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    NEW ECS Paddle Shifter extension , please read before purchasing

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    Hey guys. Just so no one else falls victim to purchasing the wrong shifters for their car, the paddles linked below DOES NOT FIT B8.5 Audi's 2013-2016. The previous thread is for this long awaited paddle is closed, the link to the product has been removed but their website is still incorrect.

    https://www.ecstuning.com/News/Audi_...8paddles_feb18

    Although ECS is aware of the fitment issue, their website still states that these shifter extensions fit the incorrect model. Why the part is still posted on their website with known uncertainty as to what this part fits is beyond me. I am hoping the post helps other shoppers understand things more clearly while their website for this product still remains live, and incorrect. The residual from the closed thread is merely confusing for anyone that may stumble upon it. It is linked below

    http://www.audizine.com/forum/showth...S4-(FACE-LIFT)!


    I now understand after purchasing these paddles for my 2015 S4 two things. One, they don't fit my model year. Two, I confirmed what it does fit by wasting $65 more dollars on a different year S4 OEM paddle, while I still patiently wait for an RMA from ECS now 6 days later.

    Hopefully ECS will read this post and update their website immediately so no one else orders the wrong part.

    If you want to buy this paddle which is linked above....



    They don't fit these paddles / wheel pictured below. There is still but a handful of paddles offered for the extended paddles, none of which ECS has to offer as of this posting.





    I can confirm that this paddle extension from ECS:



    Is compatible if your paddle looks like this :




    This paddle is from a 2012 S4. I purchased this paddle to have some options for extensions since the waiting for possible options for extended paddles is too long overdue. Maybe someone else can chime in to state which other years this paddle was used on? If your paddle is not curved like this, the above paddle is not compatible.

    Here is the above paddle from the 2012 S4 enclosed in the ECS paddle:





    In summary, you have yet another option available for an OEM paddle which already had several options
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    Looks like they'd also fit the OEM black paddles on b8.5 A4s as well.
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    I looked last night and the new ones for 8.5 are not there and are not in your link. It does say pre facelift now though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 14S4GWM View Post
    I looked last night and the new ones for 8.5 are not there and are not in your link. It does say pre facelift now though.
    As of two seconds ago it still says this:

    New Product
    Fits:
    Audi B8 A4/A5/S4/S5/RS5 Facelift (2013-2016)
    Audi 8V A3/S3 Pre-Facelift (2015-2016)
    Audi C7 A7/A6/S6/S7/RS7 (2012+)
    *equipped with OEM paddle shifters
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    Quote Originally Posted by tominabox1 View Post
    Looks like they'd also fit the OEM black paddles on b8.5 A4s as well.
    Are the black ones curved? If they are flat, they will not work. Photo is from https://www.pinalloy.com/collections...ifter-for-audi

    Last edited by fmzip; 03-13-2018 at 10:26 AM.
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    What are some of the brands that offer extenders for our cars B8.5 S4??? I trying looking but only found vividracing .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Csir_130 View Post
    What are some of the brands that offer extenders for our cars B8.5 S4??? I trying looking but only found vividracing .


    I believe Vivid's:

    https://www.vividracing.com/agency-p...151509479.html
    https://www.vividracing.com/agency-p...151509480.html
    https://www.vividracing.com/agency-p...151509481.html
    https://www.vividracing.com/agency-p...151509482.html

    are similar, if not these gargantuan eyesores in VIBRANT colors:


    https://www.ebay.com/itm/For-Audi-S3...tY71Pm&vxp=mtr






    These inexpensive ones ;) :

    https://tagmotorsports.com/carbon-ex...6-s6-a3-s3-sq5



    These:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Audi-2013-A...item1a1800e269




    I believe there are some custom ones here:

    http://www.audizine.com/forum/showth...addles-no-more
    Last edited by fmzip; 03-13-2018 at 10:44 AM.
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    My ideal shifter looks like this, it's aftermarket for a B9



    The issue with b8.5 extended paddle is it's bulky to begin with. I can see why it's difficult to design an extension that hides this eyesore, and or, integrates it seamlessly
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    holy crap I was expecting a large price tag for the TAG ones, but woooow
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    Quote Originally Posted by fmzip View Post
    Are the black ones curved? If they are flat, they will not work. Photo is from https://www.pinalloy.com/collections...ifter-for-audi

    Mine are curved like the silver ones posted earlier I think. I will snap a photo tonight to verify.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fmzip View Post
    As of two seconds ago it still says this:

    New Product
    Fits:
    Audi B8 A4/A5/S4/S5/RS5 Facelift (2013-2016)
    Audi 8V A3/S3 Pre-Facelift (2015-2016)
    Audi C7 A7/A6/S6/S7/RS7 (2012+)
    *equipped with OEM paddle shifters
    No shit I can read, you cant click on that part to buy its just words and pics, try it, wont work. Click on any of the links below that for any paddles and you will not see any fitment for Facelift s4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 14S4GWM View Post
    No shit I can read, you cant click on that part to buy its just words and pics, try it, wont work. Click on any of the links below that for any paddles and you will not see any fitment for Facelift s4.
    Hey bud, did you get your RMA from ECS? We were both discussing our ill fate in the other thread.

