MODERN BILLET SHIFT KNOB

After watching some YouTube videos about classic cars, I was noticing how nice shifters used to look with long thin shift levers and simple spherical shift knobs. Since I already have a retro-looking shift knob, I decided to top it off with a more retro looking shift lever.

Doing so would also help with an issue that I've always had with the FR-S' transmission- notchiness. Adding a shift lever extension increases leverage which decreases effort and generally reduces the amount of notchiness that you feel in the shifter- win win.

I found the Torque Solution 3" Shifter Extension on Amazon for only $10 bucks ($20 everywhere else), so if it looked and felt terrible I could just use it as a swizzle stick instead.

SPECS

12x1.25 Threads

Solid Billet Aluminum

Engraved Shift Pattern

Retro Styling

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

It looks really nice. Quality and finish are good, the engraving is neat and well done, and nothing stands out to suggest this knob is $100 less than many comparable shift knobs made specifically for the FR-S/BRZ/86. The shift knob could stand to be a little bit heavier, but it's not far off of the BLOX Racing shift knob that it's replacing.

THE INSTALL

It's a shift knob, soooooo.... Unscrew old. Screw on new. Piece of cake.

THE VERDICT

This is a triumph of outside the bun thinking and I should get a holiday for thinking of it (I really want a holiday). In all seriousness, looking to Mustang shift knobs was very worthwhile, and even if you aren't turned off by the pricing of many of the FR-S/BRZ/86 specific shift knobs out there, it's always nice to know that there's more selection out there. 

The shift knob looks great and fits perfectly. I also think the styling compliments the car very nicely. 

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