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#4545401 - 10/16/17 06:18 PM New shifter knob
Ausfahrt Offline

Registered: 04/07/08
Posts: 1374
Loc: Fl & Vt
OK, I will acknowledge that this may be considered a frivolous upgrade.

I hated the shifter knob in my 2015 Tacoma so I changed it and I think that the new one is too cool.

Here is a pic of my stock shifter knob...

And a few of my new knob. grin2

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#4545418 - 10/16/17 06:33 PM Re: New shifter knob [Re: Ausfahrt]
CT8 Offline

Registered: 10/09/14
Posts: 11025
Loc: Idaho
It doesn't fit the looks of the vehicle.
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#4545425 - 10/16/17 06:36 PM Re: New shifter knob [Re: Ausfahrt]
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Registered: 03/04/17
Posts: 4343
Loc: Soviet State of Washington
Old school and I like it.
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#4545433 - 10/16/17 06:40 PM Re: New shifter knob [Re: Ausfahrt]
Chris142 Offline

Registered: 06/05/03
Posts: 16844
Loc: Deplorable in apple valley, ca
Just wait till summer when that knob is 900 degrees smile
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#4545456 - 10/16/17 06:58 PM Re: New shifter knob [Re: Ausfahrt]
JHZR2 Offline

Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 41805
Loc: New Jersey
Good on you for finding an MT truck these days. Not sure it matches the look of the truck, but it's not flashy or overly gaudy, so if you're happy, I'm happy!

#4545458 - 10/16/17 06:59 PM Re: New shifter knob [Re: Ausfahrt]
Bud Offline

Registered: 06/04/02
Posts: 1726
Loc: Texas
Same type of knob that came on my 71 MGB.
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#4545492 - 10/16/17 07:37 PM Re: New shifter knob [Re: Ausfahrt]
Mr Nice Offline

Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 21209
Loc: Orlando, FL
Similar to the Hurst I had on my 5.0 Mustang

#4545502 - 10/16/17 07:49 PM Re: New shifter knob [Re: Mr Nice]
69GTX Offline

Registered: 09/23/15
Posts: 3815
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I prefer the OEM style as it is better fitted to one's hand and probably makes for easier shifts for most people. I have a big ball on my T56 and don't like. But the tapered/leather Hurst shifter would run me $65 or so. Stuck with the ball I guess. For someone with huge hands, I could see where the large Hurst ball is a better fit though.

Fwiw, those plastic Hurst type balls often increase the rattle noises in the cabin. They often aren't well-silenced.

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#4545547 - 10/16/17 08:37 PM Re: New shifter knob [Re: Ausfahrt]
ClutchDisc Offline

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The old one looks way better.
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#4545555 - 10/16/17 08:43 PM Re: New shifter knob [Re: Ausfahrt]
spasm3 Offline

Registered: 05/30/10
Posts: 8665
Loc: North Carolina
Looks like a knob that would look good on a 50-60's car. No it does not match the truck, but who cares?

If you like it and it feels good shifting, enjoy it, it does not matter what anyone else thinks.

Edited by spasm3 (10/16/17 08:43 PM)
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#4545618 - 10/16/17 09:25 PM Re: New shifter knob [Re: Ausfahrt]
bdcardinal Offline

Registered: 06/03/05
Posts: 11014
Loc: Santa Barbara, CA
Looks like the ball I got from MGW to use with my new shifter.

I have this guy to keep the shifter ball cool on the hot days. It actually helps a bunch.

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#4545778 - 10/17/17 04:17 AM Re: New shifter knob [Re: Ausfahrt]
Ausfahrt Offline

Registered: 04/07/08
Posts: 1374
Loc: Fl & Vt
Thanks guys, I know that you don't all like it but I do. If I tire of it I can change it back in about two minutes! drive
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'15 Tacoma 4x4 MT 25k
'03 Camry AT 140k
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#4545836 - 10/17/17 06:22 AM Re: New shifter knob [Re: Ausfahrt]
Kira Offline

Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 5266
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
Cool little highlights like a shifter knob can "harmonize or contrast"........just like elements of my wardrobe.

#4545856 - 10/17/17 06:52 AM Re: New shifter knob [Re: Ausfahrt]
Virtus_Probi Offline

Registered: 06/25/15
Posts: 3972
Loc: New England
I prefer the original shifter, but it's the OPer's car and he should do whatever floats his boat. I'd say it's definitely worth keeping the original around in case of a resale, then the truck can be advertised as having a "like new" shifter!
Want to talk about frivolous upgrades, I have an STi oil cap on my FXT. I was buying a thicker rear sway bar and wanted to add on something to get free shipping, saw the fancy cap and thought about how nasty the plastic yellow oil cap on my car looked. The STi cap actually less practical than the OEM piece as it gets really hot and is hard to grip in general, but it sure looks cool in a completely hidden to the public kind of way.
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#4546097 - 10/17/17 10:47 AM Re: New shifter knob [Re: Ausfahrt]
E150GT Offline

Registered: 03/11/12
Posts: 1110
Loc: San Antonio, TX
I like heavy shift knobs. I put a heavy metal one in my Mazda to go along with the short shift plate. Throw in a redline goods leather shift boot and it’s a winning combination.
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