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thetunersgroup
19-10-08, 09:22 PM
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Hi all, fresh from Japan is the Works Bell Paddle Shifter Kit.

Developed by a collaboration between Works Bell and Night-Pager (Keihin Exact Mill Ltd), the Works Bell Paddle Shifter Kit allows you to shift without moving your hands from the steering wheel !

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The Works Bell Paddle Shifter Kit places specially designed ergonomic carbon fibre paddles behind your steering wheel which control your up and down shifts. You can shift gears just like an F1 car with a 7mm stroke of the precision engineered paddles !

The carefully made, beautifully detailed Paddle Shifter is composed of machined aluminium alloy and finished with a very hard wearing Alumite treatment. The carbon fibre paddles are adjustable to match the size of your hand or steering wheel by up to 15 mm on each side.

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This product is 100% engineered and manufactured in Japan, with kind of quality and precision only found in genuine Japanese made products.

It is compatible with both Momo bolt pattern and Nardi bolt pattern steering wheels, and of course all Works Bell Steering Wheels including the Works Bell Original Steering Wheel, the Works Bell Team Orange Steering Wheel, and the Works Bell Yoshioka Steering Wheel.

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Included with each Paddle Shifter Kit is a high quality application specific Works Bell short boss / hub, and an application specific wiring harness for 100% plug and play installation.


WHICH CARS ARE KITS AVAILABLE FOR ?

The Paddle Shifter Kit can be used on various cars with semi-automatic transmissions including:

- Subaru Legacy BH / BE (SRS/Button Shift Only) June 1998 to April 2003
- Subaru Legacy BP / BL (SRS/Button Shift Only) BL May 2003 to April 2006
- Subaru Impreza GD / GG (SRS/Semi-Automatic) 2002 onward
- Honda Fit / Jazz GD3 (SRS/Button Shift Only) June 2004 onward
- GS400 JZS161 (SRS/Button Shift Only) 1998 onward
- IS300 JCE10L (SRS/Button Shift Only) October 1998 onward
- Toyota MR-S / MR2 ZZW30 (SRS) February 2004 onward
- Nissan / Infiniti G35 V35 (SRS) June 2001 onward
- Nissan / Infiniti 350Z Fairlady Z Z33 (SRS/Semi-Automatic Only) February 2002 onward
- Mazda RX-8 FE3S April 2003 onward
- There is also the new Paddle Shifter NEO Universal - a universal version of the Works Bell Paddle shifter that be used on a wide range of vehicles

Application specific kits for other models are continually being developed.


WHY DOES IT LOOK LIKE THE MATCHLESS CROWD RACING NISSAN R35 GT-R PADDLE SHIFTER ?

Simple - because the paddleshifter mechanism for the Matchless Crowd Racing (MCR) Skyline Paddleshifter is made by Works Bell.

We asked Works Bell about this and they replied ...


"We developed the Paddle Shifter Neo for Nissan R35 GT-R with MCR (Matchless Crowd Racing).

You can tell this to the customers in Australia because MCR wrote our company name Works Bell as the maker for their Paddle Shifter in the instruction book ...

MCR wanted to develop Paddle Shifter for GT-R with us because we had developed Paddle Shifters for many kinds of cars before."


The Tuners Group can also supply the R35 GT-R version of the Paddle Shifter Kit, but it is sold as a Matchless Crowd Racing branded product, not a Works Bell branded product.


CUSTOM APPLICATIONS

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The Works Bell Paddleshifter kit can also be used in custom applications on various vehicles, particularly because it has microswitches and wiring built into the paddle shifter assembly.

As an example, a customer of ours in Europe is using the paddleshifter kit to trigger a hydraulic sequential shifter mechanism on a manual gearbox.

Additionally Toshiki Yoshioka uses the Works Bell Paddleshifter Kit on his AE86 drift car to turn his nitrous system on and off.

