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Joseph111
11-16-2016, 12:17 PM
Which aftermarket shift knob are you using? Or is stock the best? Thanks

a4_matt
11-16-2016, 12:20 PM
I know quite a few B8 people have the BFI weighted shifters
http://store.blackforestindustries.com/interior5.html

Davdraco1
11-16-2016, 01:28 PM
I'm making one for myself tonight actually. Printed a couple with a 3D printer.

tar
11-16-2016, 01:33 PM
I use a weighted billet eBay one. Same size as stock, similar style works and looks fine. I keep a sock cover thing in the car so it doesn't get hot.

Plan to get a bfi air leather one eventually.

Sumo337
11-16-2016, 03:53 PM
I use a weighted billet eBay one. Same size as stock, similar style works and looks fine. I keep a sock cover thing in the car so it doesn't get hot.

Plan to get a bfi air leather one eventually.

Buy mine. Air leather, looks brand new and works excellent. $95

I'm running the BFI Alcantara black shift knob now.

tar
11-16-2016, 03:55 PM
Pm me pics. I'm interested.

Joseph111
11-16-2016, 07:42 PM
Davdraco1,

Awesome, care to share what they look like?

Davdraco1
11-16-2016, 08:15 PM
Davdraco1,

Awesome, care to share what they look like?

I went to machine it tonight and my professor told me he would have his highschoolers finish it on a CNC lathe. (He's a highschool machining teacher if you didn't figure that out yet). I should have it back sometime early next week. It's made from black delrin with a brass slug inside to add weight. It's your standard rounded style that gets skinnier as it gets closer to the base. It also has a knurl on it for added grip. I 3D printed a few of them in my other class as prototypes leading up to what I'm doing now. Kinda excited about it.

gtsingh91
11-17-2016, 06:44 AM
I use a weighted billet eBay one. Same size as stock, similar style works and looks fine. I keep a sock cover thing in the car so it doesn't get hot.

Plan to get a bfi air leather one eventually.

pics or link of your eBay one?

PringlesInVic
11-17-2016, 09:24 AM
I went to machine it tonight and my professor told me he would have his highschoolers finish it on a CNC lathe. (He's a highschool machining teacher if you didn't figure that out yet). I should have it back sometime early next week. It's made from black delrin with a brass slug inside to add weight. It's your standard rounded style that gets skinnier as it gets closer to the base. It also has a knurl on it for added grip. I 3D printed a few of them in my other class as prototypes leading up to what I'm doing now. Kinda excited about it.

Are you going to make a thread for this? I've been following progress in IBS and other threads, I think it deserves it's own.

Davdraco1
11-17-2016, 12:04 PM
I can start one if you want.

MetalMan
11-17-2016, 12:28 PM
I can start one if you want.

How about a "DIY" shift knob thread? I would contribute to a thread like that.... A while back I started on a 3D model for a 3D-printed knob but haven't worked on it in a while. Probably just need the right motivation.

Davdraco1
11-17-2016, 02:03 PM
whats the easiest way to upload photos. ive always posted to my FB page then copied the link but i dont really want to post up a bunch of photos to may page anymore.

tar
11-17-2016, 02:33 PM
use tapatalk if photos are on phone.

or use something like photobucket or a similar. tapatalk is easiest even if its annoying and basic most of the time.

tar
11-17-2016, 02:34 PM
pics or link of your eBay one?

ordered a awhile ago. i see if i can find link now since im not doing anything but pretending to work.

i have this one and another one thats silver coined. for under 40 bucks its fine.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/5-SPEED-ALUMINUM-GEAR-SHIFT-KNOB-FOR-AUDI-A4-B5-502-/130920522353?hash=item1e7b78a271:g:xLAAAOxykVNRqVq x&vxp=mtr

Davdraco1
11-17-2016, 02:41 PM
Mod time photos will be renderings in PDF format.