That's what makes it the best balance. When you are truly throttle on shifting a car fast, you need it to be a little bit rubbery. A hard shift knob just busts up your hand. It's also a good look for your street car.I have this one and have had it for years.
My only complaint would be that even when screwed all the way down, the top feels rubbery, especially under aggressive driving.
Do i like it? Yes, but i'm not totally sure it goes with the feel of a fox mustang, it's more at home in a 94+ where the interior is a bit more modern and plush.
Just keep in mind i liked the original bent hurst handle with the 8 ball style knob with plastic insert and the paper pattern inside that rattled.
I have this NOS saleen knob to go on my steeda trix ax handled tremec shift.
Just have to drill the handle for the set screw. Zero chance i'm trusting it with pressure alone.
Without enlarging the holes on the shifter itself i don't think i can make the old hurst handle work.
Though i wish i could.