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Old 11-12-2019, 10:30 AM
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Zero Flex Tower Knobs

I've been searching for over a year and finally found a good option for missing tower knobs! If you are looking for tower knobs invest in a micrometer and check out McMaster-Carr(www.mcmaster.com). You should be able to find pretty much any knob needed. They aren't the same as what came on the tower(plastic knob vs aluminum), but the prices are mostly under $10. For example, the below knob worked perfectly on the front pivot of a 2008 X2. Best part(pun intended) is it was $7.12 plus a little shipping.

https://www.mcmaster.com/6092k56

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Old 11-12-2019, 12:19 PM
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Will the plastic handle the shock load of a rough lake?

Have you tested these out?

Sounds like a great idea for sure!!
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Old 11-12-2019, 12:48 PM
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The original handles on my 2002 Prostar 209 tower are all plastic and have been fine over the years. Still using them and they have not broken.
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Old 11-12-2019, 02:05 PM
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Haven't tested but the original knob has a plastic washer that has lasted 11 years. Also, there isn't much pressure on the knob as the pivot holds most of the stress.
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Old 11-12-2019, 02:22 PM
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will these work
https://www.greatlakesskipper.com/ma...vot-knobs-pair
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Old 11-12-2019, 03:07 PM
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From what I can tell 'No' but it depends on the knob you are looking for. The micrometer is key to measure and then search on the website. For this specific knob this info matched the original part measurement(I'd only lost one so I could measure).

Thread Size 3/8"-16
Stud Length 1 3/16"

https://www.mcmaster.com/6092k56
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Old 11-13-2019, 08:21 PM
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I've been searching for over a year and finally found a good option for missing tower knobs! If you are looking for tower knobs invest in a micrometer and check out McMaster-Carr(www.mcmaster.com). You should be able to find pretty much any knob needed. They aren't the same as what came on the tower(plastic knob vs aluminum), but the prices are mostly under $10. For example, the below knob worked perfectly on the front pivot of a 2008 X2. Best part(pun intended) is it was $7.12 plus a little shipping.

https://www.mcmaster.com/6092k56

Good Luck!
This is awesome thank you so much. $160 is outrageous cost for this part.
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