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Shift Knob: How heavy is too heavy?

Discussion in 'Other Vehicle Discussions' started by 90 accord, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. 90 accord

    90 accord Chicks dig the box Moderator VIP

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    as the title says, is there a certain amount of weight before it either becomes simply excessive or worst case, counter productive?

    i had a guy at work make me a knob, to my specs, and it turned out a lot heavier then i had originally thought.. it ended up being 3.5" long and 2.0lbs it's entirely badass, but i noticed the ones street unit is selling were 1.32 lbs..

    here's a pic of it just for reference.. keep in mind that this is still a work on progress and the gap between the knob and boot will be addressed shortly :)

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    Personally, I couldn't care less about the weight if it feels good while shifting and fits my hand well.

    Yours looks really badass.
     
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    90 accord Chicks dig the box Moderator VIP

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    thanks! the manual machinist at work slapped it together.. still needs some polishing and some sort of anti corrosion coating, but overall, i'm really happy with the feel.. the top and bottom angles fit my hand perfectly
     
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    Battle Pope New Member

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    That's in the speed3 right?
     
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    disableddan Crazy Insane

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    Pretty sweeeet, dont you love knowing a machinist? :D
     
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    honestly if it feels like it shifts nice and fits right then who cares what the weight is..im going to be having my bro make me one at school..hoping for atleast a 2lb weight..
     
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    I'm pretty sure the skunk2 shifters shit know is ~460gr (1lb), the one you hade made comes in at 907gr(2lbs). So yeah it's heavier than most but I'm sure it's fine.
     
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    caboose USDM to the bone

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    It is too heavy if it slows your car down from the additional weight, or you no longer have enough strength to shift
     
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    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    So like an anvil wouldnt make a good shift knob?:D
     
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    It's too heavy if it doesn't "reset"/naturally go into neutral or you're at the point where you can't feel it going into gear.
     
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    90 accord Chicks dig the box Moderator VIP

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    so, i found the downside to this new knob... got in the car after work today.. the OAT was 118 degree's >.< i couldnt hardly touch the knob without burning my hand..
     
  14. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    I was going to point that out. I have a black metal one on my car. Sucks sometimes.
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    That's any metal shiftknob! I had that problem too when I had the "blue ball" shiftknob.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    :concur:
    my skunk2 knob is the same way


    carry a "shifter glove" for those hot days
     
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