Works Bell Paddle Shifter NEO And GTC / GTC Hybrid Quick Release Bundle For BMW E90 3 Series SMG Steptronic Step-tronic
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Product InfoSide view closed position - shift light not included in bundle
Now available from The Tuners Group are Works Bell Paddle Shifter and Quick Release product bundles for the BMW 3 Series E90 SMG Steptronic.
This bundle includes the world reknowned Works Bell Paddle Shifter NEO, a tilting Works Bell Quick Release, and a special short steering boss / hub for the BMW E90 manufactured by Works Bell ... all available in a convenient product bundle.
A version of this bundle is also available for use with a detachable Works Bell Rapfix II quick release, and a version for customers who do not want to run a quick release.
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Works Bell's History - 60 Years Of Cutting Edge Innovation & World Class Manufacturing
Works Bell is recognised worldwide as the premium manufacturer of the world's very finest quality steering quick releases, steering wheel boss kits, steering wheel spacers, and paddle shifters.
Founded in 1950 in Tokyo as "Miyashita Manufacturing Co. Ltd", Works Bell has a 60 year history with a reputation for the finest engineering and innovation.
As far back as 1969, Miyashita Manufacturing were doing fabrication work for both Momo and Nardi.
All Works Bell steering bosses, paddle shifters and quick releases are precision made at Works Bell's cutting edge production facility in Nagano Japan by highly skilled engineers and fabricators.
Though previously better known in Japan and Japanese modifying and racing circles than elsewhere around the world, Works Bell's products have recently appeared on everything from rally cars, time attack cars, Dakar style off road racers, in the V8 Supercar series in Australia, on open wheeler racers, as OEM equipment and aftermarket equipment, and on a wide range of Japanese, American and European vehicles all over the globe.
Quite simply, racers around the globe are now discovering in Works Bell what racers at the very highest levels in Japan have known for years.
We are one of only two factory authorised exclusive national distributors for Works Bell worldwide outside of Japan.
Works Bell invented and holds a huge portfolio of patents for automotive innovations, including the patents for ... harness bosses for car use, the convertible long handle boss, the 24 hole boss spacer, the crushable boss, air passage through headlight housing, jumper parts to silence airbags warnings, the full harness seat belt, the steering wheel boss anti-theft cap, the seat position sensor, auxillary parts for removing the steering wheel, the shift switch, and the steering wheel contact coupler.
In 2001 Works Bell invented and patented the ball lock steering wheel quick release. Works Bell holds numerous patents including the patent for ball lock quick release systems. Works Bell quick releases are the original, genuine, real deal products.
Works Bell are members of SEMA (Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association), ASEA (Japanese Autosports & Special Equipment Association), NAPAC (Nippon Auto Parts Aftermarket Committee) and AAAL (Automotive Aftermarket Action League).
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What's In The Bundle ?
This product bundle consists of the following products ...
1 x Works Bell Paddle Shifter Kit For BMW E90
The Works Bell Paddle Shifter NEO consists of the heart of the Works Bell Paddle Shifter Kits as seen in Works Bell's paddle shifter kits for vehicles like the Porsche 996, 993 and Boxster, Nissan Skyline R35 GT-R and other high end semi-sequential vehicles.
The kit includes ...
- high quality Works Bell paddle shifter unit
- high quality application specific Works Bell boss / hub
- application specific shift control wiring harness that plugs straight into your vehicle's wiring wiring harness
- horn grounding ring / horn button ring
- misc. jumpers and fuse
- misc. installation bolts
1 x Works Bell Rapfix GTC Tilting Quick Release (available in black or silver).
Instead of attaching and detaching the Quick Release like on the Works Bell Rapfix II Quick Release, with the Rapfix GTC the steering wheel simply tilts upwards.
With the Rapfix GTC, you can get in and out with ease from cars equipped with bucket seats or sports type seats by tilting up the steering wheel.
Furthermore, you can work with ease on the dashboard and foot pedal area which was previously unreachable.
It uses Works Bell's patented ball lock system to realize both design appeal and functionality.
Through the application of the patented features of RapFix, and using a ball to join the concave and convex sections, a smooth connection and reduction of chatter are achieved.
In the same way as the patented Works Bell Rapfix II Quick Release, equipment parts of high stability and reliability have been fully developed in the tilting Rapfix GTC. The ball lock system Rapfix GTC incorporates powerful high technology in every part.
The Rapfix GTC is machined and assembled with absolute precision by Works Bell's engineers in Works Bell's production facility in Nagano, Japan. It is precision Japanese engineering at it's absolute finest.
or instead of the Rapfix GTC you can choose 1 x Works Bell Rapfix GTC Hybrid Tilting Quick Release
Released in December 2008, and featuring Works Bell's patented ball locking system, the tilting Works Bell Rapfix GTC Hybrid steering quick release is a very special product which was developed specifically by Works Bell in response to demand from The Tuners Group's racing customers.
