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Unlike my last sports car, my fingers barely reach the paddle shifters on my Abarth automatic. It's really odd that they would locate them so far away from the steering wheel. Perhaps if I had long piano fingers they would work for me.

Has anyone seen any extensions on the aftermarket? Maybe I'll dig around on an ND forum or the internet.
 

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LBJ, I'm still waiting to see the paddle shifters. Can you send a picture of yours for comparison?
Thanks!
 

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I thought that I had read somewhere on the Miata Forum that they too were complaining of short shifters too. The supposed remedy was, I think, paddles off of a MX6?
 

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LBJ, I'm still waiting to see the paddle shifters. Can you send a picture of yours for comparison?
Thanks!
Drew, here you go. As you can see, the little paddles are about 1-2 miles away from the steering wheel.

 

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Thanks LBJ, I see your point. Quite a difference from the Miata and the paddle shifters on our Honda Crosstour. Have a Great Holiday and New Year!
 

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The paddles on AT 124 Spiders rotate with the steering wheel, so they don't need to be longer.
Yes they do rotate with the steering wheel but I'm not clear on what you are wanting to say. The paddles are a long reach no matter what position the steering wheel is in.
 
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Drew, here you go. As you can see, the little paddles are about 1-2 miles away from the steering wheel.

Your paddle shifters look much shorter than mine. My abarth is all bundled up in storage so I can't photo them, but I am sure they extend to the edge of my steering wheel. I would check with a fiat dealer to see if there is an alternative part. Your west coast shipped Abarth might be slightly different than my east coast Abarth.
 

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Our resident engineer and forum member "Ameridan" could figure out a mod, but I'm not sure if he has a paddle shift automatic to motivate him.
 

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Thank god I have big hands and long fingers. I will let you know as soon as mine arrives. I suspect it wont be a problem.
 
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