How To Install Paddle Shifters ($225 vs $25 DSG Paddle Shifter Extensions)
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September 5, 2019 at 9:21 am #75471adminKeymaster
VW Paddle Shifter Tutorial. In this video I will show you how to install paddle shifters on MK7.5 Golf R. This can apply to many other cars. We are replacing the …September 5, 2019 at 9:21 am #75472HumbleMechanic
I was rather surprised which ones I liked better. Now who wants to buy some paddle shifter extensions? LOLSeptember 5, 2019 at 9:21 am #75473andrew1977au
gloss ones look like billet alloy, the matt ones look like cast alloy and would be weaker. the lines on the back indicate a 10% difference in design defeating pattern designSeptember 5, 2019 at 9:21 am #75474uppstyraren
R&D… Lol. Just some designwork, no research needed to make that.September 5, 2019 at 9:21 am #75475Psykotic
16 USD on AliExpressSeptember 5, 2019 at 9:21 am #75476zachariah liles
I may be wrong, but it appears the cheaper ones look like they were cast and the more expensive ones were machined from billet. They should function exactly the same as long as the cast ones were done well.September 5, 2019 at 9:21 am #75477IIGrayfoxII
If the expensive one had the R&D put into it.
Why does it wobble?
even accounting for the coatings, this is apart of the R&D cycle.September 5, 2019 at 9:21 am #75478Ivan Elizarov
The glue-on shifters shown in the video are for Mk6 paddles. I've used exactly the same ones for some time, but got rid of them because they were offset too far towards the dashboard. So, while downshifting in turns, my hand inavoidably interfered with a turn signal lever. "Shift, blink, turn – choose two" – that's not an ideal combo for daily driving.September 5, 2019 at 9:21 am #75479Offbeat Motors
Just goes to show, the more expensive option isn't always the best quality. Plus, I like the look of the flat black as well.September 5, 2019 at 9:21 am #75480Rocket Kid
$25 look way better.September 5, 2019 at 9:21 am #75481sevenhornets
Had multiple GTI's never used the paddles. Gimmick feature to wow the clueless.September 5, 2019 at 9:21 am #75482Andrew
You said that you want to paint them. This is what you do. Paint them same color as your car. But you take the paint code from your car and paint then the exact same color.September 5, 2019 at 9:21 am #75483Andrew
Both seem like factory.September 5, 2019 at 9:21 am #75484pebjr
Finally an upgrade I can afford… 🙂September 5, 2019 at 9:21 am #75485Dylan Lewis
I'm surprised more manufacturers don't put more effort into paddle shifter design and quality on performance vehicles. That's one thing Alfa got right on the Giulias equipped with paddles. The OEM aluminum paddles look and feel amazing. Also, $250 for those paddles is ridiculous. Even if it's entirely manufactured in the U.S. it shouldn't be anywhere near that price. For $240 I bought an entire coolant reroute kit that was CNC machined and anodized in the U.S.September 5, 2019 at 9:21 am #75486MK6Sticks
Anyone else notice the CEL photoshopped into the thumbnail? Lol!September 5, 2019 at 9:21 am #75487DmbWorks
what was the time difference between the cars with you driving? and whats your opinion on paddle shifters, attached to the wheel and rotate with the wheel or stationary and attached to the column itself. I realize you didn't have a choice with this car but some cars are one way and some are the other.September 5, 2019 at 9:21 am #75488AntiSocialFB
I have an audi a3. I bought 20$ ebay stick on shifters 3 years ago. Never came unstuck, never had an issue, they dont wiggle or anything. Paying 200+$ for a stupid paddle shifter is just ridiculous when the cheap ones work exactly the same if you stick them on carefullySeptember 5, 2019 at 9:21 am #75489TubesWidener
Just bought a new Passat 2018 1.4TSI 7-speed Automatic. it has no paddle shifters, Can I install paddle shifters for it? Do I have to change my steering wheel?
The car is made in GermanySeptember 5, 2019 at 9:21 am #75490TubesWidener
Enjoy!September 5, 2019 at 9:21 am #75491motoray69
The cheaper one is probably cast and probably more likely to fatigue.September 5, 2019 at 9:21 am #75492Trevor PhillipsSeptember 5, 2019 at 9:21 am #75493The Dutch Texan
Would these fit on a Passat GT? Asking for a friend…September 5, 2019 at 9:21 am #75494Keith Doran
You got the wrong onesSeptember 5, 2019 at 9:21 am #75495That Ebutuoy Guy
The cheaper one looks better. For $200 I'd expect titanium. LOL.September 5, 2019 at 9:21 am #75496xe việt thợ việt
What is thisSeptember 5, 2019 at 9:21 am #75497Chris Fazal
you wouldn't have this problem if you bought an electric car… 😁September 5, 2019 at 9:21 am #75498That Generic Canadian
Did the left, less expensive paddle fit as nicely as the right side one?September 5, 2019 at 9:21 am #75499Tony G.
Buy the chippest paddle and some new bushs for the r32 with the rest of moneySeptember 5, 2019 at 9:21 am #75500Waasi Khan
Hi Charles, Love the Video and all your work! Made me more confident working on VW cars. I have a Mk5 GTI and was wondering if the installation process is the same as you had shown? Thank you.September 5, 2019 at 9:21 am #75501Captain 345
The expensive ones look cheaper.September 5, 2019 at 9:21 am #75502Mario DR
Does this work on the S3 aswell?September 5, 2019 at 9:21 am #75503joe laurieri
The cheaper paddles appear to be cast while the expensive ones are machinedSeptember 5, 2019 at 9:21 am #75504Takeo Mack
Very impressive video friend!! 👍September 5, 2019 at 9:21 am #75505George Kartvelishvili
I'm 99% sure they came from the same factory. Both are made in China by factory we'll call X. The cheap ones were ordered in bulk from X by some company A that sells them on ebay. The second was ordered by some company B to be made to higher standards and the X just polished it (removing some metal, hence wiggle) and painted it gloss. Afterwards the B decided that their paddle shifters are the best on the market and require a hefty premium. Also since they're more expensive it means less customers, so smaller orders, so more expensive, you get the feedback loop. In the end B ends up charging a lot more than A for a product that's marginally better. That's how those things happen.September 5, 2019 at 9:21 am #75506Spinnetti
Very useful info, thanks. Wish those fit the 8V S3!September 5, 2019 at 9:21 am #75507Garage 17
Just before the end of the video I was thinking, "I'm amazed he hasn't made race-car noises going through the gears"
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