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Nelson Racing Wheel Paddle Shifter Development

Discussion in 'Interior | Exterior | Audio' started by Snelson3003, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. doublespaces

    doublespaces Administrator

    2009 E93 335i
    Time for a name change to Jobs
  2. Gapcity

    Gapcity New Member

    E90 N54
    Can't wait
  3. Derek.Hohn

    Derek.Hohn New Member

    2009 335i M Sport
    any update ?
  4. doublespaces

    doublespaces Administrator

    2009 E93 335i
  5. Snelson3003

    Snelson3003 Sergeant Vendor

    Hey Guys!

    Sorry for the lack of response on this thread, i started a master thread that i have been updating as i have the time but did want to circle back here. Here are some near final images of the NRW Paddle Kits that as we all know will completely remove the OEM "Thumb Paddles" and we will now include a BimmerLife DIY on how to make the system a Pull/Pull setup by moving some very simple harness cables around - its totally reversible too with zero cutting needed :)

    But onto the good stuff. After roughly 19 variants of design and 6 months of back and forth between my team and I, we finally have something I would put into circulation for NRW. Its a simple thing we have done here but the complex geometric guts of the paddles and even worse tolerances for support points AND the incredibly limited space we have to work with was very difficult.

    BUT! We now have something that is 95% perfect with one adjustment to the striking lever being made today and tested again this week on our test car(s). Here are some pics and feedback!

    Also the options are as follows:
    - 3 style at launch (blade, shorty, wing styles)

    - 1 style (blade) will be offered with Twill or Hex Fiber (real fiber no vinyl at NRW ever) This style will also allow for options in Alcantara, Leather, or Perf Leather too. Or you can do a Twill front and an Alcantara back (like our wheels offer) to make it a perfectly matched paddle to your interior. We even have matching colors available for your interiors.

    - Prices will start at $89.99 for the naked or base models and added costs for Alcantara or Twill Fiber options.
    This price will include a set of paddles (pick your style) and also include the needed internals to make this a 15 minute DIY process. Plus the DIY by BimmerLife to illustrate the Pull/Pull wire up that is super simple. Talk about crazy good deals!

    - And for a fee we can design a ground up paddle kit for your company. We are working with a very prominent transmission tuner now to build them a custom paddle that is branded. I wont say names but... LOL.

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  6. Snelson3003

    Snelson3003 Sergeant Vendor

    Bumping for the sake of coming content and a intro group buy :)
  7. add1ct

    add1ct New Member

    2010 335i
    This looks great I am definitely in for a set.
  8. Snelson3003

    Snelson3003 Sergeant Vendor

    November 1st (tomorrow is the initial launch date!)

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  9. camberadam

    camberadam Sergeant

    Tasmin Green e92
    How about you give status updates to the people that paid you 8 weeks ago... Shipping by tomorrow correct?
  10. Snelson3003

    Snelson3003 Sergeant Vendor

    If it's done absolutely. As it states on the website and the email confirmation, we do not rush our process to meet a deadline in any aspect. Other companies may push for a deadline but i/we will not.

    Rushing a fiber based process would give you an item that wouldn't be up to snuff to the standards we have set. As seen by our 100+ satisfied customers. ;)

    NRW wheels are famous for a reason primarily around the quality. We do try to meet deadlines but being a small company we cannot make only wheels every day. We divide the time amongst dozens of projects. :)
  11. add1ct

    add1ct New Member

    2010 335i
    On the launch date there was an option for the m3 billet paddle adapters only for 54.99. I already have a set of oem m3 paddles I was planning to run with them but I no longer see it as an option.
  12. Snelson3003

    Snelson3003 Sergeant Vendor

    I initially removed it due to dozens of people buying in hopes it was a full kit with paddles. So to make it easier i took it down, however ive gotten alot of requests to bring it back. SO ITS BACK UP! :)

    Also here is a teaser of the development twill fiber based paddles much like the billet unite. Also note, the billet options will now come in Red, Silver, and Black color options with the NEW engraved into them!

    This is an M3 wheel with a twill core and a hex fiber front trim that we did recently. It also has the initial CF paddles installed which will launch soon! 23275589_1768043933220287_625005901461043423_o.jpg
  13. add1ct

    add1ct New Member

    2010 335i
    Awesome! Just ordered a set of adapters :grimacing:
  14. JOEinSD

    JOEinSD Private

    N54 335i
    Adapters ordered as well! I'm assuming you'll have just the paddles (no adapters) up for sale by themselves in the near future for those that have a change of heart in paddle styles?
  15. VACust

    VACust Private

    I thought I read somewhere you were looking into adding a shift light somewhat similar to the BMW Performance wheels into yours. I could have been mixing it up with someone asking about heated wheels in the same thread, but is this something you're looking at for the future?
  16. Snelson3003

    Snelson3003 Sergeant Vendor

    Correct we are still developing the RPM shift light features for the paddles but ultimately for the upcoming wheel we are making. The paddles will be a test run mostly but if interest is present then we can make/sell them too.
  17. Omar@VaderSolutions

    [email protected] Sergeant Vendor

    NY & AZ
    N54 135i & N54 335i
    great kit and the DIY was kinda fun to do... thanks steven!
  18. Snelson3003

    Snelson3003 Sergeant Vendor

    In 2018 NRW will be adding new vendors to our reseller program as we continue to expand our network! :)

    Due to this we will be launching the last sale on the paddle kits since we have had such an incredible launch!

    If you miss this sale you can find our paddles soon on several reseller sites and these are the ONLY full kits on the market that use the OEM harness to fit proper paddles. Fully reversible and modular too! You can swap the paddles out anytime with no wires or coding!

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