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Old 09-05-2011, 03:02 PM   #1
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Black Shift Knob

Hey all,

I've been looking for a black shift knob to replace the OEM one in my 2012 GT. I found this one on AM's website:

Retro Style 6-Speed Shift Knob - Black (11-12 Mustang) at AmericanMuscle.com - Free Shipping!

Does anyone have this installed? If so, what do you think of it (quality, feel, etc.)?

I know most people here have been very happy with products from American Muscle, so I'm leaning towards getting it. Bottomline, I'm just trying to find a quality shift knob without having to pay $70-80 for it. I'm open to other suggestions as well...
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Do u have the 400A package? Or the 401A? I had the 400A with the stubby knob. I know your trying not to spend too much $$ but I got the 2012 boss knob and I like it better than the other retro knobs. I had to replace the boot as well for the setup to come out right.
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Do u have the 400A package? Or the 401A? I had the 400A with the stubby knob. I know your trying not to spend too much $$ but I got the 2012 boss knob and I like it better than the other retro knobs. I had to replace the boot as well for the setup to come out right.
I have the 400A package. That knob looks pretty sweet. Where did you get it from?
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I got it from www.partscheap.com these are genuine ford parts, u also have to get the shift boot for the 401A package or else it won't look right... Both of them together I paid roughly $95 together shipped. It's absolutely worth it, that way u won't have to worry about getting an adapter to go around that stubby 400A boot
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I got mine from Barton Industries when I bought my new short throw. I think it's $60 (includes knob and adapter). I bought mine in a bundle so it was cheaper.

Love the black knob, looks and feels great. Way better than the stock knob. I also like how the adapter is chrome so it matches the boot trim.

I looked at the black knob on AM but was just never sold on it for some reason.
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Old 09-05-2011, 09:52 PM   #6
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This is the one from American Muscle installed in my California Special
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Thanks for the comments guys, the pics are really helping me out here. I'm planning on getting a barton shifter eventually, so now I'm wondering whether I should just wait til then to replace the knob...
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Thanks for the comments guys, the pics are really helping me out here. I'm planning on getting a barton shifter eventually, so now I'm wondering whether I should just wait til then to replace the knob...
That was my thought process at first. But then I just broke down and bought the shifter package on their website lol. Haven't regretted it.
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I got mine from Barton Industries when I bought my new short throw. I think it's $60 (includes knob and adapter). I bought mine in a bundle so it was cheaper.

Love the black knob, looks and feels great. Way better than the stock knob. I also like how the adapter is chrome so it matches the boot trim.

I looked at the black knob on AM but was just never sold on it for some reason.
So, how is the 'action', of the short throw shifter??
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So, how is the 'action', of the short throw shifter??
It's noticeably shorter and feels more solid. It's a tad louder when shifting sometimes but with the radio up, you'll never know. I used to hate shifting into 3rd from 2nd. Now it's not a problem at all. I can go through the gears much quicker and with greater confidence.
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It's noticeably shorter and feels more solid. It's a tad louder when shifting sometimes but with the radio up, you'll never know. I used to hate shifting into 3rd from 2nd. Now it's not a problem at all. I can go through the gears much quicker and with greater confidence.
That sounds great. I've only heard good things about the barton shorter. I'm thinking I'm just going to save up for the shifter and knob combo. Did you have the stubby or round stock knob? Did you have to change the shift boot for the short throw shifter?
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That sounds great. I've only heard good things about the barton shorter. I'm thinking I'm just going to save up for the shifter and knob combo. Did you have the stubby or round stock knob? Did you have to change the shift boot for the short throw shifter?
I had the regular stock knob (before and after picture posted earlier.) And no you don't have to change the shift boot.

I got the shifter, bracket and knob combo.
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I had the regular stock knob (before and after picture posted earlier.) And no you don't have to change the shift boot.

I got the shifter, bracket and knob combo.
It looks great. I'm really leaning now towards just waiting until I get the barton shifter.

Thanks again for all the help everyone.
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This is the one from American Muscle installed in my California Special
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