I finally got tired of my stock shift knob and decided it was time to change to a weighted knob. I had initially looked elsewhere and had a very bad experience with another company. The Holden knob, although very nice looking, wasn't for me. After a lot of looking around on the internet I found TWM Performance.
They didn't have any models specifically listed for the V. I started a discussion through email with them and they got back to me very quickly. After giving them the measurements of my UUC short shifter shaft they figured it was the same as the 89-04 Corvette. Through the course of several emails they told me to pick the Corvette knob size on the product page and write in the comments for the order that we discussed one for the V. What was great was that we had our discussion through email all the way up to something like 2am EST. That's some amazing customer service!
The style that really attracted me was the TWM Piston in stainless steel. It is 520 grams and just the right size for me. The shifting is easier than stock due to the added weight and the feel is more notchy feeling now.
I really like how the knob feels as the pads on my hand at the lowest joint just fit into the indentation in the top of the knob. There are no sharp edges at all and it is just a really well made piece.
To attach the knob to the shaft of the shifter, they supply you with a little metal collar that you place on the shaft at the desired height. It is secured with three little set screws. After the screws are tightened you simply thread the knob onto the top of the collar and you are done. The collar makes for a modular system so that you can use whatever knob you want on their website, some exceptions of course.
This is the model I chose. The TWM Piston.
Here are some pics of mine installed.
In the pics I scraped and sanded off that old rubbery paint stuff on the shifter bezel and repainted it with some matte black and clear coat. It came out a lot shinier than I expected but I still really like how it looks. The stainless steel of the knob matches the interior of the V quite nicely. At the same time I also added a suede boot from Redline Goods. I'm quite happy about my results. The car is a lot more fun to drive with the heavier knob.
If anyone's looking for a new knob, I'd highly recommend TWM Performance. Shipping is quite speedy and packaging is top notch.