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Has anyone retroffited paddle shifters to a pre LCI E60?

Old 11-05-2007, 09:09 AM
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I have to believe its easier than you'd think. Its just an electrical signal, same as the shift lever, no? I wonder if you need a new wheel though? That could get expensive.

I just got my wife a 335xi with the sport auto and I could drive that car with the paddles 24/7. Its great! My 550 is steptronic but pre-LCI. I wonder if paddles can be added?

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Old 11-05-2007, 10:30 AM
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Yes. It can be added. If you're interested in the kit, please let me know.
If you have sport package with round airbag, you need to buy SMG wheel, paddles, and my kit.
If you have hexagonal airbag, you need to buy SMG wheel, paddles, airbag and my kit. Lots of members on this forum have gotten the kit.
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Old 11-05-2007, 01:19 PM
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I got the Shift paddles retrofitted with the kit from Fred aka My530i and I LOVE IT!!!!!!
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Old 11-06-2007, 07:54 PM
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I got the M5 shift knob from Fred, it is really good.

Fred, do you have any plan selling for smg shift kit(steering wheel and paddles) in group buy?
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Old 11-06-2007, 08:11 PM
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what would be the cost to retrofit paddles to a basic 528i?

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Old 11-06-2007, 08:27 PM
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I got the kit from my530i (Fred), let me tell you... It is a freakin blast to drive with the paddle shifters and the look on my BMW SA face is priceless
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Old 11-07-2007, 07:32 AM
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The paddle shifters are great with the Pre LCI Step Transmission. Fred's kit make it very easy to install.
PM for all the required parts for either the SMG paddles or the M5 paddles. Fred offers both kits.
Have fun.
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Old 11-07-2007, 06:07 PM
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I can vouch for Fred's kit as well. It works great!! I have it in my 2006 550i.
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Old 11-07-2007, 06:19 PM
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I've said it before ... Fred and his electrical expertise =
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go for it man, my530i is a genius guy in here.his kit is very easy to install. what is your steering wheel??? round airbag or hexagon airbag. if you want to add the paddle with the exist steering wheel please let me know. i may know to help you here.
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