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            American Shifter Company Steering Wheel Knob

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            American Shifter Company Steering Wheel Knob Review

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            • Performance 4
            • Ease to Use/Intallation 5
            • Quality 4
            • Price 3
            Overall Rating 4.0

            Vehicle add-ons these days are installed not just for the difference they made with the ride's aesthetics but also for their practical functions. Among such accessories is a steering wheel knob. While it is mainly designed to allow the driver to steer the steering wheel with one hand while making the other hand free for other purposes like operating some controls on the dash, manufacturers have found a way to make this add-on eye-catching by making it available in a variety of designs.

            The one we have in our ride as of the moment is the steering wheel knob from the American Shifter Company. Since we love billiard, we chose the brody knob with 8-ball billiard pool design. Here's what we can say about this product:

            Features

            • 8-Ball billiard pool adjustable suicide brody knob
            • Offered in either adjustable pivot or fixed style
            • Spices up the steering wheel's appearance
            • Will surely be a conversation starter
            • Heavy-duty construction with a built-in rubber sleeve so as not to damage the steering wheel
            • Sold individually
            • Easy to install
            • Fits standard steering wheels
            • Backed by American Shifter Company's 1-year limited lifetime warranty

            The upside

            • Perfect for male drivers, this brody knob makes the steering appear more manly yet attractive. We particularly love how well it blends with our steering dress up kit as well as with the other trims and appointments we've added to the dash and the instrument cluster.
            • We always use it for its intended task--we steer the vehicle with one hand and use the other hand to operate some controls. So far, we haven't experienced any problem doing that.
            • This brody knob also allows us in personalizing our steering wheel and making it an expression of who we are. In this case, it tells every one of our love for billiards.

            The downside

            • Compared to the steering wheel knobs from other brands, this one from American Shifter Company doesn't come cheap.
            • Those who reside in New York and other states with strict regulations about automotive upgrades and add-ons must check their local laws and regulations first to know the legality of this accessory.
            • It would be better if it will be backed by better and longer warranty coverage.

            The verdict

            While some may see this as nothing but an additional design piece for the steering, this American Shifter Company steering wheel knob seriously does more than that. It performs its main task real well while allowing the user to customize the steering.

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