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      04-17-2013, 04:00 AM   #1
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BORING Sports steering wheel --->M3 Steering Wheel with DCT Extended paddle shifters

did the whole swap in 15 mins, everything was Plug and Play, reused the trim(only tempoary, M trim coming on next monday),MF buttons and airbag,the M3 tri-stitch wheel feel so much better than my sports one, and the extended paddle shifters looks and feels so much better as well, and for once i felt it shift faster!
This is indeed the best mod ever, the whole thing cose me only $480. now the paddle is left-downshift right-upshift, I have a sport wheel with push/pull paddle shifters for sale, let me know if anyone wants it~~~
1st pic: old wheel with regular paddle but CF wrapped.
2nd pic: regular M3 DCT paddles --> M3 DCT extended paddles swap
3rd pic: preping the M3 wheel for swap
4th pic: view from behind the wheel
final pic: just had to take a picture of the final product~~~ and share it with u guys~~~~ or else i wouldnt be here to just TEASE u guys~~~


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      04-17-2013, 07:01 AM   #2
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nice mod, i'm thinking of changing my paddles so. But i have M sport wheel with the perforated trim, so want to keep that. Like the extended paddles!
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the (+) on the right and the (-) on the left function properly? Can these just be added to the Steptronic with paddle shift where we have the same wheel as you did initially?
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the (+) on the right and the (-) on the left function properly? Can these just be added to the Steptronic with paddle shift where we have the same wheel as you did initially?
They are a straight swap for the push-pull paddles. Right paddle goes up, left goes down.
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They are a straight swap for the push-pull paddles. Right paddle goes up, left goes down.
Can these be swapped out without removing the airbag?
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Can these be swapped out without removing the airbag?
Nope.
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They are a straight swap for the push-pull paddles. Right paddle goes up, left goes down.
Push-pull paddles???

I've got the standard paddles on my car now and they're not push-pull. Right upshifts and left downshifts, just like OP said the M3 ones do.

What am I missing?
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Nice I'd love to do this no $ haha
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Push-pull paddles???

I've got the standard paddles on my car now and they're not push-pull. Right upshifts and left downshifts, just like OP said the M3 ones do.

What am I missing?
I'm refering to the stock paddles in OP's 1st picture. 2011 cars have m3 style +/- paddles.
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that looks great. i really need a new steering wheel. the stock wheel is SO boring.
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I'm refering to the stock paddles in OP's 1st picture. 2011 cars have m3 style +/- paddles.
Ahhh I see.
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the (+) on the right and the (-) on the left function properly? Can these just be added to the Steptronic with paddle shift where we have the same wheel as you did initially?
Yes, it's PnP
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Push-pull paddles???

I've got the standard paddles on my car now and they're not push-pull. Right upshifts and left downshifts, just like OP said the M3 ones do.

What am I missing?
if u have the -/+ paddle(the black with chrome trim type), then u cant just swap out, u either rewire it urself or buy a retrofit kit from one the the vendor here(i forgot which one and it exist)
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that looks great. i really need a new steering wheel. the stock wheel is SO boring.
Thx, im so in love with my wheel and paddles right now, u have to get it and use it to know exactly how i feel
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Nope.
well.. if you can have someone hold the airbag up and not disconnect the wire then u can remove the paddles without disconnect ur battery or airbag, but it's really hard and not a lot space to work with.
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Nice I'd love to do this no $ haha
at first i thought i wouldnt be doing this, but then luck is on my side, i was able to get a brand new M3 wheel off a local guy for a really cheap price, and paddles from a member in canada for cheap, so u never know, and good luck to u~~
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so to do this, first i need the DCT paddles with wiring, then i can get the extended paddles? can be a steep price for that. bummer.
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so to do this, first i need the DCT paddles with wiring, then i can get the extended paddles? can be a steep price for that. bummer.
do you have the same sports steering wheel with paddle shifters like mine in the 1st picture? if yes then the DCT paddles will be plug and play, but the cutout for the steering wheel is different, so there will be a small gap if u put the DCT paddle on a regular sports steering wheel, and for the extended paddles i got my from Modmy3 for $70, and there is a DIY on youtube that you can search to how to change the M3 DCT paddles to DCT extended paddles(keyword: M3 DCT extended paddles swap)
and i included a picture to show both DCT and extended DCT would look like side by side
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Will my standard chrome sport package paddles (same as in first pic) fit the slots in the M3 tri stitched steering wheel, or would I have to buy the dct paddles?

I'm about to buy a new wheel, but I would love to have the tri stitched m3 one vs the perforated m sport wheel. Just want to keep my current paddles if they will fit the new m3 wheel.
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They are a straight swap for the push-pull paddles. Right paddle goes up, left goes down.
Is that true for pre-LCI too? I have the sport wheel with paddles and would love to swap!
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Will my standard chrome sport package paddles (same as in first pic) fit the slots in the M3 tri stitched steering wheel, or would I have to buy the dct paddles?

I'm about to buy a new wheel, but I would love to have the tri stitched m3 one vs the perforated m sport wheel. Just want to keep my current paddles if they will fit the new m3 wheel.
they wont fit, cause M3 with DCT cutout are design to fit the DCT paddles only
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Is that true for pre-LCI too? I have the sport wheel with paddles and would love to swap!
it's PnP for Pre LCI
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