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      06-29-2010, 10:28 AM   #13
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ZHP shift knob

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I wanted to completely get rid of the spongy feel of the stock shifter. Based on the recommendations of other forum members, I picked up an OEM ZHP knob. I picked this part up NIB on EBay from Bimmer Joe.

PROS:
1. The knob was weighted and stiffer than the original.
2. Between this and the UCC, the “spongy, rubbery” feel of the shifter was eliminated.
3. Quality was very good, as it should be since it’s an OEM part.
4. I liked the silver ring @ the base of the shifter because it tied into the brushed aluminum trim.

CONS:
1. The knob did not light up like the original knob.
2. The knob is physically shorter than the original.
3. There is a danger of punching yourself in the face when your remove the shift knob.

Overall I am happy with this knob. I may look into picking up one of the lighted ZHP knobs out there.
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