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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Fri, Mar-08-2019, 06:42:26 PM   #1
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Default SMG Shift Knob Design

I'm working on designing a custom shift knob for the SMG folks. I'd like to gauge interest if anyone would want one and how many I should have made. I'm not looking to profit or start a business of any sort, just a fun side project and item I'd like to offer up to others.

The knob will be secured with two set screws. The material will be stainless and finished with a bead blast for a matte look. Below are renderings and mock-up prototypes. I have two sizes that I'm evaluating, but I'll only be making one of those sizes. The top logo will either be CNC'd or laser engraved. Let me know your thoughts or if interested, thanks

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Size Comparison between the two versions. The blue lines are an outline of the current oem knob.


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Im game for one!
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That's pretty sick. Did you 3D print the prototype?
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I like the taller design. Would be in for one, depending on the price.
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Old Fri, Mar-08-2019, 07:46:46 PM   #5
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Default Re: SMG Shift Knob Design

I'd be interested in a 3d printed one made out of plastic. Steel/aluminum gets too hot for me here in socal.
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Kind of a limited market ya know, since everyone swaps them out?

JK, looks good and stateside unlike Stormwerks.
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Old Fri, Mar-08-2019, 08:28:59 PM   #7
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Yeah looks like my storm works one!
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I'd be interested in a 3d printed one made out of plastic. Steel/aluminum gets too hot for me here in socal.
I currently have a stainless steel one and I agree. The shifter is untouchable in the middle of summer.
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I would want one.


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I currently have a stainless steel one and I agree. The shifter is untouchable in the middle of summer.
OP, Id be willing to epoxy coat plastic ones for members on here if you want to send me a prototype. It would be a really nice polished look and very durable finish.
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