|Fatknobs Shift Knobs|
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Finishing Your Aftermarket Shifter Installation
Fat Knobs fit factory and most aftermarket shifters. The composite Fat Knobs weigh about as much as a billiard ball and are almost the same size. The smooth finish feels great when you're working the transmission and the heft of the knob provides extra momentum for slamming gears.
The knob fits very well into the average person's hand and even my wife preferred the feel of the Fat Knob to the factory shift knob. Thanks to the composite construction Fat Knobs do not get blistering hot in the heat like metal knobs. In the winter when metal knobs are painfully cold, the Fat Knob should be just as comfortable as factory.
One thing we did notice is that the Fat Knob acts somewhat like a speaker and amplifies the transmission noise somewhat. The added noise is very subtle and the feel of the shifter far outweighs any annoyance the noise may cause. Another thing we noticed is that in the heat of the summer sweaty palms can make the shifter knob a bit slick.
Fat Knobs are only $34.00 plus $5.50 shipping and handling and you can order them straight off the web. While the installation of a Fat Knob doesn't make the car any faster it certainly improves shift feel and leverage on the shifter. We highly recommend sticking a Fat Knob on your shifter the next time you have some spare change. You won't be disappointed.
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