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I was wondering of there was a option to have padle shifts by the steering wheel instead of having to go up and down with the shifter for the GT.<br>Anyone ?
 

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The shifter should have 3 contact points. Upshift, Neutral and Downshift. You can tap into them and install your own paddles/buttons/whatever on the back of the steering wheel.<br>
 

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I would love that! Is there a paddle Kit that anyone makes? I am surprised nobody has done this yet?
 

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There was a BMW club magazine that had a set of paddle shifters made out of CF someone was making and sell, but I haven't seen the ad for a while now.<br>That would of been a good start.<br>Maybe someone with back issues could look.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>zigger</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I would love that! Is there a paddle Kit that anyone makes? I am surprised nobody has done this yet?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>If you look closely, you can use your "Geartronic" to manually shift gears up or down. You have 6 gears to choose from.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>"R" Kelly</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">If you look closely, you can use your "Geartronic" to manually shift gears up or down. You have 6 gears to choose from.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>LOL <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Hey Zig, Kelly is taking some wonderfull pills for his recent surgery. I think, <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> he thinks he is being serious.
 

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The GT +/- uses Hall Effect devices... you need to tap into that and mimic that +/- level. Similar Hall Effect devices could be implemented on the steering column.<p>This is not a learn as you go DIY job though..........
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Our R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">There was a BMW club magazine...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I've got <b>a lot</b> of old Roundels (although I've recently started clearing some of them out at my wife's request). Any idea when it was published? I've got a MT but I'd be happy to provide the info if I can find it or have it.<p>-Eric
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>adamrs80</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I think it would be difficult to make it look nice and factory, although technically it sounds pretty feasible. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>That's why I reccomended buttons. Something that would fit behind the spoke and and be big enough to press when you wanted to shift. <br>
 

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Re: Is there a way To Make or ADD paddle shifts on a GT R (zigger)

I want my 4C controls on the steering wheel too <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Is there a way To Make or ADD paddle shifts on a GT R (frankhoffy)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>frankhoffy</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I want my 4C controls on the steering wheel too <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>If you have the will, you will find a way <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><br>
 

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Re: Is there a way To Make or ADD paddle shifts on a GT R (zigger)

I wouldnt try it.<br>In order to do this you would have to run thru the SWM via the Contact Reel(SRS area) in order to access the GSM. Not highly recommended, by me anyway. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>854T5</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I wouldnt try it.<br>In order to do this you would have to run thru the SWM via the Contact Reel(SRS area) in order to access the GSM. Not highly recommended, by me anyway. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>SOS!<p>What if you mounted paddles on the steering column so they were fixed?<p>I like that style anyway - that way you always know where the paddles are, instead of being all crossed up when steering. <p>I really like this idea....and yes, I know the GT is only a foot away from the wheel.
 

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Re: Is there a way To Make or ADD paddle shifts on a GT R (needsdecaf)

Steering wheel ... How many turns lock-to-lock? ... Have to wrap this wire around there that many times ... Tape it gud so it don' come loose ...
 
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