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Aftermarket shift knob

  • 2005
  • Boxster S
40 000
British Columbia

My own shift knob is getting scruffy. I have replaced the shifter mechanism and cables and now it's time for cosmetics. Some shift knobs are very heavy and they tout smooth shifting etc etc. I was told, a long time ago, not to use a heavy knob or rest your hand on the shifter (or leave your foot down on the clutch in gear while waiting). The heavy knob or hand pressure would put pressure on the shifter forks and load the synchro rings and wear them out prematurely. Is this still true? Will a heavy shift knob hurt the transmission? If this is not the case, the aftermarket shift knobs become more numerous, as well as easing my concerns. 




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