Fitting ZHP shift knob in E89 Z4?

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Curious what is involved to install the zhp shift knob? Can anyone chime in that has one? I have read in another forum some say it does not fit and some say it does with modification but I could not find any details.
 

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Hmm interesting, well I have learned compatibility charts sometimes are not always accurate but I think I will order it and see what needs to be done. I think the boot just needs to be modified. I did notice the illuminated version includes the boot. Shouldn’t be too difficult to cut, fold, or staple?

Here is a thread I found that some guys said it wouldn’t work:

http://e89.zpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=533678
 

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You could order it from ECS. If it doesn't fit, their listing is incorrect and they can send you a return label. Won't cost you anything. Report back and let us know how it goes!

Filippo
 

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Update: Does not work since the Z4 knob and boot is a one piece unit. I am now thinking the M5 knob might be the one to order up as the knob is attached to the shift boot. Not sure how the shift base vary but I am guessing it is going to take some work to install. Will update everyone if I get it figured out.
 

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I would be amazed if the ZHP shift knob didn't mount on the shifter - every BMW I know has the same mount. What you need is a separate boot that mounts to the bottom of the center console tray. That's the issue if you want to run the ZHP knob, I suspect.

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Yes it is the boot that is the problem. Knob fits fine. Will try the M5 boot and report back.

Filippo, how do you like your UUC shifter? I’m thinking of installing one since I will have the tranny out next week.
 

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Shifter is great. We had a helluva time installing it. I think Rob sent stuff 3 times - problem I think was E89 Z4 stupid little differences. So just be aware of that.

Filippo