You can view a video of Yoshioka demonstrating how he uses the Paddle Shifter kit here ...

http://www.tunersgroup.com/Videos/Toshiki_Yoshioka_AE86_Dirft_Video_Interview.html


AS SEEN IN AUTOSALON MAGAZINE

If you have got the latest issue of Autosalon Magazine, turn to page 38, and you will see the Works Bell Paddle Shifter Kit featured in Autosalon's "Off The Shelf" new products section.


MORE INFO AND PRICING

For more info and pricing, please see the product page for the Works Bell Paddleshifter Kit on our website at ...

http://www.tunersgroup.com/Products/Works_Bell_Paddle_Shifter_NEO_Kit_Paddleshifter_Pa ddle_Shift_Paddleshift.html


- Adam

aznek888
05-09-09, 02:08 AM
hey will you make any for golf r32 MKV's?

thetunersgroup
05-09-09, 12:14 PM
hey will you make any for golf r32 MKV's?

Hi Aznek888,

There is also the new Paddle Shifter NEO Universal - a universal version of the Works Bell Paddle shifter that be used on a wide range of vehicles.

As long as the Golf R32 MKV's use momentary switches to control the factory DSG semi sequential gearbox, the Paddle Shifter NEO Universal should likely work on the Golf R32, but we will need to verify with Works Bell if it will work with the Golf R32.

You can use the Paddle Shifter NEO Universal in many applications ...

As a paddle shifter to change gears on vehicles which were not equipped with a paddle shifter ex-factory, but which have an electrically controlled transmission (like Porsche tiptronic transmission equipped vehicles).

A number of our racing customers have also purchased the Paddle Shifter NEO Universal for use on the BMW M3 CSL E46 with the BMW SMG sequential manual gearbox.

Our Paddle Shifter NEO Universal can be seen on a number of BMW M3's including that of a European based team which won a major European racing championship last year, and a two car private team who have fitted the Paddle Shifter NEO Universal to a pair of M3 CSL's headed for the old Nurburgring.

This product can also be used as an aftermarket paddle shifter on the Nissan Skyline GT-R R35 and a number of other vehicles from a large range of manufacturers.

Some cars have a factory paddle shifter which does not rotate with the steering wheel (but instead is in a static position on the steering column) such as on the Nissan Skyline GT-R R35. Many people prefer the paddle shifter to rotate with the steering wheel. The Paddle Shifter NEO Universal rotates with the steering wheel, so you can replace "static" paddle shifters with the Paddle Shifter NEO Universal to achieve a paddle shifter which rotates with the steering wheel.

For vehicles which have shift buttons in the steering wheel, the Paddle Shifter NEO allows you to replace your factory steering wheel with an aftermarket steering wheel, but retain control of the semi-automatic sequential transmission

Full info on the Paddle Shifter NEO Universal is here ...

http://www.tunersgroup.com/Online_Store/Works_Bell_Paddle_Shifter_NEO_Universal.html

Click on the link below to see a photo gallery of various custom installs of Works Bell Paddle Shifters in a range of race cars and road cars ...

http://www.tunersgroup.com/lightboxes/paddleshifter/index.html

- Adam

S15ahrez
09-11-09, 09:23 PM
Hello, i have had quite a few number of people who are interested in a paddle shifter system for their 4speed automatic S15 Silvia's. I was wondering if the universal Neo shifter would work for it?

satanic
09-11-09, 09:57 PM
^ also interested to know if kit will work for R34 tiptronic auto.

thetunersgroup
10-11-09, 12:26 AM
Hello, i have had quite a few number of people who are interested in a paddle shifter system for their 4speed automatic S15 Silvia's. I was wondering if the universal Neo shifter would work for it?

If a car has a tiptronic / semi automatic upshift downshift that is electronically controlled, then more than likely the Works Bell Paddle Shifter NEO Universal can control it.

Is the S15 auto tiptronic transmission controlled by buttons mounted on the steering wheel or a separate upshift / downshift gate for the gear lever or both ?

