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      02-07-2013, 08:59 AM   #76
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mdosu View Post
a few questions as I'm doing my own project, similar steps, just different BMW OEM knob:


1. you mentioned the extra materials from the M5 boot, how did you clean it up?

2. Does even the F30 OEM BMW knobs snap-in in the same manner and fit as this swap? I'm using a F30 M Performance knob.

I did mine similar to this. When you remove the ring from the M3 boot you'll see how the leather is folded over the ring and there are slots for the tabs. I made slots in the M5 boot for the tabs of the M3 ring, then I trimmed off the excess material. In the end it looked as OEM as it could be, though it was quite difficult to get the ring to clip into place. Once it was on it stayed on and I haven't had a single issue. I took pics but haven't had a chance to post them. I'll try and get them up tonight or tomorrow.

I'm local if you want some help. Just let me know.