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CurtEgerer
Thu, Jan-20-2005, 02:37:28 AM
I did a search but didn't see anything .... are there different size paddle shifters available? I could use a set that are maybe 1/4 inch or so longer. I guess I've got small hands.

DaBean
Thu, Jan-20-2005, 02:39:00 AM
Your dealer has them, but at a ridiculous price.
I think Fucy626 on this board sells aftermarket ones, or you can go to the sponsors sections and look them up for them... I don't remember which ones have them off the top of my head, but I know at least one of them carries paddles...

Divexxtreme
Thu, Jan-20-2005, 02:40:12 AM
http://e46m3performance.com/installs/paddles/index.htm

CurtEgerer
Thu, Jan-20-2005, 02:40:54 AM
Thanks!

M-Builder
Thu, Jan-20-2005, 03:06:17 AM
http://www.m3forum.net/gallery/data/522/17588Stra_entech_SMG_Paddle_03.jpg

http://www.m3forum.net/gallery/data/522/17588Stra_entech_Shift_Blade_01web-med.jpg

These are Strassentech Billet Aluminum Shift Paddles. They are about 3mm
wider and 20mm longer than the O.E. Shift Paddles.

Kartoyz sells them for around $475. 510-979-1151. I believe one of our
moderators is running a set on his car (da3bous).

I hope this helps.

M-Builder

DaBean
Thu, Jan-20-2005, 03:09:28 AM
That's what I wanted to find...

Euphoria///M
Thu, Jan-20-2005, 03:11:19 AM
Those are kinda good looking paddles but 475 for two pieces of metal? :roll:

BMW F1
Thu, Jan-20-2005, 04:29:36 AM
I have said it before and I will say it again, those paddles look tight.......
USD475 is a big ask but for something that is going to be used daily, its not a bad deal.
Adam.

DaBean
Thu, Jan-20-2005, 04:34:58 AM
are you kidding?! 475 for that is ridiculous!! i'd rather get a whole interior trim kit from bimmerfreak for about that much!!!

HRE_///M3
Thu, Jan-20-2005, 05:40:14 AM
They are sick! Gotta pay for the best! :D

Hey Fred, I hope you still got my paddles :D I have just been super busy so I haven't had time to meet up with you! Hit me up!

acitydweller
Thu, Jan-20-2005, 12:06:07 PM
with those paddles, you better not be seen driving your car like a bucking horse. hee hee

Fastdog911
Thu, Jan-20-2005, 12:32:38 PM
Larger BMW Paddles cost $ 100.00 per set from Circle

cowboy bebop
Thu, Jan-20-2005, 01:43:19 PM
All M's after April 03 already come from the factory with the "Larger" paddles, which are a few mm's larger, but not worth talking about.

DaBean
Thu, Jan-20-2005, 01:49:33 PM
All M's after April 03 already come from the factory with the "Larger" paddles, which are a few mm's larger, but not worth talking about.

Are you sure?

I'll go check...

M-Builder
Tue, Jan-25-2005, 07:15:11 PM
Here is a pic comparing the difference in sizes. I hope this helps out.

M-Builder
http://www.m3forum.net/gallery/data/522/17588Strassentech_SMG_Paddle_Silver.jpg

TZL
Tue, Jan-25-2005, 07:37:29 PM
who has the best prices on the aluminum paddle?

Here is a pic comparing the difference in sizes. I hope this helps out.

M-Builder
http://www.m3forum.net/gallery/data/522/17588Strassentech_SMG_Paddle_Silver.jpg

nrubenstein
Tue, Jan-25-2005, 08:19:56 PM
I'd retrofit an E60 M5 wheel before I did that. The SMG paddles in the new M5 feel so much better than the M3 paddles, it's just not funny.

Fastdog911
Tue, Jan-25-2005, 09:15:28 PM
The SMG paddles to me are at the wrong angles. I have to turn my wrists over the side to get access to them. I am going to be playing around with my small paddles and make some extensions or something..

AhsanU
Tue, Jan-25-2005, 09:16:54 PM
I too, was thinking of purchasing those. That is, until I heard it was 500.

M-Builder
Tue, Jan-25-2005, 09:53:11 PM
who has the best prices on the aluminum paddle?

Check with the guys @ Carrozeria Design 949-861-8867.

M-Builder

http://www.m3forum.net/gallery/data/522/17588Strassentech_SMG_Paddle_07.jpg
http://www.m3forum.net/gallery/data/522/17588Strassentech_SMG_Paddle_06.jpg
http://www.m3forum.net/gallery/data/522/17588Strassentech_SMG_Paddle_05.jpg

e36M3r
Tue, Jan-25-2005, 09:56:02 PM
Yep, the price is absolutely outrageous. They look good, and functional, but come on...

I too, was thinking of purchasing those. That is, until I heard it was 500.

hp99hp
Tue, Jan-25-2005, 11:10:00 PM
the correct number for carrozzeria design is 949.861.8863

khanyam3
Wed, Jan-26-2005, 01:55:59 PM
cmon guys $500 for them paddles aren't expensive...........puhahhahhhhaah

نسيم هودج
Wed, Jan-26-2005, 05:58:51 PM
Guys E46 shop has Carbon ones for 450 Euros. www.e46shop.de These paddles are very expensive as are the Strassentech ones. E46 shop offers full carbon interior parts at a cost. The Strassentech ones are HUGE. Alittle over the top for my taste.

