Gearknobs - Am I missing something? - S2KI Honda S2000 Forums

Notices
UK & Ireland S2000 Community Discussions related to the S2000, its ownership and enthusiasm for it in the UK and Ireland. Including FAQs, and technical questions.

Gearknobs - Am I missing something?

Reply

Old 08-07-2017, 06:55 AM
  #1
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Berkshire
Posts: 399
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Question Gearknobs - Am I missing something?

So I've read various posts on uk and US S2KI about people swapping gearknobs and it making the gear changes better etc. I first came across these years ago and one of the most heavily mentioned was the Skunk2 knob. At £50+ I decided against it. However, last week I found it for sale at half this, so I decided to take a punt on it.

I was led to believe these aftermarket knobs were heavier than the standard one, hence the appeal - but the skunk2 is actually a lot lighter? I can't really tell the difference in shifting with it fitted, except for the fact it sits a bit higher than the standard one (being taller) but otherwise feels the same?

Am I missing something?
Riknos is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2017, 07:32 AM
  #2
 
mtunreal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 594
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Default

Maybe its not a legit one. Skunk is circa 400+ grams, where as the OEM's range between 120-250 grams.
mtunreal is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2017, 09:13 AM
  #3
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 249
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Agree with above post. My genuine Skunk2 much heavier than standard Honda one
Sorry to say sounds as though you may have a fake.
Bucksfez is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2017, 09:39 AM
  #4
 
CynicG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Southampton/Winchester
Posts: 2,913
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
Default

Me too. A lot heavier.
CynicG is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2017, 01:04 PM
  #5
 
unclefester's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Herts some place
Posts: 12,195
Thanked 13 Times in 12 Posts
Default

My PWJDM one is around 500g and you can really feel the difference in shifting.
unclefester is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2017, 02:28 PM
  #6
Registered User
 
lukeyboi89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 89
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Glad this thread has come up...

Please skunk 2 is around 400 from memory so maybe a fake you've got.

While I'm here thread Jack time!

Has anyone used the blox 490? I nearly pulled the trigger, seen some chaps from the USA forum who approve.
lukeyboi89 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2017, 09:33 AM
  #7
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 263
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

I fitted the DC5 type-r variant, liked the brushed alloy finish matching the radio cover/slide compartment.
fullleather is offline  
Reply With Quote
 


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:35 PM.


 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: