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Old 01-13-2003, 04:01 AM
pseudoX5 pseudoX5 is offline
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Mein Auto: '02 X5_i6
Thumbs up Fun REINITIALIZED {VS Paddle Shift Installed}

Just writing to share with you all what I have just finished installing... The VS Paddle-Shift {SMG} wheel. And all I can say is WOW. The manual was pretty straight forward, and highly detailed. Install took me about an 1 1/2. I must say though that having a proper torque wrench does help with the 16mm bolt removal --- otherwise I probably would have been there for days.

I've got to say that this is by far the best mod I've done on the car. Dollar for dollar, it can't be beat. FORM and FUNCTION at it's finest. Something that you don't have to be outside looking at the car to appreciate. Something that was designed to intesify the ultimate driving experience and it delivers over and over again. This MOD was intended solely for the pure driving enthusiast. so many THANKS to Vince for putting such a product out in the market.

If you have about $840 burning a whole in your pocket, I highly suggest you get one. You won't regret it.
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Old 01-13-2003, 06:24 PM
lonestar lonestar is offline
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Welcome to the Paddle Shift club. A special but not exclusive club. I agree with your assessment. Even my freinds that aren't "car people" get a kick out of it. Of course, the best part is driving it! Enjoy.
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Old 01-14-2003, 07:00 AM
pseudoX5 pseudoX5 is offline
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Thanks Lonestar. I saw your excellent write up as well. I've realsied the last several days since 've had it that Paddle-Shift is very addictive. I know I will enjoy this for years to come. Have fun with yours too!
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