Originally Posted by jkasch
Being the OP, I'm not sure whether this was directed at me or not but imo, paddle shifters are strictly boy racer in a luxury SUV. Of course, if you do a lot of off-roading that would be an exception, but most are commuter/grocery getters.
As previously stated, I also drive a supercharged manual 6spd coupe that makes 470hp and 470ft/lb torque at the crank. (Kind of like and SRT8 but 1500lb. lighter.) I did the complete supercharger install myself.
Tell me, how does knowing engine specs make you an ACTIVE driver in CONTROL of a vehicle.
Why are you getting so defensive? Shift paddles merely allow for another level of control. If you think that makes they "boy racer", then good for you. And BTW, why do you keep talking about driving a supercharged, manual car with 470HP? Do you think that somehow validates you as a driver? Oh, and you did the supercharger install yourself. Terrific.
Actually, you and I have a lot in common. I drive an AWD turbocharged 6-speed manual coupe and I installed the turbocharger myself. And guess what? Yup, I still like the shift paddles in the Grand Cherokee and I don't see them as "boy racer" at all. And I've also accidently bumped them. If you don't like them, just remove them. If you installed your supercharger by yourself, I'm quite sure you can figure out how to remove the shift paddles from your steering wheel. It's not rocket science.