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      02-14-2021, 09:59 AM   #81
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Drives: 2010 E90 M3 6MT
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I'm getting ready to install an F80 boot & knob, and plan to purchase these ring & clips instead of re-using my old one.

Just curious - why are the clips not printed as part of the ring?
The reason is the direction of the layers. All the 3D printed parts are strong one direction and very fragile on the other. If clips are pribted with the frame, direction of layers on the clips appear to be 90 degrees, so the bond between layers is weak... That was the reason why ebay shufter frame broke on me. The frame was ok, but clips broke from the frame. I decided to fix that with creating my own design with clips separate from the frame, so if they are printed separately, and horizontally laid down, they are much stiffer and also more flexible.
I'm ready to buy this ring and clips and sent you a PM.
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