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      05-10-2010, 12:14 PM   #1
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Alternative Automatic Shift Knobs?

Are there any alternative shift knobs for the AT transmission? Plastic is peeling off mine and seeing if anything worth getting besides the OEM e90 one. Nothing crazy like lights on it or anything, just a nice, clean looking knob ( I said nice, clean looking knob, haha).
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      05-10-2010, 02:29 PM   #2
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bmw performance superb!
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      05-10-2010, 05:07 PM   #3
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manual knobs work as well.
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6MT knobs work well and 'feel' nicer since they're made to be used all the time.
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If you use the manual knob what do you do about the release button? any pix? thanks guys
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+ 1, how do you work the release button? Is it always disengaged?
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If you use the manual knob what do you do about the release button? any pix? thanks guys
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+ 1, how do you work the release button? Is it always disengaged?
the release button will always be disengaged, so you'll be able to go through PRND simply by moving the lever.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...67&postcount=1

the auto knob has that yellow rod inside it, that enables the release button. basically, the manual knobs do not have the yellow rods, so the release button stays disengaged. here are pics of my manual knob with an AT:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...34&postcount=2
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i have a momo manual knob on my slushbox 325i.

you still need to press on the brake to move through the gear selection most of the time.

here's my setup: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...53&postcount=9
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Not a good picture...but the BMW performance shifter. It's a win. Looks best with the matching boot.

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Ahh so basically that release button would be worthless?
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The Performance knob is pretty sick, and thanks for the info on putting a manual knob on there. That opens up a lot of options...
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The performance knob is not bad but i cannot stand the burn my hand in the summer time knobs...any thing in leather?
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shoulda bought a 6MT
im not cool anymore to drive manuals
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