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post #1 of 6 Old 07-22-2009, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
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Stock Manual Shift knob good?

I've been in a 6 speed manual camaro and wasnt crazy about the shift knob with how thick it was.(I know...thats what she said...) but anyway, I was wondering if anyone that drives the car in manual has input on it? Also, is the hurst shifter thats going to be available the only option for changing it?
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post #2 of 6 Old 07-22-2009, 10:49 AM
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The knob feels a bit smaller than the 4th gen was, but it's still reletively large. When I drove the Camaro at Carlisle, I did not feel as though it was a hinderance on my driving experience.

I've wondered why Chevrolet felt a big ball was the best way to go for a shifter. The "big ball" started with the third gen T5, I believe. The Mustang, OTOH, has a nicer, ergonomic feel.
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post #3 of 6 Old 07-22-2009, 11:16 AM
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I like the shape of the stock shifter. The shaved sides make it more of an oval than a round ball and just seems to make it better to grip when you wanna get through the gears quickly.

Of course, I don't find my hand resting on the shift knob unless I actually need to shift gears, so I'm not sure how ergonomic it really needs to be. It's shape works great for me reaching down to quickly shift, allowing me a solid grip without having to palm the top of the shifter like on some cars. My thumb rests comfortably on the flattened side and gives me more surface contact for a more secure feeling grip.

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post #4 of 6 Old 07-22-2009, 01:35 PM
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i like it, could be a little smaller i guess.
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post #5 of 6 Old 07-22-2009, 01:43 PM
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Its my first manual tranny in about 20 years, shifter knob is very comfortable!

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post #6 of 6 Old 07-22-2009, 02:36 PM
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I find the shifter to be very comfortable. At first I thought the shaved sides were a rather odd, but I like it.
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