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Old 05-02-2002, 09:30 PM   #1
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Rob Knob II MAGNUM SS: Review

I just recieved my UUC Rob Knob II Magnum Stainless Steel today. My first reaction to this know was: DAMN this thing is heavy. This is the heaviest shift knob i have ever held in my life weighing in at a crazy 27 oz's.

I popped off my old shift knob and screwed this one in and ran through the gears. The weight definately makes shifting a lot easier, especially since i have a RE SSK. The size and feel of the knob is top notch and the quality is impecable (sp?). Raking through the gears you can definately tell there is a lot of extra weight in the knob. The shifts are butter smooth, almost TOO smooth at times but i'm not complaining. If anyone out there has a problem with notchy shift feel you might want to take a look at this shift knob. I love it! Only drawback is the price..$155. Post a reply if you have anymore questions, i'm happy to answer them.
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Old 05-02-2002, 11:51 PM   #2
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I have been considering the rob knob. Does the s/s match the matte chrome interior well? I figured I would nrrd the brushed aluminum to make a match. I would deff rather go w/ the s/s as it is alot heavier though.
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Old 05-03-2002, 01:12 AM   #3
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I have been considering the rob knob. Does the s/s match the matte chrome interior well? I figured I would nrrd the brushed aluminum to make a match. I would deff rather go w/ the s/s as it is alot heavier though.
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fyi - i have the brushed alum now and it matches the alum trim well... but if the SS matches as well, I'd go for the heavier weight...

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Old 05-03-2002, 02:15 PM   #4
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GoGo_E46, I have the Rogue Engineering SSK too, the throw is perfect ,however, the shift effort increased, did the
Rogue Engineering WSR help? also you have a 330ci right? not "Re-badged 320Ci "?
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The RE WSR helped a little bit, but definately no where near as much as I expected it to. If you want smoother shifts, this shift knob will definately help out. The thing just drops into gear now.

Oh about the rebadged thing, yes I have a 330 but I decided to rebadge it to a 320Ci "Euro Spec"

The SS knob matches the interior nicely, NOT perfectly though. I think aluminum would match a little better than the stainless steel.
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Old 05-03-2002, 06:25 PM   #6
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Wink Second Review of the RKII Magnum Knob on M3!

I have to agree with you on this one. I got the knob a week before BimmerFest and have to admit this is the most awesome shift knob I have ever felt....almost 2 lbs! I am using it in conjuction with the UUC SSK and also the WSR Rod and the feel is incredible! Forget notchiness....this thing is solid and feels awesome. A few buddies have come over and tried the shifter and they all commented that each shift practically falls into place. Top quality unit in my opinion and can double as a lethal weapon if you want...haha

As for finish, the SS is perfect match to their UUC gauge panel and it goes great with my Aluminum/Imola interior on my M3. Only drawbacks are the price - $155 and they don't have a matching E-brake just yet. But you know what they say, you get what you pay for and if compared to a Hamann or ACS knob, there is NO COMPARISON! UUC wins hands down!

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Old 05-03-2002, 08:15 PM   #7
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Re: Second Review of the RKII Magnum Knob on M3!

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... and they don't have a matching E-brake just yet.
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Yet...

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[i] But you know what they say, you get what you pay for and if compared to a Hamann or ACS knob, there is NO COMPARISON! UUC wins hands down! [/B]
And as they say, "the fun is just beginning!"

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