Meet Ashiko, weighing in at 735 grams! The broader cylindrical surfaces make side-arm shifting effortless while providing a domed top face for palm shifting.
Paired with an appropriate non-threaded adapter kit, the Ashiko will fit any Mini Cooper.
Colors, finishes, and shift patterns can be viewed via the product photo pane in the top left corner of this listing. Customize the look of Ashiko by selecting your desired options above.
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Whether side-arm or palm shifting from the top, Ashiko's shape is purposefully designed to make both shifting styles more enjoyable. The side surface is designed to fit the natural curvature of your hand and fingers as they wrap around the shift knob as you dictate direction and movement. The domed top surface is intended to compliment palm shifting, giving you an ideal surface area for confident shifting.
With the weight in all the right places, Ashiko redefines your shifting experience through the look and feel of how you shift into gear. You will experience smoother and faster shifts!
Well, to put it as simply as we can, the heavier the knob, the easier it will make shifting feel. Its not magic, its physics. Weight in motion directly relates to how an object will react to an opposing force. In this case, the opposing force is the gate pattern and counter springs that are connected to your shift arm that tell you the shift pattern of your car. The difference felt when shifting into the next gear requires far less effort due to the additional momentum created by the increased mass.
CRAFTED WITH CARE
The Ashiko is cnc machined from 303 stainless steel. Machining stainless steel is not an easy task. It requires close supervision of our cnc turning centers and tooling to ensure a flawless part and surface finish.
The Ashiko is then engraved with our signature shift gate pattern on our vertical milling machine. You have the choice, get the shift gate pattern engraved for the slick graphic design or not engraved for a smooth and clean design.
The final touch is done completely by hand. We brush finish each shift knob, one at a time by hand on a high speed electric motor.
HOW DOES THE NON-THREADED ADAPTER KIT WORK?
NON-THREADED ADAPTER KIT
Our non-threaded adapter kit is specifically designed and custom machined to fit onto the BMW shifter arm. Simply slide the non-threaded adapter onto your shifter arm, set the height and orientation of the shift knob, then tighten the four set screws into the shifter arm for a fit that leaves no room for wiggle or loosening. We hold a critical internal dimension on the non-threaded adapter so it is a snug fit onto the shifter arm.
INTEGRATED SHIFT BOOT RETAINER
This adapter has an integrated shift boot retainer that keeps your shifter arm hidden and retains an OEM fitment. A low profile zip-tie is included to secure the shift boot to the underside of the shift knob.