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    Weighted Shift Knobs! Why should you get one?

    So, I recently purchased a BLOX gold 5 speed weighted shift knob, 450 grams weight (significantly heavier than stock). Now, some may think this might be bad for the trans, but the trans is connected to the shifter via cables if I am not mistaken, so there is no possible problem of having added weight tugging on anything causing wear.

    If you feel like the shifting could be smoother, I recommend getting a weighted shift knob. After driving the stock light weight shift knob (es model? dunno if difference than de) the shifts bugged me once in awhile. I would go from second to third and it would feel like it wouldn't go. I am no amateur driver mind you. It was almost like a mis-shift. Sometimes when shifting fast (driving like a maniac!) sometimes it wouldn't go.

    After the weighted shift knob install, I have no issues at all at any time. Each gear engages smoothly, quick shift, slow shift, doesn't matter, its smooth as butter. It also has extended the shifter up a little higher since the way the stock shifter screws on and is recessed a bit. I think the only added part the shifter needs is a short shifter....

    For absolute, the shift knob you will need is 10mm x 1.25mm.



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    Agree. We got a solid Al knob and it improved shifting. Inertia helps to smooth out engagement

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    So tell me clock wise or counterclockwise to remove knop ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleartec View Post
    So tell me clock wise or counterclockwise to remove knop ?
    Regular thread: righty tighty lefty loosey

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    Namco - got a pic?

    Added to our Mirage Modifications, Customizations, and DIY list

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclopathic View Post
    Regular thread: righty tighty lefty loosey
    Ok thanks this I know but as you know the car is made in a country where they drive on the wrong site of the road, that is why I was not sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    Not namco, but this is the one we got:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o06_s00



    8.8oz = 250g, <$10

    I dislike the plastic inserts as they doesn't seem to give positive lock feel, and it is a tiny bit long to go all the way down with OEM shifter cover. 4 star item, otherwise would have been 5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    I'll upload one tomorrow when there is daylight to snap a quality picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by namco View Post
    I'll upload one tomorrow when there is daylight to snap a quality picture.
    Finally got a chance to snag some pics.

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    Good luck on those hot summer days, and cold winter mornings. That Shift knob has to be Terrible in both those situations being a polished aluminum like that.
    Fixx...Get a tennis ball cut a X in the bottom and put on top. I know that what my buddy has done on his Miata with a similar Shiftier


    There is no I in team. But there is a PU in group and you guys stink.....

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