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LuckyJayRRM
03-18-2014, 06:04 PM
Hey guys, we have our shift knob on our shop truck, and it looks awesome! This is the raw aluminum version, we'll be able to get it coated any way you can imagine. I'll have Rob chime in with price, etc. Just wanted you to see what I see!

http://i.imgur.com/Qtu63rd.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/OIuCQWl.jpg

WheelNut
03-18-2014, 06:07 PM
can you make one even taller? Maybe with a dog-leg in it? Get it next to the 3 oclock position on the steering wheel?

LuckyJayRRM
03-18-2014, 06:14 PM
I had the SAME thing to say!! haha, almost pistol grip-ish! While I agree that's ideal for race car setups, we need to be able to sell some of our stuff to street guys to keep the lights on! I really dig the look and feel of it. Can't wait to try some coating out!

Abarth619
03-18-2014, 06:15 PM
It looks nice! A little cold on the hands in the winter though lol. I'd love to see someone make a pistol grip shifter. I think if done right it could look killer!

shadowshaggy
03-18-2014, 06:17 PM
Is the shift boot going to stay that way? It looks kinda bad for DD use if you plan on leaving it that way, if there was a shift gate (plate on bottom instead of a boot? yeah whatever it's called..) and it was supposed to look that way cool. But as it has a boot, said boot outta go up to the bottom of the knob IMHO. But we all know about opinions ;)

I like the style & finish of the knob, just don't do the shift boot sitting at the bottom deal...

LuckyJayRRM
03-18-2014, 06:30 PM
Is the shift boot going to stay that way? It looks kinda bad for DD use if you plan on leaving it that way, if there was a shift gate (plate on bottom instead of a boot? yeah whatever it's called..) and it was supposed to look that way cool. But as it has a boot, said boot outta go up to the bottom of the knob IMHO. But we all know about opinions ;)

I like the style & finish of the knob, just don't do the shift boot sitting at the bottom deal...

A shifter gate would be awesome, but probably tough to figure out, then you'd need one for guys with a short shifter, and so on. Hopefully one day we can do that. As far as the boot goes, we like it this way, like traditional old italian race cars, when the shaft is exposed. Looks mechanical and we all dig that over here. On our set up, if we pulled the boot up all the way, it'd slowly move back down as you shifted. I'm sure if you wanted to cover the shaft it could be done. But we really aren't in the business of selling a bunch of boots, there might be one out there that is a little longer.

shadowshaggy
03-18-2014, 06:43 PM
Just my two cents, again gated would be awesome; but way too many variables....

I meant pulled up as in attached like the factory one is, not just pulled up.

LittleEvil
03-18-2014, 09:18 PM
i like this, looking forward on pricing.

Jester49
03-18-2014, 10:21 PM
I'd like see one like this one...

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i140/toolman_7/huu-1536130_w_ml_zpse0fec0e5.jpg (http://s71.photobucket.com/user/toolman_7/media/huu-1536130_w_ml_zpse0fec0e5.jpg.html)

AudiGuy
03-19-2014, 10:20 AM
I'd like see one like this one...

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i140/toolman_7/huu-1536130_w_ml_zpse0fec0e5.jpg (http://s71.photobucket.com/user/toolman_7/media/huu-1536130_w_ml_zpse0fec0e5.jpg.html)

Ive been throwing around the idea of something like this...

Only with one of these instead.


http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/pp199/Eskougor/D94C51B5-EF5B-400F-BC55-BA980AFA69A7-109-0000000293C598CD.jpg (http://s411.photobucket.com/user/Eskougor/media/D94C51B5-EF5B-400F-BC55-BA980AFA69A7-109-0000000293C598CD.jpg.html)

Abarth619
03-19-2014, 10:29 AM
Love those knuckles Audiguy!

ophidia31
03-19-2014, 10:40 AM
How the heck would you guys shift with those bulky things? Unless theyre just for looks, I just feel that theyd get in the way. Then again, Im not one known to be flashy.

AudiGuy
03-19-2014, 10:43 AM
Love those knuckles Audiguy!
Thanks, they didnt work out on the oil cap. So Im going to try to weld a collar on and get a good angle to see if the knuckles will work. I think they will.


How the heck would you guys shift with those bulky things? Unless theyre just for looks, I just feel that theyd get in the way. Then again, Im not one known to be flashy.

