed/rpm/etc... No need to be forcing anything.
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Any idea on how to remove the shifter boot on an automatic?
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I just got a black ball from American Muscle. No time to install it until later in the month.
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Any idea on how to remove the shifter boot on an automatic?
Albary has done it. Here is his build thread. Maybe ask there
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...=299632&page=4
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