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Old 05-03-2012, 07:15 PM
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Re: Wooden gear knob?

Are any of you still interested in having the wooden shift knob for your Grand Cherokees?

I sent in my shift knob to a firm to see if they could make the Overland summit style that we are all looking for I recieved word back that they can make them for around $200 out of real olive ash burl and they can stain them in the black or the brown wood

I asked if they could come down on the price if I got a few orders them so let me know by posting in this thread or sending me a PM

Basically letting me Know what color you would be looking and if you want to commit to having one made for your Jeep.
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Re: Wooden gear knob?

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Are any of you still interested in having the wooden shift knob for your Grand Cherokees?

I sent in my shift knob to a firm to see if they could make the Overland summit style that we are all looking for I recieved word back that they can make them for around $200 out of real olive ash burl and they can stain them in the black or the brown wood

I asked if they could come down on the price if I got a few orders them so let me know by posting in this thread or sending me a PM

Basically letting me Know what color you would be looking and if you want to commit to having one made for your Jeep.
I would be interested if the price was a little under $200 in the color to match the brown wood on my Overland.
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I would be interested if the price was a little under $200 in the color to match the brown wood on my Overland.
Mebbe, same color.
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Re: Wooden gear knob?

I'd be in, but max I would do is $100. As great as a shift knob match would be... to non-jeep owners it would look like a factory option. With that said, I would not pay more than $50-100 for a different shift knob when I bought the Jeep, so why pay more now?

But great idea and LOVE the initiative...just a little too pricey. So let's see what a group buy can do for a lower price
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Re: Wooden gear knob?

I really liked the one George MD made and would love to have one. $200 is more than I would pay, though. $50 - $75 sounds about right to me.
Thanks for pursuing this for us.
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Id be interested it the price came down as well. Have a summit. Will it have the embeded jeep emblem on the top?
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Re: Wooden gear knob?

Gets in to the below 100 range and my interest would go way up. Over that its just not worth it. I'd go with something else or keep it stock first.
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Re: Wooden gear knob?

@ Scittb: You would be using the "Jeep" medallion from your existing shift knob.


@ The rest of you scoffing at price let me put it into perspective for you.

I am speculating that Chrysler may have found it a bit on the pricey side as well so they decided not to offer the wood knob on the Overland.
  • The Stock foam shift knob list for $80 but can be bought for $40 (Laredo E)
  • The Stock leather shift knob lists for $114 but can be bought for under $85
  • The Louisville slugger that GeorgeMD used to make his costs between $40 and $80 not to mention the countless man hours he spent to make the part with the first and then final version (so it is possible that he bought two bats for his project and why he isn't planning to make anymore)
The Company that I have contacted does Restoration and custom wood and Carbon fiber interior work on Rolls Royce, Bently, Range Rover, Aston Martin and Other luxury makes including Mercedes benz.

You would be getting a "made to order piece" for your shift knob in very low volume made with the correct specified wood.

I myself had expected that the price would be lower but if you want to commission a custom "made to order" peice for your vehicle that looks OEM sometimes you step up or walk away.

I have seen upgraded Mercedes Benz shift knob go for more than 250 and I am sure that they were not limited availablity custom parts as these would be.

I would like to see if someone had access to a company that would be interested in the project but so far this is that only serious bite I have.


With that said I did ask them if there was anyway to come down a little on the price and I am awaiting their response.
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With that said I did ask them if there was anyway to come down a little on the price and I am awaiting their response.
You might ask them for pricing at various volume levels: 1-10, 11-20, 21-30 and so on. They might indicate that each piece is custom made, but likely one setup for several units would reduce the cost.

If so, then a call could go out here for committed orders to see what the price point would be at the known volume.
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Re: Wooden gear knob?

I'd probably go up to $150 for a piece that matches the factory wood 100%.
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I'd buy one that looks like the one pictured here and I would spend max 100-150 if the wood color matches the stock overland wood.
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