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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 12:40 AM Thread Starter
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Perrin Shift Knobs

So I was looking around for an aftermarket shift knob for my brother's '11 wrx for christmas. In the past, he's mentioned to me before that he wants to get a shift knob that doesn't get hot or cold. After looking around I noticed the Perrin shift knob looked simple but classy. But I have two questions. Does it get hot or cold depending on the weather and what material is it made out of? I don't want to get him one that gets hot or cold such as aluminum ones so please don't recommend any of those. Some may recommend for me to ask people on nasioc or something but I want to know what fellow fozzie owners have experienced with Perrin knobs. If there are other ones that don't get hot or cold I would greatly appreciate it if you could let me know of those as well. Thank you and Happy Holidays!
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The material you want to look for, or at, is called Delrin. Think of it as really hard plastic, kind of like what bowling balls are made of. I believe some of the Perrin knobs are made of it. Look also at Killer B shift knobs, which can be bought from vendors on this site. I have one of these and it has been the best all around four season shift knob I have ever had, never too hot or too cold. HTH

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Awesome! Thanks for the advice. How hot does it get in WV? In Phoenix it can get to over 120 degrees inside of a car during the summer.
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Has anyone experienced the cobb delrin getting really hot during the summer? Arizonans? Anyone that lives in really hot climates during the summer? I have read reviews that it doesn't get to hot during the summer but I don't know which part of the country these reviewers are from.
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Any help please. Anyone with a manual foz use the delrin cobb knob before? Recommendations?
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I have the Subaru momo knob and it may fit what you're looking for.
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I decided to get him a delrin cobb shift knob. Thanks anyways for the advice.



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Delrin is basically similar to plastic. Very little thermal transfer (hot or cold). So it's temp will always be nice no matter how the temp outside is.
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Sorry, I didn't see your questions sooner. It can get into the low 100s here, about 90 miles from Washington DC. The big advantage to the Delrin is that it never gets scorching hot like my old aluminum Type R knob did. I also have had a B&M knob which was stainless steel, and it also got too hot to handle in the summer. I took to putting a driving glove over it when the car was parked during the summer.

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