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New shifter knob #4545401
10/16/17 05:18 PM
10/16/17 05:18 PM
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Florida
Ausfahrt Offline OP
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Florida
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







'14 Subaru Crosstrek MT 70k
'15 Tacoma 4x4 MT 30k
'03 Camry AT 148k
'07 BMW R1200GSA 71k
'98 Electra Glide 52k


Re: New shifter knob [Re: Ausfahrt] #4545418
10/16/17 05:33 PM
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It doesn't fit the looks of the vehicle.


2015 Ford F150 2.7
2018 Ford F350 6.2
Re: New shifter knob [Re: Ausfahrt] #4545425
10/16/17 05:36 PM
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Old school and I like it.


Cannot see signatures any longer so it doesn’t matter.
Re: New shifter knob [Re: Ausfahrt] #4545433
10/16/17 05:40 PM
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
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Just wait till summer when that knob is 900 degrees smile


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Re: New shifter knob [Re: Ausfahrt] #4545456
10/16/17 05:58 PM
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New Jersey
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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!

Re: New shifter knob [Re: Ausfahrt] #4545458
10/16/17 05:59 PM
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Texas
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Same type of knob that came on my 71 MGB.


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Re: New shifter knob [Re: Ausfahrt] #4545492
10/16/17 06:37 PM
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Orlando, FL
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Similar to the Hurst I had on my 5.0 Mustang

Re: New shifter knob [Re: Mr Nice] #4545502
10/16/17 06:49 PM
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Connecticut
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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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Re: New shifter knob [Re: Ausfahrt] #4545547
10/16/17 07:37 PM
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Detroit area
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The old one looks way better.


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Re: New shifter knob [Re: Ausfahrt] #4545555
10/16/17 07:43 PM
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out there
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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.

Last edited by spasm3; 10/16/17 07:43 PM.

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Re: New shifter knob [Re: Ausfahrt] #4545618
10/16/17 08:25 PM
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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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Re: New shifter knob [Re: Ausfahrt] #4545778
10/17/17 03:17 AM
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Florida
Ausfahrt Offline OP
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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


'14 Subaru Crosstrek MT 70k
'15 Tacoma 4x4 MT 30k
'03 Camry AT 148k
'07 BMW R1200GSA 71k
'98 Electra Glide 52k


Re: New shifter knob [Re: Ausfahrt] #4545836
10/17/17 05:22 AM
10/17/17 05:22 AM
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Champlain/Hudson Valley
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Cool little highlights like a shifter knob can "harmonize or contrast"........just like elements of my wardrobe.

Re: New shifter knob [Re: Ausfahrt] #4545856
10/17/17 05:52 AM
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New England
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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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Re: New shifter knob [Re: Ausfahrt] #4546097
10/17/17 09:47 AM
10/17/17 09:47 AM
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San Antonio, TX
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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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