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Old 08-20-2010, 08:37 PM   #1
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Interior Upgrade - Shift Style Alcantara shift and ebrake boot

Having owned my M3 for just over a year now and going on my ninth year owning an E46 (8 glorious years with my 330i before the M) the office, or interior while supremely functional does start to feel a bit old hat. The M3 does have a nicer interior than the 330i did but its all about the same and I was bored with it. Not only was I bored but "someone" seems to have spilled some coffee on the ebrake boot and the shift boot was full of dirt.

To cure my interior blues and feed the ever present mod bug I ordered up a matching set shift and ebrake boot from ShiftStyle.com. The boots are made out of alcantara and have a very cool silver accent stitching to them. The quality is top notch as is the installed fit and finish and they've creatively made the bottom elastic so they slip right over the stock plastic frames meaning you can avoid making mess with glue! Check out my full do it yourself installation for all the details.

Its not a full make over of the interior by any means but its a surprisingly noticeable difference. Even my car-indifferent friend noticed that I had done something to the interior and that's saying something! If you're looking to make your E46 interior unique a set of matching boots from Shift Style is a great start and the quality and materials are up to BMW's standard so they look right at home, yet still standing out enough to say, hey, this E46 is owned by a Fanatic!

Shift boots from Shift Style

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