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Old 07-17-07, 06:11 AM   #1
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Talking CUSTOM Hand-Made Subaru Shift Knobs! (Super-Heavy Knobs now available)

MY NEW WEBSITE: WC Lathe Werks
My website has a list of most of the products I make. You can purchase them from my website using paypal buttons by selecting certain options. Email or PM me for customized knobs because prices and options vary infinitely.


Hey everyone, I finally made the jump and became a nasioc vendor. This will help me provide many more extremely high quality custom parts for you guys. I can now host my own group buys, specials, and answer questions more openly.

Think about this, besides the steering wheel, the shift knob is the most frequently touched item in your car! Isn't that reason enough to get something special for your shift lever?

These knobs are made on a manual machining lathe with no computerized controls. This means each piece is unique, made one at a time, and has a bit of character that mass-produced pieces cannot offer. Each knob is internally threaded with an M12x1.25 tap and will screw right onto the shift lever. STi knobs are made with a recess so they will function with the reverse ring while sitting as low as possible.

I can also provide custom pieces either from a design of your own OR by making changes to the existing product lineup. I offer 3D CAD drawings for customer review before a custom order is started.
Custom inquiries can be posted up on this thread, PM'd directly to me, or Emailed to me here: sales@lathewerks.com

MATERIALS AVAILABLE:
-Black Acetal Copolymer up to 2.25" diameter
-White Acetal Copolymer up to 2.00" diameter
-Silver Aluminum 6061-T651 up to 2.00" diameter
-Stainless Steel 303 up to 2.00" diameter
-Titanium up to 2.00" diameter

Brass Threaded Inserts can be made to fit inside the Copolymer knobs to add extra weight! These are described below, but other knobs can be adapted to fit the brass piece for custom orders. Brass inserts come standard on STi knobs, optional on WRX knobs.

Copolymer Info: Note about the black/white plastic material called Acetal Copolymer: This is a very hard polymer plastic which is resistant to dents and scratches. It is similar to Delrin (acetal homopolymer). It has good heat characteristics and will not get too hot or cold in the weather like metal does.

Aluminum: Aluminum is a relatively light weight metal, heavier than the copolymer, but a third the weight of stainless steel. This material is polished to give a smooth brushed appearance that matches the interior trim. It appears silver in color, and I also have some knobs in stock that are BLACK ANODIZED.

Stainless Steel: Is the HEAVIEST material I offer. Triple the weight of aluminum, the SS knobs provide the most solid shift feel, and many customers have said it makes shifting much more easy and fun. These have been selling like CRAZY since the introduction 2 weeks ago!

HYBRID: These knobs are a combination of stainless steel and copolymer in a variety of styles. This gives you more weight than a solid aluminum or copolymer knob, but with the extra comfort of copolymer on the top to avoid heat extremes. Only for the elite few.


THE LINEUP
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Shift Knobs for 2004+ STi (6-speed Transmission)
All shift knobs for STi have a recess cut into the bottom to clear the reverse ring while sitting as low as the stock knob.


Stainless Steel STi Sphere!!!™:
-$95 shipped (continental USA)
-2.0" diameter for comfortable size
-1.8" Height to sit slightly lower than stock knob
-465 grams FOR SOLID SHIFTING
-M12x1.25 direct internal thread for easy screw-on installation
-Recess in bottom for 6-speed reverse ring to give stock appearance
-Heavy weight makes shifting smoother, faster, and easier!
*The Heaviest 6MT Sphere I Offer!


CLICK HERE TO VIEW WEBSITE FOR PURCHASING




Stainless Steel STi Piston!!!™:
-$75 shipped (continental USA)
-1.5" diameter for comfortable size
-3.0" Height to wrap your entire hand around
-526 grams FOR SOLID SHIFTING
-M12x1.25 direct internal thread for easy screw-on installation
-Recess in bottom for 6-speed reverse ring to give stock appearance
-Heavy weight makes shifting smoother, faster, and easier!
*The Heaviest 6MT Piston Knob I Offer!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW WEBSITE FOR PURCHASING




