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Rx8 r3 illuminated gear knob

Post by MarcRX8 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:34 pm

Hi,

maybe anyone rembered that I offered my illuminated s1 gear knob at the club for sale page :).

My sister bought me also one, but : its an r3 one !! :mrgreen:

Just realized that when I looked on the gears.
Did not know, that they also offered them for the s2 :).

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Re: Rx8 r3 illuminated gear knob

Post by ChrisHolmes » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:46 pm

Now that is a real hens teeth part!
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Re: Rx8 r3 illuminated gear knob

Post by delta0 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:55 pm

Where did she even manage to buy that?
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Re: Rx8 r3 illuminated gear knob

Post by MarcRX8 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:18 pm

@Chris Holmes: Yes it is. Would be so interesting what they offerd as additional tuning parts for the r3 :)

@ delta0: We had a exchange student from asia at our place and she is able to read and speak the japenese languge. The exchange student searched the japanese ebay website for her and she showed the gear knob to my sister. my sister bought it directly vecause i was searching for an s1 illuminated gear knob for the s1.So was overwhelmed when i saw that it was an r3 one :)
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Re: Rx8 r3 illuminated gear knob

Post by RX8R3Rod » Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:29 pm

Looking to see how many angels can dance on the head of a pin, I wonder if this is perhaps a series 2 6-speed, but not R3, gearknob.

The stitching seems grey to me on the pictures and the R3 gearknob has red stitching, to the best of my knowledge?

Certainly my spare, and as yet brand new, illuminated one does :twisted:
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Re: Rx8 r3 illuminated gear knob

Post by Finalboss » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:00 pm

RX8R3Rod wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:29 pm
Looking to see how many angels can dance on the head of a pin, I wonder if this is perhaps a series 2 6-speed, but not R3, gearknob.

The stitching seems grey to me on the pictures and the R3 gearknob has red stitching, to the best of my knowledge?

Certainly my spare, and as yet brand new, illuminated one does :twisted:
you have an illuminated red stitched one?

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Re: Rx8 r3 illuminated gear knob

Post by delta0 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:10 pm

MarcRX8 wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:18 pm
@Chris Holmes: Yes it is. Would be so interesting what they offerd as additional tuning parts for the r3 :)

@ delta0: We had a exchange student from asia at our place and she is able to read and speak the japenese languge. The exchange student searched the japanese ebay website for her and she showed the gear knob to my sister. my sister bought it directly vecause i was searching for an s1 illuminated gear knob for the s1.So was overwhelmed when i saw that it was an r3 one :)
Any links to where it was bought from? I would be interested in a standard R3 one to replace mine as it is showing wear.
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Re: Rx8 r3 illuminated gear knob

Post by New Duke » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:34 pm

RX8R3Rod wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:29 pm
Looking to see how many angels can dance on the head of a pin, I wonder if this is perhaps a series 2 6-speed, but not R3, gearknob.

The stitching seems grey to me on the pictures and the R3 gearknob has red stitching, to the best of my knowledge?

Certainly my spare, and as yet brand new, illuminated one does :twisted:
My original R3 knob has dark grey/black stitching. No idea why yours is red. Maybe they're paint code specific.

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Re: Rx8 r3 illuminated gear knob

Post by delta0 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:24 pm

Mine has red stitching. Same as the handbrake and the steering wheel
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Re: Rx8 r3 illuminated gear knob

Post by Velocity_Dan93 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:02 am

delta0 wrote:
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Mine has red stitching. Same as the handbrake and the steering wheel
Pretty sure the red stitching was on the spirit R models only. Maybe custom custom work? I’ve seen that before in the s1 nobs
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Re: Rx8 r3 illuminated gear knob

Post by New Duke » Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:14 am

Yeah neither my handbrake nor steering wheel have red stitching. Both are original. Very odd.

Tho I'm grateful. Personally not a fan of red stitching so happy days.

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Re: Rx8 r3 illuminated gear knob

Post by Ainmhidh » Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:46 am

My gearknob and handbrake wrap (and steering wheel) all have red stitching, pretty sure it's all original.
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Re: Rx8 r3 illuminated gear knob

Post by Nickp47 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:49 am

I think it’s a Model Year thing, Dumbo mirrors = red stitching ?

Edit - no I don’t think that’s right actually if Delta has red

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Post by New Duke » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:20 am

Probably on the right lines though Nick. Maybe supply got a bit haphazard (hence dumbo mirrors for example). Mine is an early 09.

I'm also colour blind so what do I know :lol:

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Post by delta0 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:45 am

Nickp47 wrote:
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I think it’s a Model Year thing, Dumbo mirrors = red stitching ?

Edit - no I don’t think that’s right actually if Delta has red
I don’t have the dumbo ear mirrors. Probably right though they were probably using up inventory from other models. Pictures I’ve seen of the interior for the R3 show red stitching so I suspect that is the intended colour.
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Post by Goobie » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:32 pm

My old 2009 R3 in grey had red stitching knob, handbrake and wheel and so does my white 2009 R3.

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Post by delta0 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:47 pm

Looking at the rest of the trim in my R3. The door, centre arm rest and seats have red stitching.
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Re: Rx8 r3 illuminated gear knob

Post by RX8R3Rod » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:23 pm

Ah, that does potentially make sense around the inventory thing.

My original R3 (the press demonstrator, an 08 reg, so one of the first) had red stitching and my current one, I think the 22nd last one sold in the uk, has red stitching too ... but it has the big door mirrors. So I just assumed that they all did ...

And yes, I have a still brand-new illuminated gear knob with red stitching. :thumleft:

I bought it just after I got the car with a view to changing it at about 10 years, so just about now ;)

More recently I got an OEM double-DIN front from the US for when the radio eventually but inevitably fails and I have to go touch-screen-based. Though there are some upsides to this, I do prefer the look of the be-knobbed original ... but what can you do? :(
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