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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 01-09-2013, 02:14 AM   #1
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Shift Knob, Ebrake handle, Paddle Shifter blades Oh My.

Looking to replace my stock SMG shift knob and paddles and possibly the ebrake handle. I need suggestions and where to buy knowhow.

I dont like the stock knob and the chrome is flaking off in parts and the paddles have weird niches in them that bother me and id like slightly longer ones so i can hit the paddles from different (further) positions on the wheel.

I'm a fan of the magnesium feel of the paddles beside the niches. and as far as looks go for the shift knob and ebrake i like brushed aluminum and or leather. nothing to fancy I like classy and im not a big chrome guy.

What do you all suggest?
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:13 AM   #2
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You can't find the paddles everywhere from our vendors. Same as hand brakes. I'm sure one of our sponsors will chime in with some deals for you. However the SMG shifter is a bit harder to find. I'll try and find one for you. I just can't remember the name. I'm sure someone will post it.
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:30 AM   #3
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You can't find the paddles everywhere from our vendors. Same as hand brakes. I'm sure one of our sponsors will chime in with some deals for you. However the SMG shifter is a bit harder to find. I'll try and find one for you. I just can't remember the name. I'm sure someone will post it.
The E39 M5 came with a nice illuminated knob. Its a popular upgrade, as it has the appropriate symbols for the shift pattern and has the ///M logo.
http://www.google.com/search?q=e39+m...3&bih=295#i=12
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:38 AM   #4
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The E39 M5 came with a nice illuminated knob. Its a popular upgrade, as it has the appropriate symbols for the shift pattern and has the ///M logo.
http://www.google.com/search?q=e39+m...3&bih=295#i=12
^it was the e60



m5 knob is nice if you want it to light up. and almost all the sponsors will have paddles and ebrake handle.

I always wanted to test fit a jaffster in mine. havent seen it done.
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:21 PM   #5
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