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I have an auto v6 accord coupe 2013. I have been brainstorming ideas for upgrades that no one has done, or at least I haven't seen! So my thought was that I would order the Right and Left paddle shift assemblies from honda parts now. I will use the factory paddles to hopefully have a local shop make some extended billet aluminum paddles. It will take time but hopefully I could have a group together to buy a batch to lower my costs and we could all benefit. We could vote on a design etc.. Although at this point its a mere idea I could follow through if there was a demand! :dunno:
 

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I don't it that simple, it might cost you couple of grand $$$ for this implementation to your V6. The engine for your V6 and the CVT are different.
 

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I don't it that simple, it might cost you couple of grand $$$ for this implementation to your V6. The engine for your V6 and the CVT are different.
The specific piece im attempting make is a milled paddle just to replace the stock plastic. Not modifying anything electronic all honda accords with plastic paddles share the exact plastic paddle piece. This would provide for a larger area to grab as well as improved astetics over stock.
 

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The specific piece im attempting make is a milled paddle just to replace the stock plastic. Not modifying anything electronic all honda accords with plastic paddles share the exact plastic paddle piece. This would provide for a larger area to grab as well as improved astetics over stock.
I have only used the paddles sparingly on my Accord and my wife's Fit. They seem to be located in the correct place and fall easily to the finger tips. You want to replace them with larger and different shaped paddles to replace the stock ones? Why? They are not that useful in every day driving.
 

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I have only used the paddles sparingly on my Accord and my wife's Fit. They seem to be located in the correct place and fall easily to the finger tips. You want to replace them with larger and different shaped paddles to replace the stock ones? Why? They are not that useful in every day driving.
Well I understand your point but it's just adding luxury if you don't use them often. I however use them literally every time I use my car all 4.5k miles on it. Luxury cars always have metal paddles and it sounds like a fun project while my 6 months not being able to mod MY car specifically.
 

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Well I understand your point but it's just adding luxury if you don't use them often. I however use them literally every time I use my car all 4.5k miles on it. Luxury cars always have metal paddles and it sounds like a fun project while my 6 months not being able to mod MY car specifically.
I didn't realize that luxury cars had metal ones. Do you put the transmission in Sport mode and use the up shift paddle to accelerate to cruising speed and then use the down shift one to decelerate in 4.5 miles? Sounds like fun and good luck with your project.
 

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I didn't realize that luxury cars had metal ones. Do you put the transmission in Sport mode and use the up shift paddle to accelerate to cruising speed and then use the down shift one to decelerate in 4.5 miles? Sounds like fun and good luck with your project.
Yeah I drive about 60-100 miles a day mixed driving. I use the paddles more than that though... Thanks!
 

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Man you have a lot of time on your hands lol. This is a neat car, don't get me wrong, but you have a lot of energy!
 

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I use quite a lot... Only because I have the Magnaflows and takeda Sri.

I do wish the paddles were metal and longer like the new Lexus IS ImageUploadedByAG Free1381348099.011610.jpg


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Yeah I drive about 60-100 miles a day mixed driving. I use the paddles more than that though... Thanks!
Sorry, I didn't see the k after the 4.5 miles. After you have someone fabricate the new ones, who will install them? I am not interested in buying them but I would love to see a pic of your final product.
 

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Sorry, I didn't see the k after the 4.5 miles. After you have someone fabricate the new ones, who will install them? I am not interested in buying them but I would love to see a pic of your final product.
It's a fairly easy install process if you have minor experience. Removal of most parts of the steering wheel just swap units once there Fabed. Oh I will trust me.
 

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Good luck man. I think it's cool.
 

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Not to rain on your parade, but won't the metal become a projectile in an accident?
You're input is well recognized, but there wont be any issue with that due to the fact that an impact would have to be quite precise to dislodge that piece specifically before further damage was done. SO basically I would be dead anyways before that became an issue also its behind the air bags.:naughty:
 

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Not to rain on your parade, but won't the metal become a projectile in an accident?
I think that he is going to purchase the plastic paddle shift levers from Honda and have a machine shop fabricate metal ones that are a little longer but based on the rest of the Honda parts. Then when he installs the custom paddle shifters they will attach to the steering wheel exactly the same way as the stock Honda paddle shift levers.
 

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I think that he is going to purchase the plastic paddle shift levers from Honda and they have a machine shop fabricate metal ones that are a little longer but based on the Honda parts. Then when he installs the custom paddle shifters they will attach to the steering wheel exactly the same as the stock Honda paddle shift levers.
Yeah. On the BACKside of the steering wheel lol.
 

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Yeah. On the BACKside of the steering wheel lol.
Yes, I assume in the same location. They will just be metallic and stick up above the steering wheel like the photo of the Lexus paddle shifters.

BTW from the Toyota website it appears that the Camry paddle shifters are silver but short like the Accord version.

I understand what he is doing, I just can't understand why.
 
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