The fiddly bits

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The fiddly bits

Postby Dreamstate » Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:31 pm

Steering wheel has been decided as a Momo Prototipo. It suites the car perfectly.
The only debate is whether to have silver face or all black. I'm leaning towards the black. It works better with the gauges IMO.

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The factory shift knob really irks me. It's a 1 piece look, boot and shift knob in one.
If you have any suggestions on a replacement, post them here!

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Re: The fiddly bits

Postby professor science » Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:22 pm

Black is definitely the way to go.

As for shift knobs.... It is so hard to find something that suits my tastes. Most of the ones I have seen are gross.
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Re: The fiddly bits

Postby Maraschino Larry » Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:33 pm

Definitely black face on the wheel.

The weird knob boot thing is quintessential Porsche and I wouldn't have the heart to swap it. Makes me think of Need for Speed
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Re: The fiddly bits

Postby Dreamstate » Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:04 pm

I understand how Porsche-y the knob is. If it had extra stitching along the bottom of the knob it would feel more separate and maybe be more tolerable, but to me it just feels like a growth that has enveloped the shifter. Then again, maybe it's just because mine is worn and has had who knows how many hands on it and that's why I'm turned off by it. Now that I think of it, I've replaced shift knobs and steering wheels a LOT in previous cars for no logical reason. If even just to another identical one in better condition.

The style of the Black Forest GS1 is quite nice. Something with a shift pattern would be ideal.

I've heard great things about this one. Looks quite nice, but it's so spendy.

..hmm. After seeing one in new condition, it doesn't look so gross to me anymore.

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Re: The fiddly bits

Postby tripwalking » Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:38 am

Wonder if you could just put a thin machined aluminum ring where you want it for some tactile separation?


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Re: The fiddly bits

Postby mushroom_curry » Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:03 pm

Black steering wheel face all day long.

Get Shamiah to sort out that knob for you in the material of your choosing... Some nappa style leather that doesnt go full-gloss over time. He's local and probably cheaper than buying a high quality replacement.

The one that you posted that's new, something about the way the light's hitting it that makes it look like the material won't wear well. Then again my $9 shift knob and boot from Ebay China looks like that material and it's holding up damn well.

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