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      03-09-2013, 11:06 AM   #1
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Swapped leather boots for Bimmian Alcantara boots E90

Hey guys, so this is my first actual post, but I recently swapped out the black leather shift and ebrake boots in my 2010 e90 msport. I'm pretty happy with the outcome, and the install was super easy. let me know what you think.





I've tightened up the shift boot a bit since taking these pics. I was too excited to take these pics before glueing it to the stock retaining ring.



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      03-09-2013, 01:11 PM   #2
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Very nice!
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I literally purchased these 2 days ago... how long did it take for them to arrive?
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      03-09-2013, 02:58 PM   #4
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Looks awesome, another mod added to the list, my mod bug thanks you lol
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Does anybody have a part number for the ebrake boot? I found the Alcantara boot for cars with a SSK, but I can't find the ebrake boot at all. I'd like to swap them both at the same time, otherwise things will look a bit ... odd.

EDIT: Found it!

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I literally purchased these 2 days ago... how long did it take for them to arrive?
I don't remember the exact time..They come from poland, so its longer than just a week.. maybe 2-3wks? I kind of placed the order and forgot about them until they arrived.
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Just got the e-brake boot installed

I would give the leather quality 10/10, fitment 6/10
They only had 4 of the 7 puncture zones, and the trimming was offset so the front stitching is not centered, but it looks ok on install (great actually)

The auto shift knob boot fitment is a 5/10, there are 5 puncture zones, only 4 of them were on the boot, and 1 of them was in the wrong spot, and once again the stitching is not quite centered

Took an hour and half to properly remove the leather from the plastic retainers, using superglue gel to install the new boots, seems to work quite well. The OEM method of leather adhesion being MELTING is quite interesting, and VERY effective.
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