Just gotta make sure they are positioned right.

Haring
03-19-2014, 11:36 AM
http://i.imgur.com/Qtu63rd.jpg

I saw one of those in a store once. Didn't realize it was a shift knob. jestera

mneuman916
03-19-2014, 12:30 PM
I saw one of those in a store once. Didn't realize it was a shift knob. jestera

I see what you did there... :nod:

Tweak
03-19-2014, 02:18 PM
I saw one of those in a store once. Didn't realize it was a shift knob. jestera

This post is awesome.


I see what you did there... :nod:

+1 and I think it is...awesome.

LuckyJayRRM
03-19-2014, 02:30 PM
I saw one of those in a store once. Didn't realize it was a shift knob. jestera

I like to call that re-purposing

Tweak
03-19-2014, 02:39 PM
I like to call that re-purposing

I hope you clean it between usage at least then.

abarth1984
03-19-2014, 10:25 PM
it to tall for me if you do a short shifter i buy one

ophidia31
03-20-2014, 07:52 PM
Banned?

Tweak
03-21-2014, 12:20 AM
Banned?

Best you speak with the owner Fiat500USA (Chris) if you would like to know more...don't feel it is my place to speak about this matter.

RoadRace
03-25-2014, 01:40 PM
This knob was my design from racing my 600 h.p. EVO. It is a sequential style knob. We can make it more FIAT friendly but remember a real old school Italian car all have a shaft that shows. Someone with more time can find picture after picture of stock old Fiats or Alfas that have the look. Remember the boot is not there to cover the shaft on any car, it is there to cover the mechanicals underneath and keep dirt out. You really should see the shaft in my opinion. As long as it is closed to the guts below it is acceptable.


ROAD/RACE

Baggman
03-25-2014, 11:30 PM
Any guess when these will be for sale? thoughts on price?

RoadRace
03-26-2014, 02:29 PM
We sell these knobs for other cars now without the conversion piece. These are all CNC Aircraft Aluminum with a diamond polish. I would like to offer anodized ones but it will be hard to chase a bunch of colors. Any thoughts on this/ These know currently sell to Mitsu/ Suby owners for $79 and we sell them like water. They are solid, weighted knobs and bring your reach up close to the steering wheel just like a rally. It reminds me of my Pro Rally days where I had my shifter just a couple inches lower than the center of the wheel so I hand was always right there. The point to be taken from this is that this knob is designed from real competition experience not looks or cost cutting.

RRM

Gundy
03-27-2014, 10:14 AM
Whether to cover lever or not seems to be a personal preference. I rather like the shaft exposed. I do like the feel of metal as a knob.
This is a knob I use on another car. Note the exposed lever.
It is ALL about feel. I have had wood, leather and plastic. The machined alloy is my favorite. Form follows function.

RoadRace
03-27-2014, 11:23 AM
Nice picture. This is what I meant. The RRM knob is part of the new "TALLINI Competiziione" line of products inspired directly from my 30 years of racing experience. The Fiat has a high shifter like my Race EVO with sequential dog box. So I made a knob that I like to grab from the side or over the top. This is the design. My shifter is elevated to a point that is similar to the stock placement of the FIAT shifter. The shaft on the FIAT is clean polished steel (almost chrome) so it is nice to look at.

ROAD/RACE

DIVSAbarth500
03-27-2014, 08:59 PM
We can make it more FIAT friendly but remember a real old school Italian car all have a shaft that shows. Someone with more time can find picture after picture of stock old Fiats or Alfas that have the look. Remember the boot is not there to cover the shaft on any car, it is there to cover the mechanicals underneath and keep dirt out. You really should see the shaft in my opinion. As long as it is closed to the guts below it is acceptable.
ROAD/RACE

Old Alfas and Fiats were the first thing I thought when I saw the knob w/ the exposed shaft.

RoadRace
03-27-2014, 09:08 PM
Old Alfas and Fiats were the first thing I thought when I saw the knob w/ the exposed shaft.

Then I am not alone. thnx

ROAD/RACE

mneuman916
03-27-2014, 09:17 PM
Old Alfas and Fiats were the first thing I thought when I saw the knob w/ the exposed shaft.

