Saturday, August 30, 2008

Spheres are Good

OK, just one more post about the car, and I'll shut up.

After a few months of daily driving, some autocrossing, and a couple of track days, I decided I didn't like the shape of the stainless-steel shift knob I put on Mia in March. It was comfortable for a pistol grip, but I've found I prefer an overhand grip. So, I replaced the knob with a spherical one two inches in diameter. The new knob is stainless steel like the previous one, because I enjoy the texture and the way the knob acts as a haptic, analog transmission-temperature gauge.

After a few weeks of normal use and a couple more track days, I've decided I'm quite happy with the way the knob feels. I think it's fairly attractive, too.

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