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Custom Billet Shift Knob for Toyota Tacoma (2-1/4" diameter). ***Utilizes factory boot.***

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tacoma Parts Marketplace (2016+)' started by 7r41lbr34k3r, Feb 15, 2018.

  1. Feb 24, 2018 at 1:59 PM
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    OnlyTaco

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    Do you know when you will have the Stainless version available again?
     
  2. Feb 24, 2018 at 3:10 PM
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    I didn't plan on making anymore, if I'm honest. It is really heavy, and there was not enough interest to justify the tooling and material cost.
     
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  3. Feb 24, 2018 at 4:14 PM
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    Who scored the SS one you had? I understand confidentiality, so more of a request for him to come forward...I'd love to hear a review of a nearly 2lb shifter ball on this truck.
     
  4. Feb 24, 2018 at 4:24 PM
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    He should be taking delivery soon, hopefully he comes forward!
     
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  5. Feb 25, 2018 at 12:23 AM
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    Oh ok, perhaps something to split the weight of the SS and Aluminum?
     
  6. Feb 25, 2018 at 4:53 AM
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    Titanium would be the obvious choice, but I need to brush up on what grade I can use for this. 6AL-4V is what I am used to, but that shit is expensive.

    Edit: okay, so all grades are expensive. Looking like they'd be north of $250 per knob.
     
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  7. Feb 25, 2018 at 8:53 AM
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    Maybe machine a larger cavity in an aluminum knob then add fine lead shot and epoxy?
     
  8. Feb 25, 2018 at 10:17 AM
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    I can definitely figure something out like this, just going to need 10-15 people who are interested.

    I can also completely change the shape of a stainless knob to bring the weight down from that.

    The number of potential variables here are seemingly endless, so I guess my point is that demand is the key factor for driving any significant variations.
     
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  9. Feb 25, 2018 at 11:45 AM
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    Well, here's my version installed. Liked the TRD logo'd version & wanted a little extra traction or "feel" on the knob, so after some communication with OP, he added this. Installed in minutes. Used 2 of the yellow (thickest) shims included, and it locked down nicely, slightly skewed (facing driver). Feels good on the test drive round the block. Very happy with my 1st mod on this new truck. Only problem is I already have an idea for a updated version. $$$$ Damn You OP!!!!!!!

    Thanks Rick, I think it looks great.

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  10. Feb 25, 2018 at 12:36 PM
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    I'm in for a good weighted knob that's heavier than the current aluminum version.
     
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  11. Feb 25, 2018 at 1:15 PM
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  12. Feb 27, 2018 at 12:35 AM
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    I didn't realize there was only one made in SS. Now I'm with Rick, probably best not make anymore......

    But seriously, This thing is insane! Looks like an award or trophy. And has some oomph behind it.
    It was on the porch this afternoon when I woke up, unfortunately I left for work shortly after. Hopefully I'll get a chance to put it on in the next day or two and I'll give some good feedback.
     
  13. Feb 27, 2018 at 4:46 AM
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    I should have sent that thing with a matching pimp stick, it would make a formidable melee weapon. That is actually the prototype that I originally made, and it briefly had TOYOTA engraved on it. I skimmed that clean, updated it with a tapered lug and radius leads and put it up for sale. I liked it just fine, but the weight of the aluminum is more suitable for me.

    There is one more SS version out there, owned by @Biker88 ... but it was made into a different shape.
     
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  14. Feb 27, 2018 at 9:36 AM
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    Playing around with new 5 & 6 spd patterns. Does the R logo work in the reverse location, or does look stupid? I can't decide.

    The font is actually kinda close to the gauge cluster.
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  15. Feb 27, 2018 at 9:37 AM
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    Personally I wouldn't want the R anywhere but where it's supposed to be - never know when someone may need to drive the truck that's not used to it..
    I'd also what the number 6 on there lol
     
  16. Feb 27, 2018 at 9:48 AM
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    I'm confused, the R's are in the correct location ... and there is a 6 on there.
     
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  17. Feb 27, 2018 at 9:50 AM
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    I just went of the quick look at mine being a 6sp :wink:

    (I've gotta stop looking at pics on my phone - I saw the one for the 5 speed and was like WTF would someone with a 6 mt use that) :laugh:
     
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  18. Feb 27, 2018 at 11:11 AM
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    I like the TRD reverse "R". Great idea!
     
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    X2 I think it looks super sporty :thumbsup: Very nice touch
     
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  20. Feb 27, 2018 at 12:20 PM
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    Just made the 5sp version, going to be my forever knob ... looks really good to my eye as well. I'll post pics in a few.

    The SR knob (w/ tacoma on both sides) I have been using is scrapped, as the boot collar is a bit loose due to an error loading the part into the machine. I can sell that for a heavy discount, if anyone is interested. The boot hasn't fallen off once for me, so it isn't really an issue, just isn't as tight fitting as the others.
     
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