I want to talk about my knob.

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I want to talk about my knob.

Postby Jesda » Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:38 pm

Any suggestions for a cheap, clean-looking weighted shift knob?

The NA's shifter feels a little bit notchier than NB so I'd like to remedy that.


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Re: I want to talk about my knob.

Postby Kompresshun » Mon Dec 22, 2014 11:44 am

I personally have been eying the "Voodoo" shift knobs for a while for mine.

http://www.good-win-racing.com/Mazda-Pe ... 028NC.html

I've looked at a ton of them and these are the best weighted ones i've found for the money.

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Re: I want to talk about my knob.

Postby Jesda » Tue Dec 23, 2014 2:25 am

Nice!

I've seen some that claim to weigh 1lb. Is that... excessive? I wouldn't mind if shifts were a bit lighter but I don't want to completely lose the feel of moving through the gate.

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Re: I want to talk about my knob.

Postby Kompresshun » Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:41 pm

I don't think 1lb is really excessive. Honestly the stock NA knob is not bad on it's own though to me. It's already a lot more weighted than most standard aftermarket knobs. The Voodoo ones are the ones I hear everyone on the Miata forums talk about the most though. There are others out there too, but they are $75+ in most cases and unless we're talking something totally custom then I have no interest in spending that much on one.

I actually bought a Fiesta ST knob for mine earlier this year, but hated it because it was too light. I felt like I had to rip on the gear shifter to shift like I was used to, even though it was a lot more comfortable to use.

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Re: I want to talk about my knob.

Postby PapaSmurf2k3 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:19 pm

I run a knob from an 08 350z. A stock 240sx knob should have a pretty good weight to it as well, although probably wont look as great. Granted, it'll be cheap as hell.

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Re: I want to talk about my knob.

Postby evildky » Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:21 pm

I used a Nismo knob in my NB, same thread pattern, sits a bit lower and I loved all the dumb looks I got ;) The guy I sold the car to didnt cars for it so that nismo knob now resides in my 350z.

Not a weighted knob but the miata transmission is fantastic and doesn't need any additional weight, i'd worry more about adding weight and wearing out the turret bushings quicker. Weighted knobs are great for fwd cars where linkage or cables makes the stock shifter feel vague.


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