You said "exposed shaft".

ciao500
03-27-2014, 10:56 PM
This knob was my design from racing my 600 h.p. EVO. It is a sequential style knob. We can make it more FIAT friendly but remember a real old school Italian car all have a shaft that shows. Someone with more time can find picture after picture of stock old Fiats or Alfas that have the look. Remember the boot is not there to cover the shaft on any car, it is there to cover the mechanicals underneath and keep dirt out. You really should see the shaft in my opinion. As long as it is closed to the guts below it is acceptable.

ROAD/RACE

I agree that a real Italian car should have it's shift shaft exposed, but I believe it needs to go one step further and have gates to guide it!!!
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj228/rllyFoz/96467ae4-a9b8-41d0-a87f-affaed381e5c_zps8d971130.jpg (http://s273.photobucket.com/user/rllyFoz/media/96467ae4-a9b8-41d0-a87f-affaed381e5c_zps8d971130.jpg.html)

Might need to make a gate for the Abarth soon...
10885

RoadRace
03-28-2014, 11:19 AM
I think you should have your shaft exposed whenever possible. Anyone agree, +1 this statement.

ROAD/RACE

trevc
03-28-2014, 11:51 AM
+1

Abarth Five O
03-28-2014, 01:10 PM
For $79 bucks, I'll take one. It's a much better design and more comfortable for quicker shifting through the gears than the Cravens race knob.

RoadRace
03-28-2014, 01:40 PM
Let me just get the hardware made and you are in like FLynn.

ROAD/RACE

Sales@roadrace
03-28-2014, 05:08 PM
The Biposto 695 shows that somebody at Fiat gets it!

http://i.imgur.com/QydlQYZ.jpg

lammie200
03-28-2014, 07:34 PM
I think you should have your shaft exposed whenever possible. Anyone agree, +1 this statement.

ROAD/RACE

I live in SF. Happens all the time. Not with me mind you, but there are organized events for that stuff here.

DIVSAbarth500
03-29-2014, 11:25 AM
I think you should have your shaft exposed whenever possible. Anyone agree, +1 this statement.

ROAD/RACE

Replace shaft with snatch and I will agree with this statement lol

Gundy
03-29-2014, 12:56 PM
The Biposto 695 shows that somebody at Fiat gets it!

http://i.imgur.com/QydlQYZ.jpg

I like the knob's taper to the shaft. Slick willy stuff.
Don't like all the dimples or the recess on the top .
But hey that's why they make chocolate and vanilla.
That setup is Da Bomb!

NGEN
03-29-2014, 07:49 PM
The Biposto 695 shows that somebody at Fiat gets it!

http://i.imgur.com/QydlQYZ.jpg

so it looks like your project isn't done then.... You should recreate something similar to this!! I think you might be on to something rob.

RoadRace
04-12-2014, 11:17 AM
The knobs are done. We are going to showoff a few examples shortly. Waiting for the anodizer to return bits of TC- CNC Billet sequential shift knobs. I think we will do red clear and black versions for now. They will make you crave for them lets say.

ROAD/RACE

elenano73
04-12-2014, 11:40 AM
One word. "Ugly"

modular
04-12-2014, 11:46 AM
Hey guys, we have our shift knob on our shop truck, and it looks awesome! This is the raw aluminum version, we'll be able to get it coated any way you can imagine. I'll have Rob chime in with price, etc. Just wanted you to see what I see!

http://i.imgur.com/Qtu63rd.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/OIuCQWl.jpg

Meh.........

lammie200
04-12-2014, 12:32 PM
The knobs are done. We are going to showoff a few examples shortly. Waiting for the anodizer to return bits of TC- CNC Billet sequential shift knobs. I think we will do red clear and black versions for now. They will make you crave for them lets say.ROAD/RACE

Rob,

Is there an adapter that would make this work on an AT shaft? Most of the threaded adapters that I have seen (American Shifter, for example) seem like 16mm 1.5 pitch threads. I have a way to get the one that I have now to move up higher, but not without some work. Just wondering if I could get yours to mount higher easily. I just want to go about 1" to 1.5" higher than what I have now.

Abarth Five O
04-12-2014, 12:52 PM
I'd like to see the red one. I think it would really accent my grigio/black interior.

RoadRace
04-14-2014, 01:41 PM
We will likely have , red, clear and black hard anodized. STAY TUNED.


ROAD/RACE