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      11-24-2012, 03:42 PM   #1
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F10 M5 shift knob installed

I ordered the F10 M5 shift knob to replace my stock one. I took a few pics to document the differences.

Here is both knobs side by side



The electrical connectors are indeed the same, so simple plug and play electrically.




Here is the shot of the base rings. They are different as you can see and the M5 base ring is slightly bigger so the boot opening is slightly bigger as well.



I decided to try to swap the base rings instead of swapping the knobs. Here is a pic of the base rings removed from their boots.



Placed the ring inside the boot and used some clips to hold it. You can see that the M5 shift boot opening is a little larger than the M3 base ring. I had to do a little trimming and "massaged" it to work. It may have been easier to cut the boots off and swap the knobs, but at this point I was already committed to getting the ring to work.



The illumination is orangish like the stock color.




And finally here's the overall picture of it on. Feels better to shift. I've never had a weighted knob before, so I can only compare it to the stock knob.

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      11-24-2012, 04:08 PM   #2
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      11-24-2012, 05:46 PM   #3
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Nice done there! good job
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      11-24-2012, 06:23 PM   #4
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How did you attach the boot to the ring? Did you glue it?
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      11-24-2012, 07:20 PM   #5
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Good Job, very clean setup, much cleaner that ZHP knob conversion
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sick where did you get the knob from?
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      11-24-2012, 08:22 PM   #7
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how much was that knob?
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      11-24-2012, 08:24 PM   #8
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I got it from getbmwparts.com. I glued the leather to the base ring.
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Looks great. I will be ordering one soon.
What kind of glue did you use?
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Looks great. I will be ordering one soon.
What kind of glue did you use?
I used a gel superglue that I picked up at the local Lowes.
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I got it from getbmwparts.com. I glued the leather to the base ring.
Part # please
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Part # please
When I searched for the part number on getbmwpart, it didn't come up.

Found it here, though...

http://parts.bmwofsouthatlanta.com/p...112284056.html
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I just ordered one from tischer bmw. Does the knob separate from the boot or do I have to cut the leather to take it apart?
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I just ordered one from tischer bmw. Does the knob separate from the boot or do I have to cut the leather to take it apart?
I don't really know if it does. I didn't examine it long enough to see if you could or cut it as tight as you could below the metal band.
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I just ordered one from tischer bmw. Does the knob separate from the boot or do I have to cut the leather to take it apart?
I don't really know if it does. I didn't examine it long enough to see if you could or cut it as tight as you could below the metal band.
I see. I guess I'll figure it out when it gets here. If not ill use your method.
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Part # please
Here's a direct link to our Shift Knob Specials page on the site where you'll find this item available to order!
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how big of a difference is there between the stock m3 and stock m5 knobs?

I ordered the comp package idk if that makes a difference or not... havent gotten the car yet so i havent gotten to drive it with the stock knob
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