Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.6 liter 1.8 liter
Razo aluminum shift knob. Brushed aluminum cylinder about 3 inches in length and one inch in diameter, tapered on one end with a plastic sleeve inside.
The finish is excellent but I have found this product to be a poor match for the Miata.The diameter is far too slim to grip and make precise shifts with.It also buzzes in the shifter during acceleration and cruising above 30 mph.Occationally rattling.
Spend the extra few dollars to buy a good tried and true shift knob.Don't rely on looks.Sola Luna is on it's way.
Under 5 minutes to remove
Applicable to '90 - '97 '99 + 1.6 liter 1.8 liter
Its model number is RK27. Stated on the label it is 3500 Japan Yens. My purchase price is US$34.99 .
The set has 3 sockets 8mm, 10mm and 12mm. The 10mm fits all Miata. I think it is best to verify the 10mm socket by screwing it to the metal stick to make sure that fits first. There is an extension socket but it is not required for miata short shifter. Don't need to use it. The installation basically includes putting the 10mm socket into the knob then using a short size bolt (provided) to secure it inside.
Then simply rotate the knob in the shift stick.
Installation of the 10mm socket is easy but it is hard to be reversed in the sence of backing out the socket from the knob inside. So please don't ever try to test your ability to remove one (says the 12mm or 8mm) by inserted in a wrong socket.
The shifting motion is very easy. I like the hand grip feeling. The appearance is abit like the Rx-7 shift knob. And good thing about it is that the size is tall and heavy enough (not as heavy as the stock one) so there is no problem with rattle noise. Recalled that RK39 leather shift knob (like a mini-baseball) is too lite that causes a rattle noise. As a conclusion, I like this RK27 model.
Difficult to remove without leaving damage
Applicable to: '90 - '97 '99 +
leather shift knob
It comes with 8mm, 10mm and 12mm sockets but the 8mm one is come as installed. It is quite hard to get the 8mm socket out in order to put the 10mm (for Mazda Miata). My experience that I damaged the leather script a bit in inside. The hardest part is to get the 8mm socket out. It took me more than hours without the proper tools (I guess).
It is leather shift knob. Cost under US$40. It is a lot lighter than the stock shift knob come in stock. And because of the light weight, it shakes and developing some noise that is really bothering. As a result, replaced the stock knob back.
Under 5 minutes to remove
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