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Old 06-09-2002, 06:25 AM   #1
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Question Difference in Shift Knobs

Does anyone out there know the differences, meaning the pros and cons, of having an aluminum brushed or polished, stainlesss steel, or titanium shift knob. Does the brushed wear out faster than the polished. Which should I get. Looking at UUC Rob Knob III. The only thing I know is that stainless steel would be heavier and allow easier shifting.
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Old 06-09-2002, 08:29 AM   #2
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Polished knobs look great but are a PIA to keep from looking smudged and fingerprinted. The extra weight of some of them makes shifting a bit lighter, especially with SSK's.
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Old 06-09-2002, 10:59 AM   #3
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I have the Rob Knob III SS With the UUC SSK and I love the combination. The SS is much heavier than the aluminum ones and if you have or are thinking about getting a SSK will definitely make shifting more pleasant. Also I believe SS is not as good of a thermal conductor as aluminum therfore should not get as hot or cold and stay as hot or cold in the summer or winter as an aluminum one. I also really like the size and look of the RK III SS. Hope this helps
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Old 06-09-2002, 01:10 PM   #4
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Metal shift knobs

get cold as **** in Boston come winter time.
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Old 06-10-2002, 11:26 AM   #5
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THANKS FOR ALL THE QUICK REPLIES

BY THE WAY JCOOP,

CAN YOU POSSIBLY POST SOME PICS. THANKS AGAIN EVERYONE
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