Show me your shift knobs!

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by sarir97, Dec 19, 2013.

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    IIRC, the threads are 6x1.00.
     
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    My shift knob :p
     

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    That's too bad. Options now severely limited.
     
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    JB Weld, drill, tap, unlimited options.:)
     
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    I like this one from Silk Blaze. It seems to be at least the same size as the OEM knob.

    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    That looks pretty cool.
     
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    I don't even really think of The Prius's shift knob as being a shift knob.

    In my mind, it's more of simply an input lever...or dongle...or rather pathetic impotent looking thing.

    I don't really like it,- but it's part of the beast.

    I kind of liked that in the Gen 2 Prius the "lever" or knob was on the dash vertical. This in my mind defined it as NOT being a typical shift knob....which IMO it isn't.

    On the Gen 3, the whole flying buttress showcases what IMO just looks disturbingly impotent.

    I like the knob pictured above, and some of the replacements people have used. Someday, I'll probably do something.
     
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    If this was available for left hand drive cars I would buy it immediately.
     
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    The RHD version doesn't bother me. A LHD version will likely never become available...
     
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    On my "v." German engineered and made ergonomic grip knob.

    Operates with one finger or grips with three fingers. Much better than OEM knob.
     

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    [​IMG]


    2010 Prius
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    Where did you find that knob? Do you have a side view pic?
     
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    kewl looking knobs.... Gee that doesn't sound bad does it...:)

    after not even a week of ownership one thing that bothers me...

    you need to move the lever left and forward to move in reverse, and then left and back to go forward.


    IMO
    I think reverse should be right and back.
    Forward should be left and forward
    and braking should be left and backwards.

    F
    |
    N---
    | |
    B R

    I wonder if it would be possible to "move switches" around in the flying bridge to make it work...
     
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    I think most would rather see just the D and R reversed, like this:

    D
    I
    N - P
    I I
    R B

    Anyway, the switches are electronic. It might be possible to hack the mechanism somehow.
     
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    Saris, I just remember R to always be right and back on my old four speeds...:)

    but yeah I think it would be an easy hack on the shifter, but you'd be hard pressed to alter the layout of the display.

    but I've only owned the car for a week. I'm sure it'll grow on me..
     
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    Awesome!!
     
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    Here's a NEW one that I made for my Prius"v" out of solid TITANIUM.

    This stuff is tough to cut and toughest to machine. The worst part was tapping and sizing the hole for the required clearance. I had to develop a NEW technique. It took me two days.
     

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    Titanium is so sexy. :p

    SCH-I535
     
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    That looks way better than the tacky $3 German-made fisher-price plasticky shift knob you had before.
     
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    Has, anyone ever been able to or tried to separate the blue plastic from the shift knob...

    been toying with a LED inside.. Also can anyone post a picture of the shift lever outside of the console...maybe someone who has done the stage 10?
     

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