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My custom Delrin Shift knob and shifter extension


Ralli380Gvr4
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380/1000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1190754 posted 10/07/14 12:41 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
So this was the best wedding present ever! A good friend of mine made this "prototype" set up for 380. You can't see it but it actually has 380/1000 inscribed around the base. Also a nice rally inspired shifter extension.

Let me know what you guys think?



I'll give you guys some details if anyone is interested in one for their Gvr4.
-Dimensions are similar to RallyArt knobs
-This shift knob is made of high quality Delrin (Temperature insensitive & soft to the touch)
-Shifter extension creates a closer "wheel to shifter action" (Mine is pictured with a short shifter from Curtis)

Again this is a prototype, he will be sending me a black and a gray one soon to test out...

PM me if interested. I can give you pricing and options. Shift pattern is standard but could be dressed up or down. If I get an "a lot" of interest (5+ orders) he said we can migrate this to the Gvr4 Marketplace, but until we cross that bridge...

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1190770 posted 10/07/14 08:06 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Not another shift knob group buy....



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1190810 posted 10/07/14 01:38 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I just want the extension piece, Lol

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1190811 posted 10/07/14 01:40 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Looks like it came off a classic mustang or something



1226/2000

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1190826 posted 10/07/14 05:28 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Shifter extension? Because racecor? Whats next? Tow hooks and a 38" mirror? My favorite part is the jamb nut..

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1190835 posted 10/07/14 09:45 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I like how the knob has the 380 inscription in an inconspicuous area. Nice little touch. I assume it's pretty light? How is the feel with that weight. Good to hear that it is coupled with a short shifter to try to get the ratio back.

The low rise shifter and knob looks lame in low console cars. I like the stock shifter in these cars (albeit with a shortened ratio). I had a 1g shifter in my car, and ended up buying a stock shifter to get the knob a little closer. Works better for driving. Maybe not as cool looking for some.

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Ralli380Gvr4
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380/1000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1190845 posted 10/08/14 12:41 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting ApexHunter:

I like how the knob has the 380 inscription in an inconspicuous area. Nice little touch. I assume it's pretty light? How is the feel with that weight. Good to hear that it is coupled with a short shifter to try to get the ratio back.

The low rise shifter and knob looks lame in low console cars. I like the stock shifter in these cars (albeit with a shortened ratio). I had a 1g shifter in my car, and ended up buying a stock shifter to get the knob a little closer. Works better for driving. Maybe not as cool looking for some.




Thanks man
-Yes the weight is great. Pretty light but not to light.
-The extension creates a natural wheel to shifter action

Again this mod is not for everyone. This shift knob replaced a Greddy counterweight shift knob that was giving me problems during redline shifts. I knew it was way to heavy in tandem with the short shifter (not just a 1g shifter but similar to JNZ shifter made by Curtis) so I worked out this solution with my engineering friend. Think about a breaker/cheater bar effect. This creates a much better shift and solved my problem. Plus the Greddy unit is solid steel and would get super hot and super cold, as 380 is my daily driver.

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Ralli380Gvr4
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1190846 posted 10/08/14 12:50 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting 89Patches:

I just want the extension piece, Lol




Shoot me a PM.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1190879 posted 10/08/14 03:23 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Here's the "shifter" setup in #19. Raised the based 1.5" or 2" used a 1G lever. Sits right about where stock would have sat but with much less throw. I plan to eventually get a JNZ or EH short "shifter" too. Did this in my Mr2 as well and it works very well.


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Ralli380Gvr4
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1190907 posted 10/08/14 09:52 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That's a cool mod.I never thought of that.



-E
#380/1000 A72 Summit White E39A - Daily click
1993 Mustang GT - Resto Mod/Project Car

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1191452 posted 10/14/14 06:41 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Any issues with the shifter base shifting or flexing during use? That's a pretty cool idea, but those standoffs for the shifter base look to be a bit too narrow to keep it from moving around during spirited driving/shifting.



Ed
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Edited by BluFalcon (10/14/14 06:45 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1191469 posted 10/14/14 07:35 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Probably have 20k miles on it now and plenty of lapping days. I haven't had any problems with this setup to date. Also did it to my Mr2 which has never seen the road since I have owned it (Only track days) and haven't had any problems with it flexing either.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1191514 posted 10/15/14 07:48 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
I did something similar. I just used a bent piece of steel stock to do it though. It's way more sturdy than it looks. I got the whole thing BARELY inside the stock shifter boot, mine is way higher though, probably like 4"
I love this mod.



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