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Zebedee



Member Since: 09 Jun 2016
Location: Cheshire/South Manchester
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United Kingdom 2013 Range Rover Vogue SDV8 Santorini Black

Let us know how you get on once it's arrived, Ken. Current:
- 2013 L405 4.4 TDV8 Vogue
Sold:
- 2004 L322 4.4 Vogue (BRC LPG)
- 2002 L322 4.4 HSE (having fixed timing chain guides)
- 2000 P38 4.6 Vogue (BRC LPG)
- 1981 2-door In-Vogue
- 1980 Ex-Army SIII LWB
- 1976 SIII LWB
- 1968 SIIA
Stripped for parts:
- 2003 L322 4.4 Vogue

Post #558026 17th Jun 2020 3:45pm
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hattjosh



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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Vogue 4.2 SC V8 Bonatti Grey

Zebedee wrote:
PM sent


Just to let you know i sent payment (still don't have enough posts to PM you).

Cheers,

Josh

Post #558252 19th Jun 2020 1:37pm
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Zebedee



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United Kingdom 2013 Range Rover Vogue SDV8 Santorini Black

Thanks Josh - should be posted today.

David Current:
- 2013 L405 4.4 TDV8 Vogue
Sold:
- 2004 L322 4.4 Vogue (BRC LPG)
- 2002 L322 4.4 HSE (having fixed timing chain guides)
- 2000 P38 4.6 Vogue (BRC LPG)
- 1981 2-door In-Vogue
- 1980 Ex-Army SIII LWB
- 1976 SIII LWB
- 1968 SIIA
Stripped for parts:
- 2003 L322 4.4 Vogue

Post #558261 19th Jun 2020 3:25pm
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Cheryl



Member Since: 16 Jun 2020
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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Supercharged 4.2 SC V8 Java Black

Fitted this upgrade today and not only does the look of the paddle shifters look fantastic the gear change is instant so happy with this kit and easy to fit best thing I have brought for the RR.

Post #559503 29th Jun 2020 5:20pm
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Zebedee



Member Since: 09 Jun 2016
Location: Cheshire/South Manchester
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United Kingdom 2013 Range Rover Vogue SDV8 Santorini Black

Very Happy Current:
- 2013 L405 4.4 TDV8 Vogue
Sold:
- 2004 L322 4.4 Vogue (BRC LPG)
- 2002 L322 4.4 HSE (having fixed timing chain guides)
- 2000 P38 4.6 Vogue (BRC LPG)
- 1981 2-door In-Vogue
- 1980 Ex-Army SIII LWB
- 1976 SIII LWB
- 1968 SIIA
Stripped for parts:
- 2003 L322 4.4 Vogue

Post #559508 29th Jun 2020 5:59pm
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Roi354



Member Since: 06 Feb 2020
Location: Essex
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United Kingdom 2005 Range Rover Vogue Td6 Buckingham Blue

Having been one of the early adopters and now covered over 1,500 miles with the paddles fitted I feel I am well placed to share an honest review.
Someone commented that while they look good, I'll probably use them twice and then never touch them again. This is absolutely not the case for me for the following reasons:

I fitted the kit to my 55 plate TD6 and have found them to be brilliant. The TD6 is not the fastest car in the world and often during gentle cruising will suddenly decide that the extra 5% of throttle I asked for required it to drop a gear but not fully lock up the torque converter. Cue high revs and unnecessary slippage until either the speed increased enough that it was happy, or I lifted slightly and the box changed back up.
With the paddles I am able to change gear in anticipation of these sorts of events which means the drive is generally more smooth.
With 137,000 miles on the clock, the torque converter in mine is not in the best of health. Accelerating hard in any gear would mean selecting the next gear down and slipping the TC every time, leading to accelerated wear of the TC and pushing it closer to box failure as a result. I generally change to the gear I want ahead of accelerating now, and get less of this situation.
Mine seems to like to slip 4th A LOT, so by pulling it to 3rd, accelerating and letting the revs raise quite high before changing up to 4th and then 5th, I can overcome almost all of the slippage entirely.
Cruising on the motorway (or anywhere that suits 50mph+) I'll pull the + paddle to keep in 5th, then floor it to accelerate and pass, before then letting off to the cruise I was doing before.

To say these paddles have transformed the drive for me is an understatement. I had an E61 5 series with a similar engine and similar state of wear ZF box and during my own 120k mile ownership (sold @ 204k miles) these paddles would have been a dream on that car. I actually miss them when I drive my wife's 1 series, wiggling my fingers in the vain hope that a paddle will miraculously appear on the back of the wheel.

In conclusion - I'm very, very impressed. I do find that sometimes they don't always react to a pull which can be annoying, but generally they're very good. I wonder if its 'the first pull after a period of inactivity' rather than anything else. Maybe this can be confirmed?
Also the box is painfully slow to react to an input, but that's obviously not a fault of the paddles and is firmly GM's issue with the box design itself.

So my advice is simple: Buy them, you won't be disappointed Thumbs Up

P.S. The '-' & '+' actually illuminate with the dash lights at night. Such a lovely little touch and really gives a feeling of OEM to them.

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verydisco



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United Kingdom 2002 Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 Tangiers Orange

Hi,

I won't reiterate what has been said here, but in a nutshell +1 about what Roi354 said above! This is a great bit of kit and it changes the way you can drive the Range Rover (4.4L Petrol VCool

"So my advice is simple: Buy them, you won't be disappointed Thumbs Up " l=Oo\________/oO=l l:OolΞΞΞΞΞΞΞloO:l

Current
RANGE ROVER Vogue 4.4L SDV8 - 2013 - Indus Silver, on Almond.
RANGE ROVER Vogue 4.4L V8 - 2002 - ex-2003 G4 Challenge Event Vehicle, Stage 3: Australia
RANGE ROVER P38a 4.0L V8 - 1999 - ex-2000 TReK Event Vehicle : South Africa

Previous:
RANGE ROVER Vogue 4.4L TDV8 - 2012 - Orkney Grey, on Black, on Piano Black.
RANGE ROVER 3.6L TDV8 x3 - RANGE ROVER Td6 x1 - RANGE ROVER Classic 3.5L V8 x1

Post #563472 3rd Aug 2020 4:42pm
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Zebedee



Member Since: 09 Jun 2016
Location: Cheshire/South Manchester
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United Kingdom 2013 Range Rover Vogue SDV8 Santorini Black
Now as featured in LRO Magazine

The L322 Paddleshift kit is appearing in LRO Magazine.

This month's issue (available on the newsstands from the 5th August) has it featured in a section on "new stuff" and there will be a full installation and review in one of the next couple of issues.

It provides a link to the fullfatrr.com forum, so if anyone is interested in the kit either send me a PM (or email at L322paddleshift@gmail.com).


 Current:
- 2013 L405 4.4 TDV8 Vogue
Sold:
- 2004 L322 4.4 Vogue (BRC LPG)
- 2002 L322 4.4 HSE (having fixed timing chain guides)
- 2000 P38 4.6 Vogue (BRC LPG)
- 1981 2-door In-Vogue
- 1980 Ex-Army SIII LWB
- 1976 SIII LWB
- 1968 SIIA
Stripped for parts:
- 2003 L322 4.4 Vogue

Post #563536 4th Aug 2020 11:45am
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