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      11-27-2012, 11:39 AM   #23
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Nice job - looks like a factory install
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      11-27-2012, 02:22 PM   #24
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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
I think it is a noticeable difference. It is quite a bit shorter than the original 'goose neck' (see photo comparison) and most important it is weighted. As a result, the shifts feel less rubbery and more direct.

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      11-27-2012, 03:09 PM   #25
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you have to change the bag and everything or can you change just the knob?
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      11-29-2012, 09:11 AM   #26
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you have to change the bag and everything or can you change just the knob?
you can change just the knob itself but you will have to cut the leather. That is what I did and wrapped the existing or even the new one with zip lock and/or velcro so the fit looks OEMish. The shorter/lower knob does make the shifter feel more solid and less rubbery.

It's a great mod and I think it's a no brainer. The shift knob for e36, e46 and e92 are almost identical (plus minus illumunation).

Nice write up and looking good there mate.
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      11-29-2012, 09:23 AM   #27
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probably gonna add this to my list of things to change... can it go back to original easily ? cuase its a lease if i return it i dont want to have to custom fab it back to stock or can I just return it with an f10 m5 knob and no one will know the difference?
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      11-29-2012, 12:30 PM   #28
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probably gonna add this to my list of things to change... can it go back to original easily ? cuase its a lease if i return it i dont want to have to custom fab it back to stock or can I just return it with an f10 m5 knob and no one will know the difference?
If I were you, when you're wanting to return it back to stock, I'd just post it up as a WTT for the OEM setup + some cash on top. Done and done.
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      11-29-2012, 12:34 PM   #29
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      11-29-2012, 05:52 PM   #30
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Damn it, I ordered from Tischer and it's on back order, 2-3 weeks to get it, that sucks. Oh well at least mine has the ZCP knob I bought like 3 months ago. I know it's the same thing but doesnt light up. I cant wait
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      11-29-2012, 06:08 PM   #31
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Damn it, I ordered from Tischer and it's on back order, 2-3 weeks to get it, that sucks. Oh well at least mine has the ZCP knob I bought like 3 months ago. I know it's the same thing but doesnt light up. I cant wait
When did you get notification of that? I placed an order this morning, and didn't receive anything that indicates it is back-ordered....?
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      11-29-2012, 06:16 PM   #32
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Damn it, I ordered from Tischer and it's on back order, 2-3 weeks to get it, that sucks. Oh well at least mine has the ZCP knob I bought like 3 months ago. I know it's the same thing but doesnt light up. I cant wait
When did you get notification of that? I placed an order this morning, and didn't receive anything that indicates it is back-ordered....?
I ordered Monday morning and got a notification email with status update yesterday afternoon.
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      11-29-2012, 06:18 PM   #33
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I ordered Monday morning and got a notification email with status update yesterday afternoon.
Ah, awesomeness *lol*

I can imagine BMW is wondering wth is going on
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      11-29-2012, 06:19 PM   #34
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I ordered Monday morning and got a notification email with status update yesterday afternoon.
Ah, awesomeness *lol*
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      11-29-2012, 07:05 PM   #35
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Mine was on back order from Germany as well.
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      11-29-2012, 07:15 PM   #36
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Mine was on back order from Germany as well.
This sucks
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This sucks

Meh....it's a part....we can wait...no biggie....
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Just got an email saying my order has shipped
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      12-03-2012, 03:25 PM   #39
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Just got an email saying my order has shipped
Me too
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      12-04-2012, 12:03 AM   #40
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      12-04-2012, 05:19 AM   #41
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It really looks great!

This is one thing I am going to do when winter is over... Always considered the stock shifter kind of, I don't know, dull. Thanks for great write up!

And oh: Is this the part number: 25-11-2-284-205?
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      12-04-2012, 07:43 AM   #42
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Yep, same here, order has shipped. No waiting. This worth especially since I have an extra plastic ring from my other M3 to use. I won't have to butcher the original knob for the plastic clickon ring.
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      12-04-2012, 08:42 AM   #43
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Nice,looks great !
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      12-06-2012, 04:10 PM   #44
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Just ordered the knob and boot and will attempt this sometime next week. Great info, thanks for the write up. I have a Rogue SSK so i'll let you guys know how everything works.
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