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    Carbon Fiber Shifter Ring problem

    So my car has been in the shop for the last 5 weeks and I just got her back today. I had a Carbon Fiber shifter ring waiting to be installed so I got to it. Unfortunately I ran into some issues:

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    One corner is too big and does not fit. Also, the way it is in the picture, the ring is pushing so tight against the side of the buttons, only the center button works. The other 4 buttons cannot move up or down.

    Has anyone else who has gotten a CF shifter ring encountered similar issues? RS4Cab?
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    Re: Carbon Fiber Shifter Ring problem

    No issues at all for me, popped right in perfectly. These parts are made by wrapping the OEM piece in CF so maybe they went a little heavy? Who did you get from?
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    Re: Carbon Fiber Shifter Ring problem

    Quote Originally Posted by RS4Cab View Post
    No issues at all for me, popped right in perfectly. These parts are made by wrapping the OEM piece in CF so maybe they went a little heavy? Who did you get from?
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    That's what I'm thinking. I emailed the vendor, but it's the weekend so I might not hear back until Monday. They are also in Germany, so exchange is going to be a PITA. I got it from here:

    http://carbon-designz.com/audi/r8/r8...-surround.html
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    Re: Carbon Fiber Shifter Ring problem

    I'm sure you tried this but have you taken it out and tried re-positioning?
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    Re: Carbon Fiber Shifter Ring problem

    Quote Originally Posted by RS4Cab View Post
    I'm sure you tried this but have you taken it out and tried re-positioning?
    Yeah I spent almost 30 minutes messing with it I even took the outter ring out (as seen in pic) so I can try different positions.
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    Re: Carbon Fiber Shifter Ring problem

    Had the same issue with my ring, had to grind a bit off to make it fit.

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    Re: Carbon Fiber Shifter Ring problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Bestle View Post
    Had the same issue with my ring, had to grind a bit off to make it fit.
    Where did you buy yours from? Which part did you grind off? What tool did you use?
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    Re: Carbon Fiber Shifter Ring problem

    Quote Originally Posted by devious_sandwich View Post
    Where did you buy yours from? Which part did you grind off? What tool did you use?
    I bought mine from a place in the uk called bespokeOEM.

    Used a Dremel to grind away the part that sits just below the buttons so it cannot be seen.

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    Re: Carbon Fiber Shifter Ring problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Bestle View Post
    Used a Dremel to grind away the part that sits just below the buttons so it cannot be seen.
    I'm not sure what part you mean there... You are not grinding on the CF ring?
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    Re: Carbon Fiber Shifter Ring problem

    i installed mine 1 month ago from Neidfaktor the (inner) Shift Surround the and Shift Surround (Outer) had no issue buttons went in easy Carbon Fiber Shifter Ring problem-img_1886.jpg

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