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Old 06-09-2012, 12:18 AM   #231
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I left everything else stock for now. Obviously down the road I plan on upgrading the stock suspension with a full eibach setup.
I may go that route, any issues with alignment, and would you suggest them for a car that has a 160 mile a day commute?

Edit: and where's a good place to order from?
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Old 06-09-2012, 10:08 AM   #232
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I've found a couple places I can order ball type knobs from. I got this one off of eBay for like $28... Figured I could test fit it and have a different look while I decide between a lime green ball or a custom etched ball.
I like it man, that may be the only aftermarket one I've seen on one of our shifters that actually made me think "yea, I'd spend money on that."

Not that I haven't seen other nice shift knobs, it's just the stock one is perfectly fine with me, so no real rush to change it. I'll be interested to see what method you use to solve the boot issue.

It fits just fine too?
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Old 06-09-2012, 10:19 AM   #233
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I like it man, that may be the only aftermarket one I've seen on one of our shifters that actually made me think "yea, I'd spend money on that."

Not that I haven't seen other nice shift knobs, it's just the stock one is perfectly fine with me, so no real rush to change it. I'll be interested to see what method you use to solve the boot issue.

It fits just fine too?
Yeah... Just find one with a 12x1.25 pitch and it'll fit. Luckily this one fits perfect just torqued down, no need to use the set bolt. The shift pattern lines up perfect with it torqued all the way down.

I've already figured out a remedy just need to find the part. I was going to use a drill bit stop (ring with set screw) and just mash the stock boot holder between it and the knob.

It gave me about 1/2" shortening in height. I was hoping for a little bit more but I like it!
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Old 06-09-2012, 05:54 PM   #234
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I just got my die in the mail to try to cut the threads lower. I want to drop my new knob about an inch.
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Yeah... Just find one with a 12x1.25 pitch and it'll fit. Luckily this one fits perfect just torqued down, no need to use the set bolt. The shift pattern lines up perfect with it torqued all the way down.

I've already figured out a remedy just need to find the part. I was going to use a drill bit stop (ring with set screw) and just mash the stock boot holder between it and the knob.

It gave me about 1/2" shortening in height. I was hoping for a little bit more but I like it!
Cool man. Keep us updated on the fix. I think I'll be picking one of these up.

That's a pretty good idea though. I suppose rubber grommets or something would work as well, just might not be as secure.
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Old 06-10-2012, 12:44 AM   #236
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Ok i think i found the look i am going for, just need Ti headlights and the ST wing with some new wheels lol
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I may go that route, any issues with alignment, and would you suggest them for a car that has a 160 mile a day commute?

Edit: and where's a good place to order from?
I ordered them from autoanything.com Fast shipping and the customer service was great. Even had a coupon for 25 bucks off. I have no alignment issues. The alignment was not changed. For a160 mile commute its really just up to preference. Like I said I don't think the ride quality has diminished any. So to me length does not matter.
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Ok i think i found the look i am going for, just need Ti headlights and the ST wing with some new wheels lol
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I hate the flat black trim on the 2012 lower bumpers and side skirts and I hate the shiny lunchbox peeking out from under the rear bumper like a fat girl’s thong. So I decided to paint it all, trim silver and lunchbox black. It came out pretty nice! Doesn’t match perfectly, but I couldn’t find exact matched paint and it is good enough for me. Check it out:









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