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Buying an S1 Aluminium gear knob?

JFH May 3, 2020

  1. JFH

    JFH Registered User

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    Hi! Does anyone know a good place to get an S1 aluminium gear knob? Preferably red stitch to match my interior. Any links etc are greatly appreciated!
     
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  3. Phazer

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    If it's the A1 Quattro one you're after then they are extremely expensive now, almost £310 in the UK with little to no discount available to dealer/TPS.

    I bought mine from Germany in Feb. The exchange rate was favourable and it cost me £240 including postage, brand new genuine. Probably more like £270+ at the moment.

    They come up rarely on the selling groups but they're normally scratched to bits and still up for big money.
     
  4. JFH

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    Yep, that's the one! Where did you get yours from?

    The prices really have skyrocketed from a few years ago when I was looking at them
     
  5. Gazwould

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    Nice to look at but hot potatoe in summer and ****** freezing in winter.

    Unless you like wearing driving gloves , choose life , choose leather .
     
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  7. Phazer

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    Doesn't bother me. Had cars in the past with metal gear knobs. If your skin is too delicate you need to do some more graft :icon thumright:
     
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    Need to match with a aluminium steering wheel .
     
  9. JFH

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  10. Phazer

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    lol just use translate in Chrome / Google Translate. They're a big supplier in Germany. Mine had a VAG production date the day after I placed my order (so they haven't got old stocks kicking about which is good). Only took 4 days to arrive as well.
     
  11. lfcrule1972

    lfcrule1972 Winter is coming...

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    I had one on my S1, was never an issue temperature wise. Looks way better than the leather OEM ones, I was lucky and bought mine for £230 a few years ago from a UK parts supplier.
     
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  13. SPIKE_S3

    SPIKE_S3 Vorsprung durch Technik

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    Second this....temperature was never an issue for us when we had our S1. The aluminium gear knob is a must, the feel is great and really sets of the interior. I remember buying two back in 2016 at £100 each brand new! Audi more than doubled the price all of a sudden, down to the demand of them and knowing they could charge much more for them!
     
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  15. Phazer

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    Yes it does. Make sure you have the correct tool to squeeze the new clamp, don't try and bodge it.

    Search for Cinch ring/single ear stepless hose clamp crimp/pliers
     
  16. JFH

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    Amazing. Thanks for replying. I've ordered some Halfords hose clip pliers for the job, hopefully, they will do it good enough
     
  17. Phazer

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    No worries. Those pliers look like they'll do the trick.
     

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