View Full Version : Need Help picking a shift knob

12-23-2005, 02:01 PM
First off my car will be spending Christmas in the shop wait to have its new rennen rear bumper put on (haven't driven it in a month). My girlfriend has gotten me a V&S short shifter and thorsens black boot with grey stiching but she had no idea when it came to a shift knob. So now I have to pick one and I can't really decied what will got best with my new boot I want the RS4 but no one knows how to make it a 5 speed patter here are some of my other ideas let me know what you think




12-23-2005, 02:08 PM
air metal

12-23-2005, 03:04 PM
the momos are nice but they do not fit audi shifters.... the one i just sold for 40 bucks was custom machined to make it fit. If your looking at the pictures you posted the bottom chrome looking cap is what does not fit. you have to sand with a dremel the inside of it to make the opening larger. The actual knob does fit and you use the screws to screw it in but that little aluminum cover doesnt fit over the thick diameter of the audi shifter. Hope you understand what im talking about. Pm me if your confused.

12-23-2005, 03:08 PM
I have had a Momo knob on a B&M shifter.

12-23-2005, 04:00 PM
Tycoon alcantera shift knob

12-23-2005, 04:32 PM
don't really want OEM unless RS4

12-23-2005, 04:49 PM
What are some of the OEM options?

12-23-2005, 04:54 PM
You are located in NJ and it gets cold there. I think that air metal will get damn cold for your hand in the winter months and damn hot in the summer months. I try to get air leather or the Sparco Globe. I have a Globe and it is great, smaller size makes it perfect to grip in shifts.

Just bought Nismozx MOMO knob for the winter because it is air leather.

12-23-2005, 05:19 PM
I think OEM with tycoon's alcantara is the best way. Inexpensive too.

12-23-2005, 05:22 PM
alcantara is the way to go.

12-23-2005, 05:29 PM
i would not prefer an oem knob to an aftermarket fellas. 90 percent of the time all of the stock knobs are not weighted wich means the shifts wont be as percise. Most aftermarket knobs are weighted and the shifting feels much better than stock. Thats my opinion.

12-23-2005, 09:40 PM
The only problem I have with MOMO's is that the sit kinda high on the audi shifters. Other than that they look great. I had the Air Metal but I think if I had to do it again I'd get the one of these:


12-24-2005, 08:36 AM
This one is on my wishlist.


12-24-2005, 01:41 PM
I have a Momo Race Air knob I will sell you if interested.
in great condition
for say 60% of retail
email if interested