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      10-16-2010, 08:13 PM   #1
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Paddle Shifter retrofit from 2011 LCI....

Haven't seen this discussed anywhere...

Can the new paddle shifters from the 2011 LCI be retrofitted in place of the older style paddles? Part numbers? Available to order? Price?

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      10-16-2010, 09:48 PM   #2
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Yes. The retrofit should be incredibly easy. The only problem is that you can't buy them a la carte yet
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      10-16-2010, 09:55 PM   #3
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There is a simple rewire to do the same thing. Why spend the extra money for the paddles ?
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      10-16-2010, 11:47 PM   #4
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Yes. The retrofit should be incredibly easy. The only problem is that you can't buy them a la carte yet
Thanks. That's what I am looking for. Hopefully they will be available soon and not priced $500 like the DCT paddles.

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There is a simple rewire to do the same thing. Why spend the extra money for the paddles ?
I have the paddles rewired already but, I do not like their positioning (have to reach behind the steering wheel with your fingers to grab them) and the clicking action doesn't feel all that great. If you compare it to an SMG or DCT paddle then you'll know what I mean.
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      10-17-2010, 12:49 AM   #5
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Can't wait for these to come out...
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      10-17-2010, 01:20 AM   #6
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I tried them out at the dealership. If you don't like the way the standard paddles click, then you won't be impressed with these. The click is pretty much exactly the same and it even felt the same in my hands. It's like they removed the thumb part and rewired them, but they didn't change the way it feels to shift with them.

The M3 DCT paddles definitely have a much more satisfying click to them.
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i wanna do this mod too
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ding ding ding ding ding.. JACKPOT: this guy is selling em

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=453590
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ding ding ding ding ding.. JACKPOT: this guy is selling em

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=453590
I don't know who this guy is but he seems legit.
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      11-12-2010, 07:54 PM   #10
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The M3 DCT paddles definitely have a much more satisfying click to them.
need the m3 wheel for those too, no? otherwise you'll have an unsightly gap in the paddle cutouts
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need the m3 wheel for those too, no? otherwise you'll have an unsightly gap in the paddle cutouts
They should be fine as they are for the sport wheel, the M3 wheel has a different contour on the back so the paddles have the gap on the sport wheel, but the DCT paddles for the IS use the same wheel as the standard 335 with the sport wheel, so they should fit spot on!
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There is a simple rewire to do the same thing. Why spend the extra money for the paddles ?
Really? Do you have a DIY?
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DIY: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=361439

I did it and it work fine!
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/\ What he said I did it too and works great. Thanks for finding the link for me
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/\ What he said I did it too and works great. Thanks for finding the link for me
Thanks guys, but I meant if the car already has paddle shifters and how to re-wire them to left downshift, right upshift, found this one.....
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...ht=paddle+wire
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