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I'm looking for some driving gloves - any suggestions/advice etc. The primary reason is to lesson the roughness of the OEM 6-speed gear stick leather stitching on my hand palms. Thanks.
 

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Re: Driving gloves (barrysharp)

I must be the only one with soft leather and smooth stitching on my shift knob. Sorry, I know this doesn't address your question. Seriously, though, I had the dealer replace my shift knob under warranty after the internals broke on the original. The replacement is night and day different, with much softer leather that matches the steering wheel for color and texture. My original knob had shiny black leather and looked out of place in the car.<p>Maybe you just need a new shift knob... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>- Tryg
 

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Re: Driving gloves (barrysharp)

So what your saying is you only need it for the right hand?<p><IMG SRC="http://elliottback.com/wp/wp-content/_mj-white-glove.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Hey Barry I hope your not driving with your hand on the shift knob. My first driving session of my first Trackmasters event at Watkins Glen, going down the front straight at over 100+mph, my driving instructor reaches over and slaps my right hand which is resting on the shift knob and says " your not in high school any more, both hands on the steering wheel". She was a young female so it was a little more embarressing but I learned my lesson the first time. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> Which brings me to says, why does the leather on the shift knob bother your hand, it should only be on the knob for a very short time, while shifting. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Driving gloves (RhaRdeR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RhaRdeR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hey Barry I hope your not driving with your hand on the shift knob. My first driving session of my first Trackmasters event at Watkins Glen, going down the front straight at over 100+mph, my driving instructor reaches over and slaps my right hand which is resting on the shift knob and says " your not in high school any more, both hands on the steering wheel". She was a young female so it was a little more embarressing but I learned my lesson the first time. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> Which brings me to says, why does the leather on the shift knob bother your hand, it should only be on the knob for a very short time, while shifting. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Tis true - hand is only on the knob for short periods of time - but for that short period of shifting gears I find the leather becomes irritating. This is only so if there's lots of gear shifting - and I like to shift gears a lot and will always downshift several times when approaching slow downs and/or stops just to keep my gear shifting techniques uptodate. For example, going uphill from main road to where I live with no traffic in front of me gets me up to 4th gear with a very nice right bender in 3rd. From here I can accelerate hard and work up to fourth before needing to take a 90 deg right turn in my Farm neighborhood. The right requires me to downshift back to 2nd. This is a lot of gear shifting and the stitching bugs me even after trying to wear it down for over 3 years now.
 

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Re: Driving gloves (barrysharp)

Hey Barry, what do you think about using weightlifting gloves? I'm not kidding. I too am bothered sometimes by the stitching on the shift knob feeling very rough in the palm of my hand. I have a pair of black leather Weider weightlifting gloves that have padded palms, but leave the fingers free, so you could still easily push buttons on the steering wheel or dash. They have a mesh back with Velcro closure, so they would be cool in Summer, and are quick to put on and remove. You got me thinking about trying them in my Volvo now. I don't know how much they cost, as they were a gift to me. I'm sure not expensive.
 

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Re: Driving gloves (MAC1LSR)

<25.00 in California at big 5 sporting goods, the bike gloves are basically the same less padding though my be more comfortable.
 

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Re: Driving gloves (RainyS60R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RainyS60R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I must be the only one with soft leather and smooth stitching on my shift knob. Sorry, I know this doesn't address your question. Seriously, though, I had the dealer replace my shift knob under warranty after the internals broke on the original. The replacement is night and day different, with much softer leather that matches the steering wheel for color and texture. My original knob had shiny black leather and looked out of place in the car.<p>Maybe you just need a new shift knob... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>- Tryg</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I second this. There's nothing wrong with my shift knob - very smooth.
 

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Re: Driving gloves (jdog)

I never liked my stock one for the same "blister making" reason.... Made and installed this one:<p><IMG SRC="http://www.r-series.org/knob.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Driving gloves (barrysharp)

Are the gloves for racing or everyday driving? if it's an everyday annoyance to you, then why not just change the shifter?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Vipergtsz3</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Are the gloves for racing or everyday driving? if it's an everyday annoyance to you, then why not just change the shifter?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>And clearly I should have read the thread long enough to get to Jim's post instead of re-posting the same thing right after him. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Driving gloves (barrysharp)

Nordstorms sells unlined leather Facionable line. You can pick them up at Norstroms Rack for $19. <p>I got a pair, works great. Heads don't get hot in our current weather... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Driving gloves (R-ick)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>R-ick</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Nordstorms sells unlined leather Facionable line. You can pick them up at Norstroms Rack for $19. <p>I got a pair, works great. Heads don't get hot in our current weather... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Righty - Ho: I'll have my wife get me some at that price. She's always at the Rack. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>P.S. I called my wife on her Cell soon after posting this and as I said"She's always at the Rack." - and by golly she was, and was just about to leave having not found any shoes to her liking. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> Sooooo, I have her looking for these Facionable gloves right now. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> I hope this is my lucky day. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by barrysharp at 12:51 AM 7-25-2006</i>
 
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