E46 Fanatics Forum banner
  • Hey everyone! Enter your ride HERE to be a part of October's Ride of the Month Challenge!
1 - 16 of 16 Posts

·
Master of his domain.
Joined
·
2,244 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I thought I would try a little experimenting with different trims and options, and this is what I came up with. Thoughts, comments, suggestions are welcome.

OEM trim with black leather shift knob:

<img src="http://www.strike9.com/file.aspx?path=/Jeff33/fullsize/46+-+OEM+Myrtle.jpg">



Isotta shift trim and high gloss black shift console trim:

<img src="http://www.strike9.com/file.aspx?path=/Jeff33/fullsize/46+-+Isotta+far.jpg">



Close up:

<img src="http://www.strike9.com/file.aspx?path=/Jeff33/fullsize/46+-+Isotta+close.jpg">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
41 Posts
It would look alot better if the screws were hidden

...But otherwise it looks good, I like it :thumbup:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
311 Posts
I like it. Do you have to screw into the trim though? How much did you pay for this trim ring if you don't mind me askin'?
 

·
Master of his domain.
Joined
·
2,244 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
It comes with a plastic piece that you sandwich the shift boot between. No drilling in the plastic at all, however you need to trim a bit off of the boot for it to fit properly.

The chrome ring was $20.00 on ebay, the high gloss black trim was $19.99 from my local BMW dealer.
 

·
Master of his domain.
Joined
·
2,244 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
I meant to say in my quote above, that no drilling in the Console Trim is necessary.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
543 Posts
THATS HOT :wow:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
975 Posts
Serbonze said:
It comes with a plastic piece that you sandwich the shift boot between. No drilling in the plastic at all, however you need to trim a bit off of the boot for it to fit properly.

The chrome ring was $20.00 on ebay, the high gloss black trim was $19.99 from my local BMW dealer.
What's the e-bay member's name? I've been trying to get one of those.
Thanks.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
543 Posts
wherd u get that chrome 5spd insert? and 20 bucks for the ring on the knob or the chrome frame?
 

·
Master of his domain.
Joined
·
2,244 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
FrenchyM3 - the seller's name was tandasales.inc

Negari - it's not just the insert or the lower ring, it's the entire knob. You can find it at Circlebmw.com. Click on "black leather" on the left: http://www.circlebmw.com/parts/knob/knob-cat.htm

The Isotta chrome frame was $20.00 plus shipping, I receive it in three days.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
194 Posts
Serbonze said:
It comes with a plastic piece that you sandwich the shift boot between. No drilling in the plastic at all, however you need to trim a bit off of the boot for it to fit properly.

The chrome ring was $20.00 on ebay, the high gloss black trim was $19.99 from my local BMW dealer.
Okay. I received mine today. So you remove the leather boot from the plastic ring. Does the white plastic bezel actually replace the plastic ring that is attached to the leather boot?? If not I don't see how all three will fit and alloe the chrome ring to sit flat. Thanks so much,
Jeff
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
975 Posts
jeffnnj said:


Okay. I received mine today. So you remove the leather boot from the plastic ring. Does the white plastic bezel actually replace the plastic ring that is attached to the leather boot?? If not I don't see how all three will fit and alloe the chrome ring to sit flat. Thanks so much,
Jeff
Where did you get it from? I want one too:sad:
 

·
Master of his domain.
Joined
·
2,244 Posts
Discussion Starter · #14 ·
You have to remove the plastic ring on the OEM shift boot, then cut about 1/2" of the leather off so that it sits even with the white plastic ring and chrome ring.

I had to trim quite a bit of the white plastic ring so that it would fit perfectly in the Shift Console trim. It took some time to look at it all, and put the pieces together (since there were no instructions provided). I'm still not sure what the two set screws are for.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
194 Posts
jeffnnj said:


Okay. I received mine today. So you remove the leather boot from the plastic ring. Does the white plastic bezel actually replace the plastic ring that is attached to the leather boot?? If not I don't see how all three will fit and alloe the chrome ring to sit flat. Thanks so much,
Jeff
ALSO ON EbAY BUT I THINK THE SELLER IS OUT OF THEM :sad:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
543 Posts
hey u thiknk if its not too hard you can take it off and show what u had to cut?
Thanks
-Danny
 
1 - 16 of 16 Posts
Top