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Anyone have a good source for nice shift knobs?

I refuse to buy anything a pepboys or autozone ... because i dont want Type-R wirtten anywhere on my car!

I would perfer on that will threat onto the stock shaft, rather than ont hat is secured with some set scres.

And i am preferatble to leather.

The stock one is ok, but i perfer a round top, it just fits my hand better!


Thansk for the help!
 

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Do an Internet search for MOMO shift knobs.
The have so many great ones I ended up buying
two different styles and change them about.
They are not cheap but the quality is first rate.
 

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The MOMO gear shift knobs do attach
with set screws but they are beneath
the threads on the shift lever so they
do not damage anything.
 

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I'll second the Momo ones, very nice stuff, not cheap though. One recommendation you might take in to consideration. The one I have is leather with a chrome partial top. In the summers the chrome gets really freakin hot so I have to grab around it with my fingers until the car cools off enough. That or I just keep the little sock on it for a while. Leather is nice, but a shifter ball see's probably the most wear of any leather so to keep it in good shape you'll need to put leather conditioner on it fairly frequently.
 

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I really dont like the ones with set screws...

All leather is a must for me... hate hot shift knobs!

Justin
 

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The 98-00 Civic 2d Si has a factory equipped stitched on leather shift knob. However, this will also require the same models the shifter boot. Its different from the Insight in both reach and how it trims with the knob.

If you don't mind 1/2" or so gap between the knob and boot the knob will be all you need. Simply trim the locking tabs from the bottom of the knob. I haven't checked whether or not the boot is an exact fit. It may require some needle and thread work to transfer the sewn in locking collar to the Insight's shifter boot.

HTH! :)
 
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RE: new shift knob

I use the shift knob from my 1985 CRX-HF. It fits like a charm. That little knob has over 425,000 miles on it! It went from my CRX to my 1997 Civic Hatchback and now to my 2004 Insight.
 

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ok, i found one i liked... http://www.teamvoodoo.com/Voodoo/Applications.html

but its for an s-2000... will that fit? You would think that honda would use standard thread

the threads are 10 x 1.5mm

I am upset that i cant find a nice leather one for any reasonable price! But its ok, cause these guys will etch the insight logo onto there for me, along with their special logo of a ferari looking logo but with a chicken instead of a hoarse! I guess aluminum will have to do, at least it will cool off quickly
 

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To my understanding, there is a lot of common parts between the S2000 and the Insight. I would assume that the shift lever is the same.
 

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Foxpaw said:
To my understanding, there is a lot of common parts between the S2000 and the Insight. I would assume that the shift lever is the same.
A lot of parts are similar, like an engineer pulled up existing parts and saved time by redesigning them instead of comming up with an entirely new part. Beyond that respect it's difficult to know for sure. On the S2000 there's a major difference in the shift linkages to begin with. The shifter on the S sits right on top of the transmission itself. You shift a rod that goes right down to the transmission with a very short throw. On our Insight's the shifter is connected to two cables which to up front to the transmission. If I had access to a S2000 I'd go find out, but I don't. I do however know they sell a very expensive titanium shift knob for the S2000 as a ~$175 accessory :lol: .
 

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thats a vodoo shift knob... 175 for a knob is nuts...

Shift linkages are kinda irelevant here... i just need the knob.. so what i was asking was if the threads for the s2000 were the same as the threads for the insight... im just gonna assume they are... i really want the chicken!
 

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The stock knob for an S2000 can't be cheap either. It could be like the Honda antennas, most of them are interchangable.

It always cracks me up that when you see a "wrecked but rebuildable" S2000 on eBay, besides all the body panels and other parts it needs, the shift knob is also missing. 8)
 

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I was thinking about changing my shift knob to the Civic Si leather knob. It is a direct fit and has the right gear pattern on it. Red stiching too. ;)
 

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I had a custom shift knob made by koolknobs.com. Bruce, who runs it, was really nice and patiently explained all my options. I ended up with a upside-down, bell-shaped smiley knob that was yellow with silver and pearl swirls. I just love it, but it's only 2" in diameter at the top (the widest point). I have small hands so it fits me perfectly, but anyone taller than five feet might have issues. :wink:

You can even get personal stuff embedded in them, like pins or buttons. Pretty neat. He has a bunch of different shapes and colors, smiley or not smiley. I think he even has some with lights in them.
 

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I installed the s2000 knob (a friend gave me one...he replace it with the TSX knob on his S2000)

They are all the same

you can get it for <$40 at http://www.hondaautomotiveparts.com

get the lock nut too


The MOMO stuff is crap. Those set screws do not secure the knob for long, unless you are very gentle with your shifting :)

later
 
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