As some of you may know I am developing a new 100% proprietary system to allow for the usual Steptronic Steering wheel found on most BMW's to be retrofitted with a more usable paddle shifter.
This system will use the OEM housings and hardware with a rather complex adapter plate that will take the standard "thumb paddle" and allow you to DIY at home a paddle of your choice.
Ive disassembled the OEM paddles from a LCI/Sport/And F series chassis to start taking measure of the new plate.
Essentially you will remove the stock paddles for the wheel, remove the giant eyesore of a OEM paddle, and then install an adapter that will allow you to use almost all DCT paddles you can purchase off ebay.
These will also be made in house on a 3D Printer after I finish the rounds fo prototyping. I will also detail the process here so you can refer back when they go live to see how easy it is to do. A video is likely needed since the removal of OEM hardware can be tricky.
Once done you'll have new paddles that not only look much better but will also operate like a traditional paddle. Even the left being downshift and right being up shift! Or you can use the usual push pull setting too if desired.