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Paddles shifters for 996 tip


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Thanks. I checked them out. Seems they offer a steering wheel with buttons.

I should have been more specific:

Does any after market company offer a means of replacing the Tip buttons with under wheel paddles?

Thanks.

No - I did understand you. They offer it with paddle shifters.

contact them. It's around $1500 or so

http://www.carnewal-usa.com/cpx_p052.htm

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Roadsession,

Many thanks. I am very interested in this as often I involuntarily hit the tip buttons while taking curves.

I would do this too, but I hate the look. I wish it had a Porsche crest on the airbag.

BUT if I tracked this car - yes definitely would do it

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Surly this would be a simple mod for Tips that already have the horrible wheel buttons?.

Would we not just need to add paddles with switches to the rear of the wheel - & + .

And then Connect them in parallel to the existing buttons?.

Even with can bus I'm sure this would work, I have seen it done with many other makes of car I think the problem is not many people pull there Porsche apart.

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Well according to the answers that Gert at Carnewal gave me, a hub is necessary and it comes with the needed parts to connect the switches.He says that the install is easy and the kit comes with instructions.

The paddles are attached to the wheels and move along with it.

2 wheels are offered: 1 all black and one silver and black at 960 and 995 euros respectively.

2 hubs are also offered: a black one( I assume vinyl) at 110 euros and a leather one at 140 euros

with shipping I figure more or less USD 1500.00

The only question left is whether the wheel rake adjustment would still work.

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Surly this would be a simple mod for Tips that already have the horrible wheel buttons?.

Would we not just need to add paddles with switches to the rear of the wheel - & + .

And then Connect them in parallel to the existing buttons?.

Even with can bus I'm sure this would work, I have seen it done with many other makes of car I think the problem is not many people pull there Porsche apart.

No - many many people are very comfortable putting their Porsche's apart.

If you believe you can make a clean, well functioning paddle shifter kit that can be retrofitted to existing steering wheel - I highly recommend you create and market one - I'm sure many people will buy it.

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Surly this would be a simple mod for Tips that already have the horrible wheel buttons?.

Would we not just need to add paddles with switches to the rear of the wheel - & + .

And then Connect them in parallel to the existing buttons?.

Even with can bus I'm sure this would work, I have seen it done with many other makes of car I think the problem is not many people pull there Porsche apart.

No - many many people are very comfortable putting their Porsche's apart.

If you believe you can make a clean, well functioning paddle shifter kit that can be retrofitted to existing steering wheel - I highly recommend you create and market one - I'm sure many people will buy it.

Compared to other Brands of vehicle "No way" you only have to look at the forums for proof of that.

But it makes sense. you see more Honda civics on the road than you do 911's I'm sure you would agree.

As for Manufacturing my own Paddle shift, I have no interest in doing so. but I fail to see why those switches could not be jumped off in parallel to add some paddles.

No way Should someone charge £1500 for that. If there was no Tip and interface boxes etc were involved that's different.

but that price is brand hiking.

And if there were a Can bus issue I'm sure a few resistors would sort it.

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I kinda sorta agree with you especially when you think that this is a regular mod for Tip BMW's.

However take into consideration that the wheel offered by Carnewal already comes with an airbag and the rest of the trimmings, USD1500.00

while not cheap is not exhorbitant IMO. ( I have no ties to Carnewal).

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Hello,

I would like to see something like the new PDK paddle shifter (the current factory offering) for my 99 C-4 Tip.

Maybe a way to fit that entire steering wheel with the paddles and air bag.

As it is: I have rarely used my steering wheel switches, they are uncomfortable to use for me, but I think the new paddles would be more ergo and useable.

Page 15 of the November issue of Excellence has a picture of what I would like for my car.

Ideas???

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I know its been discussed here before, And I could not be leave people said they liked the buttons ???.

There Awful.

The idea of steering wheel shift is speed & not having to move your hands off the wheel.

If you hold the wheel at 10 to 2 the buttons are below your wrists and nowhere near your thumbs.

I don't understand what sort of person designs a sports wheel on a sports car so bad.

Must have been the same idiot that built the bearings and plastic parts on our cars.

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I know its been discussed here before, And I could not be leave people said they liked the buttons ???.

There Awful.

The idea of steering wheel shift is speed & not having to move your hands off the wheel.

If you hold the wheel at 10 to 2 the buttons are below your wrists and nowhere near your thumbs.

I don't understand what sort of person designs a sports wheel on a sports car so bad.

Must have been the same idiot that built the bearings and plastic parts on our cars.

If you really want to race with a 996 on a track - get a manual.

Tiptronic is a convenience.

PDK is convenience plus race.

PS: It's "Believe" and "They're"

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I know its been discussed here before, And I could not be leave people said they liked the buttons ???.

There Awful.

The idea of steering wheel shift is speed & not having to move your hands off the wheel.

If you hold the wheel at 10 to 2 the buttons are below your wrists and nowhere near your thumbs.

I don't understand what sort of person designs a sports wheel on a sports car so bad.

Must have been the same idiot that built the bearings and plastic parts on our cars.

If you really want to race with a 996 on a track - get a manual.

Tiptronic is a convenience.

PDK is convenience plus race.

PS: It's "Believe" and "They're"

I don't track my car, but I still expect Porsche to know how to make a Tip.

PS: thanks for the typo's

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