E90Post
 


GTB Performance
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > General E90 Sedan / E91 Wagon / E92 Coupe / E93 Cabrio > paddle shifters



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      03-09-2011, 01:02 AM   #1
iamjosh44
First Lieutenant
15
Rep
337
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 328i
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: socal

iTrader: (0)

paddle shifters

Hi everyone i got my bmw without paddle shifters. now i am regretting this. I really want them. How much would it cost to get them in my car? is it even possible? plz tell me the cheapest ways to do this and price. thank you.
Appreciate 0
      03-09-2011, 01:08 AM   #2
yakev724
Brigadier General
yakev724's Avatar
Russian Federation
64
Rep
3,559
Posts

 
Drives: 00 RX300
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Ithaca, NY

iTrader: (49)

sport pkg/e92 = $200-300
non-sport pkg (e90) = $600-700
Appreciate 0
      03-09-2011, 01:21 AM   #3
iamjosh44
First Lieutenant
15
Rep
337
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 328i
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: socal

iTrader: (0)

i have sport package e90 2007
Appreciate 0
      03-09-2011, 07:37 AM   #4
Hound Passer
Second Lieutenant
Hound Passer's Avatar
2
Rep
292
Posts

 
Drives: 335i Convertible
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: VA

iTrader: (0)

Save your $. I have them on my '07. They are only a cute gimmick b/c they are kind of crippled in that both sides serve exactly the same function. That makes them a little awkward to use vs. the "traditional" ones where one side upshifts and the other downshifts. I hardly ever use them and prefer to use the shifter instead. The ones on the '11 are nice b/c each side does have a singular task.
Appreciate 0
      03-09-2011, 07:43 AM   #5
FVM3
Major General
FVM3's Avatar
113
Rep
5,739
Posts

 
Drives: e92 m3, f30 328i
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Los Angeles

iTrader: (2)

couple hundred dollars and you can rewire it to downshift on left and upshift on right
Appreciate 0
      03-09-2011, 07:43 AM   #6
FVM3
Major General
FVM3's Avatar
113
Rep
5,739
Posts

 
Drives: e92 m3, f30 328i
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Los Angeles

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hound Passer View Post
Save your $. I have them on my '07. They are only a cute gimmick b/c they are kind of crippled in that both sides serve exactly the same function. That makes them a little awkward to use vs. the "traditional" ones where one side upshifts and the other downshifts. I hardly ever use them and prefer to use the shifter instead. The ones on the '11 are nice b/c each side does have a singular task.
you can rewire it to upshift on the right and downshift on the left
Appreciate 0
      03-09-2011, 09:44 AM   #7
Verbiage
I swag on 'em.
Verbiage's Avatar
Jamaica
116
Rep
8,143
Posts

 
Drives: N54B30
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: MD

iTrader: (5)

I forgot they only came standard on the 335; I see you've got a 328.
__________________
Peep my music shit here
Appreciate 0
      03-09-2011, 10:01 AM   #8
Bimmer This
Major General
71
Rep
6,476
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 BMW 335i
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Westminster

iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bavarian III View Post
I forgot they only came standard on the 335; I see you've got a 328.
Are you trying to say that paddle shifters came standard on the 335's?
Appreciate 0
      03-09-2011, 10:02 AM   #9
Verbiage
I swag on 'em.
Verbiage's Avatar
Jamaica
116
Rep
8,143
Posts

 
Drives: N54B30
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: MD

iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bimmer This View Post
Are you trying to say that paddle shifters came standard on the 335's?
335 ZSP.
__________________
Peep my music shit here
Appreciate 0
      03-09-2011, 10:07 AM   #10
Bimmer This
Major General
71
Rep
6,476
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 BMW 335i
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Westminster

iTrader: (3)

oh.....
Appreciate 0
      03-09-2011, 10:10 AM   #11
Verbiage
I swag on 'em.
Verbiage's Avatar
Jamaica
116
Rep
8,143
Posts

 
Drives: N54B30
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: MD

iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bimmer This View Post
oh.....
Look at you, ready to take out the flamethrower.



__________________
Peep my music shit here
Appreciate 0
      03-09-2011, 10:17 AM   #12
GRLPWR
Lieutenant
GRLPWR's Avatar
United_States
6
Rep
487
Posts

 
Drives: '07 335i
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Durham, NC

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2007 335i  [0.00]
Here's a set, but read the yellow box for further instructions/information regarding the steering wheel.

http://www.burgertuning.com/paddleshift.html
Appreciate 0
      03-09-2011, 11:17 AM   #13
sexymexy
Second Lieutenant
2
Rep
219
Posts

 
Drives: 2006 e90 jet black
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Tx

iTrader: (1)

Hey dude I have all the parts that you need steering wheel, paddle shifters, sport airbag and the harness to conect and make it work for your car, I'm just waiting to finish with the group buy for the 6 series combertion shifter. If you interested pm me and I'll give you more details... Cheers. Cheap price.
Appreciate 0
      03-09-2011, 04:22 PM   #14
yakev724
Brigadier General
yakev724's Avatar
Russian Federation
64
Rep
3,559
Posts

 
Drives: 00 RX300
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Ithaca, NY

iTrader: (49)

