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blk_muzda
04-26-2007, 06:30 PM
I have been thinking about getting a weighted shift knob. I have been looking at the TWM Dessert Eagle, which cost 110 + tax + shipping USD. Pretty much it will cost $145 CAD in total. You guys think it's worth it? Any alternatives out there that you guys recommend?

Kevin@nextmod
04-27-2007, 01:38 AM
the one i'm using is the Razo RA90 which has real carbon fiber and black chrome....weighs 400g...heaviest one out there. I got it a year and a half ago for $85 at pmall...

Nextmod
04-27-2007, 02:58 AM
there are other weighted shift knobs out there for a lot cheaper

azn_outlaw
04-27-2007, 09:42 AM
I gotta say yes there are cheaper alternatives, that can get the job done, yet in my case for my Titanium shift knob, I spent > $120 and it was not weighted..

but what I recommend is:

Skunk2 Weighted Shift knob

azn_outlaw
04-27-2007, 03:00 PM
Also there is the

Greddy Trust Shift knobs
T1R Shift knob (ball style)
Voodoo countersunk

bb1999jan17
04-28-2007, 02:18 PM
wow, $145 just for a knob sounds too much

doughboyr6
04-28-2007, 02:22 PM
i've got a brand new skunk2 10th anniversary knob....

its really really heavy...i think someone weighed it at about 434 grams...

go to mazda3forums and you'll see how many ppl rave about it....

i bought 2 knobs at the same time, i decided to go with the leather wrapped one...so i'm not gonna use the skunk2, still in its packaging, never used.

$90.

blk_muzda
05-20-2007, 02:40 AM
Probably not going to get one now, cause it seems to me that aftermarket shiftknobs are more for short shifters. Most aftermarket knobs will make our stock shifter even higher.

doughboyr6
05-20-2007, 08:37 AM
that doesn't really make sense. by changing your knob it doesn't make it higher, unless the knob you're putting on is huge.

Wild Weasel
05-20-2007, 12:44 PM
that doesn't really make sense. by changing your knob it doesn't make it higher, unless the knob you're putting on is huge.

Lots of aftermarket knobs are taller than stock ones. When I put a MOMO knob on my Sunfire, it was like I was driving an 18-wheeler or something. It was about an inch taller.

I ended up cutting down my stock stick by about the same amount just to make it normal height again.

doughboyr6
05-20-2007, 04:05 PM
i guess it depends on how much it can be threaded in...

Flagrum_3
05-20-2007, 05:09 PM
IMHO anyone who spends anywhere near $145 for a knob, is a KNOB....total waste of money better spent on other mods.


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TurboEight
05-24-2007, 01:11 AM
voodoo>all...haha

ArManI
05-24-2007, 07:39 AM
there are other weighted shift knobs out there for a lot cheaper

yo, got any cheap deal for me? looking for a weighted knob for a while, but dont want to spend too much
is there anything from 500~700g? most i saw is 400~500g...


btw, doughboy u got a pic of the skunk2?

cyberscorpi0
05-24-2007, 10:07 AM
u got a pic of the skunk2?


This is the one from "RacingLab.com". Made from stainless steel featuring a gun-metal finish. Each shift knob is custom-weighted to 440 grams. US$54.95. ($43.23 @ ebay).

http://site.racinglab.com/images/skunk2_shiftknob_sample1.jpg
http://site.racinglab.com/images/skunk2_shiftknob_sample2.jpg

Tokyo Drift
07-25-2007, 05:11 AM
if i were you, i would spend it for other mods. there are many kinds of
knobs but most of them do not look cool

btown-mazda
11-14-2007, 07:17 PM
I ordered the weighted TWM Type R knob, not sure what the weight is but heavy enough that not alot of force is needed in shifting.

lowpro2002
11-14-2007, 10:48 PM
i have a twm knob when i bought the kit, 454 grams.

cereal83
11-15-2007, 03:08 AM
What advantage does a knob like these have? I was gonna get a Sparco one but it was only for looks!

Fuman
11-15-2007, 12:05 PM
What advantage does a knob like these have? I was gonna get a Sparco one but it was only for looks!
weighted shift knobs gives a different shifting feel. Most people I know like it.

M3!
11-15-2007, 10:41 PM
$145 for a shift knob, thats ridiculous!!!

I got this one for free from the Fox and the Fiddle.....

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd249/SIMGOR/ShiftKnob.jpg

1flycdnM3
11-16-2007, 12:16 PM
The only 2 knobs i have actually liked were the Type-R and the Sjunk2 but i cant justify spending the money for them either. I have the short-shifter from TWM and would love a weighted knob, but i will just use the stock one for now.