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portreathbeach
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I finally got a 911 3 months ago. Unfortunately couldn't justify the extra money to get a 997 gen 2, ended up with a C2S gen 1 tip. The tip is a lot slower to change than the PDK (obviously), but still really enjoy using it.

I generally use the car in auto and over ride the gears when coming into corners for engine breaking etc. I'm still contemplating adding paddles, but I would leave the tip rocker switches on the wheel because of the price of parts to get the non tip multi functional pieces to replace them.

Do you think I should remove the wires from the tip switches that are currently there, and have the paddles only, or leave the functionality of the original tip switches? I am aware that I would need to add the appropriate resistors to the paddles to enable them to actually work.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd do it properly or not at all.

And now that I have the paddleshift-equipped wheel, I pretty much spend all of my time in sports/manual and just revert to full auto in the office car park - it takes about 5 minutes to negotiate the entry barrier, a right, left, right, then another barrier, three lefts, a ramp and finally into a space.

I think it's an essential modification. Otherwise, I might as well have bought a full automatic to schlub around in.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you upgrade your original wheel or replace it with a Gen 2 wheel?
If you upgraded your original wheel, did you use AMG paddles and if so, what part number.

I have a multi functional wheel with the tip rocker buttons. So if I get the multi functional parts from a manual wheel, is it just a case of installing the paddles on my wheel and then adding the correct resistors to each one.
 
  
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Phil 997
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to drive my gen1 tip on the rockers most of the time including pulling away in first . I did fit a 997.2 rocker wheel as the thumb grips are far better than the gen2 rockers. I also found that because the tip box learns your driving style and quickly adopts a lazy style when you spend time driving in towns etc and the reset quick kick down only lasts a while as it then gets lazy again I fitted a sprint boost to mine. this fools the car into thinking your driving more aggressively than you really are so the tip box stays in an alert mode giving a far better driving experience. Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

portreathbeach wrote:
Did you upgrade your original wheel or replace it with a Gen 2 wheel?
If you upgraded your original wheel, did you use AMG paddles and if so, what part number.

I have a multi functional wheel with the tip rocker buttons. So if I get the multi functional parts from a manual wheel, is it just a case of installing the paddles on my wheel and then adding the correct resistors to each one.


I got the optional "Tequipment" / 991.1 Sports Design wheel (not multi function) which was an easy bolt on for the independent. I imagine that a multifunction wheel will take some finessing but it's not impossible.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Similar position though I have the sport wheel so bigger tip button and no multi function.

Looked at PDK conversion but air bag price was a lot.

Slowly been gathering parts off eBay, have the Merc paddles and bought another wheel as I needed to replace a broken tip button on my wheel.
Waited but never saw the button come up and indie wanted £300 fitted.

Now I have the other wheel with 1 tip button and the paddles I’m deciding if I keep the tip buttons when I add the paddles or loose them, save messing about with the resistors.

I think it would look cleaner too, plus would have stick wheel as back up.

Just looking out for the manual covers as they are expensive new.

@Portreatubeach What colours your interior?
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a Gen 2 997 with PDK and multifunction steering wheel with PDK buttons but I have rewired my wheel so a pull on the left button changes down, and a pull on the right hand button changes up.

Nothing happens if you push either button.

So I have paddle functionality in the standard wheel. It’s a really good compromise.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

160dmb wrote:
I have a Gen 2 997 with PDK and multifunction steering wheel with PDK buttons but I have rewired my wheel so a pull on the left button changes down, and a pull on the right hand button changes up.

Nothing happens if you push either button.

So I have paddle functionality in the standard wheel. It’s a really good compromise.


thats an interesting option to do Thumb Thumb
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