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Old 02-15-2012, 03:03 AM
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Carbon fiber chrome shift knob

My shift knob has seen better days. The C32 is rubbed off a little, there are scratches on top and the "sticker" has some wrinkles down the left side.




So I bought this from http://www.formymercedes.com/mb_resu...=Shift%20Knobs


It looks and feels fantastic. I am very pleased with it. There is only one issue with it. It sits slightly lower than the stock one and the boot sits at a slightly different angle against the base of the new knob. As a result there are lots of creases in the leather. I am hoping they straighten out once I start using it.


Installation took about 20-30 mins since I was unfamiliar with it. Next time would take 10 mins max. The instructions were helpful. http://www.formymercedes.com/Shift_K...ather_Boot.asp




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Looks great. My opinion looks better than the carbon with chrome.
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:41 AM
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Thanks, it looks much better than the original one and fits in well with the rest of the interior. The knob is also a lot heavier than the original, maybe 10x more, which gives it a really nice feel. The carbon fiber also makes it harder to see fingerprints all over it.
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Oh that looks sick. I'd love to get this, but I want to apply the 3M carbon fiber vinyl to my trim before.
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Now all you need to do is get the cf interior trim and your set.
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I am definitely not opposed to the carbon fiber console trim but I actually really like the stock aluminum.

Looking forward to the pics of the carbon wrapped trim when you do it.
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My opinion is that the OEM one is tacky...c32 is written in an 80's style computer font. Its cheaply printed on a sticker. Not what you would expect for a $160k AUD car.
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Just in case someone is interested...Renntech Carbon fiber on EBAY!


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mercedes-Ren...#ht_500wt_1363

By the way i like it!
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at least the C32 stock shift knob had something written on it... the C55 stock one is bare!
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Just in case someone is interested...Renntech Carbon fiber on EBAY!


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mercedes-Ren...#ht_500wt_1363

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Thats a nice one, looks very similar to the one above.
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at least the C32 stock shift knob had something written on it... the C55 stock one is bare!
Or at least half of what was originally written on it
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DCT is selling one that's a little less ricey and has the AMG emblem on it too: https://mbworld.org/forums/c32-amg-c...ml#post5070575
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Originally Posted by macbryanie View Post
My opinion is that the OEM one is tacky...c32 is written in an 80's style computer font. Its cheaply printed on a sticker. Not what you would expect for a $160k AUD car.
Is it sticker?! REALLY?! Cant believe it! I'm trying to find one to replace my old gear knob which has a crack. I was searching over internet and Can't find any. But after I've read this, maybe will be better to find some good quality AMG knob from different model. Besides I don't really know how much would cost used C32 OEM knob but I do believe around $100?! Any advice guys to fit nice and good looking AMG knob? I'm not sure do I really want this one with the sticker! :-/

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Is it sticker?! REALLY?! Cant believe it! I'm trying to find one to replace my old gear knob which has a crack. I was searching over internet and Can't find any. But after I've read this, maybe will be better to find some good quality AMG knob from different model. Besides I don't really know how much would cost used C32 OEM knob but I do believe around $100?! Any advice guys to fit nice and good looking AMG knob? I'm not sure do I really want this one with the sticker! :-/
What car are you looking to replace the knob on? I wouldn't be looking for a stock C32 one, that's for sure.
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I have a Carbon Fiber Steering wheel and matching gearshift that will fit a C32 AMG for sale in the classifieds on this website. Here's the URL:

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What car are you looking to replace the knob on? I wouldn't be looking for a stock C32 one, that's for sure.
I'm looking for OEM gear knob for C32 AMG '02. I've seen nice one and good looking, finished with polished metal and engraved small AMG logo in black color. Priced around GBP50. Please tell me guys, is it the only one gear knob with this C32 sticker was available in C32 as OEM product? I want to keep the car as close as possible to original specification but I even didn't expect that any of AMG equipment products can be made so dodgy!
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