DSG paddles installed (GTI and R content)

Dan00Hawk

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My repost from MK7 forum:

I just ordered these. Even has a short install video. I'll report back with how they work, but based on many others that have them installed, I expect no issues. I chose silver, as those are less likely to fade than red or black. I liked that these apparently don't have a goofy logo on the bottom, but we'll see when they actually show up. :)

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/For-VW-GOLF-GTI-R-GTD-GTE-MK7-7-POLO-GTI-Scirocco-2014-2019-Metal-Car/32972589278.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.65ea4c4dVh3JNY

These just arrived today, so essentially 2 weeks from the time I ordered. Very smooth with no rough edges, and an even finish. Install was simple with a needle nose pliers, just like the video on Aliexpress. There are no logos on the paddles, which was a huge plus to me.

I took some video of both sides to show the minimal amount of play at the top of the lever. In normal use, I don't notice any looseness when flipping the paddles. Only if you move it back and forth as demonstrated. More discerning types could conceivably use some electrical tape in the pin hole (as others have done), but that might also increase the effort needed to pull the levers.

They engage in the same area as the OEM paddles up to the very top of the lever. Pulling on the bottom edge does not provide enough leverage for them to work.

In summary, I think they are a great value and work very well.






https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ym9naDqxbA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=473NeO3bfjw
 

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Probably my favorite thing I've done to my car so far.
 

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Probably my favorite thing I've done to my car so far.
I am looking forward to using them more often now. There are several different types, but I like that these are full replacements (not adhesive), and the minimalist yet functional design was appealing to me. And when they go for $75 on Amazon, and $100+ on vendor websites, getting them for $33 was an absolute steal.
 

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