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#1 Old 01-29-2008, 11:50 AM
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Unhappy Paddle shifters

I know I'm new, but do they make them for street cars, do they work well, and dose it short the trany at all?

Sorrry if this q. has been asked and if it is a stuped one
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They make them on a lot of newer cars, but not the impreza. They do on the legacy.

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would that trany work with the wrx motor or is it a wast of time, Is it a good trany?
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Do you just want paddle shifters because they are cool or something?

Rally cars use full tiptronic trannys. They cost about $75k by themselves and it's a pain to install and all but they have "paddle shifters"

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wow sorry I thought they would have kits for them by now...thats all
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The Hi-PERFORMANCE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WITH SHIFTTRONIC MANUAL-AUTOMATIC is the middle of the page here:

Xcceleration - Subaru WRX STi Forester XT Legacy GT Baja Turbo Street Performance Race Parts

is basically a paddle shift transmission...But still $10K
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I just installed a Ikeya Sequential Shifter in a lancer yesterday and they make one for a wrx. You can get the optional paddel shifters for the shifter

Here is a video with the sti one. YouTube - Subaru Impreza GDB WRX STI Squential Shifter
and a picture of the one I installed yesterday
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couple things.

90% of all automatic transmissions with paddle or sequential-style stick shifting suck ass. even Ferrari's. that thing is so F'n slow. same with the bmw (NOT the SMG, which is a manual trans) and the lexus, and all the others (except audi, the got a good one).

there is no modification you could make to a stock manual trans to 'add' paddles, at least not effectively. it would be damn near impossible to have a mechanical linkage from paddles to the trans, so it needs to be electronic. anything in kit fashion is going to be slow as shit.

if you are dead set on this dont spare any expense. go all out and get a sequential dog box so you can quit with the silly clutch work. whats the fn point in sequential box if you still have to use the clutch?
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yeah it sucks you still have to use the clutch. but it was fun to install and test drive it.
as far as the paddles , they do use an electric actuator to move the shifter, Ikeya claims it is pretty fast

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