(approx) 10 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
Hey, guys. I'm Alex from americanmuscle.com. And today, I'm bringing you my quick review and breakdown of the MMD paddle shifters in carbon fiber for the year 2015 through current S550 Mustang. So in this video, I'm gonna talk about who this kit is gonna appeal to, the construction and materials that went into these shifters, what you should expect to be paying, and then we're gonna take a very quick look at the installation where you're gonna be looking at a very easy, 1 out of 3 wrenches on the difficulty meter, and about 15 minutes to get these on to your car. And I'll have a little bit more for you on that later.So if you're the owner of a 2015 through current automatic S550 Mustang and you're looking to incorporate some really bold looks, as well as having some carbon fiber into your cabin, as well as making it considerably easier to grab gears when you need to, I would definitely suggest checking out this kit. I'll be the first to admit that the use and addition of paddle shifters in the S550 Mustang was definitely a great move by Ford, as it's really gonna give the driver a little bit more of a connected feel if you're gonna be doing some spirited driving, no matter be it on back roads, going down a drag strip, or just romping around on the weekends.Now, be that as it may and while these are definitely a great addition to the automatic S550, one of my personal dislikes about the kit on the car is the fact that they're a little bit on the smaller side. And I'll be brutally honest here that the first time I got behind the wheel of an automatic 2015 through current, I didn't even realize that they were there. So the guys over at MMD saw this and took the initiative to bring the market a very clean and well-executed kit that's ultimately going to make you grab gears that much easier, as well as giving your cabin some much improved looks.Now, one thing I will mention in comparison to most, if not all style paddle shifters out there for the S550 is that these are going to stick out that much more than your factory style shifters, and they're gonna be pronounced. Now, if that's something that you don't like, you may not wanna take a look at this kit. And I'll be honest here that I personally don't really like how far they stick out. But ultimately, it's gonna make you drive in your car that much happier, as you're gonna be able to grab gears that much more effectively. Now, somebody else that I think this kit is definitely going to appeal to is gonna be for the Mustang owner out there that just really loves carbon fiber and wants to incorporate that into their cabin, but isn't afraid to pay the price that's going to come along with it.So in terms of the construction and materials here, guys, you guessed it, you're looking at 100% carbon fiber. This is gonna be manufactured by using a vacuum sealing process, as well as being infused with resin. Now, additionally, this will be polished to a really nice shine. But it's gonna be something we are not gonna be seeing the back of these, as these are gonna be facing towards your dash. And you're really only gonna be seeing these two ends, as you're gonna have a plus and a minus here for an up and a downshift.So one of the great things that I like about this carbon fiber specifically that MMD is gonna use here is that their attention to detail and their craftsmanship is consistent throughout their entire lineup of carbon fiber parts. Now, for you, that means that you're not gonna have to worry about this fading or chalking over time like you might find with some inferior carbon fiber-type materials out there. One last thing I definitely like about this product is that the weave itself is incredibly consistent throughout. There are no inadequacies here, so you're gonna have something that's gonna offset your dash very nicely inside of your Mustang.So in terms of the pricing here, guys, you should expect to be spending about 150 bucks for this kit, which is typically what you're gonna see carbon fiber parts commanding. Now, don't get me wrong, I know it's a little bit on the high side for what it is here, but at the end of the day, you're getting 100% carbon fiber. It's gonna have a very clean and consistent weave that's gonna make you grab gears that much easier in comparison to the factory shifters, which, again, are incredibly small. Not only that, you're gonna be getting away with a very clean and well-executed look that's gonna offset your dash very nicely.Now, the ease of installation is definitely a huge selling point for me, as it should be for any brand-new Mustang owner, as there's literally no guesswork to this. This kit is going to come supplied with a 3M double-sided tape right here on the table. You're essentially gonna place this inside of the shifters, put them behind, give them a good press, and then you're good to go. It honestly does not get any easier than that.All right, guys, so just to wrap things up here, some final thoughts. If you're the 2015 through current S550 owner and you're looking to incorporate some very bold and well-executed carbon fiber looks into your cabin, which, in my opinion, is gonna mesh very well with the OE dash as well as making it considerably easier to grab gears, no matter be it going down the track or just romping around on the weekends, I would definitely suggest checking out this kit for your car. So that's my quick review and breakdown of the MMD paddle shifter covers in carbon fiber fitting your 2015 through current Mustang, available right here at americanmuscle.com.
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January 31, 2020
Great addition to the overall
The carbon paddles were a great addition to the carbon wheel. If you reach to high on the paddle the leverage is to much for the cheap oem mechanism and it flexes instead of shifting. Not a problem for me tho. Still worth it. The problem to be aware of is, if your going to change your steering wheel, do that first. The paddles cover the access to the airbag clips and you'll have to pull the paddles back off.Helpful (0)
May 31, 2019
Look Nice... But
When I opened the box I was impressed by the quality and look of these. Once installed though I realized that they will get in your way while driving because they do stick up and close to the wheel. But I also feel like I will adapt them over time.Helpful (0)
July 06, 2018
Best Paddle Extensions. well made and quality built. Tried several, until these found a home. Worth the cost!Helpful (10)
June 07, 2018
Great fit and look
I am very pleased with my paddle shifter extensions, the look and the fit is incredible.Helpful (10)
December 02, 2017
Very easy to install, makes shifting easier and more comfortable. Looks cool too.Helpful (12)
August 09, 2017
Easy to install and look great. It stated it came with wipes to clean the surface, however I never recieved any, but you can always just use any alcohol wipe you have laying around.Helpful (11)
June 22, 2017
Great looking, and feel great but..
I love the way these look on the wheel and they work just like they're supposed to. But I don't think they are real carbon fiber, they look like it but in the unfinished parts such as the holes for the cut outs it isn't carbon fiber. Disappointing but they look cool so I guess that makes up for it.Helpful (18)
December 05, 2016
Very sturdy and feel better that the cheap plastic ones that come stock!Helpful (14)
December 05, 2016
MMD paddle shifters
Great way to give your car a more aggressive and sporty look! anything goes great with carbon fiber.Helpful (12)
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(approx) 10 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
What's in the Box
Fits automatic transmission Mustangs equipped with paddle shifters.