Shifter / Shift Knob Review Thread

#1
Please review your shifter, and use the format below.

Name of Shifter:

Name of Shift Knob:

Cost:

Year/Model/Transmission:

Your Impression:

Pros:

Cons:

Overall Rating: (1-5) 1=sucks ass 5=FTMFW!

Pictures (optional):


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#2
Name of Shifter: Fast Line Performance Shifter

Name of Shift Knob: Spoon Sports Duracon

Cost: $200 for the shifter, $60 for the knob

Year/Model/Transmission: 1996 Acura Integra with GSR LSD transmission


Your Impression:
Takes a bit of getting used to the placement of the knob. I like how different shift knobs give it a different feeling. If you use a super light knob or no knob at all, it feels really notchy, and if you use a heavy one like a Circuit Hero, it feels numb. I found the Spoon Sports knob gives it that happy medium. You know when youre in gear, but its not too notchy., It feels like driving an NA or NC Miata.

Pros: You can adjust how close the dual bend goes to you. Some people have it super close to their steering wheel. The top element of it is on a swivel and secured by a set screw,.

Cons: You have to modifty your shift boot for it to work, also the paint sucks. Powder coat it first.

Overall Rating: (1-5) 1=sucks ass 5=FTMFW! 4.5 because i didnt powder coat mine first.


UPDATED 2/13/15


After using this shifter for about a year, i have different feelings on it.

Your Impression:
It feels good at first, but the more you use it the more you hate it. Its okay for street driving, on track it sucks.


Pros: You can adjust how close the dual bend goes to you. Some people have it super close to their steering wheel. The top element of it is on a swivel and secured by a set screw,. It feels more ergonomic than stock, but thats about it.

Cons: You have to modifty your shift boot for it to work, you have to keep it oiled (like once a year with WD40 to prevent rust). It grinds into gears, and ive missed so many shifts using it.


Overall Rating: (1-5) 1=sucks ass 5=FTMFW! 4.5 because i didnt powder coat mine first.


Pictures (optional):
 
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DB7ish

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#3
I've tried 3 shift knobs so far on my car.
Year/Model/Transmission: 1998 Acura Integra LS 5spd
Name of Shift Knob: Integra Shift Knob
Cost: Junkyard ~$5
Your Impression: Uncomfortable. Ugly.
Pros: Heavish. Shifts smoother.
Cons: Feels really uncomfortable. Can't find a nice way to grip it.
Overall Rating (1-5 1=sucks ass 5=FTMFW!): I'll give it about a 2.
Pictures (optional):


Name of Shift Knob: Civic Shift Knob
Cost: ~$5
Your Impression: Not the best looking, but more comfortable than the stock one.
Pros: Pretty comfortable.
Cons: Light. Doesn't feel as smooth when shifting. Really basic looking.
Overall Rating: 2.5
Pictures (optional):


Name of Shift Knob: Integra Shift Knob
Cost: 3rd Gen Eclipse Shift Knob
Your Impression: Heavy and very comfortable, looks alright.
Pros: Really heavy. Shifts real smoothly. Looks pretty decent with the boot pulled down.
Cons: Maybe not the best looking.
Overall Rating: 3
Pictures (optional): Can't find a good pic of just the shift knob.


 
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