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Offline kmpowell

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Replacement DSG Paddle shifters?
« on: 12 March 2019, 13:50 »
Looking to replace my DSG paddles with some that are easier to use when pushing on. I'm not looking for stick-ons, but full replacements that are put in with the pin. I really like the look of the S2T rounded paddles...




... but are there any others out there I should consider? What have you got?

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Re: Replacement DSG Paddle shifters?
« Reply #1 on: 12 March 2019, 13:58 »
These are worth considering - https://www.racingline.com/vwr49g700

You can get these, unbranded, cheaper though! I keep thinking about some...
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Re: Replacement DSG Paddle shifters?
« Reply #2 on: 12 March 2019, 14:42 »
The S2T look fantastic and get rave reviews but I decided to go for the unbranded (well mine say Carparts) Racingline ones Jim has mentioned below. They took a bit of time to arrive as they came from China but they were about £60 (and it looks like they're even less than £30 now!).

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/For-VW-GOLF-GTI-R-GTD-GTE-MK7-7-POLO-GTI-Scirocco-2014-2019-Metal-Car/32972589278.html?spm=2114.10010108.1000014.2.35eb3aa6q4HHEV&gps-id=pcDetailBottomMoreOtherSeller&scm=1007.13338.112237.000000000000000&scm_id=1007.13338.112237.000000000000000&scm-url=1007.13338.112237.000000000000000&pvid=05c717e1-f8ee-403c-95ca-9033727befd3

You can see them on my car here...



As an alternative to the fuller S2T paddle, Scanesare has some for sale on here... http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=284834.0
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Re: Replacement DSG Paddle shifters?
« Reply #3 on: 12 March 2019, 15:09 »
The S2T look fantastic and get rave reviews but I decided to go for the unbranded (well mine say Carparts) Racingline ones Jim has mentioned below. They took a bit of time to arrive as they came from China but they were about £60 (and it looks like they're even less than £30 now!).

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/For-VW-GOLF-GTI-R-GTD-GTE-MK7-7-POLO-GTI-Scirocco-2014-2019-Metal-Car/32972589278.html?spm=2114.10010108.1000014.2.35eb3aa6q4HHEV&gps-id=pcDetailBottomMoreOtherSeller&scm=1007.13338.112237.000000000000000&scm_id=1007.13338.112237.000000000000000&scm-url=1007.13338.112237.000000000000000&pvid=05c717e1-f8ee-403c-95ca-9033727befd3

You can see them on my car here...



As an alternative to the fuller S2T paddle, Scanesare has some for sale on here... http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=284834.0

I got some of those Jogon shifters for my Polo GTI+ the other week.

The build quality is superb, why anyone would want to pay £192 for the alternative is beyond me. Mine cost £42 and were delivered in 8 days from China.

I went for the unpainted aluminium- mildly wish I went for flat black. In practice, they're no easier to use than the stock one - all paddles are awkward to use at half steering lock.

« Last Edit: 12 March 2019, 15:11 by monkeyhanger »
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Re: Replacement DSG Paddle shifters?
« Reply #4 on: 12 March 2019, 18:44 »
I’ve been looking myself today, there’s some utter rubbish out there but some really nice ones albeit pricey. I’m sure there are some on the parts for sale section for about £30 if still available.
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Re: Replacement DSG Paddle shifters?
« Reply #5 on: 12 March 2019, 19:12 »
S2Ts are pricy but so well designed and engineered, they fit and feel just perfectly part of the car.  A joy to use.  I went for the B3 design.  After a pedal box, the best addition to the car.  Never once have I regretted parting with the money.

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Re: Replacement DSG Paddle shifters?
« Reply #6 on: 12 March 2019, 19:23 »
Just to add, whichever set you do go for, Booth11's instructions in the link above were fantastic to follow
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Re: Replacement DSG Paddle shifters?
« Reply #7 on: 13 March 2019, 10:43 »
Thanks all - looking for something OEM looking, which is why the S2T's appealed. I think I might go for those unless something else crops up in the next few days of random surfing.

@NewbieGTIP - I agree, there's some absolute dross out there, it seems to be slim pickings.

@Rebecca - great post, thanks, I thought it would be harder to do than that, great news!  :cool:
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Re: Replacement DSG Paddle shifters?
« Reply #8 on: 13 March 2019, 13:52 »
I rather like the T Carbon paddle shift extensions, stick on however
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Re: Replacement DSG Paddle shifters?
« Reply #9 on: 13 March 2019, 18:18 »
Love my S2T.
I bought a 30k golf.. so why would I skimp on cheap sh!t?

Seriously, they are like OEM+
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