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Old 02-10-2016, 11:58 PM
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I have a set of 63 paddles I never put on my 55 before being totaled. New in the box paid about $110 or so. Sell for $75 shipped.

great price ! I will take them, PM sent

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EDIT .... that is if they are still available (I didn't see TIM's reply above before posting as I was on page one when I hit the "reply" button : )

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I have a set of 63 paddles I never put on my 55 before being totaled. New in the box paid about $110 or so. Sell for $75 shipped.
I'm guessing you decided to keep them.
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Finally G Paddle shifters has arrived
From G-Paddles in the UK?
We have been waiting for an update on whether he could adapt these paddles for the E55. Did you buy paddles specific for the E55 as his website still shows he is looking for a solution for both E55 and SLK350?
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the photo shows the prototype paddle.they are going through the tool try out stage at the moment
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gorgonian This is really great News
I already added myself upon your web page.

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Old 07-08-2017, 02:33 PM
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As a follow on forum Gorgonian post , We now have the first two sample pairs of paddles for the E , CL & S 55 class AMGs , we are installing the paddles tomorrow afternoon to a E55 & may be a CL55 , these are just a replacement to the button no coding cutting or modding .

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Do these not work well or something?

http://vrpspeed.com/index.php?route=...product_id=169
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What myself & Gorgonian have been working on is a complete replacement for the plastic button found on E55s , You remove tHe button & install the paddle that's it , no removing the steering wheel , no removing tHe air bag , no cutting , fitted in about 10--15 mins job done .

@94jedi they work just the same but easier to fit.

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What myself & Gorgonian have been working on is a complete replacement for the plastic button found on E55s , You remove tHe button & install the paddle that's it , no removing the steering wheel , no removing tHe air bag , no cutting , fitted in about 10--15 mins job done .

@94jedi they work just the same but easier to fit.

Cheers

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Do these not work well or something?

http://vrpspeed.com/index.php?route=...product_id=169
Works well but no one likes cutting and dismantling steering wheel is a whole lot if work. If you read close on the link it says on the bottom page:
This conversion requires enlarging the steering wheel mount points for the button shifters

Waiting for Gordon's for sure
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E55,S55 AND CL55 MAYBE PEOPLE SHOULD GOOGLE gpaddles
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Do these not work well or something?

http://vrpspeed.com/index.php?route=...product_id=169
Nb are for E63 not E55
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Old 07-17-2017, 12:19 PM
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Ok S or CL55 , Owners in the UK & around the Midlands area , I have one pair of button replacement G Paddles that I need to install into one of the above AMGs , This Paddle is from our injection moulding tooling that we have just had the first two pairs of samples , We have one pair on test in a E Class running 750 bhp , It will take about 10-15 mins to install the paddles & requires no modding of your steering wheel ,no cutting ,no coding & we will not even have to take your airbag out or disconnect your battery , If for some reason you do not want to keep the paddles we can just pop the buttons back in no problem . All we ask is you use the paddles & give us feed back & for all that work you get to keep the paddles ,
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Old 08-04-2017, 04:53 PM
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Ok we now have both piars of paddles out on test one in the UK & the other over in the states . Both were installed in less than 20 mins & reports back is they love them & working as they should . We have one more pair of first off samples which I will be posting to a customer in Germany on Monday who has been working with From the begining of G Paddles . We are still pushing our toolmaker to make sure these paddles work right out of the box no messing about or setting you just unplug , plug & play . So if your looking for paddles for your E , S or CL 55 with no cutting , no coding , no removal of airbags & no coding , We are very very close .

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Originally Posted by Zerozero1
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Ok we now have both piars of paddles out on test one in the UK & the other over in the states . Both were installed in less than 20 mins & reports back is they love them & working as they should . We have one more pair of first off samples which I will be posting to a customer in Germany on Monday who has been working with From the begining of G Paddles . We are still pushing our toolmaker to make sure these paddles work right out of the box no messing about or setting you just unplug , plug & play . So if your looking for paddles for your E , S or CL 55 with no cutting , no coding , no removal of airbags & no coding , We are very very close .

Cheers

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That's great news. I've been waiting to have my steering wheel shift button replace with pedals. Can you please post some pictures... and yes please notify when selling, I want it!!!! Btw, here's my E55... cheers
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That's great news. I've been waiting to have my steering wheel shift button replace with pedals. Can you please post some pictures... and yes please notify when selling, I want it!!!! Btw, here's my E55... cheers

I was lucky enough to be a US beta-tester on the E55 platform for these paddle shifter drop in upgrade.
Andy, Michelle and the team at G-Paddles are a real pleasure to work with. I will post a seperate review up title "G-Paddle Upgrade Review" or similar in a few days.

