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      04-18-2011, 10:29 AM   #1
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DCT shifters on Steptronic wheel, retrofit

Will the DCT shifters fit on '08 Steptronic w/ paddle wheel?



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      04-18-2011, 11:51 AM   #2
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as far as i know its a direct swap... but not 100%
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      04-18-2011, 12:02 PM   #3
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the holes on the back of your steptronic wheel will be too big

other than that, they fit fine from what i've read
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Can someone confirm that ?
other than the hole issue is it PNP?
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      04-11-2013, 06:59 PM   #5
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Plug and play. If it takes more than 30 minutes, don't ever do anything technical again.

Did the upgrade on my car in 15 minutes. It really is that easy.
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LoL ok ;P i will have my m3 dct steering wheel soon
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LoL ok ;P i will have my m3 dct steering wheel soon
So did you get a DCT wheel? In your OP you ask if DCT paddles will work in a steptronic wheel - which to me, means a wheel made for the SSG paddles

IDK, what your guys idea of PnP is, but putting DCT paddles in a SSG wheel is not MY idea of PnP.

The paddle cutouts in the SSG wheels are L-shaped, & the way the wheel is formed around the cutouts is different then the DCT wheel - which has rectangular cutouts and different form.

Yes, they will 'physically' bolt to the wheel, but to get them to fit right you need to trim the wheel, and even after that the paddles may stick out further back away from the wheel toward your dash.

If this doesn't bother you, then fine. But I wouldn't be hacking at a new wheel just to get incorrect paddles to fit - I'd buy the correct wheel to begin with...
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So did you get a DCT wheel? In your OP you ask if DCT paddles will work in a steptronic wheel - which to me, means a wheel made for the SSG paddles

IDK, what your guys idea of PnP is, but putting DCT paddles in a SSG wheel is not MY idea of PnP.

The paddle cutouts in the SSG wheels are L-shaped, & the way the wheel is formed around the cutouts is different then the DCT wheel - which has rectangular cutouts and different form.

Yes, they will 'physically' bolt to the wheel, but to get them to fit right you need to trim the wheel, and even after that the paddles may stick out further back away from the wheel toward your dash.

If this doesn't bother you, then fine. But I wouldn't be hacking at a new wheel just to get incorrect paddles to fit - I'd buy the correct wheel to begin with...
Ok maybe there is a misunderstood.
I currently have a SSG steering wheel that i want to replace with an DCT sterering wheel (wheel and paddles) but i need to keep the buttons from the sport steering wheel because de M3 one has an M button on the right hand side.And im wondering if it's direct swap.
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Ok maybe there is a misunderstood.
I currently have a SSG steering wheel that i want to replace with an DCT sterering wheel (wheel and paddles) but i need to keep the buttons from the sport steering wheel because de M3 one has an M button on the right hand side.And im wondering if it's direct swap.
I have the SSG wheel and I can tell you now it's not a direct fit bc my freind tries it . It needs a retro fit at a pro CBMW shop . If you replace the entire SW, you will lose some of your SSG buttons and ECU will have some issues communicating.

Personally, I love having the ability to use one paddle to shift up and down ESP when turning corners.

I wish you the best of luck in your project.

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I have the SSG wheel and I can tell you now it's not a direct fit bc my freind tries it . It needs a retro fit at a pro CBMW shop . If you replace the entire SW, you will lose some of your SSG buttons and ECU will have some issues communicating.

Personally, I love having the ability to use one paddle to shift up and down ESP when turning corners.

I wish you the best of luck in your project.

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I know me you i love the fact that i can shit up and down with one paddle, last time i was drivine a car without this feature and it piss me off ;P
but the fact that i have to trim the m3 steering wheel piss me off too.
I still need to think about, i have a month because my brother from EUROPE will bring me the steering wheel
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I know me you i love the fact that i can shit up and down with one paddle, last time i was drivine a car without this feature and it piss me off ;P
but the fact that i have to trim the m3 steering wheel piss me off too.
I still need to think about, i have a month because my brother from EUROPE will bring me the steering wheel
I feel you bro. I suggest you do a bit more research during the time your steering wheel arrives. Get in touch with a slick Indy shop and ask for advice...after all advice is free just like this great forum and that way you can ascertain what's ahead of you during the month ahead.

Once again,
Good luck
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It's plug and play and bolts right on. The holes for SSG is slightly bigger, but it really isnt noticable and it's on the back so you never see it.
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The OP asked a specific question and someone hijacked the thread. The answer to the original question is yes pnp. Like I said and the post above. Whatever people are talking about other than DCT paddles going into a regular 335 steptronic wheel is outside the original question.
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