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      09-18-2010, 12:15 PM   #45
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      09-18-2010, 04:47 PM   #46
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      09-18-2010, 05:27 PM   #47
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Oh no, not this debate again....
...Let's say next year BMW comes up with a steering system that drives the corners for you. It always uses the optimal speed and driving line making you look like a driving god. You don't get a steering wheel, just paddles for left and right. It's easier, faster, and you lose less speed in corners. What's not to like? You'd be a luddite to still want a steering wheel, right? Or would you miss the control? The feeling that it's you who's driving the car?

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Ask a Eurofighter pilot whether they prefer the fly by wire (where they send intentions and the plane computes what it needs to do to comply) against the best direct control fighter, and they will go for the high tech every time...
Its just some people really like high tech and what it can achieve. Doesn't make you (or them) wrong though.

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Have you tried upshifting from the back side using the middle and ring fingers? With my hands at 9 and 3, my thumb easily hits the downshift and my middle and ring finger hit the lower part of the upshift. I don't fell any clunkiness or sloppiness to the paddles. The only time I ever shift with the stick is the 1-2 shift when I'm leaving a light, especially when turning.
THanks Richard - Yeah I do notice a better action of the paddles if you press at their lowest point, not perfect but better than the looseness you see pressing high on the paddle. Pity that I was taught about 10 & 2, not 9 & 3. Old habits die hard...
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      09-18-2010, 06:24 PM   #48
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Rolf, Calgary and Toronto fight, that's what we do.....East vs West, but we become allies when someone tries to throw bugs in our toys.....

just going a little off track on this thread, better quit now
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I can only add I loved my SMG on my M3 (2002) now I love my DCT even more. I just wish my M3 shifters were on my Z4 steering wheel

I will get used to the Z4 shifters as time passes
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I can only add I loved my SMG on my M3 (2002) now I love my DCT even more. I just wish my M3 shifters were on my Z4 steering wheel

I will get used to the Z4 shifters as time passes
didnt like them at first, now I actually prefer them the way they are.
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