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DB7 – Shift knob install

 
The stock shift knob in this 00 Integra LS is leather wrapped. Just like the steering wheel. Unlike the steering wheel, this poor knob’s leather was a bit well for wear. It was worn out and due for a replacement.

I’ve always wanted a Password JDM aluminum knob, so that’s what I got. This is a gen one, 6.1oz shift knob.

 
Installation
Installation is as simple as unscrewing the old knob and then, screwing on the new one.
The weighting on it is really nice. I love the way the engagement feels throughout a shift. The tranny on this one feels as though the synchros need some love. No scraps or grinds but, it is noticeably different than the higher mileage 90 Integra cable transmission I had on my hatch, which shifted perfectly.

It could be the linkage stabilizer bushings as well though. I haven’t taken a look at those yet. The c-pin in these can wear over time as well. All areas to look at in the near future.

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