Great write up. I have a GranTurismo and love the paddles in that car, but some how in my QP5 I don’t miss them and just rather mash the throttle and let it shift for itself.
Yes, those parts will do the trick. Just make sure the shroud isn't sticky.Hello,
I recently bought a base Maserati Quattroporte 2010 that does not come with installed Paddle Shifters.
I would like to install those to my car but I need some confirmation on the parts first.
Upper Column Cover:
Lower Column Cover:
The paddle shifters were initially installed on a 2007 QP and the Column steering covers were installed on a 2005 QP.
Will those parts successfully fit my 2010 QP?
Thank you for your help.
They are too different. I don't remember exactly what it was but I know that it would've come out uglier than this car deserved.Dont mean to revive this post, but why are the newer covers REQUIRED? Cant you just modify your existing covers by trimming etc??? I mean, you will never use them again. Anyone care to educate me?
Just buy Granturismo ones, they are bigger and use the same brackets. They can be removed with an Allen key and the wheel still on, fiddly but doable.Very interesting!! So looks like it can be modified. I ordered the top and bottom cover. But want to experiment with my old ones. Going to be 3d printing some new much larger paddle shifters. Just need to figure out how to make the finish look like stainless steel. Similar to the image below. I will post whatever I come up with in the next few weeks. Maybe some sort of slip on or something so people do not need to remove the wheel.
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Search for sticky buttons or sticky plastics. There's a million posts on it.Hi, my 2008 Maserati quattroporte doesn’t have any paddle shifter but I wanted some so I bought used paddles online, te paddles are really sticky and if your scratch the you leave a mark is that normal? Or is it painted with a rubbery substance?
hi salayc - did you source the three parts for eBay? I am wanting to do the same but most parts state 03- 08 and wanted to be sure. I think I will get new covers from Scuderia.Jut did this on my 2011 QPV 4.2
Most of the parts were listed as up to 2008, I can confirm that the parts all worked perfectly on a 2011.
Yes, I got the shifters and covers from ebay. They both were listed as 03-08, but worked just fine on my '11 QP.hi salayc - did you source the three parts for eBay? I am wanting to do the same but most parts state 03- 08 and wanted to be sure. I think I will get new covers from Scuderia.
Great to hear - thanks ! eBay seems a little on quality covers unfortunately but quite a few paddles better priced than Scuderia. Will keep an eye out. Cheers !Yes, I got the shifters and covers from ebay. They both were listed as 03-08, but worked just fine on my '11 QP.