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      03-30-2014, 01:22 PM   #1
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PErformance steering with CF DCT paddles and molding installed

Wanted to share to install I did today. PErformance steering with CF DCT paddles and molding. What you guys think?
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      03-30-2014, 03:58 PM   #2
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Love that wheel. Extended paddles are a must to me.
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      03-30-2014, 04:49 PM   #3
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Where are the DCT paddles from? Is there enough room to grip the wheel without the paddles getting in the way? I bought the EAS paddles and removed them less than 24 hours later because there was no place for your fingers and I don't even have big fingers.
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      03-30-2014, 04:59 PM   #4
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Where are the DCT paddles from? Is there enough room to grip the wheel without the paddles getting in the way? I bought the EAS paddles and removed them less than 24 hours later because there was no place for your fingers and I don't even have big fingers.
The paddles feel good and there is enough room to grip the steering wheel. Got them from jbspeed one of the vendors here.
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Not feel in carbon fiber.
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Where are the DCT paddles from? Is there enough room to grip the wheel without the paddles getting in the way? I bought the EAS paddles and removed them less than 24 hours later because there was no place for your fingers and I don't even have big fingers.
Nearly bought extended paddles till I read some reports that there isn't enough room between the paddles and steering wheel.
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Where are the DCT paddles from? Is there enough room to grip the wheel without the paddles getting in the way? I bought the EAS paddles and removed them less than 24 hours later because there was no place for your fingers and I don't even have big fingers.
I'm in the same boat only I haven't removed mine. It's not an issue if you like to drive with your hands are at the 10 and 2 o'clock positions but if I drive at 9 and 3 then they touch my fingers (and I have slender fingers). You can forget using gloves at the 9 and 3 spots.
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      03-31-2014, 08:49 AM   #9
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I'm in the same boat only I haven't removed mine. It's not an issue if you like to drive with your hands are at the 10 and 2 o'clock positions but if I drive at 9 and 3 then they touch my fingers (and I have slender fingers). You can forget using gloves at the 9 and 3 spots.
damn, i was looking at getting the IND/EAS ones but i didnt know that was an issue...

OP, wheel looks great!
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The extended paddles are looking perfect in CF , about space for fingers i don't know !
But i miss something on your steering wheel.....Mmmm don't see the ///M badge ?
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      03-31-2014, 12:15 PM   #11
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Ugh now I have to order a steering wheel. Thanks. :P
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The extended paddles are looking perfect in CF , about space for fingers i don't know !
But i miss something on your steering wheel.....Mmmm don't see the ///M badge ?
Thanks yes order new sticker as I replaced that trim in cf as well and the old sticker didn't come off well ;(
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nice work, matches well with the preexisting CF trim
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This wheel is the best. Such an upgrade over the stock unit.

Those paddles shall not pass.
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Nice mod love the paddles.
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Not feel in carbon fiber.
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Nearly bought extended paddles till I read some reports that there isn't enough room between the paddles and steering wheel.
I be honest with you I don't seem to have an issue. I did a lot of research before I bought these. But this is only my Opinion
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I'm in the same boat only I haven't removed mine. It's not an issue if you like to drive with your hands are at the 10 and 2 o'clock positions but if I drive at 9 and 3 then they touch my fingers (and I have slender fingers). You can forget using gloves at the 9 and 3 spots.
Honestly prefer 10n2 rather then 9n3 but again I tried every angle and I have not had an issue.
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damn, i was looking at getting the IND/EAS ones but i didnt know that was an issue...

OP, wheel looks great!
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The extended paddles are looking perfect in CF , about space for fingers i don't know !
But i miss something on your steering wheel.....Mmmm don't see the ///M badge ?
Thanks, Yes going to order new ///M Badge old one didn't come off well.
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Ugh now I have to order a steering wheel. Thanks. :P

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nice work, matches well with the preexisting CF trim
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This wheel is the best. Such an upgrade over the stock unit.

Those paddles shall not pass.
Wheel is great, for me the Paddles passed
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I also added these last week to complete my interior IND Tri-Stitched DCT Shift knob and matching Ebrake Boot with Performance Ebrake handle



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Damn dude you're making me jealous over here! These are all on my to do list! They look great !!
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I installed the same paddles today as the OP but in gunmetal and there is a big difference between these and the EAS ones that I installed and removed in less than a day. I can fit my fingers between the wheel and paddles now so I can wrap my hands around the wheel at 10/2 or 9/3. I absolutely couldn't do that with the EAS paddles. I only drove it a short time after the install so I will post more tomorrow or the next day after some more driving.

Maybe if I get inspired I will put one EAS one on and one of these and take some pictures. I am very good at replacing them now and did this in my building driveway sitting in the driver's seat in under 30 minutes.
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I installed the same paddles today as the OP but in gunmetal and there is a big difference between these and the EAS ones that I installed and removed in less than a day. I can fit my fingers between the wheel and paddles now so I can wrap my hands around the wheel at 10/2 or 9/3. I absolutely couldn't do that with the EAS paddles. I only drove it a short time after the install so I will post more tomorrow or the next day after some more driving.

Maybe if I get inspired I will put one EAS one on and one of these and take some pictures. I am very good at replacing them now and did this in my building driveway sitting in the driver's seat in under 30 minutes.
Glad it worked out for you. Let's see some pics
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Love this wheel. I thought it was a waste initially but ended up getting it and its my favorite mod as you get to enjoy it all the time
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I have the turner extended paddles. Great pieces but I can vouch that the space is limited for your fingers. I typically only use the paddles on the track though so the tradeoff is fine by me.
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