E46 Fanatics Forum banner
1 - 5 of 5 Posts

· Master of his domain.
Joined
·
3,233 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">
 

· Master of his domain.
Joined
·
3,233 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
·
3,233 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.
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top