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Custom Shift Knobs | Can You Handle One In Your Ride?

Gearshift knobs can easily get ignored. For little cost, you can change that. We discuss gearshift knobs in leather, wood, colors, metal, and more.
Custom Shift Knobs | Can You Handle One In Your Ride?
Red Custom Shift Knob

The knob at the end of your gearshift lever probably isn't something that most people notice when getting into your vehicle. But for a minimal cost, it can be. We make it easy to replace boring, frayed, or worn-out shift knobs with custom ones that add noticeable style, luxury, and color to your interior. If you can handle one in your ride, we've got custom shift levers you're going to love!

Custom Shift Knobs Add Individual Style

Custom Shift Knobs From Momo
Various custom shift knobs from Momo.
Custom Shift Knobs From Pilot
Custom shift knobs from Pilot.

Whether you prefer leather, bright colors, brushed metal, chrome, or the look of carbon fiber, you'll find a lot to like in our custom shift knobs section. We'll start with best values from Pilot that include full and partial leather wrap (with or without colored stitching), brushed metal, and round "8-ball" knobs. You'll also appreciate our selection of Momo shift knobs - many of which include leather inserts contrasting with metal or simulated carbon fiber.

Custom Shift Knobs From Sparco
Custom shift knobs by Sparco.
OMP Pomello Gear Knob
The OMP Pomello Gear Knob.

Sparco custom gear shift knobs focus on accentuating the beauty of metal, and many choices feature partial leather inserts. Those who are fanatical about reducing overall weight may find the design of the OMP aluminum Pomello Gear Knob is a nice match for any perforated, lightweight accelerator and brake pedals installed on your vehicle.

Custom Shift Knobs From Cusco
Custom shift knobs from Cusco.
Custom Shift Knobs From Razo
Razo custom shift knobs.

And if you prefer a burst of bright color at the end of your shifter lever, we think you'll like our selections from Agency Power, Cusco, Razo, and Spec-D. There's also a Short Shifter Kit from Agency Power that features a 1-inch drop in shifter rod height and a 30% reduction in throw length between gears.

Custom Shift Knobs From Spec-D
Custom shift knobs from Spec-D.
Agency Power Short Shifter Kit With Knobs In Different Colors
The Agency Power Short Shifter Kit, shown with available knobs.

Weighted Shift Knobs Make Shifting More Enjoyable

In our selection, you'll also find a large number of stainless steel shift knobs. Because steel is denser than other materials typically used for OEM shift knobs, it weighs more. But instead of that weight making shifting harder, steel knobs actually make rowing the gears easier and more satisfying.

Skunk2 Billet Shift Knobs
Skunk2 Billet Shift Knobs.

How? When a weighted shift knob is moved from one gear position to another, the greater mass of the knob creates extra momentum during travel. This momentum pushes the shift lever into the next detent position much easier. Less effort is required by the driver to finagle the shifter into place, and a feeling of lighter, smoother shifting is created.

A weighted shift knob doesn't have to be large or cumbersome to have this effect. To pinpoint one example, Skunk2 stainless steel Billet Shift Knobs are stylishly shaped and feature a titanium coating.

Custom Shift Knobs With Built-in Pushbuttons

We have custom shifter knobs with an integrated pushbutton at the very top. Included with the shifter rod is wiring leading from the button that can be connected to the 12-volt circuit of your choice. So with one easy push, shifter knob buttons can allow you to switch on nitrous boost, retard spark timing, activate custom overdrive gears, control a transmission brake, turn on additional vehicle lights (underneath, interior, etc.), or perform any function your imagination can conjure up.

Pushbutton Shifter Knobs From B&M
B&M offers a number of pushbutton shifter knobs.
Hurst Gear Shift Knobs With Integrated Buttons
Hurst gear shift knobs with integrated buttons.

When it comes to pushbutton shift knobs, we've got the Hurst Nitro Stick Shift Handle (with cover flap), Black Pistol Grip Handle, Black Shift Knob, and Brushed Aluminum T-Handle to name a few. Additionally, there's the B&M White Shifter Knob and trigger-grip style Shift Knobs in chrome or polished aluminum.

Custom Shift Knobs Can Also Add Humor

If you're a person who's known for having a good sense of humor, we've got some choices that are sure to generate laughs. For example, on our American Shifter brand page, you'll find universal-fit knobs made to look like a crushed beer can, dynamite stick, grenade, monster faces, figurines, and more. American Shifter also offers a wide selection of round ball configurations with amusing logos, shift patterns, and images.

American Shifter Shift Knobs Variety
Various shift knobs from American Shifter.

Add The Luxury Of Woodgrain

Real wood can really make a vehicle interior pop while adding luxurious warmth. The URO Parts Replacement Auto Trans Shift Handle offers a selection of replacement gearshift levers for classic BMW, Mercedes, and Jaguar models. Usually, they're upgrades shaped to match the original sizes, dimensions, and functions of OEM handles that were not made of wood.

URO Parts Custom Wood-Grain Shift Knobs
Custom wood-grain shift knobs from URO Parts.
Pilot Burlwood Shift Knob
The Pilot Burlwood Shift Knob.

Additionally, the Pilot Burlwood Shift Knob is designed with universal-fit dimensions to be used on both manual transmission vehicles as well as automatic ones that aren't equipped with a release trigger.

Vehicle Specific / Universal Shift Knobs Variety

Unless a "Vehicle-specific" designation is noted on the top right corner of a product page, most of the custom shift knobs we offer are a "universal-fit" design - meaning they can be screwed on to the end of any gearshift rod for a manual transmission. In some cases (usually older vehicles), they can also be affixed to automatic trans shift levers not equipped with a release button.

We hope that we've given you a "handle" (pun intended) on our outstanding variety of choices for shift knobs. And at these prices, you can buy several, and swap them out, depending on your mood!

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