11th December 2009, 03:17
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Originally Posted by M5Prospect
M555: What kind of shift boot is that? BTW, that looks real nice and very similar to exactly what I want. Is your shift boot and knob one piece?
I have an 03 E39 M5, and my knob and boot is one piece.
Would you you mind breaking down what you did first and last?
The shift boot is actually the OEM boot, which was originally a 1 piece boot + knob combo, just like your 03 M5.
I bought the 545i shifter first, then replaced the shift knob second.
When you purchase a ZHP knob, the only way to remove your original M5 shift knob is by cutting it from the shift boot. Then what I did was invert the boot upside down (so the boot is like \/ as opposed to /\), then I put a zip tie around the top where the shift knob would sit. Then, put the shift boot back to its original position /\ and put the ZHP knob. I hope that makes sense.
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