You already read our review of the Sneed4Speed Billy Club shift knob that we tested in our long-term 2015 Subaru WRX. Josh noted that “It may look funny but if performance driving is your thing then Sneed4Speed has your shift knob”. And Josh knows knobs! So how does it work on the turbocharged Focus from Ford? Let’s find out.
Let’s start with the knob itself. You already saw a very detailed unboxing and analysis if the build quality and material in our WRX write-up, but here are a few facts about the Billy Club. It feels like it’s made from one solid block of something, because it was. You can get one made from delrin, which is what you see here, or in billet aluminum, and both come in smooth or knurled styles.
- Height: 5.75 in.
- Width: 1.75 in.
- Weight: 9.90 oz
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Same deal here, I found that shifts were quicker in aggregate with the Billy Club than the stock shift knob because my hand reached the top of the knob quicker (giggity) and engaged the shift faster. It is true that it can magnify the sloppiness in your shifter, but this paired with a short shift kit would be sublime.
So in summary, give it a shot, particularly if you are into motorsports. It’s cold in DC right now so I didn’t get a chance to try it out on track or at an autocross but I imagine that’s where it’s most at home. Stay tuned to RFD this Spring, we are partnering with Sneed Speed to do some testing at VIR so I imagine we’ll have even more time spent with the Billy Club.
Take a look at our Focus ST on Wheel Well.