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Aftermarket Shift Knobs. Do they all look goofy?

Hey everyone, I'm new to the forums and have been poking around and searching. I'm wondering whether all aftermarket shift knobs end up using the goofy collars or if there is another options.

What I don't want:


What I do want:


Notice how the space between the knob and the boot isn't incredibly defined as in the first picture.

Any help is greatly appreciated!


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May I ask why you don't want the first one? From what I see it's the one on the Boss, that I got for my GT/CS and it's perfect to me. What is it that you don't like about it?



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Primarily the look. The knob is fine, the collar is not my cup of tea. I've always preferred the 'sunk' look for my knobs so that boot basically meets the knob rather than the large post meeting a polished aluminum oversized washer separating the boot and the knob. I guess I'd be looking for a flush mount collar if such a thing exists.

Just my preference.

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Is the bottom one a subaru? I want a MGW composite race
knob when I get an MGW shifter.

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Bottom one is a Civic SI Mugen shift knob.

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Bottom one is a Civic SI Mugen shift knob.
Picture posted is NOT a boss shift knob. Buy a real boss 302 shift knob and 401A shift boot. Problem solved.

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Picture for reference? Is this the Boss 302 you speak of?


If so, I don't want that odd looking portion between the shift knob and the boot.

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Picture for reference? Is this the Boss 302 you speak of?


If so, I don't want that odd looking portion between the shift knob and the boot.
This is the Boss Shift Knob. I don't find the portion between the shift and the boot odd, but to each his own.


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I'd LOVE to get the aluminum satin one from American muscle along with the optional boot retainer

Problem is every time I look its NEVER in stock. sadcryweeps

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My 2Cents

I unerstand your point. It is like a BMX bike with a 1970's Shwinn Stingray goose neck.

With that said for the spirted driver the distance from the steering wheel and the shifter for me was always a little low from the factory up to the point of the new 5.0 . I think the stock level of the new 5.0 is slightly higher and puts the driver more inline with the drivetrain.

What I did with my after market shifter was loose the collar and use a hex nut and lock washer. The next point is if you get a composite or resin style shifter knob remember not to bottom it out on the shifter thread and crack it in half. I have seen this and it's 50+ bucks down the drain. These types of knobs are hollow with a threaded insert that has no stop.

Call MGW they may have what you need they have large selection or can point you in the direction that will make U happy.

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Is the bottom one a subaru? I want a MGW composite race
knob when I get an MGW shifter.
I just installed an MGW composite race knob with the pony logo. I like the top but the bottom looks goofy because of the way it narrows so much and doesn't match the boot diameter. They supply a grommet to fill the boot opening and hold it up against the bottom of the knob but the different diameters make it obvious that it's aftermarket. Also, the knob is somewhat taller than stock giving a feeling of a longer throw.

It's for sale at half price if you want it.

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I actually really like that Boss knob set-up.

I plan on getting an Epco knob shortly ... white 2 1/4" ball with black-engraved shift pattern and chrome spacer/adapter


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I for one feel your pain, I don't like the look either. I don't think any knob looks "cool" with the spacer between it and the boot.

I decided to bite the bullet and got a $19 black friday chrome knob at LMRS. Looks ok, plasti dipped black. The plasti dip helps some with the cold weather, and I can live with the looks.

I was suprised how much the shift feel seems affected by the heavier ball.

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Since this is a finger shift or open palm shift car, having the spacer under the ball helps your fingers get around it positively. The 400a "thumb" feels like you're trying to scoop out a fence post hole with a plastic kiddie shovel.

The raised ball shift knob I bought (AM, black) actually had a more positive effect on shift feel than even the Steeda bracket I put on first.

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that first one pictured is the Steeda ball and collar, I dont like their collar either really, I replaced mine with a grabber pony polished collar.


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