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post #1 of 9 Old 7th November 2005, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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Re-decorated: brushed aluminum trim in, need advice on hand brake and shifter

So after many months of wondering whether to swap my Bruyere Club wood interior trim for brushed aluminum, I decided to go for it and swapped it with another fellow Boardmember. Happy to say it was a win-win situation for both of us, I really like the brushed aluminum/titanium look on my extended black leather CB Beast (and he loves the wood look on his black leather LMB).

The only thing we didn't swap was the hand brake handle (but we did swap the shifter), mostly for fear of total ruin, as it seemed a lot of folks weren't able to salvage the handle once removed. Needless to say, I need to get rid of the last remaining piece of wood trim. I guess my first option would be to buy the black leather OEM one, but I would rather continue with the brushed aluminum accent.

What is the best one on the market that most closely resembles the fit, finish and style of the remaining trim. I've pretty much eliminated the ACS one, for one that is unnecessarily expensive, and there are 20 buck replicas all over Ebay. Looks like the Bimian one might be a relatively inexpensive alternative, but have not seen it in person and not sure how well it matches.

Lastly, thinking or putting in a beefier shift know, but want to keep my illumination feature. I thought UUC made one, but it turns out they have discontinued it until a new one comes out...

Any thoughts? Cheers,
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I was online shopping for a handbrake handle a few months ago.
I found a website that offered a wide range of styles and finishes, to match any existing M5 interior styling, as well as alcantara
... and it was not Redlinegoods.com
Thought I saved it in my favs, but can not locate it.

If any of you, fellow members, ever did such kind of upgrade, please share the internet sources, where the above parts were ordered from.

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There was a guy on eBay selling BMW ZHP knobs that he had converted to be illuminated. That would keep the factory look.

Any way you can post pics of the new interior? I'd really like to see how the brushed aluminum trim looks with the leather dash.
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I have the UUC RK6 with matching e-brake handle and titanium trim. Looks perfect together, but you do lose the illumination in the shift knob.
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Have you checked out BavAuto? BMW Parts and BMW Accessories | Bavarian Autosport A bit expensive and limited but just a thought.

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Is it perhaps LeatherZ?

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I was online shopping for a handbrake handle a few months ago.
I found a website that offered a wide range of styles and finishes, to match any existing M5 interior styling, as well as alcantara
... and it was not Redlinegoods.com
Thought I saved it in my favs, but can not locate it.

If any of you, fellow members, ever did such kind of upgrade, please share the internet sources, where the above parts were ordered from.

Best regards,
Gene

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Thanks, everyone, foryour input.
I found them!
Here's the original one
BMW E-Brake Handles in Aluminum, Gunmetal, Black, Carbon Fiber

And here's another link that others might find helpful
BMW Accessories - BMW Grilles, BMW E-Brake Handles, BMW Shifter Knobs, BMW Oil Cap & BMW Pedals by VSL Performance

'01 M5 Black/Silverstone
Supersprint complete cat-back system

Supersprint race mufflers
Hella clear euro headlights
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Bimmian black shadow grills
545 SSK w/E46 M3 CSL suede shift knob
TEC cup holder

'04 M3 Black/Black 6sp
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