I can't believe I spent THAT much on a shift knob, but I honestly don't have any regrets. Not only does it look great, but all that extra weight actually is very noticeable creating a smoother throw with less resistance. The hardware was high quality and came with the correct thread adapter that worked with my Kartboy Short Throw Shifter (will also work on a stock shifter). I can definitely see the metal core getting extremely hot when sitting in the sun, but the Delrin cover keeps it from burning your hand. Great design!