Cadillac CTS-V - different shift knobs




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SSmokd U
07-01-2012, 11:56 AM
To those of you who have changed your shift knob, where did you get them? I've tried eBay & such but no luck. I am referring to the v2 & gt500 knobs mainly. Not a big fan of the weighted knobs that are around.


heavymetals
07-01-2012, 12:12 PM
MOMO.

http://www.momousa.com/products/products/shift-knobs-shift-boots.html

psychobillycaddy
07-01-2012, 12:34 PM
MOMO.

http://www.momousa.com/products/products/shift-knobs-shift-boots.html

Yah but those momos dont have 1-6/r on them. How is he going to know what gear he's in? :devil:

I got my V2 shifter knob from Lindsay. Looks great.


01_SuperSlow
07-01-2012, 04:10 PM
I got my V2 leather knob from Lindsay also.

NeverSatisfied02
07-01-2012, 04:29 PM
I'll prob go v2 if I change mine. Not a fan of the momo knobs.

What's the cost on a v2 knob anyway? Leather. Suede looks like shit after awhile.

Stone17
07-01-2012, 06:39 PM
I'll prob go v2 if I change mine. Not a fan of the momo knobs.

What's the cost on a v2 knob anyway? Leather. Suede looks like shit after awhile.

Check out GM parts direct. I pay about $100.

odthetruth
07-01-2012, 06:46 PM
Got my GT500 shift knob from Azn when I got the custom short shifter done.

NeverSatisfied02
07-01-2012, 06:58 PM
Wonder how much a gt500 knob runs? For the $100 the v2 knob runs, I'd be tempted to order one of those custom weighted knobs for a little more.

Onefast V
07-01-2012, 08:07 PM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/250817839482?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649#ht_6271wt_905

Got this on and i love it. I took off my $150 TWM piston shift knob for this and am surprisingly happy with it thus far.

NeverSatisfied02
07-01-2012, 08:13 PM
My only issue is I have a katech short throw. Not sure if thread pattern would be the same and I assume that one u liked to on eBay is prob just a snap on knob like the stocker is right??

Katech has a weird thread size so there aren't many options. However, u wanna sell that $150 knob u took off??

Dmax/04V
07-01-2012, 08:55 PM
I just ordered a Twm shift knob, assuming that with a drill press and a tap I can make it work on the katech short throw. I'll let you know how that goes later this week when it comes in.

NeverSatisfied02
07-01-2012, 09:08 PM
Do all TWM knobs come unthreaded?

Dmax/04V
07-01-2012, 09:55 PM
The understanding I got from them was that they all used some wonderfull adapter system, that will make this process a pain in the ass. they have an option to order in a thread size of 9/16-18 which is 1/16 size difference from the katech shifter. I'll start a thread with some pics when the thing comes in, unless someone else already has picks and specs.

Onefast V
07-01-2012, 10:12 PM
The delrin shift knob uses a tight fit and set screw. The twm comes threaded with a slide on threaded ring that has the set screws.

NeverSatisfied02
07-02-2012, 12:06 AM
Shit... So basically u gotta order it for your exact thread size or plan to do your own modification to get it to work. Thanks katech... Lol

VinATL
07-02-2012, 06:26 AM
TWM knobs (LOVE mine) have a simple system. You place the threaded adapter wherever you want it on the stalk. I put mine as low as possible.

Then, you get out your drill, and you dimple the stalk for the set screws. If you don't do this, the knob will probably come off. At the most inopportune time. Like a hard 2-3 shift. Welcome to the ER. :)

The difference between a weighted knob and not is dramatic. You won't go back to a light knob on this car.

Dmax/04V
07-02-2012, 07:00 AM
I am assuming you are running a standard V shifter and ordered the twm shifter made for the V, or did you order a specific thread for an aftermarket shifter?

SSmokd U
07-02-2012, 08:18 AM
I just really don't like the looks of the twm or delrin knobs. I'm more of a traditional knob kinda person. Shaped somewhat similar to what we have but just looks better. I did find a few gt500 knobs on eBay & Amazon but don't care a whole lot for them. I think it will come down to either a v2 or an 03-04 cobra knob. I always loved how they looked.

NeverSatisfied02
07-02-2012, 09:18 AM
The 03/04 cobra knob is threaded though and I doubt it's the same size thread as the katech shifter. Pretty sure my 03 cobra had a smaller thread pattern.

Dmax/04V
07-02-2012, 11:53 AM
The 03/04 cobra knob is threaded though and I doubt it's the same size thread as the katech shifter. Pretty sure my 03 cobra had a smaller thread pattern.

If there is enough meat there you drill and tap it to work..

NeverSatisfied02
07-02-2012, 03:43 PM
That's what I assumed. Guess there is really no way to know for sure unless u try it or someone else has who posted up to verify beforehand. I'm a little pissed now that I went with this katech shifter. The thread size gives us hardly any options at all for shift knobs. I'm not sure what the UUC and B&M shifters come with for knob attachments but I'm wishing I would have gone with a stock modded shifter trimmed to the height i like and welded on my own thread size to run any knob I like. I have two stock shifters here collecting dust. Maybe I'll experiment with them.

Only nice thing about the katech is that it is a really nice solid billet piece. Nicest of all options that ive seen as far as quality IMO.

etcts-v
07-02-2012, 04:13 PM
I have this one and love it: http://www.amazon.com/Razo-RA96A-Advance-Black-Leather/dp/B000CPILZE/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1341263524&sr=8-9&keywords=shift+knob

It's a perfect weight and size for grip, feels like a champ when driving. It also matches my interior perfectly as I have a custom black leather shift boot with silver accents.

Onefast V
07-02-2012, 04:48 PM
That's what I assumed. Guess there is really no way to know for sure unless u try it or someone else has who posted up to verify beforehand. I'm a little pissed now that I went with this katech shifter. The thread size gives us hardly any options at all for shift knobs. I'm not sure what the UUC and B&M shifters come with for knob attachments but I'm wishing I would have gone with a stock modded shifter trimmed to the height i like and welded on my own thread size to run any knob I like. I have two stock shifters here collecting dust. Maybe I'll experiment with them.

Only nice thing about the katech is that it is a really nice solid billet piece. Nicest of all options that ive seen as far as quality IMO.

UUC has the same design as the stock shifter design for a press on shift knob. It is also a beautiful piece of work.

NeverSatisfied02
07-02-2012, 04:50 PM
I've heard the UUC was nice. Are there many options for the push on style knobs? I'd think options for the stock style would be limited as well.

I bought mine new in box for $150 if i remember right. Guy ordered it and wrecked his car before he installed it so other than it being a nice piece, price was attractive as well at almost half price.