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AkumaMax 07-28-2012 02:36 AM

Paddle Shifters on 05-07's???
 
Now I have been searching around and reading through all the post/topics I could find on the subject but has anyone on this Forum completed the task of replacing the button shifters with paddle shifters??? If this has not happened yet I think I will try and tackle this as soon as my car is back from the shop. I know that most people think of it as super rice but I think it fits well with the car. Whilst in the process I might as well do the steering wheel audio control mod too. I have read some info on the outback Forum but it is a little wierd sounding to me. If anyone has any advice or have any direction for me to go it would be much appreciated. As of right now my thought process will be going through the roof until I get the SCOOBIE back in my hands.

soobieroo 07-29-2012 11:08 AM

I was also wondering the same thing. Paddle shifters would be awesome. I have the 05 ll bean outback with audio controls, it'd be sweet to add paddle shifters to it. Hopefully someone can help!

whitetiger 07-29-2012 11:12 AM

you would have to see if 08-09 hardware can fit 05-07 steering columns. you would need 08-09 steering wheel, airbag, and paddle shifters and wire it in to your existing clock spring.

AkumaMax 07-29-2012 02:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by whitetiger (Post 4002631)
you would have to see if 08-09 hardware can fit 05-07 steering columns. you would need 08-09 steering wheel, airbag, and paddle shifters and wire it in to your existing clock spring.


Actually from looking around all you need is the part the Combo switch's attach to, Paddle Shifters and some electrical knowledge. The 05-09 Steering wheel and airbag are the same. Like I said once the car is back I am going to try this out and get as much info out there for others to use.

whitetiger 07-29-2012 04:38 PM

No, the 08-09 wheel and airbag is different. Search, you will see.

Rester5350 07-29-2012 05:51 PM

I am in for results.:)

mass-hole 07-29-2012 06:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by whitetiger (Post 4002920)
No, the 08-09 wheel and airbag is different. Search, you will see.

Truth, I have looked into the swap since my 07 wheel is looking kinda rugged.

AkumaMax 07-30-2012 11:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by whitetiger (Post 4002920)
No, the 08-09 wheel and airbag is different. Search, you will see.

Wow that is very weird. For the 05-06 in a parts Diagram the wheel is like a 4 spoke style. Strange because my Wheel that I have is a 3 spoke momo? Like the one shown in a 08-09 parts diagram. I must look into this more something or someone is wrong.

Strizzy 07-30-2012 12:02 PM

05-07
http://img2.netcarshow.com/Subaru-Le...llpaper_05.jpg

08-09
http://img2.netcarshow.com/Subaru-Le...llpaper_06.jpg

AkumaMax 07-30-2012 03:28 PM

Well thank you for that insight. I have been trying to find good pictures of both and now I have them. Yes the steering wheels are different but I don't think that they play a major role in the paddle shifters since it rest's behind the wheel. If it does come down to it needing an 08 wheel I will find one since my 05 has seen better days anyway. Like I said once I get my car back from the shop I will put some time into this. Also I figured that since I am going this route I might as well Wire up some radio controls on the wheel to.

Strizzy 07-30-2012 03:30 PM

IIRC, I believe the splines on the wheels are different as well.

underground000 07-30-2012 03:36 PM

paddles are held in with 5 self taping screws, only 4 out of the 5 work attaching to 05-07 clock spring without getting a 08+ clock spring. the paddles are attached to the clock spring... well thats what i remembered when i read someone doing it

cant find that diy now but here are some ref materials. no one tried it in these ref
linky
linky

AkumaMax 07-31-2012 12:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by underground000 (Post 4004361)
paddles are held in with 5 self taping screws, only 4 out of the 5 work attaching to 05-07 clock spring without getting a 08+ clock spring. the paddles are attached to the clock spring... well thats what i remembered when i read someone doing it

cant find that diy now but here are some ref materials. no one tried it in these ref
linky
linky

Yep witch is why I would like to go for it. After looking at everything closely this is going to be a long and expensive process.

What my plan is:
08 Steering Wheel
08 Steering Wheel Controls(audio/cruise to replace the shifters)
08 Combo Switch should come with clock spring
08 Air Bag
08 Paddle shifters with screw
08 P-204UH Radio

Cost if went through Stealership or Stealership websites is easily over $1500.
As of right now I have my eye out for some cheaper parts on ebay. This will take some time if I go the Ebay route for some parts rarely if ever show up on there.

polyarkos 07-31-2012 01:57 AM

http://www.tunersgroup.com/Online_St...neo_bp_bl.html

Might be a cheaper option?

AkumaMax 07-31-2012 09:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by polyarkos (Post 4005214)


Yep I have looked into that as well. All in all it is a cheaper option but I am all about trying to keep the car having an OEM look to it. I am very strange when it comes to modding my car. If I can upgrade a part with a newer OEM unit I will.


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