Aluminium gear knob or the regular one?

Stig555

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Just wondering, should I spec the aluminium gear knob? Or stay with the regular leather wrapped one?
The Aluminium knob seems a little thin in the photos I've seen. What are your thoughts?
 

Lammermuir

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I like the standard one I think it looks better. But it's a personal choice.
Well having just driven 100 miles home in my new S1 with an aluminium gear knob, I can honestly say its a massive bonus. Only takes a few shifts to realise that nothing else will do. Just feels pure quality.
 

andy l

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I've had the aluminum Quattro gear lever and it's a no brainer it's miles better.
It feels better and looks better and matches the circular controls on the dash.
I paid about £76 on eBay about 6 months ago.
Don't know about it being thin it's just quality and perfect fit.
Dont talk yourself out of it you know if your thinking about it you want it!!!
Get it bought!
 

Lammermuir

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Anyone got a picture of the gear lever please
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Here u go - compares to the controls on the dash perfectly.
 

RMJ891

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I've tried both (standard in the test drive) but then bought the aluminium one. It goes with the alu vents I specced, too.

I think it looks and feels much more expensive, and I think it really sets the interior off.
 

gingers3

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i think the slloy one is much better a little mod which makes the s1 bit more special
 

YOF626

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I can't remember which one my new one has, I would assume the leather one.

I'll check when I pick it up.

Does anyone have a link to where I can buy the aluminium one and I may upgrade it.

Also is it easily changed?
 

DTYME83

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leather is also cold in the winter :tongueclosed:. The aluminium one will out last the leather one, its worth buying.
DTYME83
 

YOF626

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Picked my car up yesterday and it has the leather knob.

It's nice enough but I've ordered the aluminium one from Ebay as I think it looks much nicer.
 

YOF626

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Ordered on Tuesday from Germany and received today, excellent service.

The clip is a pain to fit so I just bought a jubilee clip and used that instead.

Definitely worth the cash, feels and looks great.
 

gingers3

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i used a cable ty on mine
 

andy l

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I took mine to audi they had a special audi tool to squeeze it they did it free of charge.
Yes it is a pain!
 

calvin adders

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just wondering how much your looking at on eBay when I've searched there coming in at ridiculous amounts . wish I went for the aluminium now
 

calvin adders

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on eBay that is ill have word with audio cars going back on way back home from holiday brakes are squeaking and rubbing . and clunk's when reversing I've heard it's something to do with the 4wd
 

andy l

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On eBay from euro parts but definitely£138 including vat from Audi.
 

golfhappy

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Wrong forum but any self respecting MGTF owner would tell you, no to an aluminium gear knob...too cold in winter! you'll have to invest in gloves!
 

lfcrule1972

Winter is coming...
Mine came with the leather knob and I changed it for the aluminium one with a few weeks. The latter is much better for me, heavier and feels more substantial on the gear shifts.
 
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