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Old 01-05-2021, 07:29 PM   #1
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Default Manual Transmission Shift Knobs

I've been thinking about replacing my shift knob in my coupe. I'm looking for a simple knob that's good quality. What are my options?
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Default Re: Manual Transmission Shift Knobs

Not a lot of good options.

Best one is to find a leather OEM knob in good shape at a junkyard.

Next is to buy one a a store and make it fit. Or make your own.

The Saturn stick has a D-shaped cutout at the top and the OEM knob matches and is friction fit. Most aftermarket knobs won't fit for that reason.

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Alright, thanks. I've been considering this shift knob and possibly cutting the shifter down to get a shorter throw as well.

https://www.carid.com/momo/momo-nero...136912596.html

Feel free to leave a photo of the aftermarket shift knob down as well just for some ideas
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Alright, thanks. I've been considering this shift knob and possibly cutting the shifter down to get a shorter throw as well.

https://www.carid.com/momo/momo-nero...136912596.html

Feel free to leave a photo of the aftermarket shift knob down as well just for some ideas
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Alright, thanks. I've been considering this shift knob and possibly cutting the shifter down to get a shorter throw as well.

https://www.carid.com/momo/momo-nero...136912596.html
wow, can't remember the last time I spent $100 on my SC2 other than tires.

"universal fit" means it probably won't fit the Saturn D-shaft without some work. Even the narrowest adapter was still too wide for the Saturn shaft.

If you are cutting the shifter down anyway, I know some folks have cut it so that they could fit an adapter piece over the top of the stock shaft.

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Not sure I understand - there were links to pics in the thread. Here's a link in case you missed it

http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/sho...postcount=1943

That's a $10 leather knob I put on (probably $15~20 by now), still on the car today. Hard telling from the pics but it's "ergonomic" - there are grooves along the side, under the top for thumb/fingers.
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Default Re: Manual Transmission Shift Knobs

My 2 cents worth, maybe an idea:

I would think that a piece of aluminum (or steel) filed to fill in the cutout at the top of the shift lever could be super-glued into the "D" cutout, and a knob installed over it.

If the shaft is too small of a diameter for the chosen knob, then wrap (shim) the shaft with a piece of aluminum siding, or a piece of soda can or soup can.

I'm just putting it out there: I don't have a manual transmission, so I don't have anything in hand to work with.


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