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"News as of 3/1/2020 - Existing FLAMEBALL orders will be temporarily delayed a few additional weeks as I deal with a temporary health issue. In addition, no new orders will be accepted for a few months. I apologize for the delay, but fully intend to be back to normal production in a few months." - Gene Zapsky

Frequently Asked Questions


What are oversize threads?

Some manual transmission shift posts are made with oversized threads (e.g. 16 mm) which are larger in diameter than normal threads. The oversized threads are typically found on select vehicles, including Chevrolet Corvette, Chevrolet Camero, Pontiac Firebird, and Pontiac Grand Am.


Can I order special colors?

Yes. The shift knobs shown on this web site are only a sample of what we have to offer. Most shift knobs can be designed with a variety of colors. All you need to do is provide us with your desired color and we will design the shifter to your liking. For unique colors or color combinations, please contact us for availability.


What are the knobs made of?

All shifters are made from high quality casting resin. They are extremely durable and scratch resistant.


How durable are the knobs?

Our shift knobs are extremely durable. The casting resin we use has excellent compressive qualities and is impact and scratch resistant. The knobs will actually bounce when dropped onto concrete from a height of 6 feet! Like any material, the knobs do have limitations such as: they will scratch if rubbed with abrasive materials such as heavy grit sand paper; they will crack if subjected to extreme pressures such as high impacts; and they will crack if they are mounted with excessive force (over-tightened).


Will the knob colors wear or scratch off?

No. The colors are actually made from the same base material as the rest of the knob and are inlaid into the knob. We never "paint" the colors onto the knobs; We BUILD the colors INTO the them! The only exception to this rule is the skulls. For the skulls, we recess the highlights so that the colors will not wear off.


Do all the knobs light up?

No. Some knobs were not designed to light up. For example, the abstract design series is made completely of opaque colors and will not light up. Please check the details of each knob for more information.


Do I have to use adhesive to install the knob?

Yes. For safety reasons, we REQUIRE the use of adhesive to mount the shifter. We also recommend using a "jam" nut if applicable.