Joyfast: many, if not most Miata/MX-5 enthusiasts have never heard of this company. Joyfast sells to Japanese market only. Not many of their parts have made it over here to the States. But I saw their small shift knob online and was smitten. It had to be mine.
The small Joyfast knob is 300 grams. That’s HEAVY! The Voodoo shifter I’ve been using for the past 9 years is lighter than the stock Mazda knob. Light knobs make for more mechanical, rough shifting. Heavy knobs make for smoother, easier shifting. Check out all three knobs Joyfast offers. They have one that’s 440 grams! The shapes of the two larger knobs weren’t quite doing it for me, but the small one… oh man. Carlove at first sight.
Anyway, here’s the photos. Enjoy!
And how does it feel? In a word, awesome. Shifts are smooth and buttery. And the feel of the small knob in my hand. Oh man. It’s really outstanding. It makes my old Voodoo knob feel cheap. That one won’t be going back on Sharka’s shifter for a long time.
And a couple words about Tetsuya Garage, the source of my Joyfast goodness. More awesome. Rod, owner of Tetsuya Garage, is pure class. Got a rare JDM part in mind? Chances of him being able to get it are very good. I’ll be a repeat customer for sure. He even included a Joyfast hand towel in the package! Pure class.