It features a glove friendly release handle, making it ideal for use at track days, tarmac rallies, and time attack events.
It potentially has significant time saving advantages in driver change pit stops, particularly in endurance events.
The Works Bell Rapfix GTC Hybrid is 100% made in Japan and is machined and assembled with precision by Works Bell's engineers at Works Bell's production facility in Nagano, Japan.
You can view photos of a Rapfix GTC Hybrid installed in one of our customers' cars here ...
2 x Works Bell Steering Column Wiring Plates.
Released specifically by Works Bell in response to demand from The Tuners Group's racing customers, the Works Bell Wiring Plate allows the wiring for the Works Bell Paddle Shifter NEO to exit the paddle shifter, be neatly wired round the outside of the tilting mechanism, then to re-enter the assembly before the boss kit / hub.
By using the Works Bell Wiring Plate, wiring can be exited from the internal section of the paddle shifter, then re-enter the assembly before the quick release via a notched cavity in the wiring plates.
This eliminates any need to drill or machine a hole for wiring connections in the body of the Paddle Shifter NEO, for a simple and clean installation.
The Works Bell Wiring Plate is simply sandwiched between the paddle shifter and the quick release, and between the quick release and boss kit / hub.
1 x Works Bell Short Steering Wheel Boss Kit Hub For BMW E90
Works Bell has developed an exclusive short hub system that is designed for the specific use with the Works Bell Rapfix II Quick Release, Works Bell Rapfix GTC Quick Release and Works Bell Rapfix GTC Hybrid quick release.
This boss is included in the Works Bell Paddle Shifter NEO kit for the BMW E90.
This short hub system is designed to compensate for the additional length of the Works Bell Steering Quick Release and prevents setting the steering wheel too close to the driver.
With the short hub system, the user is able to offset the position of the steering wheel away from the driver for optimum driver position.
The Works Bell "U-turn harness" allows the driver to bypass the airbag signal in order to prevent the in-dash airbag warning light flashing or staying on once an aftermarket wheel is installed.
Steering Wheel Compatability
The Works Bell Paddle Shifter NEO is designed to be used with aftermarket steering wheels.
It cannot be used with the factory airbag steering wheel.
At the steering wheel end, the Rapfix GTC and GTC Hybrid ship pre-machined with bolt holes in both standard 6 bolt Momo bolt pattern steering (PCD 70mm), and 6 bolt Nardi bolt pattern (PCD 74mm).
Of course this makes it compatible with all Works Bell steering wheels, including the Works Bell Original Steering Wheel, the Works Bell Team Orange Steering Wheel, and the Works Bell Yoshioka Steering Wheel.
If you require an aftermarket steering wheel, we can supply a wide range of aftermarket steering wheels from Works Bell, Momo, Nardi and Personal.
As the Works Bell Paddle Shifter NEO with quick release bundle is a racing product designed for use in custom racing applications, it is designed to be wired into your car's electrical system by a qualified auto electrical engineer / auto electrician.
Installation should only be carried out by a qualified auto electrical engineer / auto electrician.
The Paddle Shifter NEO kit ships with an application specific plug and play wiring harness, but as this is a racing product designed for custom installations, your installer will need to wire the application specific wiring harness and paddle shifter to the quick release.
We are one of only two authorised Works Bell distributors worldwide outside of Japan.
Our ex-tax pricing is equivalent to the price that this product sells for in Japan where it is made. So by purchasing from us you get true Japanese market pricing, without the cost of an plane ticket to Tokyo !
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Why does the Works Bell Paddle Shifter NEO look like the Matchless Crowd Racing MCR Paddle Shifter for the Nissan Skyline R35 GT-R ?
Simple - because the paddleshifter mechanism for the Matchless Crowd Racing (MCR) Skyline Paddleshifter was co-developed by and is manufactured by Works Bell.
We asked Works Bell about this and they replied ...
We developed the Paddle Shifter Neo for Nissan R35 GT-R with MCR (Matchless Crowd Racing).
You can tell this to the customers ... because MCR wrote our company name Works Bell as the maker for their Paddle Shifter in the instruction book ...
MCR wanted to develop Paddle Shifter for GT-R with us because we had developed Paddle Shifters for many kinds of cars before.
Click here for a photo of the MCR Paddle Shifter for the Nissan Skyline R35 GT-R ...
Most people don't realise that the the paddle shifter mechanism used in the MCR Paddle Shifter for the R35 is actually manufactured by Works Bell !
If you look at the photo above of the Works Bell Paddle Shifter Kit for the Honda Fit, the ancestory of the MCR Paddle Shifter Kit for the R35 GT-R is obvious.
Category: Paddle Shifters
Manufacturer: Works Bell
Model: Works Bell Paddle Shifter NEO And GTC / GTC Hybrid Quick Release Bundle For BMW E90 3 Series SMG Steptronic Step-tronic