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Nice product, great price! Just installed this on my Z06. Looks and feels great. Excellent service and price from ProFlowDesign.com
$56.16 + $10 shipping on most of their shift knobs. This particular one comes with red, yellow, or blue insert in the leather. Gorgeous! Hardest part out of the way if I want to install a shifter! The blasted stock knob and that metal retainer! For ones attempting it, channel lock pliers and rock it back and forth, it is like a stake anchored into the shift lever, it will come out.

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I honestly see no need for a different shifter. I thought that the stock one was going to be way too wallowee, if that's a word. But after changing to a smaller pistol style knob, no problem hitting the right gear, seems more precise and easier to shift. Has anyone else experienced this?

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Channel lock did nothing for mine. I had to pry it out with the biggest screw driver I had. /ubb/smilies/eek.gif

That was the first mod I did and I questioned my ability right from the start.

The same thing happened to me on my Harley. The first mod I did was change the horn. It was easier for me to change the entire fork setup that that damn horn./ubb/smilies/confused.gif

I have a Momo too and I loooooooove it.

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I installed a Momo Red Combat knob last night .Removing that pin in the stock knob was no easy task!
But the new one looks better. Although the red on the knob is a hair off from the rest of the red in the car.

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Anybody see a replacement knob with the Z06 logo on (in) it? TIA

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I have one for sale (Momo Combat Red - $40 shipped) in new condition, with the box and all screws and other stuff. Installed only for a couple weeks (then put on the Delrin knob).

The pic doesn't do the red much justice though - it looks much brighter in real life.

 

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I have seen the light, started this thread over a year ago! I now have a Ripper shifter and a MGW shifter knob. I love them both! The shifter is a click-click-click percise shift. The MGW shift knob is the best one on the market, IMHO. It allows you to adjust for height and really looks sharp in the car. I was over in George's shop today picking up 2 chrome shift knobs and he asked me about this post and wondered if it was me. I told him he would have to pry my dead hands off my shifter knob in my Z06, no other will be on it!:D
 

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I just received my Momo Race all leather shift knob.I'll be installing it today.I'll post some pics later. greg:)
 
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Cool..mines coming next week so I appreciate any insight you could give us.

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If you drag race or autocross or anything that puts lots of hard pulls on this shifter knob or any other that attaches by 3 set screws - prepare for it to come loose. I went to the drag strip and after a few runs the Momo knob was loose. It is only held in position by the 3 set screws.
MGW attaches by actually threading on the shifter and then has a set screw that just holds it straight ahead.
The Momo is pretty with the red insert, but IMHO that is all it is!
Not trying to start anything, just giving some info on what I experienced.
 
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FWIW I know of a few buddies of mine who have raced their C5 vettes pretty hard at the track(drag racing, autox, road racing) and have the momo shifter and never had problem with it coming off..

Not saying it didn't happen to you and I appreciate your insight....just thought I'd mention the other side of the coin....
 

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I just installed the MOMO Combat Red shifter today. Looks and feels great.

Fortunately (for me), removing the pin in the stock shifter was a snap. I applied a little penetrating oil and let it sit for a few hours. Came back later and popped it right out using the two screwdriver (one on each side) method.

I'll be ordering my BPP shifter first thing in the morning. I understand that it the MOMO knob might not be a great fit, but I'll see what I can do with it to make it work. If not- oh well, I'll probably go with one of the new MGW knobs.
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I happen to ask again a few of the guys with the momo who race pretty hard....about this..they said..center it on the stalk and tighten all three ..real tight..(something about the allen key..looking just about like it was bending..at the point they stopped tightening..if that helps?)

This is their words..as I haven't even gotten ahold of mine yet..

They said.as I I asked them a second time..because of this post..and they said flat out..."That suckers never coming off..lmao" (if you center it and tighten the sh-t out of it)

Hope this helps others using the momo..

I love that tip on the penetrating oil on that pin..

These forums are great resources..

Thanks
 

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I fought with a momo knob for a month, tightening it weekly...then daily....until I eventually took it off and sold it on ebay. I then got a MGW and it was more solid feeling than the stock knob was.
 

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Never had a problem with my Momo loosening up, even after having it off on 3 different occasions.

For those that are having problems with it loosening, are you using the proper bushing?
 
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Lambinator..what does the bushing look like. I have yet to recieve my momo! Thanks in advance.
 

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The package will come with 5-6 different rubber bushings. Find the best fit, i.e. the one that just barely fits over the shifter shaft and just barely allows the knob to go over it. Mine is a really tight fit.

The bushing goes on the shaft first, then the knob pushes on.

(now if someone can read that without laughing I'll be amazed) :lol:
 
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