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      03-29-2018, 11:03 AM   #265
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Read all 12 pages on the m5 shift knob and was ready to put the order in. I walk into my car to see how hard it'll be to do the swap and realized I already had a m5 shift knob installed. I guess the previous owner did the swap and I didn't even notice it. I've owned the car for a little over 10 months.
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      03-29-2018, 02:56 PM   #266
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Hi guys! I just wanted to say that this thread helped me tremendously. Especially the tips on using binder clips. Anyways, I installed the F10 shift knob the other weekend and it went exceptionally well. I did a full how-to video...maybe it can help others!

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      03-29-2018, 03:32 PM   #267
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Nice work. I'm sure that video would help others. Never hurts to have more how-to's.

My only comment is I pulled my knob off with no trouble by sitting on my center console, putting the car into 4th and pulling towards my chest.
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      04-02-2018, 12:25 PM   #268
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just ordered mine from ecs. I dont know how i did it but i got it for $172. i spoke with a bmw dealer and they said that that was below cost lol
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      04-03-2018, 10:04 AM   #269
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just ordered mine from ecs. I dont know how i did it but i got it for $172. i spoke with a bmw dealer and they said that that was below cost lol
Wow, how'd you get it so cheap? Their website says it's now $210...
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Wow, how'd you get it so cheap? Their website says it's now $210...
just emailed them and they have me cost
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      04-17-2018, 05:32 PM   #271
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Update on the F80 M3 knob install. The boot size seems smaller than the F10 ones presented here, and most importantly the leather thickness is exactly the same as in original E92 M3 boot. The knob seems to be the same as F10 M5 - weighs 185g.
This thing feels way better than OEM knob. When I compared these two the OEM seemed like a cardboard prototype rather than something to be put on a production car. BMW cheaped out on this one.
Here are some pics of my application. It took less time and effort than I expected and overall I am pleased with the result. I went with paper clips, trimmed the excessive leather and then glued it as recommended
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      06-14-2018, 06:23 AM   #272
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Another one to add to the collection. The install was definitely easier than I anticipated it to be after reading through some people's experiences in this thread. Mine didn't give me any trouble trying to pop off the old knob or trying to get the ring clipped back into place with the new boot. I did use a wooden roller to compress and mold the leather as much as I could along the trim ring though so maybe that helped with the clearance problem when reinstalling. It was really helpful comparing with other people's pictures to get a good sense of how much material to trim away and luckily it has just the right amount of slack
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      10-16-2018, 06:32 AM   #273
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Ughhh, this is such an annoying project. Same issue here (cannot snap the ring back into the center console).

I'm wondering if stretching the leather is messing with the shape of the ring (twisting it), which is why it won't snap back into place. I think I'm going to try and velcro it into place instead of relying on the clips.
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      10-16-2018, 07:26 AM   #274
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Ughhh, this is such an annoying project. Same issue here (cannot snap the ring back into the center console).

I'm wondering if stretching the leather is messing with the shape of the ring (twisting it), which is why it won't snap back into place. I think I'm going to try and velcro it into place instead of relying on the clips.
I didn't glue mine or fully snap it into place. It hasn't moved at all in 3 years and looks perfect. Don't overthink it.
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Finally got it done. I think the leather misshaped the ring which is why it wasn't clipping it into place. Oh well, I took out the rest of the center console and hot glued it into place. Not going anywhere now!

Not super happy with the install, but if it bothers me enough I'll buy another shift knob and give it another go.





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