AutoTecknic Dry Carbon Battle Version Shift Paddles - F97 X3M | F98 X4M
This is for a set of the AutoTecknic Dry Carbon Battle Version Shift Paddles for the BMW F97 X3M and the F98 X4M. It's a direct replacement for the OEM shift paddles.
As purists ourselves, we understand all car enthusiasts' goals—to go as fast as possible while maintaining safety and a comfortable position in the pilot’s seat at the same time. When it comes to piloting a vehicle, the driver is at optimum control when they become one with the car. To bring that concept to reality, we developed these extended paddle shifters.
During this meticulous development process, we wanted to craft a set of paddles that would maximize the communication between the driver, steering wheel, and of course, the M dual-clutch transmission. To achieve this ideal, our paddles are designed to be 40% bigger compared to OEM ones. On top of that, the paddles' shape is perfectly matched to the steering wheel's exact contours to provide optimal feedback for perfect shifts every time!
Dry carbon fiber's name comes from its manufacturing process. Dry carbon fiber is formed by using a "pre-preg" or impregnated piece of carbon materials. This piece of carbon is first placed into a mold and then into a sealed autoclave to cure properly. This method creates the least amount of waste and forms a lighter version of carbon than the “wet” method. The autoclave vacuuming process of making dry carbon means fewer pinholes and virtually no air pockets in the carbon. Dry carbon is the highest-quality version of carbon fiber products that are produced.