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fastm3 12-26-2012 06:21 PM

Manual Shift Knobs
 
Do E36 or E46 manual shift knobs fit the E83? If not, which ones are compatible?

kirasir 12-28-2012 09:11 AM

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Originally Posted by fastm3 (Post 7272333)
Do E36 or E46 manual shift knobs fit the E83? If not, which ones are compatible?

Weigted ZHP shift knob is probably the best one for the X3.

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/BMW-E39-540-E...a08cac&vxp=mtr

fastm3 12-28-2012 09:21 AM

Thanks. Looks great, but the eBay compatibility chart shows that it's not compatible with the X3. Is this correct?

kirasir 12-28-2012 11:21 AM

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Originally Posted by fastm3 (Post 7275311)
Thanks. Looks great, but the eBay compatibility chart shows that it's not compatible with the X3. Is this correct?

I don't think so, since I have it on my X3. :) I am also pretty sure that all manual BMW shift knobs are interchangeble.

fastm3 12-28-2012 12:57 PM

Great. Thanks so much.

sixspeedz 02-26-2013 07:42 AM

A couple quick questions on this for anyone using the ZHP knob...

Is the shorter shift knob equally as comfortable when resting your arm on the arm rest, or even does it make any difference at all aside from psychologically, lol?

Also, I take it the "M" 6 speed emblem can be swapped for a regular 6 speed emblem? Is it the same size as my current stock shift knob?

Thanks in advance ;)

sixspeedz 02-27-2013 07:47 AM

This pretty much solved the emblem concerns... Ordered!

http://leatherz.com/Merchant5/mercha...ory_Code=Knobs

kenza 03-01-2013 07:38 AM

I just installed the ZHP knob on my car and it is great. No problem with resting the arm on the arm rest.

sixspeedz 03-01-2013 08:52 AM

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Originally Posted by kenza (Post 7412685)
I just installed the ZHP knob on my car and it is great. No problem with resting the arm on the arm rest.

thanks for the feedback, looking forward to the swap.

sixspeedz 03-14-2013 08:37 AM

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This was simple to do, and installed a new boot at the same time (also quite easy).

Looks great, way better than the longer knob that came from the factory, and feels smooth when shifting :)

1972ford 03-14-2013 08:54 AM

Yep we have the same ZHP knob on my wife's E83, 6 speed, I love it. As far as compatibility, I just put an E21 knob on my e46 (like this one on ebay) - I drilled it deeper to get it lower on the shaft but basically fit right on.

sixspeedz 03-14-2013 09:02 AM

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Originally Posted by 1972ford (Post 7442520)
Yep we have the same ZHP knob on my wife's E83, 6 speed, I love it. As far as compatibility, I just put an E21 knob on my e46 (like this one on ebay) - I drilled it deeper to get it lower on the shaft but basically fit right on.

Awesome, I love those old school knobs...

1972ford 03-15-2013 07:28 AM

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Originally Posted by sixspeedz (Post 7442545)
Awesome, I love those old school knobs...

Thanks, I put it on with a short shift kit, and love the new setup.

chewchewone 03-16-2013 01:27 PM

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Originally Posted by sixspeedz (Post 7442481)
This was simple to do, and installed a new boot at the same time (also quite easy).

Looks great, way better than the longer knob that came from the factory, and feels smooth when shifting :)

That looks good...was the old knob hard to take out? Can't wait to come back from deployment so I can replace my chipped knob!

sixspeedz 03-16-2013 02:09 PM

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Originally Posted by chewchewone (Post 7448128)
That looks good...was the old knob hard to take out? Can't wait to come back from deployment so I can replace my chipped knob!

It was simple, just took a hard pull and it popped right off. no face smashing thankfully!


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