I recently purchased a stainless steel shift knob from sweetknobs.com. The knob weighs over 400 grams which helps with sloppy shifters from the factory. The benefits of a weighted knob include less vibration and smoother and more precise shifts. The reason for this is simple physics; the heavier knob will carry more kinetic energy which is more difficult to stop than a lighter unit.
I was between using the Blox 490 spherical knob and TWM. The issue I found was that getting a Blox has become difficult. Many places offer them but not many are actually in stock. The issue with TWM is that, although they are high quality knobs, they are more expensive than I can justify for a shift knob.
Updated picture with SpeedDawg boot retainer!
Digging for days through the internet, I found sweetknobs.com. I couldn’t find many reviews and the website seemed a bit off. I decided to pull the trigger. I contacted the owner immediately after I placed the order to ensure it was received, and he responded to me quickly. These knobs are drilled to order and mine was shifted within 24 hours. The customer service doesn’t get much better than that.
As with all metal shift knobs, expect it to be cold in the winter and hot in the summer. The best thing I’ve found is to keep an oakley or similar sunglass bag in your car and use this until it heats up or cools down. Also, the knob is countersunk which results in a shorter throw. Overall, the quality of mine was excellent. I notice one or two imperfections, but that’s what you can assume with a unit coming from a single designer and builder.
If you would like a discount on one of the knobs listed, feel free to leave a comment on this page and I will send you an email with details.
On to the pictures!
I will post more once I have my speeddawg shift boot retainer added as well.