    I was only pointing it out that there website is STILL misleading. Wasn't throwing a jab at you with the large font. Hoping ECS will update their website properly and COMPLETELY. CAPS are for ECS......

    Hoping they will fix this so some other uninformed individual won't think they fit 2013-2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by Csir_130 View Post
    Is it safe to say that that the rs3 paddles fit on the b8.5
    I'm not sure, it's not listed here but they do look the same:

    https://parts.audiusa.com/p/Audi__/S...951523XHA.html
    Last edited by fmzip; 03-13-2018 at 01:05 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fmzip View Post
    Hey bud, did you get your RMA from ECS? We were both discussing our ill fate in the other thread.

    I was only pointing it out that there website is STILL misleading. Wasn't throwing a jab at you with the large font. Hoping ECS will update their website properly and COMPLETELY. CAPS are for ECS......

    Hoping they will fix this so some other uninformed individual won't think they fit 2013-2016
    Itís all good, I havenít reached out for an RMA yet. They are still sitting in the box in my back seat. I did pm ecs to look at the thread last week and they got back to and said they really dropped ball on this and were now working hard to design something for the 8.5 guys. I guess we will see.
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    Quite a few are offered by Pinalloy, just make sure you get the right ones

    https://www.pinalloy.com/collections...ifter-for-audi


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    I got sent the wrong ones as well, been ignored by ECS for a week now. Ordered a few things from them in the past with decent customer service, but this is bullshit.

    edit: are these for the 2014+ S4's? Doesn't specify S4 but I'm guessing it will fit? https://www.pinalloy.com/collections...s6-rs7-2014-17
    Last edited by bizzy; 03-13-2018 at 05:15 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dobbler View Post
    Which factory paddles do you have?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 14S4GWM View Post
    Which factory paddles do you have?
    The S Style fits my 2014.

    I painted the + and - in red.




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    Oops forgot to take a picture of mine (B8.5 A4). Looks like they're the "A" style (flat)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dobbler View Post
    The S Style fits my 2014.

    I painted the + and - in red.
    I might be getting those, how do they feel when you apply pressure at the top and bottom? Does everything seem stiff?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dobbler View Post
    The S Style fits my 2014.

    I painted the + and - in red.


    These are pretty nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 14S4GWM View Post
    I might be getting those, how do they feel when you apply pressure at the top and bottom? Does everything seem stiff?
    The extensions are 100% solid on the OEM paddles. It's the OEM paddles that are a little wonky, so at the extreme ends there is more play. I think it's really the nature of the button design, and would be hard to alleviate even with an OEM replacement. My hands are rarely at the ends of the extensions, so I still view this as an at least 3x greater useable area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bizzy View Post
    I got sent the wrong ones as well, been ignored by ECS for a week now. Ordered a few things from them in the past with decent customer service, but this is bullshit.

    edit: are these for the 2014+ S4's? Doesn't specify S4 but I'm guessing it will fit? https://www.pinalloy.com/collections...s6-rs7-2014-17
    Thatís a good question, your right it doesnít specifically say a4 or s4. Your best bet is to email them to find out for sure. It looks these extensions for the bigger paddles.
    Hereís a look at the ones I ordered from them



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    Quote Originally Posted by wastatepride View Post
    Thatís a good question, your right it doesnít specifically say a4 or s4. Your best bet is to email them to find out for sure. It looks these extensions for the bigger paddles.
    Hereís a look at the ones I ordered from them



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    You have a B8 right, not a B8.5? I have a 2015 so I need the larger paddle extensions.

    Think I'm just gonna try ordering them and see if they fit lol, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bizzy View Post
    You have a B8 right, not a B8.5? I have a 2015 so I need the larger paddle extensions.

    Think I'm just gonna try ordering them and see if they fit lol, thanks.
    Do it! Yes I have a B8 but the link you put up should fit b8.5, looks like they fit the bigger paddles. Good luck.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wastatepride View Post
    Do it! Yes I have a B8 but the link you put up should fit b8.5, looks like they fit the bigger paddles. Good luck.


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    Paypal doesn't seem to work on his site for some reason, guess he doesn't want my money lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dobbler View Post
    The S Style fits my 2014.
    Are you sure it's the S style? His fitment guide says T style for the B8.5 S4's. Just wanna make sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bizzy View Post
    Paypal doesn't seem to work on his site for some reason, guess he doesn't want my money lol.



    Are you sure it's the S style? His fitment guide says T style for the B8.5 S4's. Just wanna make sure.
    Remember the 2013 is the B8 paddle and 2014 is the B8.5 paddle. I guess Audi had some parts lying around and didn't make the switch with the facelift. Yes, I'm sure it's Type S for 2014, 15 and 16. If you have 2013, get the earlier model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wastatepride View Post
    Do it! Yes I have a B8 but the link you put up should fit b8.5, looks like they fit the bigger paddles. Good luck.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dobbler View Post
    Remember the 2013 is the B8 paddle and 2014 is the B8.5 paddle. I guess Audi had some parts lying around and didn't make the switch with the facelift. Yes, I'm sure it's Type S for 2014, 15 and 16. If you have 2013, get the earlier model.
    I have a 2015. I was confused by the chart he made lol, thanks.



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