Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Nismo GT Titanium Shift Knob

This was the other part Wifey got for me from Jap land. The knob is weighted though for optimum shift feel so if you're looking to save weight you're better off with the stock plastic knob. This shift knob is also avail in hard rubber if you're hard on moolah and want one.

Picture of Nismo GT Titanium Shift Knob Part Number 32865-RN013. The Sentra uses a 10mm diameter shifter stick. Do not get the 12mm version. That is meant for 6-speed gearboxes.


Comparison with stock shift knob
Installation was a zilch and can be completed in less than 5 minutes. All you hafta do is unscrew the stock knob (just use your hand. No need for any tools) and screw in the Nismo unit. Then tighten the allen key (Metric 6mm) on top of the knob to tighten the whole shift knob assembly. I spend more time figuring out the position of the etched Nismo logo. Finally decided on the position where it's facing the front passenger.

Close up pix of knob installed. Looks like a Honda Type Aaaarrrrr shift knob if you ask me. Much much better looking than the stupid stock plastic afterthought shift knob though. Would prefer it to be slighly larger diameter as I have a pretty big left hand being a lefty.


The downsides? Well apart from the horrendous cost of anything Titanium the shift knob is made from a metal. This means that it will conduct heat better. The knob can feel cold in the early morning and I don't think you want to hold immediately it if the stupendous Malaysian sun happens to be heating it up all day.

Oh.. and it comes with this cool looking Nismo shift position indicator stick since there are no graphics on the knob itself. I've elected not to stick in coz it looks a bit Beng and I can't find a good place.

4 comments:

daniel said...
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daniel said...

bro do you mind telling me where did you get those CF thingy..? i oso a CF fan too!! pls...

Andrew Saw said...

Get what cf thingy?

jun wen said...

how much did u bought the knob? i had a same n16 too...
thought of turbocharging it... but should i save that money?