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Billet Aluminum Shifter Knob

Article written by Moab Man

Date Added: 05/04/2006

How many of you like cheap plastic? Yeah, me neither. That is why I wanted to replace my factory stick shift knob.

It was showing its age from both the sun and daily use. Specifically, the plastic factory knob was starting to twist and the center cap showing the shift pattern wasn't fitting so well anymore.

For a time I had replaced it with one of the many aftermarket knobs available, and quite frankly, it sucked worse than the factory knob and made me regret I had even changed it.
Having had enough with cheap aftermarket knobs, I wanted a replacement of quality material that was going to hold up for the long haul. This quality requirement has brought us back once again to LiteGrip.com.
So tell me about this quality...

1. Each knob is first milled from solid billet aluminum.

2. The knob is threaded to fit each specific application. Meaning? There are no cheap "universal fit" plastic inserts to breakdown or loosen over time.

3. A set screw is then added. This prevents the knob from turning or loosening.
Each knob is anodized in one of four colors (red, blue, slate, and black) with a satin finish, and the shift pattern is engraved into the knob.

Final Thoughts

I was warned by John of LiteGrip.com that while the anodized surface is tough, its surface can be cut into with keys, jewelry or other metal items. Not that I doubt John, but I have to say the anodizing is quite tough and held up against my accidental metal to metal contact (metal buttons on my jacket sleeve) with the knob.

Purchase / Vendor Info

Vendor Name: LiteGrip
Address: 1340 East Carrie Dr.
Fruit Heights, UT 84037
Phone: 801.546.1375
Contact Person: John Murdock
E-Mail Address:
Website: www.litegrip.com

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