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Paddle shifters wanted
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Anyone figure out how to get affordable paddle shifters on there Vandy?  Vanderhall parts did have brackets that mounted solid. Now they have the long curly cord(not a fan)

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(12-06-2022, 08:49 PM)RustyTeeth Wrote:  Anyone figure out how to get affordable paddle shifters on there Vandy?  Vanderhall parts did have brackets that mounted solid. Now they have the long curly cord(not a fan)

Please move this if I placed it in wrong section. Thx Mods!!

Was it you or perhaps someone else who posted in the forum the schematic of the bumper shifter ? (or pedal shifters, for that matter)

In it, it shows that all it is a set of wires and resistors that signal the ECU computer which in turn tells the transmission which gear to go to.
That being the case, one could find such wires in the harness, or re-route it to the steering wheel. In cars, I have seen photos of stationary
paddle shifters and and shifters which rotates with the steering wheel. Heck, you can have bumper shifter AND paddle shifters.

One could make a case for adapting a couple of [nicely designed] switches mounted on the steering wheel, handily accessible to your
thumbs. Way cheaper that way. My dealer quoted me a price of $1,100 for an original paddle shifters. Dang, for that price, a tuner
sounds like a better deal.

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(12-06-2022, 09:31 PM)microfox Wrote:  
(12-06-2022, 08:49 PM)RustyTeeth Wrote:  Anyone figure out how to get affordable paddle shifters on there Vandy?  Vanderhall parts did have brackets that mounted solid. Now they have the long curly cord(not a fan)

Please move this if I placed it in wrong section. Thx Mods!!

Was it you or perhaps someone else who posted in the forum the schematic of the bumper shifter ? (or pedal shifters, for that matter)

In it, it shows that all it is a set of wires and resistors that signal the ECU computer which in turn tells the transmission which gear to go to.
That being the case, one could find such wires in the harness, or re-route it to the steering wheel. In cars, I have seen photos of stationary
paddle shifters and and shifters which rotates with the steering wheel. Heck, you can have bumper shifter AND paddle shifters.

One could make a case for adapting a couple of [nicely designed] switches mounted on the steering wheel, handily accessible to your
thumbs. Way cheaper that way. My dealer quoted me a price of $1,100 for an original paddle shifters. Dang, for that price, a tuner
sounds like a better deal.

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yes, I 3d printed switches, but brackets to hold them, is what I need. and yes tuner is sweeeeet. I got a very special tune.

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(12-06-2022, 09:42 PM)RustyTeeth Wrote:  
(12-06-2022, 09:31 PM)microfox Wrote:  
(12-06-2022, 08:49 PM)RustyTeeth Wrote:  Anyone figure out how to get affordable paddle shifters on there Vandy?  Vanderhall parts did have brackets that mounted solid. Now they have the long curly cord(not a fan)

Please move this if I placed it in wrong section. Thx Mods!!

Was it you or perhaps someone else who posted in the forum the schematic of the bumper shifter ? (or pedal shifters, for that matter)

In it, it shows that all it is a set of wires and resistors that signal the ECU computer which in turn tells the transmission which gear to go to.
That being the case, one could find such wires in the harness, or re-route it to the steering wheel. In cars, I have seen photos of stationary
paddle shifters and and shifters which rotates with the steering wheel. Heck, you can have bumper shifter AND paddle shifters.

One could make a case for adapting a couple of [nicely designed] switches mounted on the steering wheel, handily accessible to your
thumbs. Way cheaper that way. My dealer quoted me a price of $1,100 for an original paddle shifters. Dang, for that price, a tuner
sounds like a better deal.

~
yes, I 3d printed switches, but brackets to hold them, is what I need. and yes tuner is sweeeeet. I got a very special tune.

So, are you thinking of making your paddle shifter stationary (at the hub) ?
Or mounted on the actual steering wheel?

By the way, about that BNR tuner... are you still using the "Frank's Tune" you mentioned in one of your posts?

I like the rationale you used in expressing to them what you want out of the car. Not a racing beast, but just overall better
handling in how that engine is, well, tuned to the Vanderhall (rather than for the original cars GM made for that engine).

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