Shift Knob Talk - Specifically Not a Hard Ball

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  1. Swine

    Swine TMO Advanced

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    I have a nicely setup Boss with Calimer trans, MGW Race Spec, and Hyper Single. That MGW is very direct and VERY connected. You feel a alot through the OEM hard ball shift knob. For my street driven Boss, im not sure that i like that. It was fine in stock form without the badass MGW shifter, and probably still "fine" now.

    Today on the way to work, i tried an standard OEM GT leather shift knob. The shifts are smoother and softer, you feel less of teeth engagement, the shifter hitting the bottom of the gate is more pleasant, its nicer to handle and not as cold in the winter.

    It feels more like a perfectly shifting OEM setup instead of an obvious aftermarket shifter. So far i like the performance, really like. You ever paint a wall or put a piece of furniture in a room and it made the room feel surprisingly different? Thats how this shift knob has impacted the driving performance of my Boss. The interior and overall driving feels more friendly and inviting and in general more pleasant to drive. Its my obvious preference.

    The look sucks though and the chrome accent doesnt match the gunmetal dash.
     
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  2. VoodooBoss

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    I get that. There are plenty of options out there so look around. I drove a Boss with a teflon stalk shifter knob, like you see in race cars, and liked it a lot.
     
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    Mad Hatter Gotta go Faster

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    Could you remind me were you got that shifter? I remeber the picture but can't find it now
     
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    Does a stock Boss 302 shifter ball fit an MGW race spec shifter?
    Does the race spec come with a shift ball?
    Thanks!
     
  8. LS291

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    I installed the stock knob on an X-spec MGW shifter, no problem. Nobody knows it's there! It is a stealth look.

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    I believe you have to order the MGW with the stock threads. There are two options when you order the shifter. At least that's how it was when I ordered mine years ago.
     
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    I can confirm that I ordered mine noting that I would be using the stock ball. It would be worth a call to MGW to confirm if that is required.

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