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Like the title says, I'm trying to get an idea of how the paddles are situated and activated.

What I have seen so far is pretty vague.

Thanks in advance.

Below is a video for the Camaro that was posted by one of our esteemed members,
but I was looking for something SS Sedan specific, and more detailed.

Thanks

Here's a vid I found on the TapShift.

2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 - Staged Up Shifts - YouTube

Faster TapShift Response Gives Edge to ZL1 Automatic Staged up-shifts improve Camaro's manual-mode performance by up to 60 percent 2012-02-22 DETROIT -- When the new 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 arrives this spring, performance car enthusiasts will experience the hands-on driving satisfaction of a "stick" with the ease of an automatic transmission due to General Motors' newly improved TapShift technology. Since its introduction several years ago, TapShift has allowed drivers to control up- and down-shifts with paddle shifters. For 2012, GM powertrain engineers implemented a patent-pending software algorithm that improves tap response time by up to 60 percent compared to the previous system. No hardware changes were required for the upgrade. "The faster you can get to the next gear, the better, and from the sound of it, the ZL1 automatic's performance is going to make paddle shifting more exhilarating and satisfying for drivers of all skill sets," said Eric Fedewa , director of Global Powertrain Forecasting at IHS Automotive. "We're seeing a trend toward more manual-mode-capable, fun-to-drive automatic transmissions across all vehicle segments, and GM's technology is leading the pack." The 2012 ZL1's six-speed automatic transmission delivers a 0-60 time of 3.9 seconds -- a tenth of a second faster than the manual transmission time. By staging hydraulic pressure in the clutch for the next gear, the new control module algorithm reduces tap delay for the 1-2, 2-3, 3-4, and 4-5 <b>...</b>
 

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**** right, I have it coming out my ears.

I hope the paddles are attached to the wheel. I would hate them on the column.
Yeah I hate when paddle shifters are located on the column, far better having it on the wheels. Never understood why car makers do that, it's stupid. Why not have the paddle shifters move with the wheel being on the steering wheel.
 

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How are Chevy paddles in general? Do any current Chevy models have the same ones the SS will have? It'd be nice to get a feel for them if I ever get the chance.

I've only tried the FR-S automatic paddles and they were very quick.
 

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As I recollect when looking at the last Commodore that had paddles was the VZ series circa 2005. They were attached to the steering wheel itself. Never had any good reviews about them here in Aus. Which is why Aussies tend to not like them. However looking at a couple of the press pictures magnified, they look attached to the wheel.

However 7 or so years have passed and maybe they have improved GM's paddle shifters that they may be feasible again. I hear that we may not get the paddle shifter but it hasn't been decided for our market except that it may be an HSV option. I myself prefer a clutch peddle so my feet can dance :D
 

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I myself prefer a clutch peddle so my feet can dance :D
I like the colorful and passionate description of your driving. :)

Some Porsche guys feel the same way that you do.....unfortunately, those same guys with dancing feet are consistently being passed by the faster PDK guys. :D

It doesn't matter for the SS Sedan fans, because GM denied us BOTH a clutch pedal AND a dual clutch. :mad:
[email protected] you for that, GM.:mad:
 

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As I recollect when looking at the last Commodore that had paddles was the VZ series circa 2005. They were attached to the steering wheel itself. Never had any good reviews about them here in Aus. Which is why Aussies tend to not like them. However looking at a couple of the press pictures magnified, they look attached to the wheel.

However 7 or so years have passed and maybe they have improved GM's paddle shifters that they may be feasible again. I hear that we may not get the paddle shifter but it hasn't been decided for our market except that it may be an HSV option. I myself prefer a clutch peddle so my feet can dance :D
Never seen what they look like on the VZ Commodore but if it's actually on the steering wheels it's self, thats a big plus, cause there's no where else better to put them. Further back on the steering column would be horrible, imagine being on the track or on a road with a really long turn and shifting through that having to move your hand from the wheel just to change gears.
 

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I like the colorful and passionate description of your driving. :)

Some Porsche guys feel the same way that you do.....unfortunately, those same guys with dancing feet are consistently being passed by the faster PDK guys. :D

It doesn't matter for the SS Sedan fans, because GM denied us BOTH a clutch pedal AND a dual clutch. :mad:
[email protected] you for that, GM.:mad:
I remember hearing the SS would be receiving a manual transmission a year after it's launch. Has that been confirmed or was that just pure rumor?
 

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I like the colorful and passionate description of your driving. :)

Some Porsche guys feel the same way that you do.....unfortunately, those same guys with dancing feet are consistently being passed by the faster PDK guys. :D

It doesn't matter for the SS Sedan fans, because GM denied us BOTH a clutch pedal AND a dual clutch. :mad:
[email protected] you for that, GM.:mad:
going fast is one thing but fun is another.

to be fair it is easier to be a fast driver in a PDK than a 6 speed manual.
 
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