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.
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.
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.