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PostSubject: Same Shfit Knob as Reatta?   Fri Sep 07, 2007 11:49 pm

http://www.windingroadonline.com/windingroad/200710ebay/?folio=30&EMC-AugustEBAY=&attr=modernclassictxt&ov=0032Y]Link

Check the interior pic on the 3rd page.

It's small and blurry but it looks the same.

I'm starting to feel like maybe this knob has been shared between a few too many cars (Reatta, Camaro, Riv, what else?). And it goes all the way back to the 80's? shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Same Shfit Knob as Reatta?   Sat Sep 08, 2007 1:15 pm

I agree, it's probably the same one. It doesn't bother me, though. I like its feel, or I've gotten used to it at least. One thing I don't like are big, bulbous shifters like I've encountered in some Pontiacs. Also, I don't really like T shifters. I'm more comfortable with something that fits between a few fingers for easy shifting.

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PostSubject: Re: Same Shfit Knob as Reatta?   Sat Sep 08, 2007 3:13 pm

The shifter in the Aurora seems much nicer than the one we've got. Ours does look sportier but I wouldn't mind if it were sportier and nicer than the Aurora's.
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PostSubject: Re: Same Shfit Knob as Reatta?   Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:54 pm

I like the look and shape of our shifters....and despite the fact this shifter was used in almost every GM car from the 80's until the death of the Regal.....it harkens back to the original 63-65 Riv shifters in style. I've been thinking of changing mine just to upgrade the interior a bit, but I'm having trouble finding suitable shifters that I like the look and feel of with a button on top.
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PostSubject: Re: Same Shfit Knob as Reatta?   Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:58 pm

I changed mine for an all chrome unit from reactive look really class
i'll post pics soon(fit with allen screws)but to be honest i'd rater
like the feel of the original one(but not the look)
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PostSubject: Re: Same Shfit Knob as Reatta?   Tue Oct 30, 2007 4:01 pm

I like how ours feels, but also think it could use an upgrade in appearance.
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PostSubject: Re: Same Shfit Knob as Reatta?   Tue Oct 30, 2007 4:23 pm

DO you guys know any sites that have a nice selcetion of shit knobs with the pushbutton on top, or is it possible to get a nob w/o a button and still be able to use it with our cars?
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PostSubject: Re: Same Shfit Knob as Reatta?   Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:59 pm

You need the button to unlock the shifter so you can change gears.
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PostSubject: Re: Same Shfit Knob as Reatta?   Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:56 pm

After driving around today consciously thinking about the feel of the shifter, I retract my earlier statement. It IS in a comfortable location for me as far as reach, but it sure isn't a particularly comfortable grip. If I knew of specific vehicles that would interchange, I'd hit the local yards and try out a couple others.
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PostSubject: Re: Same Shfit Knob as Reatta?   Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:19 am

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PostSubject: Re: Same Shfit Knob as Reatta?   Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:35 am

There are two directions I'm seeing with shifters. One is the rounded, comfortable, leather-wrapped handle. These have good grip, usually feel warm and soft in your hand. Some are more rounded than others, some try to be ergonomic with special shapes, and the button position can change from top to trigger. Then you have the cylinders. Usually hard, machined metal or plastic surface, button on top, sharp edges, wooden or carbon inserts... it's more like a joystick than a handle. The cylinders appear to be more about looks than comfort/function.

I usually drive with my hand on the OEM shifter. If it were replaced with a cylinder, I'd only touch it when I needed to.

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PostSubject: Re: Same Shfit Knob as Reatta?   Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:46 am

It's surprisingly comphortable wit even my arm on it,but i agree
it's not the same warm feel at all.(i know my english is poor)
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PostSubject: Re: Same Shfit Knob as Reatta?   Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:47 am

Plus, I'd want to keep my hand off so I can look at it more of the time!

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PostSubject: Re: Same Shfit Knob as Reatta?   Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:48 am

oh i see.
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PostSubject: Re: Same Shfit Knob as Reatta?   Thu Nov 01, 2007 1:41 pm

Same here Aaron, cylinder style is not for me. But I still feel the OEM handle can stand some improvement. I loved a Hurst T style pistol grip handle I used for a few years on a stick car, 73 Nova SS. Pretty cold in the winter though.
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PostSubject: Re: Same Shfit Knob as Reatta?   Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:15 pm

I liked the shifter in the Aurora.
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PostSubject: Re: Same Shfit Knob as Reatta?   Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:23 am

I like the chrome shifter handle. Can you post a better pic of the handle? What's it off of?
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PostSubject: Re: Same Shfit Knob as Reatta?   Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:43 am

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I liked the shifter in the Aurora.

I think it's neck is too big it woud look strange.
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PostSubject: Re: Same Shfit Knob as Reatta?   Fri Nov 02, 2007 11:11 am

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PostSubject: Re: Same Shfit Knob as Reatta?   Fri Nov 02, 2007 5:35 pm

not feelin the shifter sag, looks like something from a civics or something, bit then again its ur car
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PostSubject: Re: Same Shfit Knob as Reatta?   Fri Nov 02, 2007 6:36 pm

im not likin it much either Frenchy...but...am i correct in seeing the the piece that covers ur cup holders i chrome?? how did u do that?
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PostSubject: Re: Same Shfit Knob as Reatta?   Sat Nov 03, 2007 11:39 am

From this photo, I'm guessing he spray-painted it.


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PostSubject: Re: Same Shfit Knob as Reatta?   Sat Nov 03, 2007 1:02 pm

theres no way its spray painted..look at the piece that covers the cupholder in that pic..there is a straight line in the middle..it is def a piece of material..
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PostSubject: Re: Same Shfit Knob as Reatta?   Sat Nov 03, 2007 4:35 pm

Yeah, you're right. Looks like chrome stripping!

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PostSubject: Re: Same Shfit Knob as Reatta?   Sat Nov 03, 2007 10:11 pm

yea that one piece is..but i mean the part that is spring loaded..u can tell theres some sort of chrome sheet over it...where the fuck is frenchy to answer the question!?
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