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I know DC sports makes an anodized blue shift that's looks pretty sweet. I suggest looking at modacar.com, they have alot of goodies and good pictures too.
 

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there was some thread in the prelude forum saying how the weight and design of the knob affects your gear changes, ie a larger, heavier nob will give you more momentum inyour shifts...

ive got an aluminium Spoon one, its a bit small though
 

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hc99si1 said:
there was some thread in the prelude forum saying how the weight and design of the knob affects your gear changes, ie a larger, heavier nob will give you more momentum inyour shifts...

ive got an aluminium Spoon one, its a bit small though
ya that's what i heard on ********** in the itr forum (the one forum on the web you can actually trust).
 

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H22Coupe said:
Your joking about the larger heavier knob thing right....
Not at all.. Throw a heavy weight knob on your shifter and you'll see.. I miss my titanium colored ITR replica knob.. (I bought a gunmetal one b/c I stripped the threads on the titanium one, and it's not NEARLY as heavy)

It's weird, you have to experience it to believe it.. It just makes the shifter slide into the gate a lot easier, especially when you shift fast.. I guess b/c of all the weighted momentum..
 

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Yes heavier knob = quicker shifts due to the heavier weight on top or something. It makes sense if you really think about it. I have a sparco knob and it kicks ass haha.
 

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It works even better when you get a short shifter with a counter weight on the bottom. This is all just a few laws of physics. The counter weight matched with a heavier shift knob works together to make the shifts easier.
 

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Yeah I'd get a short shifter except for the bad things I keep hearing about them. Maybe I'll get one for the hell of it and maybe everybody else will be wrong haha.
 

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jai si said:
Yeah I'd get a short shifter except for the bad things I keep hearing about them. Maybe I'll get one for the hell of it and maybe everybody else will be wrong haha.
Yea, if anyone finds a short shifter that doesn't hit your exhaust let me know. I've always heard good about the Skunk2. I don't really know for sure though.
 

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I have no idea whats good or not in terms of short shifters because people try to stay away because of those problems. I was gonna get one just to see what it was like, but then again I don't want the problems.
 

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Yea, if anyone finds a short shifter that doesn't hit your exhaust let me know. I've always heard good about the Skunk2. I don't really know for sure though.
I've had a DC Sports short shifter on 2 Civics and neither have had problems with hitting the exhaust.
 

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RageAgainstNate said:
I've had a DC Sports short shifter on 2 Civics and neither have had problems with hitting the exhaust.
I'm also in the same boat.. Had it on my old EX, and it's now on my Si.. Don't listen to what people say.. if they don't have first hand experience, then it's all hear-say.. But anyway.. even if it DID hit your exhaust, it's such an easy fix that it doesn't even create a problem.. You just bend the heat shield a tiny bit, b/c chances are, that's what it's hitting against.. Anyway, go with a short shifter, you won't regret it..
 

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Thanks for the info guys. So the DC Sports is a fairly good short shifter? I know it is made of billet aluminum while the Skunk2 is made of steel. Does anyone know of any installation problems with the Skunk2? Everyone says they hold up real well. Tell me what yall think. Lata.
 

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uhhhh didnt cornell_LX say that he has an auto? all of you are talking about manual shift knobs and short shifters, but he said that he has an auto.
 

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its called "thread jacking" ;) his post was useless, but a more important topic was sprung from it.
 

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RageAgainstNate said:
its called "thread jacking" ;) his post was useless, but a more important topic was sprung from it.
Hey that's a good one. Sounds pretty original! :laff:
 

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You might be able to find a cheap blue shift knob at autozone or one of those generic stores. I know they have them for manuals but I'm not sure about autos. It's worth the try though. If you actually want to waste some money on a pretty shift knob you can get a name brand one for a lot more $$$$$.
 
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