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      07-17-2008, 09:32 PM   #1
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:: Shift Knob Removal / Install (10 Picture Process)

A picture is worth a thousand words, so here's 10,000 words...

Questions?

You'll probably have one... YES, just tuck the top of the boot over a little and it will retain nicely under the Performance Shift Knob. You don't need to zip tie, glue or anything.

Want more details on STEP 1? Here: http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showt...highlight=knob

NOTE: I'll post a final pic soon. I forgot to bring the camera down with me when I reinstalled!

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      07-31-2008, 02:02 PM   #2
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Here's a completion pic. Not the best, but it gets the message across.

It works well, but I'm getting the alcanara boot anyway

Overall, it's a GREAT improvement over the stock knob. This being shorter and weighted gives a more direct and connected feel. My only worry is the wear the alcantara bits will have over time.

Should you do it? YES!

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      07-31-2008, 03:32 PM   #3
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Looks awesome! Good job.
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      08-03-2008, 01:10 PM   #4
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Hey Jason - I hope you enjoy the boot !

As an FYI - My Tech mentioned a really good idea during step 1 (removal) - Open the sunroof !
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      08-14-2008, 09:02 PM   #5
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Some updated pictures...

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      08-15-2008, 02:37 PM   #6
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Nice mod Jason!!
Do you know if the SSK can be installed with the OEM ///M Knob??
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      08-15-2008, 02:55 PM   #7
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I don't see why not at all.

All that should change is the throw angle. The retention slot should be exactly the same. Even if there was a height difference, the boot will make up the slack.
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      11-13-2008, 05:00 PM   #8
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by the way, this isnt easy to make it look like its normal for this car! but with a lil work it can be a beautiful addition!
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      11-17-2008, 01:39 PM   #9
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Where'd you source the knob from?? Looks great. I want.
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      11-01-2010, 01:17 PM   #10
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Where'd you source the knob from?? Looks great. I want.
I will have a brand new knob and boot for sale in the Alcantara, from the SSK. (Keeping my M Sport knob and booth because I love them, just wanted the shorter throw)

Interested? Say 35% off retail plus shipping? Mine will be brand new, right out of the box and still in their original wrappers.

BMW Performance Shift Knob BMW Performance Alcantara Boot

retail $114.95 $55.00
GetBMWParts $88.00 $44.00
35% off retail $74.72 $35.75

(sorry about my table, can't get anything to line up. But you get the point, cool, brand new, shifter and boot, decent price!)

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      02-24-2013, 08:40 AM   #11
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Nice mod Jason!!
Do you know if the SSK can be installed with the OEM ///M Knob??
I have the SSK with the original boot and knob.
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      03-03-2013, 01:44 AM   #12
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shift knob and boot in alcantara

Do you still have shift knob and boot for sell? Thanks Chad
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      04-23-2013, 05:29 PM   #13
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Hi all,

Does the link for details on step 1 work for anyone? I'm trying to replace the stock knob on my 2012 128i (sport pkg, no m pkg) with the m knob and am having some trouble.

I'm not so sure if it will just pop off with force like I've read it should - I've given it a few pretty good pulls but it doesn't seem to be budging If anyone has replaced just the knob on their 128 and could give me a pointer I sure would appreciate it.

Thanks! BTW, mod looks great Qube!
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      04-24-2013, 01:20 PM   #14
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JustinSane, check my thread titled ZHP shift knob. 2 fellow 1addicts gave me the information I needed.

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=830845
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      04-24-2013, 05:46 PM   #15
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Thanks Suhb.

OK, so I got everything off......just to find out that the ZHP knob probably isn't going to work out. (attached pics)

If the ZHP knob didn't have the metal bottom, it would slip right in. I suppose I could remove the inner ring from the boot and fold the boot over, but I would rather not.

Anyone know how I could make this work?
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      04-27-2013, 04:17 AM   #16
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This is exactly what I feared. My knob still hasn't arrived yet. I will let you know how my experience goes when it does.

Edit: Did you get it in place and give it a good whack to snap it in? It's not meant to slide in.

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      04-27-2013, 08:57 AM   #17
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I definitely could have snapped it onto the stick, but with the metal ring around the base of the new knob, it wouldn't be attached to the boot since the metal ring at the bottom of the new knob will not fit into the ring at the top of the boot, so not only would the top of the boot be exposed, but the boot would most likely slip down without being connected in some way to the knob.

I guess the answer is to use Qube's method of removing the ring at the top of the boot and fold it over - unless there is a way to get the metal ring off of the bottom of the new knob (inside of the metal ring is identical to the stock knob - it has the compressed plastic piece with 4 slots)....but I think it is all one piece
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      04-27-2013, 08:57 AM   #18
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Guys read the thread from the top. There are steps at the top of this page that tell you how to remove the plastic part that's in the boot and stopping any other knob from fitting. Remove it and it all works. OR buy another boot without it.
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      04-27-2013, 04:22 PM   #19
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As much as I didn't want to, I had to remove the plastic ring on the boot. I then zip tied it to make it look as clean as possible. Here's mine.



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      05-20-2013, 06:14 PM   #20
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Great job. Looks awesome.
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      09-29-2013, 11:33 PM   #21
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Bumping a bit of an old thread. Suhb, how's the shift boot holding up with the zip tie? And how do you like the feel of the ZHP so far after a few months of use?
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      12-03-2013, 06:29 PM   #22
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Thanks guys.

I zip tied mine.

It worked great!

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