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    Senior Member Stupid_Kid's Avatar
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    Paddle Shifter

    Does any one think it is possible to get paddle shifting in our cars?

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    Tom

    (sorry so short i m in a hurry)

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    Re:Paddle Shifter

    That is always a big conversation on Pennocks. There are those who say it can be done and use a lot of technical words to prove how.. I don't understand it personally...

    Try a search over there and see what you come up with...
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    Re:Paddle Shifter

    Quote Originally Posted by Stupid_Kid
    Does any one think it is possible to get paddle shifting in our cars?

    Thanks,
    Tom

    (sorry so short i m in a hurry)
    HEHEHE! How much money have you got to spend??? You could do it, but you'd better have a 'custom' wallet!javascript:replaceText(' ')
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    Re:Paddle Shifter

    Well i didn't know how much it would cost. I don't know how it works. I guess i will have to look it up later on tonight.

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    Tom

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    Re:Paddle Shifter

    I can't see it being a huge deal to add a paddle shifter to the fiero. If I had the $$$ and time, I'd do it. You could get the engine and trany out of a new Grand Prix with the paddle style shifter and install it into the fiero using most of the GP hardware. It would cost more because it's a 2004 car and kinda rare to find a wrecked one.

    Now, if you were going with another engine config. that would make it harder, but the 3800SC is choice for a 355 replica in my book. Better gas milage, lower ins., sounds more like the real thing. When I first started looking at replica 355s I saw a bunch with the V-6s and wondered.....why would you build a car like that and only install a V-6. But I've seen the advantages to the V-6 and like them. I had a LT1 engine I could have installed in my kit but sold it recently with the plan of going the v-6 route.

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    Re:Paddle Shifter

    I think the 3.4TDC is closer to the sound of the real one... That's why I chose it.. Plus, I love the look of it.
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    Re:Paddle Shifter

    Quote Originally Posted by Songman
    I think the 3.4TDC is closer to the sound of the real one... That's why I chose it.. Plus, I love the look of it.
    That's true I think it is too, I just think the 3.4 would need more work (and in turn more $$$) than a 3800SC to get to 300HP. I could be wrong, I haven't looked into increasing the HP of the 3.4 because I'm not at the point ($$$) of doing an engine swap. If I could get a reliable 3.4 to 300HP for the same price I would consider it. I really like the sound of DKOV's 3.4!

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    Re:Paddle Shifter

    What in the heck is a paddle shifter? :-\

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    Re:Paddle Shifter

    Quote Originally Posted by BondoBob
    What in the heck is a paddle shifter? :-\
    It's where you have two paddles attached to the back side of the steering wheel. One controls the up-shift and one controls the down-shift. No clutch just a small stick in the center console to control putting it in drive reverse, and nutral. It's like the new tiptronic shifters a lot of car manufactures are using on on the steering wheel rather then center console. A lot (or all) of Formula 1 cars use this type of shifters. Ferrari uses paddle shifters for the F1 355s.

    Here are some pics:

    notice the paddles on the sides behind the steering wheel.


    notice in the center console where the shifter should be.

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    expensive is an understatement. the paddle shifter assembly
    from the new mr2 is $9800!!!!!!!!!!! thats $4k less than whole
    1999 used mr2s... nuts!
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