I got one of the universal knobs from autozone last week and installed it yesterday. Looks much better in real life...pics don't do it justice.
Feels good too.
Shown here from the side. Needs adjusting as it was not centered when I tightened the set screws.
Looks oversized here, but not. Knob diameter is about same as OEM knob.
Sorry to those offended BTW. I really thought the mats would look killer with the other accents and they are definitely well priced. Sometimes people don't know about what is available and those posts are usually followed by Thank You PMs and orders. -I'll limit it down for you all though, my apologies-
Continue DIY build thread:
TTC2k5 - How are you liking the gated alloy shifter with some more miles on it? I was concerned with the notion that you might get more gear box chatter coming up through the tranny hump without the boot.
The knob actually is LESS hot when I get back in the car than my stock knob. I think that since the stock knob had much less metal mass, it caused more temp rise. This knob really isnt bad, even after leaving the car in the sun all day at work in the 95deg Houston heat.
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Overall driving experience is nice. I actually forget it's there during normal stop and go traffic.
You know... I looked at that knob a few weeks ago and almost bought it.
After seeing the thread, I ran across the street from my store and grabbed one.
Wow! It looks and feels great. Even better since I have a B&M short shifter.
Sits right on the rubber boot and looks better than stock.
Never underestimate the stopping power of a tree.