Sti genuine red stitching gear knob

Discussion in 'Impreza wanted' started by Christiaan, Jul 28, 2019.

  1. NYPD

    NYPD V-Limited Member

    Location:
    USA
    STS025500180: 95 grams
    35022AC030 : 205 grams

    Curious to see other user's STS025500180 weigh in here. Cause *tin foil hat* I think crappy leather ones weigh less than good leather ones, meaning bad standards in a production run or fishiness going on
     
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  2. NYPD

    NYPD V-Limited Member

    Location:
    USA
    Ok. I'm real dumb. I forgot I had a 94 STI with the original red stitched shift knob :confused:

    IMG_20190802_181937.jpg IMG_20190802_182008.jpg IMG_20190802_181914.jpg
     
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  3. tekkerchrede

    tekkerchrede V-Limited Member

    Nice with some actual weights. Recall @53R speaking of this difference, probably in his thread on optional parts.
     
  4. type-ra

    type-ra Administrator

    Location:
    West Yorkshire
    One from my 555 Wagon & a new STS025500180 @NYPD
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  5. 53R

    53R Enthusiast

    My factory Forester one was 208g :)
     
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  6. NYPD

    NYPD V-Limited Member

    Location:
    USA
    So my shift knobs finally came back from a reupholster (Craft customs in Texas, USA). Don't mind the carpet dust

    STS025500180 (New leather and stitching):
    IMG_20190904_171119.jpg IMG_20190904_171132.jpg


    35022AC030 (Just stitching):
    IMG_20190904_171148.jpg IMG_20190904_171243.jpg


    Overall the precision of the shift gear numbers on the 35022AC030 and its hefty weight would make recommend people to get that over the original STS025500180.

    Unless you are more OCD than I am, and need to get the original shift knob no matter what, this alternative knob that looks exactly the same and has a better feel is the way to go.
     
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  7. tekkerchrede

    tekkerchrede V-Limited Member

    This is interesting, but if it had new leather how can you then claim it has more precision to the numbers?

    Edit: Realized you had pictures in a previous post. Seems like exact shape of knob and the positioning of the stamped gear layout is slightly different.
     
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  8. NYPD

    NYPD V-Limited Member

    Location:
    USA
    Ooops sorry.

    I meant that replacing the leather on a old knob could lead to more "rough" looking shift numbers (since I assume its hard to stamp numbers on leather by hand) compared to the other new STS025500180 posted on this thread.
     
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  9. Wally

    Wally Type RA Member

    Location:
    Belgium
    I have a black leather/black stitching one from a EU Impreza Turbo.
    Used but in good condition.
    First response is first win.
    No need to win money on this, do a reasonable deal please .
     

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