Quote:
Originally Posted by sexymexy View Post
Hey dude I have all the parts that you need steering wheel, paddle shifters, sport airbag and the harness to conect and make it work for your car, I'm just waiting to finish with the group buy for the 6 series combertion shifter. If you interested pm me and I'll give you more details... Cheers. Cheap price.
he said he has zsp e90 = doesn't need your airbag

If you're set on doing it, do what I did...buy a new wheel + paddles as they become available for cheap in the FS section. Once you have them, read the DIY and wire it in yourself for $20 and a few hours, OR spend $170 for a harness + $80 for new MF buttons and achieve the same result.
Appreciate 0
      03-09-2011, 04:26 PM   #15
Brey335i
Brigadier General
Brey335i's Avatar
52
Rep
4,737
Posts

 
Drives: e46 ///M3
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Austin, TX

iTrader: (11)

Buy a steering wheel with paddles cutouts from the FS section. I recommend the nice perforated one.

And then wait for tischer to start selling the LCI paddle shifters. They are wired the right way (upshift on the right, downshift on the left)
Appreciate 0
      03-09-2011, 08:56 PM   #16
yakev724
Brigadier General
yakev724's Avatar
Russian Federation
64
Rep
3,559
Posts

 
Drives: 00 RX300
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Ithaca, NY

iTrader: (49)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brey335i View Post
Buy a steering wheel with paddles cutouts from the FS section. I recommend the nice perforated one.

And then wait for tischer to start selling the LCI paddle shifters. They are wired the right way (upshift on the right, downshift on the left)
This is incorrect. They come installed from the factory that way, but when retrofitting, as in the case of OP, there is absolutely no difference. LCI paddles will actually sacrifice the push function which pre-LCI paddles have if I'm not mistaken.

Last edited by yakev724; 03-09-2011 at 09:08 PM.
Appreciate 0
      03-09-2011, 09:51 PM   #17
DaveL
Banned
9
Rep
970
Posts

 
Drives: 2010 335 coupe msport
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Darien CT.

iTrader: (0)

Save the money I have had 2 bimmers with them and trust me it's no big thing just slam the shifter to the left and it works like a stick so drop a couple gears and let it fly
Appreciate 0
      03-09-2011, 10:37 PM   #18
rocco
Second Lieutenant
rocco's Avatar
United_States
3
Rep
226
Posts

 
Drives: 08 E92 AW ZSP
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Philadelphia

iTrader: (0)

I have them and wouldn't be able to stand auto without..... If you wanting to go from 5th to 3rd ... To have to knock the selector over into MS and then up twice to downshift versus two quick taps on the paddle that almost instantly downshift to the right gear? No contest...the paddles are much nimbler and less cumbersome.

Of course nothing compares to a 6MT where you can select that precise gear you want, but the paddles make the absence tolerable.

I use them to downshift when braking often and approaching a situation where I know the exact gear I want (like an entrance ramp).

Plus, using the paddles isn't as conspicuous as the selector and you wont appear to be showing off as much to any passengers in your car. But if you like showing-off.........
__________________
/// Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads ///

Last edited by rocco; 03-10-2011 at 09:59 AM.
Appreciate 0
      03-09-2011, 10:45 PM   #19
MeinBMW
Private First Class
MeinBMW's Avatar
2
Rep
190
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 335i
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Peabody, MA

iTrader: (2)

All of the steptronic paddle shifters are push/pull and operate the same ... the DCT tranny cars come with the normal pull style paddle shifters
__________________

Not Stock...
Appreciate 0
      03-09-2011, 10:49 PM   #20
yakev724
Brigadier General
yakev724's Avatar
Russian Federation
64
Rep
3,559
Posts

 
Drives: 00 RX300
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Ithaca, NY

iTrader: (49)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MeinBMW View Post
All of the steptronic paddle shifters are push/pull and operate the same ... the DCT tranny cars come with the normal pull style paddle shifters
On pre-LCI steptronic cars, pulling either paddle will upshift, pushing either will downshift. Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't LCI paddles have right/left function symmetric (right pull - upshift, left pull - downshift)?

Regardless, as I alluded to above, it's VERY easy to wire pre-LCI (and LCI I'm sure) to work exactly how you want them to.
Appreciate 0
      03-09-2011, 11:08 PM   #21
MeinBMW
Private First Class
MeinBMW's Avatar
2
Rep
190
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 335i
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Peabody, MA

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by yakev724 View Post
On pre-LCI steptronic cars, pulling either paddle will upshift, pushing either will downshift. Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't LCI paddles have right/left function symmetric (right pull - upshift, left pull - downshift)?

Regardless, as I alluded to above, it's VERY easy to wire pre-LCI (and LCI I'm sure) to work exactly how you want them to.
There is no difference in the paddle function between pre-LCI and LCI ... the difference is between Steptronic & DCT Transmission cars (which DCT was only available on LCI models)
__________________

Not Stock...
Appreciate 0
      03-10-2011, 09:37 AM   #22
Verbiage
I swag on 'em.
Verbiage's Avatar
Jamaica
116
Rep
8,143
Posts

 
Drives: N54B30
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: MD

iTrader: (5)

^^ so DCT is available for LCI cars, now?
__________________
Peep my music shit here
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
paddle shifter, paddles

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:13 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST