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Old 02-08-2016, 07:14 PM   #1
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What do you think of these paddle shift extentions?

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I've almost ordered these a couple of times, but then I go out to the car (in storage for the winter) and see where I usually hold my hands and look at the two levers for the wipers and blinkers.........and I think that these extenders might block them both visually. As well, I usually hold the steering wheel right where the stock paddles are anyway..........
On the positive side, these extenders might be easier to reach when steering, and holding the steering wheel closer to 10 and 2...............thoughts? For Billet aluminum, I don't think that they are priced that badly --- but they also ought to come with the adhesive, which they don't.........
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Well, I went ahead and ordered these. They should be here in about a week to 10 days.
I'll post pics when I get them installed, and a review of their use once I've driven with them.
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Curious to see how they are.

I feel like a better design would have been a two-piece, clamp-on style. It would have a more sturdy feel to it.

Isn't it kind of a moot point that the hollowed out portion being cut to perfectly fit around the stock paddles since they recommend using some of that 3M double sided tape to mount them. That tape isn't very thin. Also, if your shifting by putting pressure mostly on the extension, wouldn't it eventually lift away from the stock paddle because it's having somewhat of a lever and fulcrum effect. I dunno, I can just see someone going to shift and having one of these pop off.

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Curious to see how they are.

I feel like a better design would have been a two-piece, clamp-on style. It would have a more sturdy feel to it.

Isn't it kind of a moot point that the hollowed out portion being cut to perfectly fit around the stock paddles since they recommend using some of that 3M double sided tape to mount them. That tape isn't very thin. Also, if your shifting by putting pressure mostly on the extension, wouldn't it eventually lift away from the stock paddle because it's having somewhat of a lever and fulcrum effect. I dunno, I can just see someone going to shift and having one of these pop off.

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Well, I plan on using Gorilla glue on mine.....and as far as them pulling off, you are pressing them toward the old paddles, so there should not be much stress on the attachments. Maybe in the very top tips there might be some levering effect -- We'll see.
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Old 02-10-2016, 01:02 PM   #5
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aesthetics

The aesthetics of the Red on an all Black interior is appealing to me. Which ones did you order?
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The aesthetics of the Red on an all Black interior is appealing to me. Which ones did you order?
I kinda' liked the red ones too, but my car is Guard Metallic (dark green, almost black) and the interior is all black...........so I got the black aluminum ones -- not the carbon fiber at twice the price!
If I had a red car, or one with the red accents in the seats, I'd have for sure gone with the red.
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Please write when you have them installed. I'm thinking about buying a pair.
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Please write when you have them installed. I'm thinking about buying a pair.
According to the tracking number, they are coming in the mail today. I am going to get some two sided automotive tape (depending on how thick it is) and ask if it will stick when it is near freezing, as it is here today.........otherwise, still tempted to go the Gorilla Glue route.......
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I think their going to work great. Nice looking set up. I'd go with the gorilla glue also. I've still been looking for a paddle shift kit for our 14. Seen a couple on You-tube, but nothing floats my boat.
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I have these in red, they look and work great! Just buy some auto grade thin double sided tape for the install. Its a solid set up with no play at all.
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They did come in the mail today, but it is just too cold out for me to trust the J-B Weld catalyst glue I bought to put them on.
My first impression after taking them out of the wrapping and shipping stuff is that they are VERY well made. They are actually about twice the weight I expected them to be -- about 1/2 pound each. Very uniform in color, and the finish is superbly smooth!

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Agreed, very well made! I have a ruby red stang so I got the red ones to carry the red theme inside.
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They did come in the mail today, but it is just too cold out for me to trust the J-B Weld catalyst glue I bought to put them on.
My first impression after taking them out of the wrapping and shipping stuff is that they are VERY well made. They are actually about twice the weight I expected them to be -- about 1/2 pound each. Very uniform in color, and the finish is superbly smooth!
1/2 pound each??? That sound like they will put a severe strain on the paddle mechanism. I switched to the the Shelby steering wheel. Doing that I got to see the switch of the paddles, they are great for what they do but aren't made to handle a 1/2 pound of metal hanging off them. I will wait to see how you and others do in the future.
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1/2 pound each??? That sound like they will put a severe strain on the paddle mechanism. I switched to the the Shelby steering wheel. Doing that I got to see the switch of the paddles, they are great for what they do but aren't made to handle a 1/2 pound of metal hanging off them. I will wait to see how you and others do in the future.
8 Ounces added to your shift paddles is not going to hurt anything, and I am probably high on my SWAG on what they weigh......the small box they came in, and some wrapping paper weighed 1.1 pounds, according to the shipping information.
You probably put 5 or more pounds of force on the paddles when you shift them firmly.
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Decided to test fit these, and they went on and fit so easily, I decided to go ahead and mix up the J B Weld glue and install them today.
I think that they look fantastic, as they match the interior extremely well (I don't think even the carbon fiber ones would look as good!).
You can easily see behind them (one of my worries in the OP), and it will be really nice to have these where I hold my hands a lot of the time -- especially when driving more aggressively.





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Well they look great...

I just hope they aren't as heavy as you originally thought. But time will tell. Have you tried driving with them yet? I was thinking they might be so large as to get in the way of gripping the wheel at some angles.. Inquiring minds want to know....
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I just hope they aren't as heavy as you originally thought. But time will tell. Have you tried driving with them yet? I was thinking they might be so large as to get in the way of gripping the wheel at some angles.. Inquiring minds want to know....
Plenty of room for your hands, unless maybe you play in the NBA.....As a matter of fact, hold your hands at 10 and 2, and these fall to hand just right for me. I really do think that they took clearance into mind in the design of these. As they fit behind the stock paddles. there is actually more clearance for these than the ones from Ford.
I have not, however, driven with them yet -- it's raining today.
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Looks good!

I wish the paddles were not attached to the wheel. While driving it can be frustrating trying to find the paddles. Maybe it's just me.
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Looks good!

I wish the paddles were not attached to the wheel. While driving it can be frustrating trying to find the paddles. Maybe it's just me.
I know what you mean, but having these sure makes the places on the wheel where you hands may be more available to the paddles!
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I know what you mean, but having these sure makes the places on the wheel where you hands may be more available to the paddles!
That's what I wanted to hear!!
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Here are the red ones installed.
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Here are the red ones installed.
That looks good on your car, especially with the red horse as well.
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Reminds me of this.Attachment 197019
And, what's wrong with THAT?
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And, what's wrong with THAT?

Nothing...it just reminds me of the jitterbug phone that was designed for older people. Those paddle shifters have massive plus and minus signs, I'm guessing for older folks that can't see as well. Same design concept as the jitter bug phone. Just reminds me of it, that's all.


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Nothing...it just reminds me of the jitterbug phone that was designed for older people. Those paddle shifters have massive plus and minus signs, I'm guessing for older folks that can't see as well. Same design concept as the jitter bug phone. Just reminds me of it, that's all.
Ummmmmm.......my response was meant to be an LOL, that's all.....and yes, the "+" and "-" signs are larger, but not THAT big.......
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Ummmmmm.......my response was meant to be an LOL, that's all.....and yes, the "+" and "-" signs are larger, but not THAT big.......

I know lol. I just wanted to post that pic. If I had an auto I would prob black out the plus and minus though.


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Your paddle extensions turned out real nice. No danger of them coming off even with big mits. JB weld should keep em on forever!
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Your paddle extensions turned out real nice. No danger of them coming off even with big mits. JB weld should keep em on forever!

Hey thanks......J B Weld seems like a highly recommended bonding agent. I went into the auto store intending to buy two sided tape, and he recommended the J B Weld. Kind of nice the way it comes in two parallel tubes, and you just squeeze it out and mix it up -- easy -- peasy..............It sets in mere minutes, and does seem permanent.
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I've to glue them in 😓 I dunno about that
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I've to glue them in 😓 I dunno about that
Most of the industrial strength catalyst glues (like J B Weld) now are many times stronger that any of the two sided auto tapes -- what would you have used to attach these?
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I just hate glue, I get it everywhere and not what I need it on. My luck I'd sneeze when trying to put one on and get glue all over the wheel. Then get mad
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I just hate glue, I get it everywhere and not what I need it on. My luck I'd sneeze when trying to put one on and get glue all over the wheel. Then get mad
I am the same with most glues...............but J B Weld comes out of the tubes VERY thick, and comes with a small wooden stick for stirring and application. It stays where you put it, trust me on that.
You'd really have to be trying in order to screw it up with this stuff.
That, and it dries completely clear.
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So it's like a putty consistency ? Not like super glue. How much where these bad boys ? I never update my phone so link just keeps loading won't ever pull up
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