View Full Version : Tiptronic owners, knob question

01-12-2005, 10:59 AM
I replaced my stock shift knob with the RS6 one (perforated leather) but getting that thing back on tightly is a PITA. Has anyone been able to get their knob to fit snugly again after taking it off? I must've pushed so hard that a vein in my head popped, but it just won't go back in fully. There a little gap between that metal cylinder piece below the knob and the knob itself.

Kinda bugging me...stupid question, I know.

01-12-2005, 12:32 PM
It doesn't fit like a standard A4 one, IIRC. I believe you need to mod the plastic metal-looking sleeve in order to remove that gap. Been awhile since I did it myself, but I did do it once. The piece, when modified, is supposed to click up and onto the bottom of the Tip knob.

01-12-2005, 02:15 PM
beyond the perf. leather, whats the difference? whats the perf. leather advantage?

01-13-2005, 05:56 AM
Just looks and feels a little better. Was it worth the price and the trouble? Definitely not.

01-13-2005, 11:23 AM
use this link for help. : http://www.europeanspeed.com/tiptronic_shifter.htm

01-13-2005, 10:22 PM
I went with SPP Tip mod and got a Momo. The knob is damn cold on those winter mornings tho

http://www.brrman.com/audi/2000_avant/Avant Dash.jpg

04-30-2005, 08:39 PM
Just searched this thread...

So how much is this SPP Tip Mod and where can I find it? Is it durable? I just replaced my ebrake with a MOMO air metal one and I love it so much. So want to put an airmetal shift knob to my car as well~

BTW, Brman did you sand your shift panel?

04-30-2005, 08:43 PM
as you guessed, the SPP tip mod is found at SPP's website =)


just look under the "SPP" category in the menu...

04-30-2005, 08:45 PM
Originally posted by a4t5
use this link for help. : http://www.europeanspeed.com/tiptronic_shifter.htm

isn't there supposed to be some sort of button on there?[confused]

04-30-2005, 08:55 PM
Thanks joeya103 and I noticed some of you guys were selling used / new SPP Tip Mod here last year. So is it no good? BTW is it hard to "pull up"?

04-30-2005, 09:01 PM
The SPP tip mod works fairly smooth, but there is a slight gap causing the knob to have annoying slack when you lightly pull up on it. Looks and works cool, but I want to go back to a stock knob.

04-30-2005, 09:24 PM
EuroA4, thanks fo your sharing and why you want to change back to OEM? Well the only thing still annoying me is that the pull up action looks stupid to me and imagine if you have a slipping/sweating hand while trying to pull the knob up...oops....

04-30-2005, 09:56 PM
yeah its a little weird at first, but I have a Momo phantom knob and its not even that bad, its actually nice for tip mode, feels like a manual in some aspects. You may have to remind people that service or drive your car about how to get the car into gears :)

This is actually on my wife's A6, and I want to get it back to stock so we can sell it. PM me if you are interested in the SPP tip mod, I can give you a better deal than new.

04-30-2005, 10:05 PM
My tip mod has no slack in it. pulls up nice and smoothly.

05-01-2005, 04:52 PM
EuroA4, so is this a difference b/w A4 and A6 shift knob/shift stick and that's why you got slack issue on the mod? I would love to take your SPP tip mod if my question is cleared.

05-01-2005, 06:21 PM
there is no difference in the mods between cars, but the knobs choosen to be used could be the difference?