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Old 12-08-2018, 05:56 PM
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my last mod while i have my interior off.. new raceseng weighted shiftknob in brushed stainless to match my door sills... thing weights 1.6lbs... feels solid.. now i think i need metal bushing!!!
Been thinking of adding a heavier **** like that when I do my Numeric shifter/cables upgrade. Do you find that the **** alone makes a difference in shift feel?
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Old 12-09-2018, 02:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Skwerl View Post
Been thinking of adding a heavier **** like that when I do my Numeric shifter/cables upgrade. Do you find that the **** alone makes a difference in shift feel?
i have the oem ssk.. my next mod is gonna be metal bushings.. i find now the weight of the **** makes the shifter feel cheap...maybe metal bushing or a numeric would help..it does feel better than stock thats for sure..

my goal is to one day buy a cae shifter so thats why i dont want to spend the money on a numeric..
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Old 12-09-2018, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Skwerl
Been thinking of adding a heavier **** like that when I do my Numeric shifter/cables upgrade. Do you find that the **** alone makes a difference in shift feel?
My 997.1TT has had the Numeric SSK for quite some time and I have tried a bunch of shift *****. A heavier and more solid material **** makes a very noticeable difference. For OEM the expensive all aluminum (x45 I think?) **** is great. Much better than the CF, GT3, GT2RS, or stock TT ****. Going aftermarket allows a much heavier shift ****. I am currently using a Black Forest Industries (BFI) **** -over 220g vs the GT2RS one at 76g.

It really improves the 1-2 shift feel in my car and makes every other shift more solid feeling.
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Old 12-09-2018, 05:16 PM
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Old 12-09-2018, 06:48 PM
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My 997.1TT has had the Numeric SSK for quite some time and I have tried a bunch of shift *****. A heavier and more solid material **** makes a very noticeable difference. For OEM the expensive all aluminum (x45 I think?) **** is great.
X97 if this is the one you are thinking of:


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[QUOTE=kellen;15486041]X97 if this is the one you are thinking of:

Obviously just my opinion, but I really didn't like that aluminum ****

from Porsche. Was part of my build, but I removed the ****, sold it to a Rennlister, and put on a Function First ****. Love it.
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Old 12-09-2018, 07:06 PM
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Replaced the clutch interlock switch. Was a pain to get the new part in there, but some doublesided tape held it in place for me (could only get one hand and my big *** shoulders under the pedals).
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[QUOTE=shekmark;15486057]
Originally Posted by kellen View Post
X97 if this is the one you are thinking of:

Obviously just my opinion, but I really didn't like that aluminum ****

from Porsche. Was part of my build, but I removed the ****, sold it to a Rennlister, and put on a Function First ****. Love it.
Yup, I meant the X97. My car had that option and it is sought after, but I agree that it wasn't my favorite. It had a good feeling but the aluminum knicked/galled way too easily. The PO must have worn rings or something on his right hand because there was a lot of wear marks on it. I ended up selling and replacing...
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Replaced the clutch interlock switch. Was a pain to get the new part in there, but some doublesided tape held it in place for me (could only get one hand and my big *** shoulders under the pedals).
I'm surprised -- I've removed mine a few times when doing work under the dash and it just twists out (quarter turn to release).
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Originally Posted by shekmark View Post
Originally Posted by kellen View Post
X97 if this is the one you are thinking of:


Obviously just my opinion, but I really didn't like that aluminum ****

from Porsche. Was part of my build, but I removed the ****, sold it to a Rennlister, and put on a Function First ****. Love it.

Yeah, after reading people's responses, I think I'll definitely add the Function First **** to my cables/shifter upgrade package (once they're back in stock next spring ). I'd love to keep it OEM but I'm not big on the design of that X97 ****, particularly for the price. I wish the BFI one had an option to not have their logo on it, too.
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