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Old 12-18-2012, 02:34 PM   #14
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Location: South Carolina
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My Ride: 2002 M3 Vert SMG
Originally Posted by scca_ziptie View Post
Paddle shifters are quicker shifting than manual, which is nice.
No chance of over rev if you click down too many times, which is nice.
Don't have to operate a clutch pedal in stop and go traffic, which is nice.
Clutch lasts longer than a manual (most of the time), which is nice.
Launch control, which is nice.
Hill assist, which is nice.
Very rewarding once you get used to driving the SMG, which is nice.
The look on people's face(s) when they see paddle shifters, which is nice.
Able to brace yourself more consistently at track days, which is nice.
Able to adjust the ferocity of the clutch actuation, which is nice.
You don't wear out your left shoe sole from operating clutch, which is nice.

What movie is the quote, "which is nice" from?
Caddyshack. "So I got that going for me...... which is nice" Pitchfork in hand.

I like my SMG, came from a 996 C4 Porsche, 6 SPD. Sometimes I do miss the clutch and the control of the manual, BUT, once we get familiar with the SMG, it is a really fun transmission, and yes, the downshift blips are alot of fun!!! Especially with an exhaust
2002 Porsche 996 C4 Cab (Sold, not missed :))
2005 VW Touareg V8

2002 M3 SMG Vert - Topaz Blue with Blue Top

Sharked, Supersprint Sport Exhaust, Euro Headers, Euro Section 1, Schnell Intake, BC Racing Coilovers (7kg/8kg) 19" BBS LM's, Carbon Front and Rear, Umnitza Angel Eyes, Smoked Side and Turn Signals, Coby Wheel and Shift Knob, RPI Intake Scoops

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