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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:56 pm 
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Looking into getting a weighted shift knob, sticking with the stock throw not a short shifter. Any of you guys have track experience with different weights and have any recommendations? I'm looking for a weight that helps the throw with fingertip shifts, but doesn't force itself into gear by being too heavy, if that makes sense.

Whether you drive a Shelby to a Miata, looking for your experience.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:12 pm 
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Depends on the transmission, and driver preference.
Lighter shift knob will feel more direct, and possibly notchy when shifting. A weighted knob will feel smoother going into gear because it absorbs more vibrations.

240sx, I had a lightweight plastic screwdriver as the shift knob ( very tall ) on an isis short shifter. Was a good combo, but a litchy notchy when the trans got hot ( running redline MT-90 )

Miata, I had a slightly taller lightweight knob on it but went back to the stock weighted knob to get rid of the notchy-ness. ( running amsoil MTG )
But I need new bushings and stuff in the miata.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:06 am 
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I'm looking for a smooth, direct feel. Definitely don't want a super notchy feel. I'll be getting a knob with multiple weights to play around with to get one I like, I was just curious what you all thought.

Any recommendations for removing some of the play in the stock shifter, since I'm not getting a ss? I was even considering a 3" extender but that's just an idea. I was thinking of bringing the tightness back in the shifter by adding a solid shifter bushing and replacing the springs with new ones. Anything else that I'm missing?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:14 am 
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Personally, the heavier the better on track, you wanna just throw it into gear whether your downshifting or upshifting. It's really pretty hard to misshift even with a super heavy knob.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:01 am 
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I like my weighted stock miata knob on my 4" extension.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:31 pm 
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Rolando_JDM wrote:
Personally, the heavier the better on track, you wanna just throw it into gear whether your downshifting or upshifting. It's really pretty hard to misshift even with a super heavy knob.


That's the type of opinion I was looking for, thanks.

walnuts wrote:
I like my weighted stock miata knob on my 4" extension.


I was actually looking into a 3" extension for the 240, always liked the feel of an extension.

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