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horizon670 05-03-2012 09:07 PM

New Aluminum Paddle Shifters coming Soon
 
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The Paddles are in Stock and ready for Shipment ! The Introductory price is $99 + $5.95 Shipping.

Order your set today ! Limited Quantities !


Hello everyone

This idea came up after test driving a Maserati Gran Turismo that had nice designed Paddle Shifters and thought "Why not have something like this for my 2010 Camaro ?"

I wanted them to be:
  1. High Quality
  2. OEM Feel
  3. Perfect size
  4. Easy to install and remove
  5. Reasonably priced
  6. Most important is to add more fun to the driving
Today, the Paddles are finalized, I have being testing them for the past 3 weeks and all I can say is that I am very pleased with the result and would love to share this with all members of this forum.

After so much time developing , redesigning, trying different shapes... The Paddles made the car more fun to drive, easier to reach the Paddles than those hidden buttons especially when making turns...

The paddles fit perfectly the existing mechanism and require almost the same pressure to activate as existing buttons.

With a simple flat screw driver, you pop-out the existing buttons and place the Paddles in it's place, it only takes 5 seconds. No need to dismantle anything or hard to reach screws....

The Paddles position allows you to hold the steering wheel without interfering with the Paddles when cruising or not needing to Down or Up-shift. They are at the same time very easy to reach when needed.

All questions are welcome , we also need your opinion.


We've already sold more than 300 sets ! Not one single unhappy customer !
Follow this thread for all the reviews and comments !

Order yours today!


Ahmed
Vitesse Motorsports

horizon670 05-03-2012 09:33 PM

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2012 / 13 and ZL1 Paddle Shifters

The Introductory price is $99 for the pair.

Order your set today !

Superfly1 05-03-2012 09:33 PM

I like these more than other offerings in the past. I would be interested at that price...

Dizzy82 05-03-2012 10:03 PM

Looks good, definitely interested in a cheaper alternative to the Hurst paddle-shifters.

y2k king 05-03-2012 10:09 PM

i'm happy with the hurst.:thumbsup:

unccescape 05-03-2012 10:25 PM

Subscribed

CyberDan 05-03-2012 11:36 PM

I'm liking it... Easy instal it seems... But how's the feel? Rigid? Soft? Cheap?

REDXIIIDave 05-04-2012 04:38 AM

I asked this question earlier, but somehow it got deleted. Since the buttons pop off easily, what's to keep the aluminum paddles from popping off? I'd hate to be using them and have one come off into my lap.

Xedes 05-04-2012 04:55 AM

I'm in at $90. Definitely the best design I've seen. Thanks for the PM


Oh, on the other thread you asked for opinions on the symbols. I like the "+" & "- " best.

horizon670 05-04-2012 05:22 AM

Yes, the previous thread got deleted because I had to sign up for a Sponsor account so now we can talk pricing.... That's why your previous answers got deleted. Sorry for that.

The feel of the Paddles is strong, they are Aluminum, no plastic or parts that can flex, that's why I like it. You also get a good feedback when the Paddle is activated. Because of the design, the Paddles are not traveling if I can say twice what the previous buttons used to so you get

The aluminum is brushed and very pleasant to the touch.

Yes, we are thinking to replace the + / - with UP / DOWN since they are already on the Steering , I am sure everyone here will have different opinion.

Here is a video that will show how easy they install and also how they move when activated.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lO86hFH690s

MMC 05-04-2012 07:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Superfly1 (Post 4908595)
I like these more than other offerings in the past. I would be interested at that price...

+1 :chevy:

subzero05 05-04-2012 08:59 AM

just stick with the Hurst. same concept

Xedes 05-04-2012 09:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by subzero05 (Post 4910243)
just stick with the Hurst. same concept

At 3x's the price???? No thanks!

joey0480 05-04-2012 09:08 AM

I might be in in these if they are sub 100.

KBruno 05-04-2012 10:22 AM

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Originally Posted by subzero05 (Post 4910243)
just stick with the Hurst. same concept

Same concept, yes... but this a far more elegant solution. So simple I'm surprised Hurst didn't do something similar in the first place instead of the goofy big paddles with clearance issues on an overly flexy framework that in my case ended up running out of adjustment and had to be removed.

Dtrimpi87 05-04-2012 10:52 AM

I'm in for a pair.

Sent from the rocket in my pocket, my all powerful DROID BIONIC.

horizon670 05-04-2012 11:05 AM

Yes the selling price will be around $90 for the pair

We are hoping to get a High volume of sales so that we can keep this low price.

I cant comment on other Competitor's products, haven't tried them but all I can say is that I'm very happy with the Quality / Look and Feel of these Paddles, especially at this price.

NewDivide 05-04-2012 01:11 PM

I'd be in for these, but I would love some more detail on how they are held on? Seems they could pop off just like the stock buttons???

kenkartasasmita 05-04-2012 01:26 PM

i got a question how big is it compare to hurst paddle the black derrin (the smaller one, not the jagan style)

horizon670 05-04-2012 03:07 PM

They wont come off even if you tried to pull hard, you need a flat screw driver to push either of the hinges away from the plastic surrounding. I tried it myself . The hinges are in aluminum so they are even stronger than the original plastic ones on the existing buttons.

They are exactly 145mm (5.74 inches)

Camarowguy 05-04-2012 04:47 PM

These look way higher quality than the hurst for less money. Win-win if you ask me

kenkartasasmita 05-04-2012 04:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Camarowguy (Post 4912709)
These look way higher quality than the hurst for less money. Win-win if you ask me

gotta agree with u. hurst somehow kinda a bit expensive.

Cam2011 05-04-2012 07:15 PM

Are these available yet?

horizon670 05-04-2012 09:01 PM

I've just updated some threads, the Paddles were shipped already to more than 100 orders so far ! All customers happy

Order your set today!

kenkartasasmita 05-04-2012 10:00 PM

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Originally Posted by horizon670 (Post 4913853)
They are not available yet.

Production should start as soon as we feel there is some potential. It will depend on how many members are interested. 15 members are Interested so far, 85 more needed.

Anyone Interested, please don't forget to vote on this poll.

A minimum of 100 pairs then we'll have them ready within a week or 2.

why dont put on the list of ppl who's willing to buy this so u can start making it.


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