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Old 05-19-2005, 09:47 PM
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Introducing AcuraZine Shift Knobs

<p>After more than a year of design and seven complete revisions, AcuraZine is poised to deliver a complete line of custom tailored Shift Knobs engineered exclusively for Acura vehicles!</p>
<p><a href="/assets/articles/4131949/knob_installed.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="/assets/articles/4131949/knob_installed-thumb.jpg" alt="" border="0" style="float:left; margin:5px 5px 0 0;" /></a>Every detail of the AcuraZine Shift Knob has been meticulously examined and engineered to achieve the maximum look, feel, and effect. The material, shape, weight, height, and finish were all painstakingly scrutinized in realizing the final design.</p>
<p><strong>Materials</strong> – A custom alloy of medical-grade stainless steel provides superior corrosion and tarnish resistance. The AcuraZine Shift Knob will maintain it’s luster throughout the life of your car.</p>
<p><strong>Weight</strong> – Precision balanced to 472g (1.04lbs), the AcuraZine Shift Knob is exactly twice the weight of the factory Acura unit. Careful consideration was made to ensure the majority of the Shift Knob’s mass be placed at the very top to provide an incredibly smooth feel while shifting.</p>
<p><a href="/assets/articles/4131949/knob_close.jpg"target="_blank"><img src="/assets/articles/4131949/knob_close-thumb.jpg" alt="" border="0" style="float:right; margin:5px 0 0 5px;" /></a><strong>Finish</strong> – Machined to a satin finish, the AcuraZine Shift Knob maintains a micro-texture that ensures a solid grip without being abrasive.</p>
<p><strong>Color</strong> – Darker than traditional stainless steel, the AcuraZine Shift Knob maintains a slight gunmetal coloration. Free of dirt and oil, the surface yields a striking rainbow effect.</p><p>Just in time for summer, AcuraZine Shift Knob’s will be available for the Acura CL, RL, TL, &amp; TSX through our all-new store in June.</p>
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Compatibility?

Possible for AT vehicles such as the TL?
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how bout for the 2nd gen cls? looks pimpin
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This is for MT transmissions only. We will have an AT version in the future but it will be designed specifically to fit the needs of AT users.
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Old 05-19-2005, 11:23 PM
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Originally Posted by PACman
Price?
We're working on the final details but you'll see a pricelist in June.
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wow that is beautiful. i want one so bad.

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What exactly makes this a AcuraZine signature knob? Is there a logo somewhere?
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Originally Posted by teg_to_TSX
What exactly makes this a AcuraZine signature knob? Is there a logo somewhere?
Well one, we're custom producing them. Specifically, Dan Martin is, by hand. No Taiwan here.

Two, they will be available with the AcuraZine logo or without. Custom engraving will also be an option.
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HOW MUCH?

AND MAKE ONE FOR TSX A/T?

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Originally Posted by soopa
Well one, we're custom producing them. Specifically, Dan Martin is, by hand. No Taiwan here.
Made in by Dan Martin , serious ?
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Made in by Dan Martin , serious ?
It's what I do when I'm not postwhoring
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Originally Posted by Howard911s
HOW MUCH?

AND MAKE ONE FOR TSX A/T?

The price will be finalized in June. However, we hope to provide them for less than $50.

We will provide value-added features such as engraving, logo etching, etc for additional cost.
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can I put one in my s2k?
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Originally Posted by BEETROOT
can I put one in my s2k?
it's the same thread.
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It looks like it sits in a little lower than the stock TSX shift knob... I'd assume this will work for the RSX, can you also make these for other applications since you're hand making them anyway?

When you etch a logo will it be made to align with the threading?

Dan are you an official vendor now?
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Yes it sits lower than the stock knob, but if you order a knob with the shift pattern engraved, you need to use the lock nut. There are inconsistencies with the thread from car to car so the lock nut is unavoidable.
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will there be one that will fit my 1st generation cl?? are you guys coming out with some sort of boot ring or something? i cant leave the huge plastic ring on there
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oh man! that is wikid! i want one
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Originally Posted by shineynitelite
will there be one that will fit my 1st generation cl?? are you guys coming out with some sort of boot ring or something? i cant leave the huge plastic ring on there
Will it fit first gen?
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Wont it be incredibly hot in the summer? What if you're car sat out in the sun all day? Wont it be too hot to handle....literally. Might not seem like a big deal to you people up north, but here down south....anything metallic in your car can burn you if you accidentally touch it during the summer.
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Dan, you are bad ass....

Let me know when the TSX AT is available and I am in.
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Originally Posted by shineynitelite
will there be one that will fit my 1st generation cl?? are you guys coming out with some sort of boot ring or something? i cant leave the huge plastic ring on there
I'm open to the possibility but I'd need to learn more about the 1st gen CL and if there's a big enough market to justify the R&D.
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Dan, you are bad ass....

Let me know when the TSX AT is available and I am in.

Thanks, will do.
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How does it connect to the stock shift boot if at all?
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Nice work Dan, very impressed
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How does it connect to the stock shift boot if at all?
It doesn't connect to the boot, it just screws down.
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Nice work Dan, very impressed
It's been a long time coming, thanks!
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put me in line for one of the AT ones when they come out
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I'm open to the possibility but I'd need to learn more about the 1st gen CL and if there's a big enough market to justify the R&D.
what do you mean you have 2 people wondering already.. if you get a female heavily interested in an auto part you have got some market..
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how much and where can I buy it?

How much extra for the engraving?
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very nice Dan! Anything else you guys got planned for the new store?
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very nice Dan! Anything else you guys got planned for the new store?
All kinds of goodies coming up.
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Originally Posted by soopa
The price will be finalized in June. However, we hope to provide them for less than $50.

We will provide value-added features such as engraving, logo etching, etc for additional cost.
Wow, that's an amazing price...Cant wait to order one
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I WANT ONE FOR AUTO TL
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I WANT ONE FOR AUTO TL
What year is your TL?
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Yep, we've got one in the works.
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