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Old 11-29-2012, 12:19 PM   #1
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Weighted Selector Rod / WSR / How much is too much weight?

So I was looking into the Rogue Engineering WSR and then came across the this link on how to make your own.

I added 2x9" galvanized steel bars and one some solder wire to the stock selector rod and took the weight from 9.3oz/263.65gm all the way up to 30.3oz/858.99gm.

Basically I added 21oz/595.34gm trippling the weight.

I just ordered the Z4 3.0 Lever and ZHP knob and given that it will be notchy I wanted to even it all out with a WSR. I have not installed the modified selector rod yet. Not even sure if it will fit so therefore I can take off or even add more weight.

Heres my question:

The Rogue Engineering WSR claims that it more than doubles the mass of the selector rod. I am trippleing it. Rogue Engineering denies that is will cause any additional gear wear as they have been selling them for so long.

I read mixed reviews about resting your hand on the shift knob as you drive where some say it will cause faster gear wear and some say its a myth. I personally say its a myth since there are so many weight SSKs, shifters and knobs.

Do you think trippleing the weight of the selector rod is adding too much weight? Is there a such thing as adding too much weight to the seletor rod?

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