Gear knobs

Discussion in 'Interior and Audio' started by Jim333, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. Jim333

    Jim333 Paid Member

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    is there a after market gear knob that fits the 197? Or will any lift up reverse one fit?

    Thanks
     

  2. Doogle

    Doogle Winner - POTM March 2018 Paid Member

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    Richbrook do a polished one, other than that its the newer RS one or a matt silver Laguna V6 knob.
     
  3. Jim333

    Jim333 Paid Member

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    Any links to the richbrook one? So do universal lift up reverse knobs not fit?
     
  4. Doogle

    Doogle Winner - POTM March 2018 Paid Member

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    I am guessing Jim, I haf a look on eBay and Amazon before deciding I will get my original re-trimmed by Royal for £35.

    Ive had metal gear knobs before, especially a weighted stainless Storm Motorworx one in my previous BMWs and loved it. But these are a different and metal knobs have their drawbacks of being ice cold in winter and scalding in summer. Also due to the fitment on Renaults I suspect you will have to remove the gearknob fitment from the gear shaft to get any aftermarket knob on.
     
  5. Jim333

    Jim333 Paid Member

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    Ye I had a ep3 with a skunk 2 Weighted gear knob, summer it was to hot and winter was to cold lol I got a hat for it in the end.

    If Re trimming is only £35 think that's the best option.

    Thanks for the help
     
  6. RSRowe

    RSRowe Paid Member

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    I'll be getting some white nylon and aluminium ones made shortly.
    Just need to finalise some sizes first.
     
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  7. Jim333

    Jim333 Paid Member

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    A direct replacement?
     
  8. RSRowe

    RSRowe Paid Member

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    Yes bud. I had two prototypes plastic printed - just need to make sure they fit properly before committing to getting the machine shop to make some.
     
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  9. Jim333

    Jim333 Paid Member

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    Ok keep me updated mate
     
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  10. RSRowe

    RSRowe Paid Member

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    Bit more fettling required...... Just a prototype remember.
    20180927_161021.jpg

    Will crack on after I'm back on holiday next week
     
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  11. Dumdum

    Dumdum Gold Member

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    Get a surround for your stereo man :oops::topic: gear knob looks good though, how does it mount??
     
  12. RSRowe

    RSRowe Paid Member

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    Haha. It's all getting ripped out soon as it's a track car

    It uses the original nylon bushing which the standard knob uses. Once I've had one machined I will make sure it's durable enough without any sort of adhesive or fastener.
     
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  13. Shannon larmour

    Shannon larmour Paid Member

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    Was wondering my gear knob is a bit of s mess, could I go to breakers find a good condition one in a normal clio and just change the insert ?
     

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