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      11-01-2008, 07:28 PM   #1
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DCT Shiftknob Mod... not for the faint of heart

I had bought this shiftknob back in April, but finally got the chance to pick it up from my tune shop. Anyways.... Here's a MAJOR TEASER THREAD. I didn't try to take anyone's thunder away(Ironic) he worked hard on it. I did get some DIY help from Kaji as well but it was difficult to play with this one. but I got this so far.

GET READY... enjoy... this is all for now.. I'll be finishing up the project at SonicMS after SEMA.

PS: sorry for the poor quality pics. I had to snap them with my camera phone as my ass has not invested in a DSLR.











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      11-01-2008, 07:37 PM   #2
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Looks like a fun project. It'd look great if you can couple it to the new shift plate for the non-M DCT cars.
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      11-01-2008, 07:48 PM   #3
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thanks Kev, I'm thinking about that but then I'd have a spot for the sport button which wont have any functions. I'll look into that shortly after they hit the parts bin. I wanted to see if it's possible to wire the "P" parking button to turn DTC ON and OFF. Still tinkering with it.
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      11-01-2008, 07:50 PM   #4
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I'm just thinking if you have a tune, you can possibly wire that sport button to the map switch so that you can go from low boost to high boost
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      11-01-2008, 07:53 PM   #5
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The Rix Boost Gauge has that feature. soon to be installed. got that in the mail yesterday. I think I'm just looking for cosmetic mods now. Mtech rear should be in soon. contemplating M3 mirrors and DCT paddles.
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cant wait to see the final result!
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I wish I had done this sooner. so it wouldn't be a DCT mod. this knob is originally ordered with the '08 650i part #. so for those who want it now.. you're welcome.
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      11-01-2008, 08:12 PM   #8
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can't wait to see it
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another shift knob option for the auto guys besides the M5/M6 knob.
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Yeah. I was eyeing since I used to work as Sales sitting in the 6 series it looked nice with the illuminating shiftknob. let's see how difficult it'll be. that is all. I'll try to post updates if any...
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Not bad, but I'm not a fan of the chrome...
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That's definitely the knob for me! Keep us posted on your progress, I'd love to see it in an e9x.
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nice drew! that'll be a nice addition!
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nice drew! that'll be a nice addition!
Thanks Rob. I missed you guys over on the NorCal chat. I'll try to get back on that track soon. Been super busy with stuff.
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+ 1 interested in this knob too~!!!
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how did this project end up??
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how did this project end up??
still finishing it up. I've done other things since I haven't had the time to tinker with the wiring. soon though. once it's completed I'll post what I know.
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Not too fond of the green. Are you keeping it that color?
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Not too fond of the green. Are you keeping it that color?
green is the OEM color. I dont want to fiddle with changing that. I just want it to light up when I put it into gear.
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cool stuff.
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cool stuff.
saw that you're trying to get that other guy's M3 paddles. You should definitely get them. I love mine.
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