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I Love My Carbonio Challenge Paddles

I recently installed Carbonio's carbon fiber Challenge paddles, which our sponsor Ricambi sells. I was really surprised at how much easier they make driving an F1 Ferrari. While holding down the turn signal for a lane change to a left turn lane, it is very easy to just flick the downshift paddle with your finger simultaneously. When in a low speed turn with a bunch of lock, too, it is much easier to reach the paddles with the extensions on top and bottom. The bottom extensions are especially nice.

The 575M and 360 use the same shifter paddles, and the F430 uses one that is deeper dished and will not fit the other two cars. I know because I have a lower end, unused pair for the F430 that will not fit. (Buy them please, $350 because they are about half the quality of the Carbonios.)

The paddles are very easy to install, just make sure you save, and do not drop, the machine screws and special conical washers on your original paddles. To install, all that is needed is a small Phillips head screwdriver. Turn the steering wheel until the individual machine screws are unmasked by the steering wheel and hub, remove and replace. Should take about 15 minutes if you do not take 20 photographs like I did.

Here is where to find them and Daniel will be very glad to hear from you.
Ferrari Parts : CF-FERSP360/575 : CF-FERSP360/575 Extended F1 Paddles, 360/575

Below are a couple of photos contrasting the OEM paddles and Carbonio's paddles, plus one showing installation, and one showing the completed installation.
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I have never understood why the paddles were not designed a T from the start.

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Rik- They figured it out for the 458. The rest of us had to adapt or change.

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Terry well done!

I have a long winter of wants for the 612 ... this would be a great start but there is so much aluminum - keep debating on anodizing the aluminum and going from there.
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paddles

those are sick..!!!
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I second that. The carbonio long paddles in my 430 could with exhaust mods makes driving so much more fun, I find myself shifting gears just for the heck of it.
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Taz, thank you for the kind words. We have the these paddles in stock at Ricambi America.

Hope you're still enjoying some warmth in Albuquerque. North Carolina has turned cold, and I'm not one bit happy about it.

(Doug: Because I'm still in my St. Louis Cardinal delirium... would you like a set to test-fit on the 612? If they fit, you keep them for free -- and send pictures for our website. If they don't fit, you send 'em back with a pre-paid label I'll put in the box.)


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Taz, thank you for the kind words. We have the these paddles in stock at Ricambi America.

Hope you're still enjoying some warmth in Albuquerque. North Carolina has turned cold, and I'm not one bit happy about it.

(Doug: Because I'm still in my St. Louis Cardinal delirium... would you like a set to test-fit on the 612? If they fit, you keep them for free -- and send pictures for our website. If they don't fit, you send 'em back with a pre-paid label I'll put in the box.)
That's a really nice offer Daniel.


You do realize though, that if Doug sends you pictures, they will be sideways!
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That's a really nice offer Daniel.


You do realize though, that if Doug sends you pictures, they will be sideways!
Are you questioning his orientation, or just his photography?


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Are you questioning his orientation, or just his photography?

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Daniel, doug will need to ponder that and get back to you...



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by the way, love that product name. hope it's a long o. They seem to have given taz a carbonio.



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hahah ... funny Gents y'all are

Make you an offer you can't refuse

I will trade you for a World Series Jersey you name the player and I will do my best to get it autographed - no guarantees of the autograph though.



Do you have any suggestions for the remainder of aluminum for conversion?
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Not for me, but maybe just a commemorative ball or cap that will fit my son (age 6), and you've got a deal. I've never seen a kid go as bonkers as he did when the camera replayed Tony in the dugout stone silent as the game-winning ball was in flight.... then his face erupts in joy. For my son, that image of 9th inning pandemonium was better than the whole season.

In all seriousness, if you can get the paddles installed and a properly oriented photograph () that's all I ask. PM or email me and we'll get them shipped tomorrow.

For the rest of the car, it's tough. Unless you start getting into Ferrari carbon (very expensive... like the OTO pieces), it's tough . The 612 production volume makes it harder for some of the producers like Carbonio to produce a whole line of products for it.


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Not for me, but maybe just a commemorative ball or cap that will fit my son (age 6), and you've got a deal. I've never seen a kid go as bonkers as he did when the camera replayed Tony in the dugout stone silent as the game-winning ball was in flight.... then his face erupts in joy. For my son, that image of 9th inning pandemonium was better than the whole season.

In all seriousness, if you can get the paddles installed and a properly oriented photograph () that's all I ask. PM or email me and we'll get them shipped tomorrow.

For the rest of the car, it's tough. Unless you start getting into Ferrari carbon (very expensive... like the OTO pieces), it's tough . The 612 production volume makes it harder for some of the producers like Carbonio to produce a whole line of products for it.
Deal ... going to the store today

I have a tenant who owns a photography studio so it will be done right vs my signature version that the others covet

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Taz, thank you for the kind words. We have the these paddles in stock at Ricambi America.

Hope you're still enjoying some warmth in Albuquerque. North Carolina has turned cold, and I'm not one bit happy about it.

(Doug: Because I'm still in my St. Louis Cardinal delirium... would you like a set to test-fit on the 612? If they fit, you keep them for free -- and send pictures for our website. If they don't fit, you send 'em back with a pre-paid label I'll put in the box.)
Daniel bad news - the boys over at GLB tried and they just don't fit ... that's Bob by the way.

They rubbed against the turn signal and inside of the lower steering wheel as they were not formed with enough curve for the 612.

Thank You for the effort and kind gesture they are beautiful CF.

Sending em back with a surprise inside
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Daniel bad news - the boys over at GLB tried and they just don't fit ... that's Bob by the way.

They rubbed against the turn signal and steering wheel as they were not formed with enough curve for the 612.

Thank You for the effort and kind gesture they are beautiful CF.

Sending em back with a surprise inside
bummer

and your pic is sideways

btw, if you have a long list of things to do to the 612 over the winter, and you don't mind the car being out of state for a while, send it to Studio 47 in Columbus. Ferrari-trained mechanic, they have all the specialty tools, and I'm pretty sure they can do pick up/delivery for you.
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and your pic is sideways

btw, if you have a long list of things to do to the 612 over the winter, and you don't mind the car being out of state for a while, send it to Studio 47 in Columbus. Ferrari-trained mechanic, they have all the specialty tools, and I'm pretty sure they can do pick up/delivery for you.
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Interesting ... just made an appointment at GLB to do just that.

I will check them out though - never heard of em.
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Interesting ... just made an appointment at GLB to do just that.

I will check them out though - never heard of em.
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Doug- That is a crying shame. So the paddles need less dish than the 360/575M and way less than the F430 paddles, which is even deeper dished and rubbed on my car.

From the drawings, the 599 and 612 seem to share paddles, even though the 612 parts catalog does not confirm that. Daniel would know, but OEM will cost a whole lot more than Carbonio. Time for Daniel to put a bug in their ear, because there are way more 612s than 575Ms, and even more 599s than either. Never mind about numbers comparisons to the 360/F430, we lose on that one.

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