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      12-07-2012, 04:58 PM   #23
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Just got my 6MT F10 M5 shift knob. Plugs right up and looks awesome !
Did you take any pics?
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      12-07-2012, 09:37 PM   #24
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Did you take any pics?
I'LL snap some on Sunday and post them here !
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      12-08-2012, 08:03 PM   #25
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No,had to cut it
In the boot, I cut 4 small holes for the clips in the ring to slide through, and that's it. Fits fine, I didn't even attach the ring to the boot w/any type of adhesive, and I didn't trim up the bottom at all. What did you have to cut?
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      12-09-2012, 12:43 AM   #26
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In the boot, I cut 4 small holes for the clips in the ring to slide through, and that's it. Fits fine, I didn't even attach the ring to the boot w/any type of adhesive, and I didn't trim up the bottom at all. What did you have to cut?
Thanks for this great idea, I'm going to do the same thing. I was thinking this method might work but you beat me too it!
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      12-09-2012, 08:34 AM   #27
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In the boot, I cut 4 small holes for the clips in the ring to slide through, and that's it. Fits fine, I didn't even attach the ring to the boot w/any type of adhesive, and I didn't trim up the bottom at all. What did you have to cut?
Are you saying that you used the M5 boot as well, leaving the stock M3 knob and boot intact? Do you have any pics?
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      12-09-2012, 03:15 PM   #28
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Are you saying that you used the M5 boot as well, leaving the stock M3 knob and boot intact? Do you have any pics?
You have to use the plastic M3 trim ring (from the M3 boot) located at the base of the leather. It is necessary b/c the M5 piece is larger and shaped differently. The M3 piece clips into the console. That ring is the only part from the M3 setup I used. You can see the 4 clips from it protruding through the slits I cut in the leather. I folded the excess leather under the ring and snapped the knob in place. If you want to see the installed pic, I'll take a couple when I get home tonight.
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You have to use the plastic M3 trim ring (from the M3 boot) located at the base of the leather. It is necessary b/c the M5 piece is larger and shaped differently. The M3 piece clips into the console. That ring is the only part from the M3 setup I used. You can see the 4 clips from it protruding through the slits I cut in the leather. I folded the excess leather under the ring and snapped the knob in place. If you want to see the installed pic, I'll take a couple when I get home tonight.
That's great, thanks. I would like to see a pic installed, if you don't mind.
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      12-15-2012, 04:29 PM   #30
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Here's mine... installed it a couple days ago.

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That's great, thanks. I would like to see a pic installed, if you don't mind.
Trim bases - differences between the M5 and M3:



Thankfully there is enough leather to use the M5 boot however the seams don't match the M3 base well(had to stretch and compress the leather a bit to make it fit the M3 ring correctly). Had a scare moment where I superglued the new knob to my finger(had a tiny bit of Superglue Gel residue on a finger, found out when I picked up the knob, didn't do any damage thankfully) but got the little bit of residue off with some cooking oil. Turned out nice:



I do miss the extra height the stocker had though. The BMW console kind of gets in the way now on shifting... I'll compensate I'm sure over time. Shifts feel better. Pretty easy mod.
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That's great, thanks. I would like to see a pic installed, if you don't mind.
There ya go....
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Looks awesome. Thanks for the pics everyone. I'll have one in my car after the new year.
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Is this m5 knob weighted?
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Looks confusing. I would be afraid I'd start rowing the shifter... ;-)
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