: Gear Shift Knob Options



Black Sunshine
11-24-07, 01:08 PM
OK. I've read all the threads on this subject and after sifting thru all the "conversations" I really didn't find a whole bunch of useful info/pictures.

UUC knob. (Lindsay still got em on sale?)
GTO knob.
Corvette knob.
Think that was pretty much it.

Anyone try (unsuccessfully) or currently using anything else? Momo? ISOTTA? Others?

Found these guys have a pretty good selection:
http://stores.ebay.com/Crowders-Customizing_Shift-Knobs_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQfsubZ8QQftidZ2QQtZkm

randycsvt
11-24-07, 01:55 PM
Has anybody considered using universal shift knob and boot like momo? You could take a part the clip that holds the boot in and feed a momo shift boot through it. The momo knob whould be held in place on the shifter with built in allen screws. The boot and knob screw together and would look like it was meant to be there.

stkshkr
11-24-07, 02:16 PM
You can always run a die on the shifter lever and use any of the screw on knobs.
I have this one
http://store.summitracing.com/largeimage.asp?part=BMM-80658&Prod=B%26M+Universal+T%2DHandle+Shift+Knobs&img=bmm-80658_w.jpg

crankedupforit
11-24-07, 04:37 PM
OK. I've read all the threads on this subject and after sifting thru all the "conversations" I really didn't find a whole bunch of useful info/pictures.

UUC knob. (Lindsay still got em on sale?)
GTO knob.
Corvette knob.
Think that was pretty much it.

Anyone try (unsuccessfully) or currently using anything else? Momo? ISOTTA? Others?

Found these guys have a pretty good selection:
http://stores.ebay.com/Crowders-Customizing_Shift-Knobs_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQfsubZ8QQftidZ2QQtZkm

I like the UUC big bling leather covered knob. Everyone rags about the dildo factor, but these knobs look just like the set up in the Audis. If your looking for something that looks cool, I'm sure there are alternatives, but the 22ounce weight of the UUC knob actually does improve the shifters feel and response. They are not a molded piece of plastic like mosy OEM knobs so cha-ching. They are unique and actually have some thought behind the design other than looks.

nikon
11-24-07, 07:04 PM
I've got the Lastss knob on mine, got in from a forum member....it just plops on, then secured with a little screw that is hidden by a little rubber ring......be careful with the all metal knobs though, depending on how hot it gets where you live, and if your car stays outside during those hot times, it's a bitch to shift......

Twitch
11-24-07, 07:08 PM
OK. I've read all the threads on this subject and after sifting thru all the "conversations" I really didn't find a whole bunch of useful info/pictures.

UUC knob. (Lindsay still got em on sale?)
GTO knob.
Corvette knob.
Think that was pretty much it.

Anyone try (unsuccessfully) or currently using anything else? Momo? ISOTTA? Others?

Found these guys have a pretty good selection:
http://stores.ebay.com/Crowders-Customizing_Shift-Knobs_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQfsubZ8QQftidZ2QQtZkm

You just added another item to my short list.
How do you know if they'll fit? What's the shaft diameter in our cars?

Twitch
11-24-07, 07:10 PM
Has anybody considered using universal shift knob and boot like momo? You could take a part the clip that holds the boot in and feed a momo shift boot through it. The momo knob whould be held in place on the shifter with built in allen screws. The boot and knob screw together and would look like it was meant to be there.

Sounds interesting. Got any links?

CTSV_Rob
11-24-07, 08:38 PM
Heavy has a different Knob on his ride, maybe he will chime in with what he used.

I have the O-ring Dildo Shifter (UUC) and it fits my hand perfectly (I hope L5 or F don't see this).

The extra weight makes for some soomth shifts. It is tough to get past the look but now that I have run with it for a while I wouldn't switch. It's made well, Fit's my hand, and the extra weight does improve the shifting.

mlg
11-24-07, 09:21 PM
have MOMO anatomic for a year, nice leather about 46$ , i think thru momo.com, they have about 50 diff models. i like but its not that heavy, ? 8 oz, attches w 3 allen head screws, used lg wire tie under boot to keep snug againt khnob

OldRoadDawg
11-25-07, 12:19 AM
What's the shaft diameter in our cars?
Back when I was trying a Monaro knob on mine I mic'd the shaft and it was just over 1/2"

randycsvt
11-25-07, 08:24 AM
Sounds interesting. Got any links?

just google "momo shift knob" and go to their main site. The knobs will remain fixed on your shifter by three pointed allen head screws that are at the base of the knob. The points of the screws dig into the shifter and hold it in place. The very bottom of the knob is threaded to accept a momo shift boot. You just screw the boot onto the knob and both pieces look like they were made as one piece.

