Thread: Paddle shifts
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      04-13-2013, 03:32 PM   #21
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So upto lci 2009 it's 3wires and 2010 onwards its 2wires

Originally Posted by AlwynMike View Post
The Sport wheels are all the same with paddles.

However, the paddles on the late LCi (2010 on??) are only 2 wire, rather than the 3 wire of the earlier type. AFAIK, the M3 blades are 3 wire. pre-LCi paddles are rocker type - not as nice looking as the M3 or later type, but arguably better to use. the late LCi have the +/- on them, but have a black face, rather than the brushed face of the M3 ones.

I have a late LCi, and I had an earlier model. The earlier model had rocker paddles which meant that you could change up/down on either paddle, by pushing or pulling the blade. The late type or M3 are individual.
I am intending to convert my late type to the earlier rockers as I prefer them. Unfortunately, they aren't a straight swop!