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Old 07-08-2012, 03:14 AM   #1
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Best looking automatic shift knobs?

I am looking to swap out the one I currently have. I have seen a few different ones in pictures on here. Looking for something that goes well with the interior. I am going to re-do the headliner in black. I have tan interior, black mats, aluminum trim.

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Old 07-08-2012, 04:00 AM   #2
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:00 AM   #3
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I like my OEM leather knob
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:59 AM   #4
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how about a wooden shift knob like the one i have. i think it looks better than leather but mine has cracks on it. ;(
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:05 AM   #5
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This is what i have and i love it, it matches my aluminum trim perfectly:



I purchased mine from turner:

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-51...328i-330i.aspx
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Old 07-08-2012, 02:27 PM   #6
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Don't spend more than $10 on a new knob. Just buy a can of spray enamel and go to town. Looks very good.
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:47 PM   #7
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:54 PM   #8
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Nekkon, you have a link?

I've always liked the look of this http://www.ecrater.com/p/8770744/bmw...knob-e46?gps=1
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:19 PM   #9
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please just spray the stock one silver, or wrap it
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:23 PM   #10
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how about a wooden shift knob like the one i have. i think it looks better than leather but mine has cracks on it. ;(
Mine is doing the same thing... I'm sure this years heatwave isn't helping it either.
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:23 PM   #11
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^ +1, I'm planning to wrap my wooden trim with aluminum accent with the 3m 1080 stuff, will wrap my knob with it too.
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:28 PM   #12
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if you spend more than $20 on a knob, you are a fool! Or really wealthy...
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:13 PM   #13
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I'll trade you mine if your's is the stock leatherette one.




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Old 07-09-2012, 12:21 AM   #14
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This is what i have and i love it, it matches my aluminum trim perfectly:



I purchased mine from turner:

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-51...328i-330i.aspx
Definitely the nicest. But pretty spendy (with the shift boot, which of course I would get as well)..

I also like this kind :



Where can I get something similar? I have seen something like that on a few of the cars on here.
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:27 AM   #15
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Im trying this out now

http://www.bimmian.com/Updated-Look-...W-E46-3-Series
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:57 AM   #16
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no dont. it looks stupid.
its too hightech looking for the E46's classic interior.
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:26 AM   #17
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I also like this kind :



Where can I get something similar? I have seen something like that on a few of the cars on here.
That's an F30 automatic shift knob. To put it in park, you push a button. Just another thing that will go wrong after 60,000 miles...
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:36 AM   #18
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This is what i have and i love it, it matches my aluminum trim perfectly:



I purchased mine from turner:

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+1 i have this too with matching oem bmw performance shift boot and hand brake
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