Awesome stuff coming our way soon you guys!

The G-Paddles are easily installed and more true paddle then the E63 paddles. Look for more in my review after the weekend!
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I was lucky enough to be a US beta-tester on the E55 platform for these paddle shifter drop in upgrade.
Andy, Michelle and the team at G-Paddles are a real pleasure to work with. I will post a seperate review up title "G-Paddle Upgrade Review" or similar in a few days.

Awesome stuff coming our way soon you guys!

The G-Paddles are easily installed and more true paddle then the E63 paddles. Look for more in my review after the weekend!
That's great news bro.. can you post some pictures too? Thanks
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Originally Posted by BoostedAero View Post
I was lucky enough to be a US beta-tester on the E55 platform for these paddle shifter drop in upgrade.
Andy, Michelle and the team at G-Paddles are a real pleasure to work with. I will post a seperate review up title "G-Paddle Upgrade Review" or similar in a few days.

Awesome stuff coming our way soon you guys!

The G-Paddles are easily installed and more true paddle then the E63 paddles. Look for more in my review after the weekend!
I am looking forward to your review!
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I suppose it's not particularly relevant, but my ML350 BlueTec Diesel, which is pretty much optioned-out, surprisingly, has paddle shifters (I do not believe I have ever used them). Personally, I prefer the feel of the original button setup on the E55 (which I do use all the time).
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I'll presume your question is NOT rhetorical and you are actually curious. While those who view their Mercedes as a quarter-mile car may have little need for shifting gears manually (yes, the car will never shift "exactly" when you bump the touchshift or use a paddle) ... for every other form of spirited driving, shifting is more convenient with paddles ... For downshifting on corner entry and just keeping it in the right gear in the hills what other choice to you have (other than shifting?) I would think that if you used manual mode on your e55 you would get to like the paddles. ... and you would likely find that the car shifts (downshifts in particular) close enough to instantly after you push the paddle.

While it could be argued that adding paddles will not likely improve your ET .... It can never be said that (unlike some other mods) it will require you make any compromises to your Mercedes in terms of ride quality and comfort.

For myself, I started (7 years ago) with an AMG that had no paddle option (SLK32), and even if I had not come from a racing background (10 years racing in NASCAR and then other forms of racing as well), I'm sure I would have been dis-satisfied with just the touchshift. So I created a kit for the R170 and Chrysler crossfires to add a factory-like paddle implementation. Was it for everybody ? no ..... are a lot of people enjoying the kit ? (hell)yes.

Then 4 years ago, I created the paddle converter module to solve this issue of making paddles plug and play on early 2003 through 2004 e55s (and 2003-2006 SL, S, CLK, CL 55s) .... Is this upgrade for everybody? no ... Is it for anybody who likes to shift and wants to bring their early AMG up to a newer spec ? yes

Do I have paddles on all of my daily drivers? Yes (well almost all, I don't have them on my 7.3L powerstroke F250 ... that WOULD be silly : )

I hope I answered your question.

Cheers,
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I realize this thread is very old, but I am buying a 2003 CL 55 AMG and was curious about getting paddle shifters to replace the ridiculous button shifters on the car. I saw that you had come up with a plug and play adaptation and that it fits CL 55s of my vintage, can you let me know where I can buy this product?

Thank much~

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I realize this thread is very old, but I am buying a 2003 CL 55 AMG and was curious about getting paddle shifters to replace the ridiculous button shifters on the car. I saw that you had come up with a plug and play adaptation and that it fits CL 55s of my vintage, can you let me know where I can buy this product?

Thank much~

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Yes, the Mercedes Paddle Converter module will make the AMG aluminum paddles "plug and play" on your 2003 CL55. The module is available from forum sponsor DCT motorsports and VRP, or you can get it directly from me (you can get it from comandonlineUK if you are in europe).

I can give you information on how to modify your wheels to mount the paddles, or I can modify it for you.
Send me an email at [email protected] and I can answer any questions you may have.

Cheers,
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Originally Posted by bonspy View Post
I realize this thread is very old, but I am buying a 2003 CL 55 AMG and was curious about getting paddle shifters to replace the ridiculous button shifters on the car. I saw that you had come up with a plug and play adaptation and that it fits CL 55s of my vintage, can you let me know where I can buy this product?

Thank much~

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For your CL55 AMG
Gpaddles UK CL55 AMG
Got them in my E55 AMG easy to install.
works like a charm and no need cutting your steering wheel
Easy peasy install


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