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      01-12-2012, 04:44 AM   #1
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M3 style shift paddles on z4

Hi All, im about to become an owner of a Z4 35i and im wondering if its possible to fit the M3 style of shift paddles? You use your fingers rather than your thumb as is the case on the Z4.

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      01-12-2012, 10:25 AM   #2
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Hi All, im about to become an owner of a Z4 35i and im wondering if its possible to fit the M3 style of shift paddles? You use your fingers rather than your thumb as is the case on the Z4.

Thanks in advance!
M.Y. 2012 comes with them.

So, they will be available soon as OEM part for retrofitting.

It is not cheap (350-400$) but a pull-pull system is way better than a push-pull...

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      01-12-2012, 09:54 PM   #3
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Will the M3 shifter pedal fit our Z4 35i ??if yes what is the part# plz.
I am talking more about the pedal itself rather the mechanism (of pull-down VS pull-pull)
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      01-13-2012, 12:47 AM   #4
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M.Y. 2012 comes with them.

So, they will be available soon as OEM part for retrofitting.

It is not cheap (350-400$) but a pull-pull system is a way better than a push-pull...
Indeed.
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      01-19-2012, 04:28 AM   #5
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Nice! so the push pull system is discontinued for '12?
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      01-19-2012, 07:05 PM   #6
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Nice! so the push pull system is discontinued for '12?
Yep
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      01-19-2012, 09:09 PM   #7
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That looks very interesting! On a side note regarding shifting in manual mode on the DCT, do you find that the car automatically upshifts for you when you hit around 5500-6000rpm? I have never been able to hit more than 6000rpm.
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      01-20-2012, 09:09 AM   #8
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That looks very interesting! On a side note regarding shifting in manual mode on the DCT, do you find that the car automatically upshifts for you when you hit around 5500-6000rpm? I have never been able to hit more than 6000rpm.
It sounds strange.

I always use the car in manual mode (except in the FULL FULL rush hour) and i'm able to hit 7000 RPM, without problems.

Probably it is useless, since power delivery drops after 6000 RPM, but if i want to insist, the car does NOT shift for me @ 5500-6000 when in manual mode. Never.

Check the display. Real manual mode is "M"; M1, M2, etc... Do not confund with "sport mode", labeled by "S", S1, S2, etc...
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It is probably shifting near 6k for you when you're in Normal/Manual and not in Sport/Manual or Sport+/Manual. A nice feature of the JB4 tuner is setting the Shift Lights at your choice of 100 rpm increments between 6k and 7k rpm. The 2 green turn signals in the instrument cluster flash!
True, 6-6100 rpm results in the fastest acceleration.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=fBv40XoMFnw
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      01-25-2012, 06:11 AM   #10
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thanks all, waiting for this to come to oz!!!
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Hope its available here soon, I tend to shift up a lot
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      02-06-2012, 06:50 AM   #12
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M.Y. 2012 comes with them.

So, they will be available soon as OEM part for retrofitting.

It is not cheap (350-400$) but a pull-pull system is a way better than a push-pull...
Indeed.
Hi,
Did anyone successfully retrofit the new shifters from the 2012 models to the older ones.
I've glanced through and noticed they are physically similar but not sure about the wiring.
Anyone?
Cheers!
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      02-06-2012, 04:25 PM   #13
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Hi,
Did anyone successfully retrofit the new shifters from the 2012 models to the older ones.
I've glanced through and noticed they are physically similar but not sure about the wiring.
Anyone?
Cheers!
Good, good question... I'm interested too.

But i guess no answers, til trying...
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We have a set coming that we are going to install soon.
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Let us know how it works out and where we can get a set
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      02-07-2012, 01:16 AM   #16
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We have a set coming that we are going to install soon.
Hi Roman,
Could you provide the part number of the set you ordered?
I couldn't find any info on that part. I would like to buy a set and try out myself.
Thank you.
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      02-23-2012, 07:33 PM   #17
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We have a set coming that we are going to install soon.
Any news? Thanks!
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We have a set coming that we are going to install soon.
Any news? Thanks!
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      03-04-2012, 04:43 PM   #20
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Well, I can tell you this.

Using E90x steering paddles will NOT work. They simply do not fit on the factory Z4 DCT steering wheel. (my car is a 2010 35i)

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      03-04-2012, 08:19 PM   #21
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Are they stationary or do they move w/ the wheel?
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      03-04-2012, 11:07 PM   #22
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Well, I can tell you this.

Using E90x steering paddles will NOT work. They simply do not fit on the factory Z4 DCT steering wheel. (my car is a 2010 35i)

These look like the oem M3 paddles. I'm sure they wouldn't fit.
As for the LCI style shifters, I was told by BMW that we would have to change the steering wheel as well since they are sold as a set, paddles and steering wheel.
It is outrageous.
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