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G_unit



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Gear Knob/Shifter weight R380

Hi all,
I have a gear knob machined out of solid brass, more or less exactly the same size as the standard r380 knob but a good deal heavier. Will the weight be an issue on the gears? I don’t want to wear the gears and i know some say this and that about resting your hand on it when in gear
Cheers

Post #907409 11th Jun 2021 2:01pm
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gilarion



Member Since: 05 Dec 2013
Location: Wales and Manchester
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Wales 2007 Defender 90 Other CSW Trident Green

The simple answer is it will not wear out your gears. Many aftermarket gear knobs made out of either alloy or steel are a lot heavier than the original plastic and these metal gear knobs have been available for a long time without any issues. For those who like Welsh Mountains and narrow boats have a look at my videos and photos at..

http://www.youtube.com/user/conwy1

Post #907420 11th Jun 2021 3:44pm
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G_unit



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That’s reassuring to hear. Thanks for reply. Now to dig out 1/2 inch taps and get it fitted.

Post #907425 11th Jun 2021 4:14pm
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blackwolf



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The Disco2 knob is lead-loaded and weighs more than a solid brass knob would, as a part of the Disco2's sound-deadening, anti-vibe strategy.

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