M4 shifter paddles on an F90 M5

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  1. 25 Mar 2020 at 9:59 AM #1
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    So I did manage to get an M4 shift paddle (same paddle as used on loads of BMWs) to fit to my M5 and it works fine. Not especially elegant modifications are required and the paddle angle to your fingers is a little acute. So further investigations are required to refine the process but its likely to be way too much dicking around for most people.
    Anyway it looks OEM (and clicks the same unsurprisingly) and has no risk of poking you in the eye unlike some of the aftermarket options! ;)
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  2. 25 Mar 2020 at 10:16 AM #2
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    Looks fine mate and obviously OEM, unless you're a real geek like us - good effort!

    That said, from that photo, it doesn't look like you're gaining much at all.

    You know I'm pretty OEM, but the Paddleshifterz have made my driving a whole lot better and unless you stick your head through the wheel, your eyes are safe :D
     
  3. 26 Mar 2020 at 9:24 AM #3
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  4. 26 Mar 2020 at 9:27 AM #4
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    The OEM are a pain if you like to use paddles daily and don't drive with your hands at a quarter past three.
     
  5. 26 Mar 2020 at 9:31 AM #5
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    Oh and they look fit :D

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  6. 26 Mar 2020 at 9:38 AM #6
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    I think they are aesthetically more pleasing than oem.
    Not a massive fan of the current aftermarket options...they are just too long for my taste.
     
  7. 26 Mar 2020 at 10:54 AM #7
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    I guess the ones on the F10 are better then hahaha
     
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  8. 26 Mar 2020 at 10:57 AM #8
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    But I can stay in auto and still beat you :D
     
  9. 26 Mar 2020 at 11:04 AM #9
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  10. 26 Mar 2020 at 11:17 AM #10
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    When everything settles down we should all arrange a meet, I think a good drive would do us all good
     
  11. 26 Mar 2020 at 11:48 AM #11
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    Is there something other than auto? I tried them to make sure they worked. Once. I have to change gear in the Mini, I am not going to do it when I dont need to, surely ;)
     
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  12. 27 Mar 2020 at 10:37 AM #12
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    Conversely, I am quite the opposite, I didn’t even know the M5 had an auto mode :D
     
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  13. 27 Mar 2020 at 10:50 AM #13
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    After 18 years :eek: of M3/4/5 cars with smg/dct/auto I just instinctively (subconsciously?) use the paddles.
    If I try to use auto it only lasts a minute or so before switching back to manual without thinking.
     
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  14. 27 Mar 2020 at 11:26 AM #14
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    Good man. I've also never had mine sideways on the public highway!
     
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  15. 27 Mar 2020 at 6:01 PM #15
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    Now that was lairy, I have to admit :D
     

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