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Old 01-05-2003, 10:04 AM
lonestar lonestar is offline
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Location: Chester NJ
 
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Mein Auto: 03 X5 4.4i & 03 M3 Cpe
Smile Paddle Shifter Installed in '03 4.4i

This is SWEEEEET! Thanks to Vince for thorough instructions and help. Installed in a little over 3 hours with lots of interruptions. This is a must-have for Steptronic drivers. You don't know what you're missing. It can be removed easily and Big Brother will never know it was there!
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Old 01-05-2003, 10:05 AM
Mystikal Mystikal is offline
Kickin' it old school
Location: Toronto
 
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Mein Auto: E30 325is
Nice!

Curious, does your M3 have paddles (albeit SMG) too?
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Old 01-05-2003, 11:00 AM
lonestar lonestar is offline
X5 M3
Location: Chester NJ
 
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Thanks. It really is a kick to drive.

Nope, the M3 is manual-stir only. It's my wife's car (although I've offered her lots of favors and body parts to let me drive it more). She's a purist, or so she says. She thinks the E46 has longer throws and a longer shifter than the E36 we used to have, so I'll be looking for a kit in the coming months. I guess size (or length in this case) does matter. :-)
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Old 01-05-2003, 12:37 PM
Mystikal Mystikal is offline
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Thanks. It really is a kick to drive.

Nope, the M3 is manual-stir only. It's my wife's car (although I've offered her lots of favors and body parts to let me drive it more). She's a purist, or so she says. She thinks the E46 has longer throws and a longer shifter than the E36 we used to have, so I'll be looking for a kit in the coming months. I guess size (or length in this case) does matter. :-)
Wow, I sure hope I marry a woman like that.

Beautiful garage you got there.
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Old 01-05-2003, 08:11 PM
lonestar lonestar is offline
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Mein Auto: 03 X5 4.4i & 03 M3 Cpe
Yeah, she's pretty terrific. Likes sports too! Here's a better picture of the paddle install with some sunlight to help out.
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Old 01-06-2003, 08:33 AM
lonestar lonestar is offline
X5 M3
Location: Chester NJ
 
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Thanks. The smile will be there for some time.

By the way, it's not OB, but Topaz. OB with natural brown(if they offered it) would be a nice looking truck. I'll be happier when spring comes and I can put the 19's back on. I have 17's with Pirellis Scorpion snows (very good tires!) until winter lets up. Next move is the Dinan software upgrades to make it respond quicker to the paddles.
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