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Last year I've posted a sound clip of my PLP short shifter. I recently purchase a TRD leather shift knob since others have claimed it dampens the sound. I used the same camera to record the clips and the same MP3 codec to perform the encoding.

The only difference is that I have installed the Blitz Nur Spec exhaust after I recorded the original clip.

Stock knob vs TRD leather knob

The noise is noticeably quieter but still not like stock.
 

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phamous101 said:
?????? i guess it just me, but i couldnt hear anything rattling at all :-? :-?
No rattling because I didn't rev it past 5000rpm. It's the 'wheezing' noise I was comparing.
 

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My experience w the rattling

My experience... I don't know if the noise on your car is from this...

When I first installed my short shifter, I did not hear too many sounds coming from there. After a year or so, I decided to change my leather boot... so I opted for the MOMO one that resembles the suede interior from the door.

When I installed that boot, I started to hear the noises really loud... the whizzing sound. It got kinda annoying after a while and so I checked to see if the thinner material of the boot caused the problem. When I looked closer, the black rubber cover inside there was supposed to wrap over another matal piece so that it will suppress the sound. It came loose... that's why it was making such a loud sound. I just wrapped it back around the piece and the noise was gone.

I wish I had photos to illustrate this, but if you look closely, it's the only rubber cylindrical piece that is on the shifter. I initially thought it wouldn't matter if it is snug in there or not... but I guess it does.
 

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My plp short shifter makes almost zero noise. I don't know if it is just broken in or what...regardless...it will be going up for sale in a month or so.
 
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