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Post by Big Andra » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:45 pm

I'm guessing this fits the e85 too but just wanted to check with those in the know before sticking in the order.

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Post by greg81 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:46 pm

Correct. Very popular with 85/86 owners

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Post by Mr Tidy » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:51 pm

I can't see why it wouldn't - my E46 had a ZHP and my E91 has the same gear-knob that my E86 used to have, so the fitting must be the same.
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Post by Big Andra » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:52 pm

That's all I needed to know. Thanks chaps :thumbsup:
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Post by mackharry » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:07 pm

Big Andra wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:45 pm
I'm guessing this fits the e85 too but just wanted to check with those in the know before sticking in the order.

TIA

Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/123496252692
I bought one of these last week from another forum member. I've just checked the part number on the box and it's the same as the one on the eBay link so should fit your e85. I was quite surprised at the difference it's made to gear changes.
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Post by Big Andra » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:13 pm

mackharry wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:07 pm
Big Andra wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:45 pm
I'm guessing this fits the e85 too but just wanted to check with those in the know before sticking in the order.

TIA

Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/123496252692
I bought one of these last week from another forum member. I've just checked the part number on the box and it's the same as the one on the eBay link so should fit your e85. I was quite surprised at the difference it's made to gear changes.
Ordered :)
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Post by Mr Tidy » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:31 pm

Doh - I just checked the invoice for the one I bought for my E86 and it's the same BMW Part Number, so it will definitely fit.

Makes a big difference too! :thumbsup:
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Post by DOOM » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:36 pm

despite reading almost everyones' positive feedback in here, I can't persuade myself that I need this..

Does it make THAT much of a difference in spirited driving????
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Post by Mr Tidy » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:41 pm

Well I find it much better to use than the standard one - and anyway it looks better too! :roll:
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Current - Montego Blue, Pearl Grey, Cirrus trim & 295s. Cruise, Storage and pdc. E90 330i as a DD.
Gone - Ruby Black, Pearl Grey & 135Ms. Xenons, heated seats and Professional speakers.

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Post by mackharry » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:51 pm

Honestly doom I was a bit sceptical but it has made a significant difference for a relatively small cost and a very easy install, no tools or mechanical knowledge required, just a bit of brute force and away you go. :driving:
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Post by Big Andra » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:14 pm

DOOM wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:36 pm
despite reading almost everyones' positive feedback in here, I can't persuade myself that I need this..

Does it make THAT much of a difference in spirited driving????
My existing one has seen better days so I just thought I'd put a couple of extra quid into getting the zhp. Won't know how it feels till I tax it in the spring.
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Post by DOOM » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:28 pm

thx for the input!
I get the ''old broken, new but better part in'' concept, nothing wrong with that, of course. And I am not being judgemental, how could I having not tried it..
just trying to find the thin line of overdoing it as a petrolhead..
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Post by Traktion1 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:22 pm

I fitted one and agree they are much better. The OEM knob just doesn't feel at positive. I would sometimes find the old shifter felt half in gear, where the ZHP finds the gear. I don't know whether is it the height, weight or feel in the hand, but it makes changing gear a pleasure, rather than just ok.

For the money, I would advise the mod to anyone. It really improves the feel at the helm.
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Post by Capa » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:49 pm

Isn't there a way of getting a light up one of thses, or did I dream that up?
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Post by Mr Tidy » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:04 pm

Capa wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:49 pm
Isn't there a way of getting a light up one of thses, or did I dream that up?
No, there is an illuminated version - I think it was standard on the E39 M5 possibly. But then you obviously have to wire the illumination up!
Z4 3.0Si Sport - Coupe for added stiffness!
Current - Montego Blue, Pearl Grey, Cirrus trim & 295s. Cruise, Storage and pdc. E90 330i as a DD.
Gone - Ruby Black, Pearl Grey & 135Ms. Xenons, heated seats and Professional speakers.

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