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ZHP Shift Knob

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The ZHP Shift Knob

These pictures should make it pretty evident why the ZHP shift knob is an excellent modification. It is much shorter in size and is weighted to give a better shifting feel. It is also wrapped in leather with the Motorsports emblem on the shift pattern. The pictures below will help give perspective on the visual differences.

Difficulty
If you can breathe, you can most likely put on a new shift knob

Parts Needed
BMW OEM Zhp Shift Knob (BMW P# 25-11-7-896-031) $54

Instructions

Remove The Old Shift Knob
1. Grab the shift knob with both hands and pull up firmly. Be careful since when it comes off it will most likley come off quickly! You might get a black eye if you are holding your head over the knob.


Place The Zip Tie

Install The New Shift Knob
2. Take the new knob and put it on the shifter. Hit on the head a few times to ensure that the clips have engaged.
3. If the shift boot is now hanging down, get a zip tie and place it right underneath the shift knob to hold it up.


Review and Conclusions

As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, and frankly, I believe that the before and after pictures say everything. The new knob feels much better because of its smaller size and heavier weight. I also prefer the feeling of leather over the stock wood shifter. It makes shifting much nicer, and for the price I highly reccomend it. It even looks good with the sand leather interior.

The Standard Shift Knob

The ZHP Shift Knob


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