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Old 03-27-2011, 07:22 PM   #1
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shift knob options

What options are there for upgrading/replacing the shift knob? I would like a nice solid metal one if possible.
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Old 03-27-2011, 08:08 PM   #2
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okay think I found my answer but what size will work?? most sites list in MM
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The factory knob is pressed on, so there are no threads to screw a new knob onto. I welded threads onto mine so I could put whatever knob i wanted on.

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Dude is that a T-bar on a saab
is'nt there some sort of law against that
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Old 03-31-2011, 11:29 AM   #6
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his name is chevyman....

here is what i have ordered:


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001D0KSKI

nice and HEAVY

I plan on doing the reverse keylock delete
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With an S-10 V8, he made his bones.

Normally I'd
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Glad I could make some people laugh haha. I've got one on the truck too. I guess you could say I'm a pretty big fan of em.
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The factory knob is pressed on, so there are no threads to screw a new knob onto. I welded threads onto mine so I could put whatever knob i wanted on.

I was just going to search for shift knob options.This is genius.I'm doing this.
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The factory knob is pressed on, so there are no threads to screw a new knob onto. I welded threads onto mine so I could put whatever knob i wanted on.

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Old 04-05-2011, 09:37 AM   #11
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GS has a custom shifter in the works that will allow the use of many aftermarket knobs.
Short Shifter for Universal Knobs – TrollTuner
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Old 04-05-2011, 10:05 AM   #12
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GS has a custom shifter in the works that will allow the use of many aftermarket knobs.
Short Shifter for Universal Knobs – TrollTuner
I threw a universal on right now. I would love a short shifter though, but how come you need something special for a universal knob? It has the three screws that you tighten with an allen.

will take pics shortly..
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Most automotive manufacturers use threaded rods for their shift knobs to attach to. Ours use splines. Plus we have that fun reverse lift up which actually acts as a guide for 5th gear as well.
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I hate the reverse lift on my car b/c it feels gummed up or something. It takes some finger muscle to get it to move up...I should prob take it off and look but with cold weather I'm worried I'll snap a tab.
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:26 AM   #15
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I removed the reverse lockout and re aligned the linkage and it feels fine now. Unless I like put decent pressure towards the right on the knob as I am going into fifth it goes in just fine.

to get into reverse the car must be in nutral now and you kind of 'boink' the knob ( )into reverse, which is nice that its not too easy to get it so I dont do that while I am driving.

as far as threaded, my BMW was not threaded either so I guess it was no surprise because I did not know better. put the same kind of knob on it too..
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as far as threaded, my BMW was not threaded either so I guess it was no surprise because I did not know better. put the same kind of knob on it too..
What'd you use? I'm contemplating my options, I don't mind losing the lockout.
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:00 AM   #17
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What'd you use? I'm contemplating my options, I don't mind losing the lockout.
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here is what i have ordered:


Amazon.com: NRG Super Low Down Silver Shift Knob: Automotive

nice and HEAVY
will take pics with it in the car soon.

I followed the instructions here (even though I did not have a short shifter to replace the stock one with):
Saab Racing, Saab Performance Parts, Saab 9-3 and 900 Parts

then here (but you already know about those):
25.03.2005: Saab NG900 Shifter Alignment - photo.platonoff.com
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Reading comprehension fail on my part. Thx
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picked up a super cheap e brake handle to match it..should be in the mail

could have figured out a way for the boot to go up high but I like it this way..reminds me of a Ferrari
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Umm, that looks, interesting...

Have touble finding 5th gear now?
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