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Old 23rd November 2015, 20:01   #31
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Hi Gannu,

I have viewed your modification threads several times and am simply amazed. Besides being an inspiration to others, you have balls of steel (Pardon my language).

If i buy a VW vehicle in future be it a Vento or a Polo, I will surely look at your links again for possible mods.

I have a question though, Any particular reason for you not opting for the steering with paddle shifters. Is it some form of compatability issue with the BCM or you dont like shifters altogether.
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Old 23rd November 2015, 20:27   #32
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I have a question though, Any particular reason for you not opting for the steering with paddle shifters. Is it some form of compatability issue with the BCM or you dont like shifters altogether.
Paddle shifts are meant for automatics. They are of no use in a manual car. So, a steering wheel with paddle shifts is for GT TSi that has a 7 speed dual clutch automatic gear box, not for GT TDi, which has a manual gear box. And Gannu's car is a GT TDi.
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Old 23rd November 2015, 20:43   #33
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My Bad. I completely missed that you have a Stick Shift Manual transmission. I think i got confused seeing your mod along side FrankMehta' s TSI thread .
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Old 6th December 2015, 15:59   #34
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The seller is stating freight charges to be delivered in USA also. Infact as per their web page, they charge the same to be delivered in Mexico also. Why 90$ of std shipping and 140$ of Fedex shipping even inside Mexico? Any idea?

I was waiting as one of my brother's friend's friend was coming from USA and thought of saving that 140$ , but now only noticed these charges.
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Old 17th December 2015, 01:23   #35
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Hi Gannu,
I'm planning to source the wheel from either gcptuning or vwrtuning depending on availability. Could you please provide a few more details about the modified harness loom so that I can explain it better to the supplier (gcptuning; Rick has a clear idea but is more expensive)

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Old 24th July 2016, 23:11   #36
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Just ordered the Steering wheel for my GT TSI from vwrtuning. Can't wait to get my hands on the paddle shifters
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Old 24th August 2016, 18:20   #37
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Hi Gannu,

Great DIY! Am a big fan of all your DIY's

Is it possible to fit this steering for a Polo Trendline? If yes, what would be the components that would need to be changed for it to work? Also, is there a non-airbag version for the MFSW steering?

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Just ordered the Steering wheel for my GT TSI from vwrtuning. Can't wait to get my hands on the paddle shifters
I see that you live in Bangalore, may I know where you're planning on getting it installed?
My only caveat is that I have no clue where to get it installed once I order it online. Please let me know!
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I see that you live in Bangalore, may I know where you're planning on getting it installed?
My only caveat is that I have no clue where to get it installed once I order it online. Please let me know!
Why dont check with user ventoman who has installed it and provided information in his reviews (link (My VW Vento Chronicles - From TDI to TSI!))
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Dear Gannu, I am picking up a 2016 Vento TDi DSG this week. Super excited to own my first DSG car.

I am looking to upgrade the steering to the one with Paddles. MK7 wheels are expensive and I want to upgrade to to a similar wheel as my current just with paddles. This way i save money on the airbag as well.

Can you please advise:

1. Will this be plug and play? I think it should
2. I am not able to spot a wheel with my specifications and paddles online (MFSW without cruise + paddles) and vagtune has very high prices. Please suggest a website.
TIA
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Old 2nd May 2017, 01:17   #41
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Hi, Gannu, though it's been a while, was wondering if you came across any new updates on whether it is possible to have the cruise control function moved from the stalk controls to a suitable steering wheel which has the cruise control on the wheel itself?

Also for such types of steering wheels that incorporate the cruise control function on the wheel itself, what happens to the media control and other functions that are on the stock steering wheel?

I have a 2017 Polo GT TSI and i guess it is also called as the 6C on other international VW forums? Or is it the 6R as some part numbers on the cars still have 6R denoted
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