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Old 04-14-2005, 02:40 PM   #1
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Question Counter-weighted shift knobs

Does anybody know who makes a good counterweighted shift knob for the focus. I would like one close to the GReddy ones which are 13.5 ounces. the closest I have found so far are 6 ounces.

Otherwise, anyone know the thread pattern so I could find one that wasn't listed for the focus but would fit?

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Old 04-16-2005, 09:16 PM   #2
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What kinda performance gains will come from a counterweighted knob. I dont get it. Sounds like a waste of dollar$ IMO.
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Weighted shift knobs increase the ease of getting the car into gear. It takes a bit more effort to start the shift, but the weighted knob really makes it a much 'smoother' transition into gear.
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Yeah the ease of shifting is why I wnat it. My buddy has a GReddy in his subaru and it shifts sooo much nicer.
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I believe someone suggest Momo earlier in one of my threads. I'd have to look it up, but i BELIEVE that it was Momo.
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Yeah the ease of shifting is why I wnat it. My buddy has a GReddy in his subaru and it shifts sooo much nicer.
The transmission and clutch also play a huge role in that. The Getrag transmission is a little notchy in nature...
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Yeah, the scubby trannies are real clicky but, just the difference from his stock knob to the weighted one was incredable.

And as for Momo, most of theirs are "universal fit" which means a set screw, rather than acctually threading on, and call me picky, but thats not good enough for me.
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Old 04-21-2005, 10:02 PM   #8
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^^^^ picky^^^^ j/k

Another thing to look at is a knob compatible with the reverse lockout. I think Momo has a number of them that are compatible. The Momo knobs are nice, but damned expensive.
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There's currently some RS shift knobs on ebay. I believe i read somewhere that where coutherweighted.

RS Knob 1
RS Knob 2

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i like the RS knob but if you have an svt and you ever bring your car to a valet they might think 6th is reverse
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