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July 14, 2023 4 min read

If you're a car enthusiast like us, looking to improve your driving experience, one simple and relatively inexpensive modification you can make is swapping out your stock or OEM shift knob for a custom weighted shift knob. Many opt for power options right out the gate but a simple and easy change you can make yourself is a shift knob tailored to your preferences. The emotion of driving and enhancing the experience doesn't start and stop with performance mods and wheels, it starts in the cockpit.

While it may seem like a small change, a custom shift knob can have a significant impact on your driving experience, providing a range of benefits that can enhance both your performance and enjoyment behind the wheel. We'll take a closer look at the benefits of a Billetworkz custom weighted shift knob compared to a stock or OEM shift knob, and why it might be a great place to start when modifying your car.

What's a Weighted Shift Knob?

A weighted shift knob is a shift knob that is noticeably heavier than a stock knob. The weight can be made from various materials such as stainless steel, brass, or tungsten, and is designed to provide a more substantial and satisfying feel when shifting gears. Billetworkz specializes in creating custom weighted shift knobs that are designed to fit a wide range of vehicles and can be customized with different colors, materials, and designs to suit your style.

We consider a shift knob to be weighted if it's more than 450 grams. Most stock shift knobs have a weight of about 200 grams. Be careful when shopping for a weighted shift knob from other companies, as they might be the same weight or only slightly heavier than the stock shift knob.

Take The Fusion for example. It's a pairing of our weighted design but options of either an Alcantara or Leather center core - the perfect combination for any interior matching. Plus, you're able to customize your color, go with a 5 or 6 speed velocity engraving pattern, or no pattern at all, keeping everything clean and eye-catching.

Other Weighted SKnob Options & Shape Choices

Note: All shapes listed below are made from Stainless Steel or Alumnium.

These shapes can also be optioned with Aluminum which are not weighted.

All specs below are referencing our Stainless Steel weighted option.

Sphere Shift Knob
Lightbulb Shift Knob
Short Teardrop Shift Knob
Piston Shift Knob
Tall Teardrop Shift Knob
Hybrid Shift Knob

So, what are the benefits of a Billetworkz custom weighted shift knob compared to a stock or OEM shift knob?

Here are a few key advantages:

Improved Shift Feel:

One of the most significant benefits of a custom weighted shift knob is that it can significantly improve the feel of shifting gears. The added weight provides a more substantial and satisfying sensation when you engage with the shifter, giving you better control and making it easier to shift gears smoothly and accurately.


Compared to other car modifications, a custom weighted shift knob is relatively inexpensive, making it an excellent place to start if you're looking to upgrade your driving experience without breaking the bank. Billetworkz shift knobs are competitively priced and offer excellent value for money.

Overall, a Billetworkz custom weighted shift knob is an excellent modification for car enthusiasts looking to improve their driving experience. With improved shift feel, enhanced performance, personalized style, easy installation, and affordability, it's a great place to start when modifying your car. So why not add a custom shift knob to your vehicle today and enjoy a more satisfying and enjoyable driving experience?

Personalized Style:

Another significant advantage of a Billetworkz custom weighted shift knob is that it allows you to personalize your car's interior. With a range of colors, materials, and designs available, you can choose a shift knob that matches your car's color scheme or adds a unique touch to your interior. A custom shift knob is an easy and affordable way to make your car stand out from the crowd.

Seamless & Simple Installation

Installing a Billetworkz custom weighted shift knob is a straightforward process that requires no special tools or expertise. Most shift knobs can be installed in just a few minutes, and Billetworkz provides detailed installation instructions to help you get it done quickly and easily.

Enhanced Performance:

When it comes to driving performance, every little improvement can make a big difference. A custom weighted shift knob can help you shift gears faster and more accurately, which can improve your acceleration, cornering, and overall driving experience. With a Billetworkz custom shift knob, you can choose the weight that suits your driving style and get a more precise feel for your vehicle.

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