TO get the boot to look good I would just take apart the factory shift boot housing and find a way to place the momo one inside it.


The only downside to momo knobs is that they are not weighted, but that might not be a big deal for you. It's not like the factory one is heavy.

pietroraimondi
11-25-07, 09:41 AM
I've got the Lastss knob on mine, got in from a forum member....it just plops on, then secured with a little screw that is hidden by a little rubber ring......be careful with the all metal knobs though, depending on how hot it gets where you live, and if your car stays outside during those hot times, it's a bitch to shift......

I have 3 remaining LastSS solid billet forged aluminum shift knobs remaining it anyone has any interest; they can PM me.

They were all machined from solid stock forged 6061-T6 billet aluminum and then anobrite plated in a frosted finish to match the brushed aluminum interior trim of the CTSV.

For any questions concerning quality; Nikon can probably give you the best input.

Black Sunshine
11-25-07, 12:16 PM
Weighted shift knobs

http://www.twmshiftknobs.com/
http://specs.jazzproparts.com/wiki/Shift_knobs
http://www.optomizescion.com/product-details.asp?ID=2965&category=Accessories

atdeneve
11-25-07, 12:31 PM
I have 3 remaining LastSS solid billet forged aluminum shift knobs remaining it anyone has any interest; they can PM me.

They were all machined from solid stock forged 6061-T6 billet aluminum and then anobrite plated in a frosted finish to match the brushed aluminum interior trim of the CTSV.

For any questions concerning quality; Nikon can probably give you the best input.

Can anyone post some pics?

CTSV_Rob
11-25-07, 12:42 PM
Weighted shift knobs

http://www.twmshiftknobs.com/
http://specs.jazzproparts.com/wiki/Shift_knobs
http://www.optomizescion.com/product-details.asp?ID=2965&category=Accessories
Also:
http://www.uucmotorwerks.com/CTSV/VKNOB/index.htm

heavymetals
11-25-07, 01:00 PM
MOMO knob on mine (UUC).

pietroraimondi
11-25-07, 02:22 PM
I have 3 remaining LastSS solid billet forged aluminum shift knobs remaining it anyone has any interest; they can PM me.

They were all machined from solid stock forged 6061-T6 billet aluminum and then anobrite plated in a frosted finish to match the brushed aluminum interior trim of the CTSV.

For any questions concerning quality; Nikon can probably give you the best input.

Remaining Shift knobs are pictured on the right. Round head without grooved rubber ring insert.

Very high end quality and machined from a solid block of 6061-T6 forged billet alloy. Unlike a cast molded shift knob, this shifter knob has a very nice weighted feel to compliment the UUC short throw shifter.

nikon
11-25-07, 08:14 PM
I'll try and snap a pic of mine when I get home, I have the one with the o-ring around it. Very good quality and highly recommended.

CVP33
11-25-07, 09:11 PM
have MOMO anatomic for a year, nice leather about 46$ , i think thru momo.com, they have about 50 diff models. i like but its not that heavy, ? 8 oz, attches w 3 allen head screws, used lg wire tie under boot to keep snug againt khnob

I have the same. Love it! Feels great in the hand. I know, I know, who needs an aftermarket knob on the slush box. I just like the looks better. :thumbsup:

Twitch
11-25-07, 10:05 PM
MOMO knob on mine (UUC).

That's the one I'm probably getting, but in silver.
Combat evo, right?

The $$$ you guys save me on repairs and stuff doesn't quite seem to make up for all the toys you turn me on to,,,mod rookie :alchi:

rand49er
11-26-07, 02:44 PM
MOMO knob on mine (UUC).Now, that one I like! :thumbsup:

I don't like the idea of a weighty shift knob. Seems like it would not only slow down the process of shifting, but require even more effort ... and this on top of having a short shifter that already has increased the effort a bit.

Hey, heavy, is that this one?

http://www.ltbmotorsports.com/mocoevoai.html

mlg
11-26-07, 04:57 PM
see my post from today, mlg

CTSV_Rob
11-26-07, 06:03 PM
I don't like the idea of a weighty shift knob. Seems like it would not only slow down the process of shifting, but require even more effort ...
Does not, actually the opposite. You are not lifting the weight but pulling and pushing and to get it started you don't even notice but when you get to the gate it seems to shift smoother because it helps it through.