Wanted gear nob

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Fozzfox72
Joined: Wed 10 Apr, 2013 10:40
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  Z3 roadster 2.8

Wanted gear nob

Post by Fozzfox72 » Sun 30 Jun, 2013 02:41

Yep it's time I got a new nob!
I have a standard 5 speed black/chrome stick, but the chrome plastic is starting to split.

Any thing similar would be good, must be new or in super good nick. Nothing too boy racerey.

I have looked on eBay but you guys always know best :cheers

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Southernboy
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  Z3 roadster 3.0i
Location: Johannesburg

Re: Wanted gear nob

Post by Southernboy » Sun 30 Jun, 2013 06:42

Your request begs the question...how much do you want to lay out for a good knob? Do you want a leathery one, or something smooth and unadorned, with or without chrome, a "branded" knob like AC Schnitzer or genuine BMW, one that will not stick to your hand in winter and not get slippery if you use hand cream...There are so many knobs out there to choose from, and it's really a question of personal preference...perhaps you should upload a pic of your out-going knob to give an idea of what you've been handling to date...

There's the Royal Knob
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..and the Glow in the dark Knob
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..The Woody knob
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..and the understated "smart" knob
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and of course the bit of "foreign" knob...
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....... :wink:
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BladeRunner919
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  Z3 roadster 1.9

Re: Wanted gear nob

Post by BladeRunner919 » Sun 30 Jun, 2013 12:28

Southernboy, you sure have a lot of knob pictures.

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Southernboy
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  Z3 roadster 3.0i
Location: Johannesburg

Re: Wanted gear nob

Post by Southernboy » Sun 30 Jun, 2013 12:46

It's what comes from having a really great knob myself.... :wink:

MY KNOB...IN SITU


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Robert T
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  Z3 roadster 1.9
Location: Cheshire

Re: Wanted gear nob

Post by Robert T » Sun 30 Jun, 2013 18:44

I hear that Ann Summers is now doing gearknobs, but I think you'd be left feeling a bit of a dick with one of those. :twisted:

Which part of your knob has split FF? The chrome part I am pretty sure is metal judging by how cold it gets, and the usual problem is that the chrome scratches and comes away. The core of the knob is plastic and this does split, which is what happened to my previous one.

You just missed a chrome/black leather one in VGC in the stock exchange.

Plenty of people swear by the Storm Motorworks knobs - these are heavier and reputedly improve the gearchange.

Cheers R.
Arctic Silver '99 Z3 1.9 & Black '59 Frogeye 1275cc
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Badman gee
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Re: Wanted gear nob

Post by Badman gee » Sun 30 Jun, 2013 19:34

Storm stuff is excellent.
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Bonzo
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  Z3 roadster 2.8
Location: Norfolk

Re: Wanted gear nob

Post by Bonzo » Thu 11 Jul, 2013 12:42

As I mentioned before, I've got wood! :shock:

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