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      01-09-2013, 02:36 PM   #1
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▀▄ eas | First look: extended "Short Throw" DCT Shifter Paddles

Putting customers first, it's rare we find the time to work on our own cars.

Now that race season's on a small hiatus, we can focus on some projects that have been on the back burner. one thing that's always irked me are the E9X M3 shifter paddles, especially on the track.

Requirements
- Extended/longer paddles for easier shift operation
- T6 Aluminum Construction
- Ergonomics: easier to reach with fingertips, shorter "throw"
- Rear pocketing for easier finger positioning
- Aggressive appearance

Improvements

1. Shorter reach/angle. IMHO, the paddles needed a shorter reach, like seen on E46 M3 models. Angling the paddle closer to the steering wheel makes shifting easier, and less obtrusive.


2. Extended length. Allows for a larger range of hand positioning on wheel's circumference, compared to OEM paddles.


3. Rear pocketing. This allows for the driver to easily find the home position for fingers at all times, especially when exiting a turn.


4. Aggressive appearance ("Bullet holes").




Now we have a shifter paddle that hints of what's under the hood, as well as a bit more user-friendly. The new feel is simply awesome on the street, can't wait until we can get back out the track.

SoCal locals, feel free to drop by and sit in the driver's seat to see what you think. We would like your feedback.

Update 2.25.13 - Completed Paddle Shifter Run now shipping!















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Here's an video of the installation procedures, for those unsure of the steps needed:



Note: Key must be in OFF position during entire installation process. If unsure, simply remove the negative battery cable.

Feel free to respond with any questions.
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Tom can you get these in any color/finish for additional cost?
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I like the pockets, but not the holes or the bumps where the +/- symbols are. I've got extended paddles from another vendor, and having longer paddles is def. an enhancement you can enjoy every time you get behind the wheel. How sharp the the edges. That is one down side of the set I have if the edges are sharper than stock's rounded edges.
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Saw these in person and they felt/looked amazing. Nicely done
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Saw them today in person and thought they look and felt great I particularly like the rear pocketing for the fingers, it gives it a real nice feel.
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love it but don't like the holes...
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love it but don't like the holes...
common...serious....its for weight reduction 5hp gains
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Appreciate the feedback, everyone!
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I like them.
I'd consider a set.....
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I think those look pretty trick. Very aggressive. I like them better than my Verstrabe Paddles.
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I remember the M5 had illuminated + and- signs in their paddle shifts. That would be really cool. Also can you tint them, say titanium blue of maybe a red tint?
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