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    New Shift Knob

    So yes lo and behold the last cheapie I got, 1 year later, the thin leather is becoming a problem and its just annoying....

    I know the purists will tell me to go spend $100 for the real deal, but JUST in case, what do you think about this one?

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/8692834...t-knob-for-bmw
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    Well, this is a personal preference. It seems to be good quality. But if it was me, I would grab the real deal.
    2005 IR / black / 6MT
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    New ones go for $85 on ECS/Turner, $75 on BMWMiniPartStore.com (https://www.thebmwminipartstore.com/...pd-25117896886)

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    New Shift Knob

    Quote Originally Posted by fredo View Post
    Well, this is a personal preference. It seems to be good quality. But if it was me, I would grab the real deal.
    or get a lit F10 M5 shift knob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dathaeus View Post
    I know the purists will tell me to go spend $100 for the real deal, but JUST in case, what do you think about this one?
    A few of us have already chimed in on the subject. Personally I don't think anything less than the real deal is an acceptable option. I doubt anything that is "cheap" in the aftermarket is going to have the quality, the weight, and the feel of the proper shift knob, which does not cost much more. The weight makes a huge difference in the experience, and not having it means you're missing out. There's a reason that practically everyone and their mother who has a manual BMW, E46 or not, buys a ZHP shift knob for their car.

    You get what you pay for.



    But, to answer your question about that particular shift knob, I think it looks cheap, and will most likely feel cheap, and you're not going to be happy with it.
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    Personally: I don’t like that style shift knob you linked. It has an “older bmw” vibe to it. Other than that it appears to be nice quality. It’s all about personal preference. If you like the aesthetics and think it will suit your needs: pull the trigger!
    2005 BMW 330i ZHP - BMWP brakes/intake/strut bar/shifter, Coby wraps interior, BBS CHs, Eagle Eye LED tails, GC coilovers, 2x2 CF MTECH2 diffuser, Sprint Booster/sport button mod, 4.5 LCM, Xtrons 9inch HU, BSW stg1, dynamat, M3 sedan dead pedal
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dathaeus View Post
    I know the purists will tell me to go spend $100 for the real deal...
    It's not just the "purists" who will tell you... pretty much anyone who have tried going "the cheap route" to replace their worn ZHP shift knob then realized the new "cheaper" shift knob was the wrong choice for many reasons...

    At the end of the day it's your car and yours to do with what you want. Go ahead, as long as you're happy with your choice
    Do you really care what everyone else is going to say regarding the choice of shift knob you're going to use? I replaced my ZHP shift knob for something different...

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    https://www.thebmwminipartstore.com/...pd-25117896886

    $75 and free shipping. But add the coupon code Roundel and it's even cheaper. Get the real deal.

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    His - 2004 Imola Red / Alcantara 330i | 6MT | ZHP |

    Her's - 2005 Black Sapphire Metallic / Black Leather 330i | 6MT | ZHP |

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMWCurves View Post
    New ones go for $85 on ECS/Turner, $75 on BMWMiniPartStore.com (https://www.thebmwminipartstore.com/...pd-25117896886)
    Beautiful, cheapest price I've seen if free shipping, I'll just get this, thanks!

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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 Vas View Post
    https://www.thebmwminipartstore.com/...pd-25117896886

    $75 and free shipping. But add the coupon code Roundel and it's even cheaper. Get the real deal.

    Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
    Perfect thanks!!!

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    __________________________________________________ ____
    2003 ZHP 4dr | 145,000 miles (ACTUAL before RIP) | BBS 17"
    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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