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    Has anyone put a weighted ZHP ship knob in their E46 M3

    I was looking at this one. But it may not be the best option?

    https://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-1...SABEgKobPD_BwE

    #2
    That’s is not a zhp shift knob. That is a m5 shift knob. Major difference is this is illuminated and zhp one is not.

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      #3
      Ive put that one in my m3. Looks and feels much nicer than original stock. I ended up using the original boots by doing some cutting. But it looks absolutely oem and feels solid

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        #4
        Originally posted by James31 View Post
        That’s is not a zhp shift knob. That is a m5 shift knob. Major difference is this is illuminated and zhp one is not.
        I guess that I should have said ZHP type of shift knob.

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          #5
          Originally posted by yhp2009 View Post
          Ive put that one in my m3. Looks and feels much nicer than original stock. I ended up using the original boots by doing some cutting. But it looks absolutely oem and feels solid
          Great to hear. Thanks.

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            #6
            I've also placed one in mine a few years ago, and I like it as well. If I remember correctly, you will have to remove the base frame it comes with and get creative with the one from the M3 to make it fit.

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              #7
              One of my first mods I did when acquiring my car was this mod, although mine was not illuminated. Have been satisfied since day 1 with the mod. Feels great and wouldn't ever change it back to stock. I bought the weighted ZHP knob from a member on the old m3forum site and bought an Alcantara boot from ECS Tuning.

              I do remember when I was searching up DIY, some people experience really stuck knobs when pulling it out.

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                #8
                I’m running the non-lit zhp knob and e46 zhp leather boot to match. Got mine long before the f10 came out

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                  #9
                  I initially used the boot that comes with the illuminated shift knob. But found it to be a mismatch in fit and finish. Ended up just cutting the illuminated knob out of the boot assembly and attaching it to the original boot and frame. I generally followed this thread except i used stock boots by cutting the stock knob off: https://nam3forum.com/forums/forum/m...zhp-shift-knob

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                    #10
                    Yes, but I much prefer the M Performance knob.
                    https://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-3...ttern/?pdk=AQE

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                      #11
                      My car originally had a ZHP knob on a Dinan short-shifter when I bought it and it was so insanely short the knob was level with the center console trim. It was like a Miata. I ended up swapping to an e60 bmw short-shifter and a standard height Illuminated shift-knob and am really happy with it. I'd imagine if you kept the standard shifter but swapped to the ZHP knob it would be similar height, sorta like a real 330i ZHP which is fantastic - having owned one.
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                        #12
                        Ive had mine since 2014 and I love it.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Dbaliko View Post
                          I was looking at this one. But it may not be the best option?

                          https://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-1...SABEgKobPD_BwE
                          does this one come with the boot?

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by jowo View Post

                            does this one come with the boot?
                            Yes it does.

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                              #15
                              Technically the F10 M5 shift knob is taller than the original ZHP knob. I think they weigh the same.

                              Anyways, I did this mod back in 2013, it's since been replaced with a stock E90 shift knob.

                              Once you add a real SSK to this car, the weighted knob becomes obsolete.
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