Copolymer STi Sphere WITH BRASS INSERT!™ (Black or White):
This insert adds 25 grams to the mass of the knob, while also providing stronger metal threads inside.
-$79 Shipped (continental USA)
-2.0" Diameter for comfortable size
-1.8" Height to sit slightly lower than the stock knob
-105 grams for more feedback than standard knob and a solid feel!
-M12x1.25 direct internal thread for easy screw-on installation
-Recess in bottom for 6-speed reverse ring to give stock appearance

CLICK HERE TO VIEW WEBSITE FOR PURCHASING



-Shown with optional 5 Grooves spaced 0.3" apart for extra grip (Great for AutoCross, Road Course, Track Days)


-Shown with optional collar below (Email or PM me for this option)




Copolymer STi Piston™ w/ Brass Insert:
-$69 shipped (continental USA)
-Hand turned from solid Acetal Copolymer
-120 grams
-(can have more brass put in to bring weight up to 170g for additional $10)
-1.5" diameter tapering to 1.1"
-2.75" overall height to fit your whole hand around
-Triple "grip" rings
-Deep black smooth finish for beautiful appearance
-M12x1.25 direct internal thread for screw-on installation
-Recess for 6MT lockout ring

CLICK HERE TO VIEW WEBSITE FOR PURCHASING




Aluminum STi Sphere™:
-$79 Shipped (continental USA)
-2.0" Diameter
-1.8" Hieght
-Hand turned from solid 6061-T651 Aluminum
-165 grams for precision shifting with extra feedback
-Brushed finish for a beautiful look that compliments the dash trim
-M12x1.25 direct internal thread for screw-on installation
-Recess for 6MT lockout ring

CLICK HERE TO VIEW WEBSITE FOR PURCHASING




Aluminum STi Piston™:
-$55 shipped (continental USA)
-Hand turned from solid 6061-T651 Aluminum
-175 grams
-1.5" diameter tapering to 1.1"
-2.75" overall height to fit your whole hand around
-Triple "grip" rings
-Brushed Aluminum finish for beautiful appearance
-M12x1.25 direct internal thread for screw-on installation
-Recess for 6MT lockout ring

CLICK HERE TO VIEW WEBSITE FOR PURCHASING






Shift Knobs for Impreza, WRX, LegacyGT, Forester (5-speed)
Also fits other Subaru 5-speeds that do not have reverse lockout ring



Stainless Steel WRX Sphere™:
-Price: $95 shipped (continental USA)
-2.0" Diameter sphere, 3.0" tall overall
-Boot lip for stock shift boot, gives proper appearance
-550 grams for SOLID SHIFTS. THE HEAVIEST SUBARU KNOB AVAILABLE!
-M12x1.25 direct internal thread for screw-on installation
-2.5" deep hole so knob only protrudes 0.4" above shift lever. This reduces stock height by 1/2-inch.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW WEBSITE FOR PURCHASING




Stainless Steel WRX Tapered Piston™:
-Price: $75 shipped (continental USA)
-1.5" Diameter piston, 3.0" tall overall
-Boot lip for stock shift boot, gives proper appearance
-Massive 485 grams for SOLID SHIFTS
-M12x1.25 direct internal thread for screw-on installation
-2.5" deep hole so knob only protrudes 0.4" above shift lever. This reduces stock height by 1/2-inch.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW WEBSITE FOR PURCHASING




Aluminum WRX Sphere™:
-Price: $79 shipped (continental USA)
-2.0" Diameter Sphere, 3.0" tall overall
-Boot lip for stock shift boot, gives proper appearance
-190 grams for SOLID SHIFTS
-M12x1.25 direct internal thread for screw-on installation
-2.5" deep hole so knob only protrudes 0.4" above shift lever. This reduces stock height by 1/2-inch.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW WEBSITE FOR PURCHASING



Copolymer WRX Sphere™:
-Price: $69 shipped (continental USA)
-2.0" Diameter sphere, 3.0" tall overall
-Boot lip for stock shift boot, gives proper appearance
-100 grams for light, precise shifts
-M12x1.25 direct internal thread for screw-on installation
-2.5" deep hole so knob only protrudes 0.4" above shift lever. This reduces stock height by 1/2-inch.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW WEBSITE FOR PURCHASING



Copolymer WRX Sphere WITH BRASS INSERT!™:
*This knob has the same dimensions as the standard Copolymer WRX Sphere above, but comes with a brass threaded insert. This insert adds 60 grams to the mass of the knob, while also providing stronger metal threads inside, and a metal boot lip on the bottom.