Naseem

Lay2Low
Sat, Jan-29-2005, 06:15:38 PM
ACS paddles retail at $641 and they are the same size. For around the same price you get such a great product. Have seeing the Stassentech paddles in person and driving with them, the feel is amazing. They are the perfect size for aggresive driving and allow a far greater fleixibility as far as holding the wheel. The $500 or so price tag that comes with t hem is deffienently worth it. With Strassentech, you only get the best :thumbsup: .

For you guys that can't afford the $500, maybe we sholud start a charity fund! :nixweiss: :rofl2:

torresmd
Sat, Jan-29-2005, 06:59:21 PM
I'm sure that someone else could make them, same quality for half the price. Who ever does it will make bank.

Fastdog911
Sun, Jan-30-2005, 04:25:00 AM
it would be a no brainer to copy..

MLINER
Sun, Jan-30-2005, 04:29:55 AM
It's not a waste of money,It's a cosmetic upgrade,if i had the money to throw around i would get this.

Doraemon
Sun, Jan-30-2005, 04:41:30 AM
$450 :thumbsup:

http://www.beverlyhillsautodesign.com/product_information.php?carid=47&carpartid=1550&id=8498&subcate=159#

Fastdog911
Sun, Jan-30-2005, 01:06:40 PM
$400.00 at Carrozz Design.

M PWWRR
Sun, Jan-30-2005, 06:17:58 PM
$400.00 at Carrozz Design.

Do they have a website....? Do you happen to have a direct link....?

03m3brad
Sun, Jan-30-2005, 07:39:46 PM
What about a GB?

Drifter
Sun, Jan-30-2005, 11:16:52 PM
Guy, do you know whats put into making the shifters fit like OEM's and not make your car not shift when using them? Alot of man hours and alot of prototypes. So I would be happy that there under $500. Because I have seen stuff that cost well over a new exhuast that is something a 8th grader could make in woodshop.

M-Builder
Tue, Feb-01-2005, 04:16:34 PM
What about a GB?

Check w/ Carrozeria, They may be organizing one. # 949.861.8863

M-Builder

gregki
Wed, Nov-02-2005, 04:27:24 PM
I put some Royal F1 paddles on that I purchased from smgpaddles.com. They are super sweet with detailed machining, a very friendly ergo feel, and solid construction. They are $275 with shipping included. I would recommend these to any smg drivers. They do improve the paddle ergos and they add that factory racer look to the dash.

E-mail Amir, he will take care of your order.

Bagher
Wed, Nov-02-2005, 04:57:43 PM
someone is selling them on ebay $275 buy it now, reserve price is less! :dance:

Fastdog911
Wed, Nov-02-2005, 06:11:06 PM
I did a search but didn't see anything .... are there different size paddle shifters available? I could use a set that are maybe 1/4 inch or so longer. I guess I've got small hands.

waste of time and money for Large OEM.. you will hardly notice the difference.. get the F1's and be done..

Marku5
Wed, Nov-02-2005, 06:28:37 PM
I put some Royal F1 paddles on that I purchased from smgpaddles.com. They are super sweet with detailed machining, a very friendly ergo feel, and solid construction. They are $275 with shipping included. I would recommend these to any smg drivers. They do improve the paddle ergos and they add that factory racer look to the dash.

E-mail Amir, he will take care of your order.

Thanks for the lead! They look good and are far somewhat reasonable, although paddles shouldn't really cost more than $125. I attached some pics of the F1:

Bagher
Thu, Nov-03-2005, 02:11:17 PM
I won the ebay auction for $250 for the paddles. woo woo much better than $475+

Mendoan
Sat, Nov-05-2005, 08:59:17 AM
:beer:

Mendoan
Sun, Dec-18-2005, 12:18:48 PM
Guy, do you know whats put into making the shifters fit like OEM's and not make your car not shift when using them? Alot of man hours and alot of prototypes. So I would be happy that there under $500. Because I have seen stuff that cost well over a new exhuast that is something a 8th grader could make in woodshop.
werd! Used materials are also first grade. (AL 6061)

CurtEgerer
Sun, Dec-18-2005, 10:35:56 PM
Well, I still haven't replaced my factory paddles. But reading thru the replies here, it seems like the aftermarket units are simply longer, allowing shifting with a wider variety of hand positions (I've not found that to be an issue) around the wheel. But what I need is a paddle that extends out from the wheel center about 1/4 of an inch further. When I grip the wheel now, only the ends of my fingertips contact the paddles. I'd like to get more of my fingertips on the paddles, if that makes sense.

Mendoan
Mon, Dec-19-2005, 01:34:16 PM
CurtEgerer, Royal F1 Paddles are not only longer but also larger. This way shifting will be easier for you. You will have more "reach" on the paddles with your fingers.

CurtEgerer
Mon, Dec-19-2005, 08:46:06 PM
Thanks!

MrD
Mon, Dec-19-2005, 09:07:34 PM
?

why pay $500 when in the USA you can pay $275 for these ?

http://smgpaddles.com/images/Thumbnail/8.JPG

http://smgpaddles.com/images/Thumbnail/g.JPG

now who sells these in the UK :nixweiss:

Mendoan
Tue, Dec-20-2005, 08:27:07 AM
PMed :thumbsup: