Review: The Raceseng Slammer Shift Knob

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  1. narvarr

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    Got mine installed yesterday along with the Craven Speed hand brake handle.
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  2. Savvy

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    FWIW... you might want to check your parking brake cable(s). Mine only takes three clicks to hold the car. Unless you live on a hill with a slope of Pike's Peak... your handle shouldn't be cranked that hard.
     
  3. caseydog

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    Keep us posted as to how that works for you in Dallas. My experiences with metal shift knobs here has not been positive. I've branded the palm of my hand more than once. :incazzato:

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    Winters are fun too...

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  6. narvarr

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    Lol, yes, my driveway has a very steep slope to it.
     
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    Haha, metal shift knob, plastic shift knob, or leather covered shift knob, they all seem to hurt about the same after the 120 degree mark.
     
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    I'm thinking that a freezing cold shift knob just isn't the same kind of unpleasantness as a scorching hot shift knob is. Well, unless you lick your freezing cold shift knob and your tongue sticks to it.

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  9. Zillon

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    I've been pleasantly surprised with how well my Raceseng knob has resisted the heat with the powdercoated finish in the summer heat.

    Raw finishes may not fare as well, though.
     
  10. BlimeyCabrio

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    There's an adjustment nut in the handle assembly, where the cables attach. I've had to tweak mine a few times over the years as things elongate.
     
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    Thanks, I'll have to check into that. The handle on my other vehicle comes up about that high after adjustment so I figured it was normal.
     
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    Excellent write up. Stumbled on these after talking to the guys at the Helix tent during MOTD, it's going to take me forever to narrow down what I'd like.
     
  13. narvarr

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    Tighten up the brake cable and it holds the car firmly in the driveway with 4 clicks now.
    Took a pic with the new shift boot installed and it fits the profile of the Ashiko knob much better than the stock boot.
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    The knob definitely gets hot, but not so hot that I can't shift when first starting off. By a couple miles, it's cooled off a considerable amount, or maybe I've just gotten used to it.
     
  14. Savvy

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    Well, the inevitable finally happened to me. Set screws for the adapter came loose. Now I can't get the fracking knob off. Just spins on the stalk. Word of advice for all who have one... for the first gens, anyway.... MAKE SURE TO KEEP THE ADAPTER TIGHT ON THE STALK. Periodically tighten those little bastards.

    Luckily, I've been sitting on a stalk assembly for months (because of the slop in the gate). I guess I get to install that sooner rather than later now.
     
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    ^^^ :frown2: gotta love aftermarket innovation...
     
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    Any chance you can slip something up the side of the shaft into the adapter to jamb it into place, to hold it while you screw it off? Something to shim it - thin screwdriver, feeler gauge, thin strip of an aluminum can, etc.
     
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    Been there done that. I think my initial attempt of lifting and turning (trying to get the set screws to bite into the lip) may have backed one or more of them out into the knob threads. I took the can opener of my Leatherman and jammed it into the adapter material, to no avail. At this point, I'll deal till tomorrow after work. Just going to take all my tools and the replacement stalk with me, and hit the auto craft center before going home.
     
  20. Savvy

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    I may try grabbing a can of keyboard duster, holding it upside down, and blasting it into the little bit of a gap to try and shrink the adapter a touch. After I replace it. May be able to save the knob and work on a better adapter with Jarrett @ Raceseng to save others this hassle.
     

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