The guys from Battlecraft came to me a few months ago and wanted to collaborate on a limited-run of their ever-popular Hyper Teardrop shift knobs to commemorate The Chronicles 10-Year Anniversary. I gave Yuta free reign over design aspects and colorway and to say that they came out great would be a true understatement. These are black anodized with both The Chronicles and Battlecraft logos etched, and up top is the special “10 Years” logo.
Here is more on the Hyper Teardrop from the guys over at Battlecraft:
BattleCraft believes that every drive should be an experience, whether it be a hot lap around Buttonwillow Raceway or the daily commute. As automotive enthusiasts, we recognize your desire for every aspect of your build to be a representation of the car as a whole. We understand that you put in countless hours to create the ideal machine – so we created the ideal knob. The BattleCraft Hyper Teardrop is available in two diameters: 40mm and 44mm to accommodate your preference, the design and the overall length of the knob remains constant at 100mm for either diameter.
Having driven a wide variety of cars on the street and the track, certain shifter/shift knob combinations left us wishing for more feedback from the transmission. B and D series Civics and Integras with traditional short shifters would often place the knob a considerable distance from the steering wheel, and feedback would consist of something closer to a “click” rather than the satisfying “clunk” of selecting a gear. S2000 shifters with OEM and similarly sized knobs, though tight and precise, made us want slightly more definition in each gate.
The Hyper Teardrop shift knob naturally sits taller than most OEM shift knobs due to the stem section, this shape serves three purposes: As mentioned previously, this design brings the shift knob closer to the steering wheel – as well as giving short throw shifter levers a more defined feel. The smooth transition from the ball to the stem section follows the contour of the hand, allowing for additional support and a very natural, organic grip. Finally it is aesthetically pleasing, visually blending the upper ball section seamlessly to the straight shaft of the shift lever.
Machined out of an aluminum billet and finished by clear anodizing, the Hyper Teardrop is made to be a permanent addition to your collection.
40mm – 136 grams
44mm – 160 grams
AVAILABLE 9/16/2018 AT 12 PM (Pacific Standard Time)