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      02-18-2019, 02:19 PM   #67
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      02-19-2019, 04:51 PM   #68
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So are these really all the same? Not looking to save a few bucks if they're at all different, but they seem to use generic photos and all of the listings seem so cheap.
Other listings are all $65 and coming out of Taiwan with a note to international buyers. At least this listing has product in CA.


https://www.ebay.com/itm/SMG-SHIFT-P....c100005.m1851
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      02-19-2019, 05:09 PM   #69
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So are these really all the same? Not looking to save a few bucks if they're at all different, but they seem to use generic photos and all of the listings seem so cheap.
Other listings are all $65 and coming out of Taiwan with a note to international buyers. At least this listing has product in CA.


https://www.ebay.com/itm/SMG-SHIFT-P....c100005.m1851
""+" & "-" SIGNS ENGRAVED & CLEARLY VISIBLE"

in the pics you can barely make them out.
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So are these really all the same? Not looking to save a few bucks if they're at all different, but they seem to use generic photos and all of the listings seem so cheap.
Other listings are all $65 and coming out of Taiwan with a note to international buyers. At least this listing has product in CA.


https://www.ebay.com/itm/SMG-SHIFT-P....c100005.m1851
I've ordered 3 different sets in 3 different colors and they are all the same material/quality, which is surprisingly really good. I've seen the old autoteknic ones and I wouldn't be surprised if they are the same company just rebranded.
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      03-04-2019, 03:00 PM   #72
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Finally ordered a set. Will look like this at the end, more or less.





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So I ordered the $35 set on eBay (Infinite360 seller, located in CA). I give them credit for service, quickly responding thoroughly to my questions and shipping it out right away. However, upon receipt I was not that impressed (although for $35 I should have been). They were strong but felt so light and immaterial, although I have nothing to compare this to. Also the, "+" and "-" were etched, not engraved. I see other photos in this thread have the symbols engraved, so I think we an conclude there are at least 2 different manufacturers of these look alike paddles (the packaging was also different from what has been posted here - basically just in sealed plastic and dropped in a bubble mailer - sufficient, but nothing to write about).
I can't speak to fitment but they did seem well enough made, edges were all clean and I expect them to fit just fine.
But, I want the symbols engraved, so I think I will return these and keep looking. For those that don't care about this detail, can't go wrong here for $35.

*Just ordered the AutoTecknic V2/Butterfly/Competition paddles posted by Performance-One a page or 2 back. Not sold on this design vs the traditional, but we'll see in person.


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So the AutoTecknic "V2/butterfly/Competition" paddles arrived.



The finish is nice, almost like a powder coat, kind of grainy. Neither paddle set reallllly matches the OEM trim, the "V1" is a little shiny/metallic, while the the V2 is a bit bright/grainy. Though they look quite different next to each other, they are on opposite ends of the OEM trim, and so both paddles actually match well enough.



However, the V2 paddles have a very weird asymmetry to them - see from the side here, one paddle is squared and the other is tapered, both along the edge and where they screw in. Maybe immaterial but I find it odd.



Versus the V1 (which are also thinner - not sure which will fit better or if there's a difference, the threads are the same size but the V2 has more material around the threads):



Ultimately I am keeping the V1s after all. I like the shape more (the V2 perimeter shape is nice but the shape of the cutout windows seems random), the +/- symbols actually match that of the OEM paddles (even though I thought I wanted engraved, it looks too conspicuous in the flesh), and they seem machined a little bit better... being cheaper is just icing. Iíll note that I actually like the OEM paddles, both in finish and shape, itís just that theyíre too small.


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