yeah it is kinda logoish but they fold away in the creaveses so you dont see it too often.. and the shift pattern sticker came with the Ti knob, id say the knob is similar in size to the stock one maybe a tad smaller
The Ti shift knob is deinitely smaller than stock - the 6sp. sticker will not adhere to the top of it (I tried EVERYTHING - even heated it up in boiling water for a min. to soften, the edges still peeled up). I've had this shifter (not the boot however) for almost a month and much prefer it to stock FWIW.
Yup - ordered it from JapanParts.com - they sent me an e-mail a day or so later telling me the current price (currency conversion) and I placed my order. I'd expected it to take at least 2 weeks, but like 10 days later (a Sunday, believe it or not) a USPS truck comes pulling up with this little box with Japanese lettering all over it. I was stoked - installed it right then and there. Good company IMO.
O.K. - little update for you guys. Someone had mentioned how metal shifters are COLD in the winters, and I'd thought that a Ti one wouldn't be as bad - I was wrong in my assumption. It was 44 degrees out last night and my Ti shift knob was COLD on my bare hand. It seemed to warm up quickly enough....but wanted to address this for whomever asked. Still much preferred over stock tho.
Hey Turbs - I prefer the Ti over stock for a few reasons. 1) it's smaller - both in height and overall diameter 2) it feels better to me - now that's subjective obviously, but I like the nice smooth feel of the metal as opposed to the stitching I felt w/the stock knob and 3) it's Ti! O.K. - so # 3 is stupid, but I mtn bike too, and titanium components are very pricey (too much vs. their return IMHO) but my lust for Ti components seems to have made it onto my STi as well.....but mainly #'s 1 and 2, in that order.