-Price: $89 shipped (continental USA)
-2.0" Diameter sphere, 3.0" tall overall
-Boot lip for stock shift boot, gives proper appearance
-160 grams for light, precise shifts with a solid feel!-M12x1.25 direct internal thread for screw-on installation
-2.5" deep hole so knob only protrudes 0.4" above shift lever, acting as a shorter lever

CLICK HERE TO VIEW WEBSITE FOR PURCHASING




Copolymer WRX Tapered Piston™ w/ Brass Insert:
-$75 shipped (continental USA)
-1.5" Diameter tapering to 1.0" at bottom
-3.0" tall overall including boot lip for shift boot
-160 grams
-M12x1.25 direct internal thread for screw-on installation
-2.5" deep hole so knob only protrudes 0.4" above shift lever, acting as a shorter lever

CLICK HERE TO VIEW WEBSITE FOR PURCHASING




Aluminum WRX Tapered Piston™:
-$55 shipped (continental USA)
-Hand turned from 6061-T651 Aluminum
-220 grams
-3.0" high overall height
-1.5" diameter tapering to 1.0"
-2.5" deep internal threads for quick installation, acts as a shorter lever than stock
-Machined groove to hold shift boot

CLICK HERE TO VIEW WEBSITE FOR PURCHASING



HYBRID KNOBS

These parts are unlike any other knobs. They are a hybrid of two great materials to achieve the benefits of both with the drawbacks of neither. The top half of the knob is acetal copolymer which is wonderful for resisting heat and cold so it NEVER hurts your hand at any temperature. The bottom half of the knob is made from solid stainless steel which is extremely heavy and looks amazing.

The combination of these two materials yields a knob that can be held in any temperature, but also has a heavy weight for solid shift feedback. I use this knob on my STi and love how it works. Plus, it looks very nice and compliments the black and silver trim in the car.


HYBRID STi Piston™:

-Price: $135 shipped (continental USA)
-Black or White Copolymer top section with options such as grooves, knurling, concave thumb recess & Engraving
-Stainless steel bottom section with options such as Burnt coloring bronze
-3.0" tall overall
-Recess allows it to fit low on the shifter and lets the reverse ring function
-270 grams for a solid shift feel
-M12x1.25 direct internal thread for screw-on installation

CLICK HERE TO VIEW WEBSITE FOR PURCHASING






HYBRID STi Sphere™:
-Price: $135 shipped (continental USA)
-Black or White Copolymer top section with options such as grooves, knurling & Engraving
-Stainless steel bottom section with options such as Burnt coloring bronze
-2.0" Diameter Sphere, 2.5" tall overall
-Recess allows it to fit low on the shifter and lets the reverse ring function
-160 grams for a solid shift feel
-M12x1.25 direct internal thread for screw-on installation

CLICK HERE TO VIEW WEBSITE FOR PURCHASING




HYBRID STi GF4™:
-Price: $135 shipped (continental USA)
-Black or White Copolymer top section with options such as grooves, knurling & Engraving
-Stainless steel bottom section with options such as Burnt coloring bronze
-1.5" Diameter Sphere, 3.0" tall overall
-Recess allows it to fit low on the shifter and lets the reverse ring function
-250 grams for a solid shift feel
-M12x1.25 direct internal thread for screw-on installation

CLICK HERE TO VIEW WEBSITE FOR PURCHASING




HYBRID WRX Piston™:

-Price: $135 shipped (continental USA)
-Black or White Copolymer top section with options such as grooves, knurling, concave thumb recess & Engraving
-Stainless steel bottom section with options such as Burnt coloring bronze
-3.4" tall overall
-Boot lip is machined into the base to attach shift boot for stock appearance
-270 grams for a solid shift feel
-M12x1.25 direct internal thread for screw-on installation

CLICK HERE TO VIEW WEBSITE FOR PURCHASING




HYBRID WRX Sphere™:
-Price: $145 shipped (continental USA)
-Black or White Copolymer top section with options such as grooves, knurling & Engraving
-Stainless steel bottom section with options such as Burnt coloring bronze
-2.0" Diameter Sphere, 3.0" tall overall
-Boot lip is machined into the base to attach shift boot for stock appearance
-170 grams for a solid shift feel
-M12x1.25 direct internal thread for screw-on installation

