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    New Gear Shift Knob

    Alas my current leather shift knob has been falling apart due to age and some water exposure.

    Will anything do here? Seems like a simple replace like with this

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/6-Speed-Gea...r/192955225025

    but I dont wanna get cocky and just get whatever assuming it will all work out...
    I'm likely to miss some mundane detail, and... well you know what happens then....
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    Go with the original zhp shift knob.

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    That one looks a bit tall. I agree with Vas, that ZHP knob is great and better than my wood one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vas View Post
    Go with the original zhp shift knob.

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    What's the difference and how do I even know what's a genuine original for sure?

    Someone said the original lights up? My knob never lit up anywhere so not sure if that's legit.

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    Hankook Ventus V12
    Front: 225/45ZR
    Rear: 255/40ZR-17 Hankook Ventus V12 evo2 XL
    [ Staggered on square (17x8.5 +38) ]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dathaeus View Post
    What's the difference and how do I even know what's a genuine original for sure?

    Someone said the original lights up? My knob never lit up anywhere so not sure if that's legit.

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    No, the original one doesn't light up.
    Here's the part number: 25117896886

    https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw...mw-25117896886

    The original ZHP shift knob is nicely weighted, unlike most of BMW's other shift knobs.

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    OE zhp knob is significantly shorter than other e46 knobs (even m3) and heavier than any knockoffs. Really don't want to cheap out on this one.

    Mine is in decent shape if you want to save a couple bucks and buy used. I have a new one ready to go on, just haven't needed it yet.

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