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#1 (permalink) Old 10-11-2004, 02:35 PM
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I like it because a lot of the time I shift with my hand on the right side of the knob. This looks like it would be fairly comfortable for that style but still usable and comfortable if you put your hand on top. I am leaning towards this one instead of the chrome handle type because those are hard to use from the top. But does any one have any better suggestions? As you can see my car is red and I have the beige interior, if that is a consideration. Also this would be a christmas present... so I would not be paying $70 for this....
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That knob seems the one I had in my e30 M3. I could shift quite fast with it......

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if i were u id go for this.. screw comfort lol, it actually is pretty comfy

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I agree with xsperf.
I've seen that one before and I really like it.
I prefer the satin finish myself.

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the ball type ones are comfy, i have one sort of like that in my car, but my hand is usually on the top of the shifter, so the original style ones are just a comfy to me...it just depends on how you like the looks i think. there isn't too much difference in the feel unless you spend all your time gripping the shifter like your one eyed monster.
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Basically I want one because I don't like the light cheap feel of the stock ones and as I said I like to shift on the side especially for upshifting. The shifters in the ebay auction are the same as stock so I see no reason to go for those.
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I used a ball for awhile. Pretty nice.

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I used a ball for awhile. Pretty nice.
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what are you useing now? Did you change because you got tired of the ball? Bad shift position?
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The chrome on my ball was worn, and switched to this. This was was just available.


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My brother has a round one just like that, it feels really nice. I approve!

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I have the shift knob like the link xsperf posted (pic in my sig). I like it, looks great, feels awesome. Bought from jimmy540, fast shipping.

Momo makes good stuff, but I have always ordered oem if they offer a good upgrade first, then go aftermarket.
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The ball ones are probably the best for the feel of shifting; i have not used one but i know it would be more comfrtable on my hands. I don't like how the oem style ones fit my hand (i have really large hands). But the oem/m-tech ones do look better to me.

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I purchased this one:
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I like it a lot. It is very well made, matches my interior and gives me a good grip for quick accurate shifts.

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I purchased this one:
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I like it a lot. It is very well made, matches my interior and gives me a good grip for quick accurate shifts.
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I like it except for all the chrome. When it's cold outside that would be a bitch to grab.
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