CLICK HERE TO VIEW WEBSITE FOR PURCHASING




HYBRID WRX GF4™:
-Price: $150 shipped (continental USA)
-Black or White Copolymer top section with options such as grooves, knurling & Engraving
-Stainless steel bottom section with options such as Burnt coloring bronze
-1.5" Diameter top, 3.4" tall overall
-Boot lip is machined into the base to attach shift boot for stock appearance
-270 grams for a solid shift feel
-M12x1.25 direct internal thread for screw-on installation

CLICK HERE TO VIEW WEBSITE FOR PURCHASING



*ANY KNOB ABOVE Can be fitted for the Subaru Automatic Trans! Just PM me for one of them!

Subaru Aluminum AUTOMATIC 4EAT shift knob
-$59 shipped (continental USA)
-Made from solid Aluminum 6061-T651
-250 grams weight
-4.0" overall height
-1.6" top diameter, 1.0" bottom diameter
-2.8" deep internally threaded hole
-M10x1.25 threads for Subaru AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS ONLY

*This shift knob will NOT fit any manual Subaru transmission. This knob will only work on Subaru auto levers that DO NOT have push-button activation. This knob is a direct screw-on installation for the pull-style transmissions only.





IF YOU DON'T SEE WHAT YOU WANT, I CAN MAKE IT FOR YOU!
Don't hesitate to ask about custom pieces, they are my specialty!



I ship USPS First Class or Priority Mail on all orders.
All orders can be customized and placed through my website in the links above

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Founder & Machinist
The most extensive Shift Knob lineup anywhere


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Old 07-17-07, 06:23 AM   #2
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Here are some other Custom versions of shift knobs I've made before. These can be replicated again for you. Prices vary.

Copolymer STi Piston with Concave Top™



White Copolymer WRX Sphere w/ Flared Collar™



Copolymer STi GF4 Style™



Copolymer WRX GF4 Style™



Aluminum WRX GF4 Style™
(no longer in production)


Copolymer WRX Tall Piston™



WRX Stainless Steel Shift Lever Extension w/ Stainless Sphere Knob




WRX Aluminum Shift Lever Extension
(with accompanying Copolymer knob)

-Adds 2" to the lever height, good for people who's short shifter is just a bit too short. This lever adds height to the lever, but strangely doesn't seem to extend the throw length by much at all.
-Made from solid 6061 Aluminum
-Threads onto shift lever and allows knob to screw on top.
-Best used with one of my custom knobs so the connection is clean and professional looking.





Knurled WRX Tapered Piston™-Knurled surface adds grip, but is an extra-cost option to certain knobs.



ENGRAVINGS:
I am about to purchase a Laser Engraving machine which will allow me to put ANYTHING onto the knobs. I can fill in copolymer engravings with paint to make custom colors. Here are some samples I had done:



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Old 07-17-07, 08:09 AM   #3
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Here are some pictures of the Lathe that I use to make each and every single WCLW knob!





Sorry, the actual knob-making process is a company secret, no pics of that!
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Old 07-17-07, 08:13 AM   #4
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I'm going to PM you.
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good job man.....i know hard it is selling without a vendor account.....glad u finally became a vendor....ill be PM'ing you later in the day to discuss making me a custom knob.
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Sounds good MK.
Chaos, I just replied to you.
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good job man.....i know hard it is selling without a vendor account.....glad u finally became a vendor....ill be PM'ing you later in the day to discuss making me a custom knob.
MK
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Old 07-18-07, 05:52 AM   #8
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HEY GUYS!

Im currently running a Group Buy on the Brass-Weighted Copolymer Shift Knob!

Custom SHIFT KNOB Group Buy #1: STi Sphere


GET A COPOLYMER KNOB WITH THE WEIGHT OF A HEAVY METAL ONE!!!
Only 18 more days!
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We are at the second price reduction in the group buy! Get in on the action before your chance is gone. The normal price for the weighted copolymer knobs will go back up to $85/90 after the GB ends.

I will probably be hosting a second group buy on the STi Piston style knob after the STi Sphere one ends.
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bump! CHECK OUT THE GROUP BUY BEFORE ITS OVER!
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