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New S3 (8P) Gearknob

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by s3 Hoggy, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. 02audis3

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    Nice hoggy im going to replace my knob :eyebrows:
     
  2. voorhees

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    might add this as a sticky as its good info
     
  3. Sandip

    Sandip Well-Known Member

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    Just picked up my new knob and fitted it:yes:

    [​IMG]
     
  4. s3 Hoggy

    s3 Hoggy Whats going on???

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    Looks sweet mate!

    Cheers Matt
     
  5. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost!
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    Very Nice!
     
  6. Sandip

    Sandip Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Matt, Thanks Jo, this mod is so easy to do, i recommend it to everyone! Feels alot better than the orignal item
     
  7. Maz

    Maz Moon is made of green cheese

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    Thanks for the pics chaps, looks great!
     
  8. voorhees

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    how has it bedded in ?
     
  9. fingermouse

    fingermouse thats me

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    [​IMG]

    kept new leather with white stiching , harder to do but not much :)
     
  10. MikeA3

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    I've done the same thing on mine - was a bit of a pain to staple the plastic base but worth it imo.
     
  11. s3 Hoggy

    s3 Hoggy Whats going on???

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    Now I'm used to it I think it feels nicer to drive with! Realy does feel better Imho,

    Cheers Matt
     
  12. davebirl

    davebirl 2002 S3 MTM Stg III 345bhp

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    Can anyone confirm the correct Audi Part number for these gear knobs and gaitors with the silver/white stitching? I'm having no luck :(
     
  13. s3 Hoggy

    s3 Hoggy Whats going on???

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    The part number is the first post mate, this is for the 'silver' stitching. Oxford Audi said this was the newest part number in December?

    Cheers Matt
     
    #53 s3 Hoggy, Mar 26, 2010
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  14. leshkin

    leshkin Hold my beer...
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    Just saw this thread resurrected and with perfect timing as I just got mine through the post. MikeA3 or fingermouse, do you mind posting some photos of how you did the staples on the plastic? I really don't want to keep my leather and new stitching looks much nicer.
     
  15. JD09

    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving
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    New stitching doesn't match in my opinion, but a great mod all the same. May look into this.

    **Adds to the list!!**
     
  16. Els

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    What other gear knobs would fit? I fancy a nice alacantara one!
     
  17. fran-s3

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    If anyones old 'knobs' are in good condition can you let me know as I'd be interested... Mines starting to discolour and would rather replace with oem.. (providing the condition is good, the colour on mine has started to fade....)
     
  18. fingermouse

    fingermouse thats me

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    mines here somewhere, just think the chrome had a little cut in it some where around the badge. Don`t think there that much from Audi tbh
     
  19. s3 Hoggy

    s3 Hoggy Whats going on???

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    Just found this pic of how it all ties in nicely!

    [​IMG]

    Cheers Matt
     
  20. fran-s3

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    Looks lush... ok that's won me over. Def think it suits the theme of the s3 more without the white stitching as it matches the handbrake, steering wheel finish etc... :)
     
  21. davebirl

    davebirl 2002 S3 MTM Stg III 345bhp

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    @ Matt,

    Thanks, I did see the part number first time round but the Audi Parts guy said it was wrong. He emailed me back an hour ago and told me he had a typo and has now found it and its ordered for me. Your part number is exact and right and it is the latest number too. I think I will see how it looks with the white stitching first, as my S3 now has a white leather interior. Its a low milage car that was stood up for quite a while so I've been touching her up slowly. The ambient light mod was first on my list and I delighted this forum is still alive and kicking well.

    I sold my MTM monster a few years back and just got myself a low milage 2003 model a few weeks ago. Loving even though its standard, makes my VR6 Corrado seem so dated but I still love the look of the Corrado.
     
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  22. Y83OLK

    Y83OLK Hulk Smash!

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    Has your car ever been sat in Hoggy? Your interior looks factory fresh.
     
  23. s3 Hoggy

    s3 Hoggy Whats going on???

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    Haha yeah it's only just done 50k the passenger seat has seen next to no use as I have no friends!
     
  24. voorhees

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    Done it !
    well impressed with the feel/look,kept the original gaiter
     
  25. ALPINE

    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    £62 PLUS THE VAT.....

    For a gear knob?? did i read that right.....
     
  26. voorhees

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    with a gaiter as well (which is too wide)
    it was 120 quid a year or so ago so were all happy bunnies
     
  27. A3Tom

    A3Tom Smell my finger.

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    Cant wait to see your knob tomorrow mate :lmfao:
     
  28. ALPINE

    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    62 plus the vat for a gear nob!!
     
  29. voorhees

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    not what I paid but the dealer supply price
    tis made of high quality plastic :)
     
  30. ALPINE

    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    but...........






























    its a gear nob! :sadlike:
     
  31. A3Tom

    A3Tom Smell my finger.

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    Like anything they're worth whatever someone will pay for them.

    People are buying them....
     
  32. ALPINE

    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    pockets are far deeper than mine! thats my months fuel!! lol
     
  33. fran-s3

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    And as my knob was pretty wrecked I was willing to pay it for the gear knob and gaitor... Fitted it today along with my Forge quick-shift and wow what a difference. White stitching looks lovely with my cream interior and loving the short shift.... Didn't adust it to it's full shortness and I thought it was actually to short for my liking so 85% their and it's perfect.... One happy bunny not a cheap mod but in my opinion well worth while.
     
  34. A3Tom

    A3Tom Smell my finger.

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    You jammy swine.... I spend about £300 a month of fuel and 90% of thats just to get to work and back :(
     
  35. ALPINE

    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    i would spend more if i could afford it! if i use that fuel before the month is up one of us is going without something so the car can have a splash of jank! I used to have the work van for commuting. Dont know what ill do now i aint got that!!
     
  36. leshkin

    leshkin Hold my beer...
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    Yeah, but some people on here have paid over 100 squid for wipers, so you should not be surprised.

    I love my new knob! :)
     
  37. ALPINE

    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    thats coz they have more money than sense!
     
  38. MintyS3

    MintyS3 Works 60% the time, Everytime.

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    Tis a nice addition. The chrome was peeling on my original one so good exchuse.

    [​IMG]
     
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  39. DaveA3

    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

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    hoggy look what uve started! lol
     
  40. A3Tom

    A3Tom Smell my finger.

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    I got knob envy at the pod at Sunday after looking at Vorhees' knob.

    I think there may have been a conversation that involved finding an insecure S3 and me crossing the '6' out on one :)
     

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