Originally Posted by crabman
Unhook the battery anytime you touch an airbag. I'm sure you know this but just in case.
To the thread, I also purchased the gunmetal. There are few mods that I would give an unqualified recommendation for but I would this one. Its more than they look kick ass, it gives you more area to tap the paddle when your off center such as corner exit when the wheel isn't fully unwound yet. They also have a much better tactile feel to them. They seem a bit pricey for what you get but I have yet to see anyone regret dropping the ching and I don't think there will be too many that do.
I installed mine a little over a week ago. Install was very easy (once I found the slots in the steering columb to release the airbag!) I'm EXTREMELY pleased with these paddles. As you said, not only do they look more bad-ass, there is a functionality aspect to it as well.