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Old 04-27-2002, 04:26 AM   #1
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Shift Knobs, which one?

Thinking about getting a new shift knob. So far I'm thinking about getting the Rob Knob 2 or 3. Kinda leaning towards Rob Knob 3. Any other shift knobs I should look into?

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Old 04-27-2002, 09:09 AM   #2
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I was planning on getting the ACS chrome/aluminum knob, but the store ended the special.
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Old 04-27-2002, 10:05 AM   #3
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I love

my UUC Magnum knob. Great quality and they it looks awsome.
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Old 04-27-2002, 10:39 AM   #4
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i didnt like the look of thoz round shift knobs, liked the size n shape of the stop one, i got the UUC Carbon ///M Shift knob....and i love it.

altho i dont have carbon fiber trim i do have black high gloss i bought from an M3 owner
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Old 04-27-2002, 10:41 AM   #5
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Old 04-27-2002, 11:25 AM   #6
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I have a RK3 SS on order sounds like it may be awhile before I recieve it though
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Old 04-27-2002, 01:01 PM   #7
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I like the Victor/Hamann Evo shift knob.
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Old 04-27-2002, 01:12 PM   #8
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I've just ordered the Stainless Steel Rob Knob Magnum from UUCmotorwerks. I orderedthis one because it's the heaviest knob i could find, 3 times the weight of a normal RK Magnum! I'll let you guys know how it feels when it arrives. One of the more expensive 'little' mods though, ran me $155 plus shipping.
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Old 04-27-2002, 01:56 PM   #9
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I've just ordered the Stainless Steel Rob Knob Magnum from UUCmotorwerks. I orderedthis one because it's the heaviest knob i could find, 3 times the weight of a normal RK Magnum! I'll let you guys know how it feels when it arrives. One of the more expensive 'little' mods though, ran me $155 plus shipping.

Does the weight make a difference in feel? is the RK3 going to be heavier then stock?
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Old 04-27-2002, 02:14 PM   #10
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The weight makes it easier to shift. This is especially true when you install a SSK which makes shifting effort a little higher.
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http://www.shortshifter.com/knob.htm
for a more technical description of why this is so.
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Old 04-27-2002, 06:40 PM   #11
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I love my RKII magnum in brushed alum. Goes great with the titanium trim that I have.

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Old 04-27-2002, 06:45 PM   #12
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I have the Stainless Steel Rob Knob II and I love it. If you have a SSK you're better off getting the Stainless Steel Knob. The extra weight makes up for the extra force required to shift. It almost shifts itself with the Stainless Steel Knob.
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Old 04-28-2002, 12:22 AM   #13
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I was planning on getting the ACS chrome/aluminum knob, but the store ended the special.
bender, I have an ACS chrome/aluminum knob for sale, PM me if you interested :smile:
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Old 04-28-2002, 06:30 AM   #14
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I have Hamann EVO

It looks good and the feel is good. But it can't give u the feel of those heavy shift knob.

If you go for EVO, then you should go to Bavarians.com (can't quite remember how it spells). ~$30-40 cheaper than here
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Old 04-29-2002, 01:10 PM   #15
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Okay... I think i have my heart set on the RK3 in brush aluminum. I don't have a short shifter, so I don't think I need the extra weight other finishes.

Should I get M stripe or just the UUC logo? Are the gear patterns caps the same as bmw OEM? (if I wanted to get an M stripe cap later)

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