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      10-17-2009, 12:16 AM   #35
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Originally Posted by elp_jc View Post
.....My questions for you are: how exactly did you remove the cap?
The most important thing is to avoid damaging the stock shift emblem. I didn't care about the leather because I was cutting the boot off anyways. I just used a small flathead screwdriver.

Originally Posted by elp_jc View Post
And how secure is the boot with just the cable tie? Doesn't pull itself down over time?
I have had it on for almost a full year with no issues. It is very secure.
Originally Posted by elp_jc View Post
And finally how did you secure the knob to the shaft (silicon, just pressure, etc)? Oh, and where can you buy the knob and how much? I really like how the stock knob is just one continuous leather piece, so might have to develop some courage to butcher it . Take care.
The shift knob snaps on just like the stock one. I actually prefer the silver aluminum ring instead of the continuous boot. It's shorter as the picture I posted shows, more solid and most imprtantly it just feels a thousand times better. Oh yeah, lastly, the BMW ZHP knob can be ordered through your local dealership, but I would recomend Tischer.

Originally Posted by ///Metak View Post
Just do what I did, test drive the ZHP to see if you even like it before you tear apart the stock one.

I would say Tischer for sure!