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Hey all,

My girlfriend just picked up one of my Xmas gifts from the dealer. Its an F10 M5 shift knob that comes with the boot and frame. I chose the F10 knob over the ZHP knob(half the price) because I wanted to retain the illumination. I didnt like the idea of taking something away from the car and letting the wires dangle.

I am unsure yet about how I'll handle the install though. I've seen E39 and E90 people remove the factory boot from the frame and then bring the new boot over and glue it. I may go that route as I do not want to touch my factory shift boot.

Has anyone tried to place the F10 boot over the E60 shift boot frame? I'm not 100% positive that it will fit and It may be close.



If anyone has a frame and damaged boot laying around I could throw you a few bucks for it.
 

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Ah very nice... I'm hoping that I can swap the frames though.

I'm even considering making a new frame if I cant buy one somewhere. I'd really like to keep my old shifter intact as the whole thing is pretty mint.

Did you zip tie the boot to the shifter?
 

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Ah very nice... I'm hoping that I can swap the frames though.

I'm even considering making a new frame if I cant buy one somewhere. I'd really like to keep my old shifter intact as the whole thing is pretty mint.

Did you zip tie the boot to the shifter?
Yes. I zip tied it.

I think I tried to reuse the e60 frame with the f10 boot, but I couldn't staple gun the leather to the plastic of the e60 boot frame.
 

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Oh, yeah I'm pretty sure glue is needed.

Do you recall if the leather fit around the E60 frame at least?
 

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Oh, yeah I'm pretty sure glue is needed.

Do you recall if the leather fit around the E60 frame at least?
It didn't, from what I remember. I was planning/trying to stretch, staple, and glue the boot. I gave up and went the old route, which took nearly no time.
 

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You will love this mod. I did mine recently but with a zhp knob. I looooove this mod and Woody helped with the process as well.

Dan
 
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I will post pictures after I complete the mod. I'm still on the fence about how I want to do it.

My latest Idea is to actually make a base out of carbon fiber that the F10 shifter frame can click in to.
 

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