Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour
July 12, 2012
2010 style shift knob-satin for '06 GT
I bought this product for it's listed price and WOW ! It looks GREAT ! I've never written a review for a product before but I just thought that since I liked this product so much, I'd write one. This ball looks awesome. I've gotten a lot of compliments on it, from younger car enthusiasts to older ones. I would have given it 5 stars except for the fact that it didn't come with instructions. I didn't know that the shift boot could easily be pulled off the stock knob with just a little tug. Thanks to AM, they quickly emailed me a set of instructions and I was on my way to proper installation ! HOWEVER, the shift boot retainer and the retainer nut that came with the package wouldn't fit on the shaft of the shifter. This might be different for other models/years but my vehicle is an '06 GT and I don't know if anyone else had this problem.so I decided to drive it for a few days with just the shaft sticking out of the hole in the shift boot and it actually looked fine. I gave it a 2 for the fitment because of this. But I decided to order the shift boot retainer for $19.99 and that made a WORLD of a difference. I would recommend that to everyone, because I've read a lot of reviews about how the retainer nut looks cheesy and all that. But the shift boot retainer that I ordered is threaded, so there's no need for a nut. and it looks great !
ACTUAL "JUST THE SHIFT KNOB' REVIEW: Shift knob is a kind of hot, but not TOO hot, in these summer days. Not sure about winter. I really like the feel of it through the gearbox. I also like the numbers and reverse symbol on it. I think they're the same shape and size as the stock knob but the fact that it's a ball makes it feel so much more retro. The satin knob, in my opinion, matches best with the interior of the vehicle with all the satin finished parts, such as the A/C vents, door handles, door panels, etc. All in all, I love the shift knob. Great addition to my car !