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Old 08-05-2013, 06:43 AM
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New ///M Steering Wheel

I never liked the normal Sport steering wheel. I felt it was too thin and I really hated the chrome on the sides. This seemed like a good way to blow money so I bought it. I can't prove it, but I think I gained 7 horsepower.
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Old 08-05-2013, 07:04 AM
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No paddle shifters? Do you have the MT?

Looks great btw!
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Old 08-05-2013, 07:07 AM
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I deleted the paddle shifters. I had a couple of options. Have the dealer retrofit the paddles to the new wheel (I don't know if this would have been expensive or not) or buy the M's DCT paddles. Those would cost $500!! I never used the paddles so I won't miss them a bit. The most I do, is switch over to sport mode and let it do the shifting.
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Old 08-05-2013, 07:18 AM
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Where'd you get that from? Looks awesome!
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Old 08-05-2013, 07:22 AM
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Z4M Coupe wheel is even thicker, almost too thick ... nicely done!
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Old 08-05-2013, 07:23 AM
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The best price, as always is from Tischer. It isn't cheap.............even the faceplate was expensive.
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Old 08-05-2013, 01:13 PM
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I deleted the paddle shifters..
Bad move...you need the paddles to get the full 7whp I use them but still reach down for the stick.

That being said the paddles shift faster because they require less movement to operate. Can understand skipping them as an add on.....would not have spent they extra money to add them but they were buried in the price of the DCT.
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Bad move...you need the paddles to get the full 7whp I use them but still reach down for the stick.

That being said the paddles shift faster because they require less movement to operate. Can understand skipping them as an add on.....would not have spent they extra money to add them but they were buried in the price of the DCT.
Ha, skip the $500 paddle shifters and spend the money on a software tune. That'll more than make up for the loss of shifter speed!
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steering wheel looks good, but without the paddles it looks kind of cheap I'm planning to do this in the future but the paddles is a MUST.

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Old 08-06-2013, 05:57 AM
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Ha, skip the $500 paddle shifters and spend the money on a software tune. That'll more than make up for the loss of shifter speed!
Agree a software tune is a good deal for maximizing shift performance but the paddles will still shift faster all things being equal.

A drivers physical reaction time is the same for both but once your body is in motion a slight movement of your finger tips is quicker than the longer movement of the floor stick.

Added advantage is you do not have to take your hands off the wheel.
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Agree a software tune is a good deal for maximizing shift performance but the paddles will still shift faster all things being equal.

A drivers physical reaction time is the same for both but once your body is in motion a slight movement of your finger tips is quicker than the longer movement of the floor stick.

Added advantage is you do not have to take your hands off the wheel.
I understand what you guys are saying regarding the paddles, but I honestly never used them and don't miss them a bit. I have the Dinan Stage 2 software, so the car is plenty fast.

I'm installing the Alpina B3 transmission software later today. I'm looking forward to that. Apparently smoother and faster shifts.
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steering wheel looks good, but without the paddles it looks kind of cheap I'm planning to do this in the future but the paddles is a MUST.
Nah. Paddles are a preference. Unless you are doing some real tracking you don't need to have the shifters there.
Plus, anytime I drove a car with paddles I always accidentally bumped them
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My car makes maximum power up to 6200 RPM, then it's all just beautiful noise up to 7K, so I find the paddles to be necessary if I need maximum acceleration. That being said, I rarely find the need to manually upshift, so not having them seems like a minor inconvenience.
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Is the M-Sport steering wheel thicker then the normal sport steering wheel?
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Nah. Paddles are a preference. Unless you are doing some real tracking you don't need to have the shifters there.
Plus, anytime I drove a car with paddles I always accidentally bumped them
Even tracking, I'd rather have them separate from the wheel itself and larger, like the 458 Italia.
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Nah. Paddles are a preference. Unless you are doing some real tracking you don't need to have the shifters there.
Plus, anytime I drove a car with paddles I always accidentally bumped them

I rarely use mine, but it's nice knowing it's there and they make the car look more sportier

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Best is paddles on the column but at least they got one paddle for upshift & the other for downshift thing right
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