The Works Bell Paddle Shifter NEO Universal has been used with great success on a number of cars including sequential BMW M3 CSL's at the Old Nurburgring, and a bunch of other cars.

They have worked on every car so far that we have supplied one for.

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They are also used in our Paddle Shifter and Quick Release bundles for the R35 GT-R ...

http://www.tunersgroup.com/Online_Store/r35_neo_univ_rf2.html

http://www.tunersgroup.com/Online_Store/r35_ps_rf_hybrid.html

Click on the link below to see a photo gallery of various custom installs of Works Bell Paddle Shifters in a range of race cars and road cars ...

http://www.tunersgroup.com/lightboxes/paddleshifter/index.html

If the gearbox is just a standard auto gearbox with no electronically controlled semi auto upshift / downshift function then you would need both the Works Bell Paddle Shifter NEO Universal and a computer to control the gearbox like the SupraStick Automatic Transmission Controller ...

http://www.latentsolutions.com/suprastickuv.html

What is the model number of the tranmission in the 4 speed S15's ?

- Adam

thetunersgroup
10-11-09, 12:31 AM
^ also interested to know if kit will work for R34 tiptronic auto.

Is the R34 auto tiptronic transmission controlled by buttons mounted on the steering wheel or a separate upshift / downshift gate for the gear lever or both ?

Do you know the model number of the transmission ?

- Adam

S15ahrez
10-11-09, 01:27 AM
Thanks for your response mate,

The S15 silvia does not have a triptronic function, therefore it is NOT controlled by buttons mounted on the steering wheel or a separate upshift / downshift gate for the gear lever.

I can't seem to find the transmission model number but its for the SR20DET engine.

So because the S15 is a standard automatic box and does not have a triptronic function, i need to purchase

1) Works Bell Paddle Shifter NEO Universal
2) computer to control the gearbox like the SupraStick Automatic Transmission Controller ...

Is that right? Do you have any packages with both those included or do i have to purchase them seperately?

thetunersgroup
11-11-09, 12:08 AM
Thanks for your response mate,

The S15 silvia does not have a triptronic function, therefore it is NOT controlled by buttons mounted on the steering wheel or a separate upshift / downshift gate for the gear lever.

I can't seem to find the transmission model number but its for the SR20DET engine.

So because the S15 is a standard automatic box and does not have a triptronic function, i need to purchase

1) Works Bell Paddle Shifter NEO Universal
2) computer to control the gearbox like the SupraStick Automatic Transmission Controller ...

Is that right? Do you have any packages with both those included or do i have to purchase them seperately?

Hi S15ahrez,

Yes that's right.

If the S15 gearbox already had an electronically controlled tiptronic upshift / downshift then you would only need the paddle shifter.

But if the S15 is a standard automatic box and does not have a tiptronic function, then you need both the paddle shifter and a controller.

We do not sell the SupraStick controller, but if you contact SupraStick they will be able to advise if their controller works with the S15 automatic gearbox or not.

- Adam

Justin Fox
15-04-10, 05:34 PM
One guy in Japan has a set-up on his Golf GTI (DSG):

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I can't figure out what it is, any news on a Works Bell kit for DSG VW's Adam?

thetunersgroup
15-04-10, 06:20 PM
One guy in Japan has a set-up on his Golf GTI (DSG):

I can't figure out what it is, any news on a Works Bell kit for DSG VW's Adam?

Hi Justin,

We can definitely put together a custom Works Bell Paddle Shifter set up for the Golf GTI (DSG).

Will give you a call about it tonight.

- Adam

thetunersgroup
15-04-10, 06:28 PM
We also have recently supplied 2 of our custom Works Bell Paddle Shifter systems for the Brass Monkey R35 GT-R's that are competing in the World GT Challenge with official support from Nissan.

These are their cars ...

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Here is a photo of the paddle shifter setup in those R35's ...

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- The Tuners Group