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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS Performance Mods Discussion, pic: ATS real paddle shifters, how big a job to retrofit a 2011 CTS? in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; Here's a picture of the ATS paddle shifters, much better than the buttons on my CTS. Any guesses on how ...
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    pic: ATS real paddle shifters, how big a job to retrofit a 2011 CTS?

    Here's a picture of the ATS paddle shifters, much better than the buttons on my CTS. Any guesses on how big a job it would be to replace factory button's in a CTS?
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    There is a thread that shows a company who makes paddles for the cts buttons. A lot of owners seem to really like them.

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    Search S2T performance products. That should find you the thread. Sorry I'm on an iPhone and don't know how to post the thread link. Hope it helps

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    Re: pic: ATS real paddle shifters, how big a job to retrofit a 2011 CTS?

    Thanks for the tip. I ordered the S2T paddles in black.
    cheers

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    Re: pic: ATS real paddle shifters, how big a job to retrofit a 2011 CTS?

    I don't have a dog in this hunt, but I am curious since I don't have paddle shifters. Will the new paddles shift differently, or do they just look different?

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedbump49
    Thanks for the tip. I ordered the S2T paddles in black.
    cheers
    Not a problem. I hope they work great for you! I'm kicking my self when I saw them. I didn't order my coupe with "paddle shifters" because they where just buttons. If I had know about this last year I would have done it in a heart beat :-( oh well.

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    Re: pic: ATS real paddle shifters, how big a job to retrofit a 2011 CTS?

    update:

    I have installed the S2T padding shifters without a hitch.

    From a functional perspective, you still need to apply shift pressure in the general area of the center of paddle to achieve a shift, it’s still the same button like action vs., say, a lever type action. However, they allow your fingers much more real-estate and guidance to stay orientated with the shifter. Most important for me, is the visual reminder of "up" and "down" shift via the "minus" and "plus" symbols which are constantly in view thanks to paddle design (no more missed-shifts).

    Cosmetically, they look cool, I went with black to keep the design closer to that of the ATS and to be a little less conspicuous, but in hind sight, the silver finish may have been a better visual choice.

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    Re: pic: ATS real paddle shifters, how big a job to retrofit a 2011 CTS?

    We also have Paddle Shifters available for the CTS / CTS-V

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