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      12-06-2017, 01:06 AM   #23
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not a fan of the red start button. however i did notice the new m760li has an aluminum start button. hmmmm.
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      12-06-2017, 03:50 PM   #24
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If it's good enough for the 2018 M5 it's ok for me. The finish was surprisingly really good on the button. On par with the oem one.
I like the finish even more on the Red....the stock one is smooth, with the Red one you can feel the letters in the finish, it feels lux.
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      12-06-2017, 05:35 PM   #25
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I dont know, the red button just doesn't do it for me. Looks out of place in my opinion. But to each their own.
^this. I don't want the start/stop button being a focal point in the car..
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      12-06-2017, 05:37 PM   #26
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If it's good enough for the 2018 M5 it's ok for me
This^
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      12-06-2017, 05:48 PM   #27
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I like the finish even more on the Red....the stock one is smooth, with the Red one you can feel the letters in the finish, it feels lux.
The indent will be full of dead skin in a years time?
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      12-06-2017, 05:54 PM   #28
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The indent will be full of dead skin in a years time?
Not if you clean your car regularly.
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I like the finish even more on the Red....the stock one is smooth, with the Red one you can feel the letters in the finish, it feels lux.
The indent will be full of dead skin in a years time?
The indent is not sharp or deep enough to accrue dead skin...lol the Napa leather on an M Sport steering wheel will wear down faster than these buttons will.

Honestly it's a great quality part for the price. Anyone who wipes down the dust from the air vents and center console every summer won't have an issue with this mod.
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      12-06-2017, 10:06 PM   #30
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If it's good enough for the 2018 M5 it's ok for me. The finish was surprisingly really good on the button. On par with the oem one.
Truth

but then again there are a lot of things that are good enough for the M5 that they didn't include in my car





I will have to see one in person i think to really get the feel for it.
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      12-06-2017, 10:09 PM   #31
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If it's good enough for the 2018 M5 it's ok for me. The finish was surprisingly really good on the button. On par with the oem one.
Truth

but then again there are a lot of things that are good enough for the M5 that they didn't include in my car





I will have to see one in person i think to really get the feel for it.
Yeah man I'm the same way. Honestly winters here and I had to find a way to continue spending money on my car - this $20 button was a simply click and buy now.

The install and outcome came out pleasantly better than expected. I'd recommend it and I'm picky.
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^this. I don't want the start/stop button being a focal point in the car..
Look, you don’t like it that’s fine, I get it...but it is so far from being a focal point...it’s the size of a quarter, you can hardly notice it unless you try. You cannot even see it from behind the wheel.
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      12-07-2017, 04:24 PM   #33
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The indent will be full of dead skin in a years time?
I suppose it could, if you never wash your hands OR clean the inside of your car...after about 10 years or so.
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      12-08-2017, 02:52 PM   #34
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I like the finish even more on the Red....the stock one is smooth, with the Red one you can feel the letters in the finish, it feels lux.
To each their own; it's just a start button to me. I like it blending into the dash more as it currently does. I don't need much tactile feel as long as it doesn't feel cheap. If it were made of metal I'd assume it'd get pretty hot in the car especially in areas like here (SoCal).
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      12-10-2017, 12:03 AM   #35
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Yeah man I'm the same way. Honestly winters here and I had to find a way to continue spending money on my car - this $20 button was a simply click and buy now.

The install and outcome came out pleasantly better than expected. I'd recommend it and I'm picky.
Agreed. Pretty $$ part for a piece of small plastic, but the quality and finish seem pretty top notch. Installation was a breeze.

Initially it looked like it was sticking out like a sore thumb, but the more I look at it the more I like it. Definitely added 5-10hp to the butt dyno







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red is one of those colors that people always go crazy with trying to "accent" things. it's easy to go overboard.

while this isn't crazy, it looks just as out of place as it does on the m5. def not a fan.
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the red button screams 1999 Honda S2000.
First year of production was 2000.

The button will add horsepower. Just a question of how much.
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      12-10-2017, 09:05 AM   #38
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In the pictures above i have to admit that it does look good.
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      12-10-2017, 09:14 AM   #40
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I suppose it could, if you never wash your hands OR clean the inside of your car...after about 10 years or so.
Washing is what in this day and age a cause of dead skin 😊
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