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      02-01-2013, 04:37 PM   #51
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Originally Posted by hl0m4n View Post
hey tom,

im pretty sure its the lighting/angle but the finished product will have smoother curve where the paddle contours? if you look at the 1st pic it looks bent where it contours.

also does it still provide the full "click" feeling like the oem paddles? im wondering if the depth of the click has changed due to being closer to the wheel.

lastly does it feel natural to the finger? the oem paddles stick out and when you reach over the wheel with a finger the paddle is right there. im curious to know if because it is contoured your finger has to reach "deeper" to shift.

don't mind my ocd
Not at all!

I've driven these for a few days now, I simply love the fee lof the new paddles. No more reaching, paddles are easy to find with the paddles sweeping from the 8-10 and 2-4 positions. The reliefs on the rear make it comfortable and easy for the fingers to find home position.

On the track, I often find myself switching back and forth from the paddles to the DCT shifter. I would say I use the paddles 95% of the time now.

The "click" is still there to confirm gear selection like OEM. I've literally been making people sit in the driver's seat here to get feedback on the paddle feel, it's unanimous that everyone likes it over OEM.

Originally Posted by w00tw00t View Post
OK I'm in!!! Shadddup and take my money!!! .. when are these going to be available??
Looks like we're ready to get these green-lighted.

Originally Posted by e90m3japan View Post
Just my two cents, Tom! It looks great! As for your info take a look at this!

These are made in Japan by a shop.
It costs 49000 that's about $500!!
But they buy it!
Appreciate the feedback! Reminds me of the Dixis version on the E46M3 SMG.

Originally Posted by machiavelli9988 View Post
Would you consider doing a version for the 1 series DCT paddle shifters (61319241799)?
Possibly. We'll get the M3 applications rolled out first then look into other models.
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