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Ken(GarageStar) has been a friend of mine for a while now, and is one of the most influential Roadster owners in my life. I've seen many of his products in person and have lusted after many of them, especially his carbon plug cover and the aluminum cooling panel. Since I got my Miata, I've focused mainly on maintenance, and that came with rebuilding my shifter with new boots and bushings, and fresh gear oil. The shifting dramatically improved, but my 5th gear grind was still prominent, and at times it felt clunky with the stock shift knob.

That was when I started to look for a new shift knob, I wanted a weighted one for sure. I was thinking along the lines of a Moddiction Anvil II, or a Voodoo. I rocked a bubble knob for awhile as I was in my drifting stage, but I got it out of my system, it made the throws too long. Ken then told me at the local NorcalRoadsters meet that a ball type shift knob was in development. At first I thought it would look like the those small Greddy ones, not like those spun stainless steel ones that I wanted.

Finally, they were released:


Shipping was fast, ordered it Tuesday night, got it on Thursday. He even included a special knit cover to help during the times the knob is scorching hot or frozen.

It looks perfect, not too big, not too small. It also weights perfect at around 303 grams. The stainless steel perfectly matches my brushed aluminum gauge panel and my soon-to-come vent rings. Best of all, is that it's made of the traditional good quality GarageStar is known for.

Left to right: stock, GarageStar, not mine



I installed it and I felt a huge difference in shifting. The extra weight really helped to minimize the 5th gear grind that I had. It's still there, but just less noticeable. The shifter wants to actually go into the gear you tell it to go into. No more hunting for gears, and downshifts are a bliss. Honestly, it makes me go out for a drive more often :woolery:



This shift knob is definitely worth the $55 it costs, the feel of a Joyfast for roughly half the cost. I can't wait to see what GarageStar has planned next...
 

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I love me some garage star. Love all his stuff.

I bought a shifter extender and he emailed me and honestly did everything all I had to do was pay.

Went out of his way to help me out. This seems normal but as of lately this thing is hard to find from an online outlet for parts. There are so many anymore it's hard to find a genuine sponsor.

So I file him in with mk2mr and rev. Small personal but very passionate car guys that go above and beyond to help us out.

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WOW nice pictures great review
ive ordered the SS shiftknob from Ken and is being shipped right now! :D
 

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Yeah Ken is a great standup guy as well as a great businessman.

At one of the meets up in Norcal he saw that I was using the older version bolt and nuts for the license relocation plate, so he gave me an upgraded set. That earned big points in my book.
 

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I got to take some better pics of my GS SS knob! I'll post my review up. Frankly it will mirror what everyone else has said on here! i cant wait to see what Ken does next.
 

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Yeah Ken is a great standup guy as well as a great businessman.

At one of the meets up in Norcal he saw that I was using the older version bolt and nuts for the license relocation plate, so he gave me an upgraded set. That earned big points in my book.
whenever i emailed him, i would get a response from ken literally within 5 minutes and the moment i placed an order for a bracket, he would email me back in just a few minutes saying its already packed and ready to ship. everything always comes on time! ken is the perfect role model of a good business!
 
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