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Old 11-21-2006, 09:39 PM   #1
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I'd like to get a different shift **** for my Aurora but would like to keep something that would look like it "belongs" in the car. The current stock **** is way too tall and it just feels really cumbersome when you're using it. A shorter shifter would be really nice, although I think the stock shaft would need to be cut somewhat. This MOMO shift **** I found has real wood and runs for $80. Do you think it'd look good on my car?

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My biggest fear is that the two textures of the wood aren't going to look the same. The Aurora has Walnut Burlwood in stock form, and the MOMO shift **** looks like it'* mahoganny. It'* hard to tell if they'll match or not. if they're not atleast similar, it'll probably look really out of place, no?
In my opinion, it helps to keep the luxury look and looks like it could fit with the car. What do you guys think? I value your opinions! Thanks!
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ya i would be concerned about the colors matching....

wonder if there is a **** that is a solid black that would work out of a car that has a gated shifter like the Rora
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Is that an aftermarket shifter or a factory shifter from another car? If it'* aftermarket, I dont' see why you can't ask if you can get it in your wood.
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These are the other ones they make that aren't wood.

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They also have a carbon fiber one, but that won't match at all since I don't have any carbon fiber anywhere else. Do any of those look more appearling?

Fuel, that'* a good idea, but I don't think they offer different types of wood. I think it just comes with the one choice. :( They're aftermarket ***** BTW.
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i think chrome would look actually the best...there is chrome around the shifter housing and in other parts of the car also
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I like the chrome better. The wood not only is a different color, but it has straight wood grain too.

I have this shift **** at home. I like the ones you posted better, but I have no use for this. If you want it it'* yours for $5 (cost of shipping).

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Though I agree with the others about the Wood not matching exactly, I do think its the nicest. The chrome is very nice too though, you could always look into the return policy and if you don't like one get the other. I'm all about returns.
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I think chrome would probably look best. I think the base of the **** looks like aluminum though and it might look weird next to the chrome shaft below it. Also, length might be an issue unless you cut the shaft somehow.
I chopped this in - making the **** a little smaller than the pic and starting at the top of the existing one. I extended the shaft to reach "into" it since I would imagine this is how it'd sit if you were to switch it out without cutting the shaft.

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chrome looks good
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Here'* a picture of the shift **** removed and next to the shaft. I put tape on the shaft where the stock **** goes down to. From the top of the tape to teh top of the shaft is 3.75". The length of the shaft in all is 4.25." I wonder how deep the MOMO shift **** is. (how much of the stock shaft will go into the MOMO ****.) HOpefully it'* atleast 3" that can go into it. hmm.
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