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    Hand controls

    Anyone know a good push/pull hand control or similar that allows you to remove other hand from the steering wheel momentarily to shift tiptronic style shifter?

    Thanks in advance for input

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    Quote Originally Posted by roller View Post
    Anyone know a good push/pull hand control or similar that allows you to remove other hand from the steering wheel momentarily to shift tiptronic style shifter?

    Thanks in advance for input
    Do you mean so that you'd have no hands on the steering wheel? I don't think it's even legal here, but what difference does the brand make? There is one that attaches to the steering wheel for brakes only I think, kinda costly though.
    I have had periodic paralysis all my life. I lost my ability to walk in 2011 beginning with a spinal block, which was used for a hip fracture caused by periodic paralysis.

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    Sure grip works good for that. It's a pull/push rocker style hand control and when setup right you can drive with one hand and have the other one free.
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    Don't let go of the steering wheel. Learn how to use one hand to control both at the same time. I steer with my thumb while gripping the hand control. The other hand is also on the wheel, or not.

    MPS Monarch right-angle works well for this because it has a long lever running behind, parallel to, and extending beyond the steering wheel. Just don't grab it by the handle but grab it closer to the steering wheel so you can control both at the same time. You can do this with push-pull too but only if installed correctly. I use a portable push-pull. It works great and is easy to install and it is easy to adjust its position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curt Leatherbee View Post
    Sure grip works good for that. It's a pull/push rocker style hand control and when setup right you can drive with one hand and have the other one free.
    Yea, years ago I had regular push/pull with vertical handle and it worked well for keeping alot of hand on the wheel while shifting simplex assisted stick shift. I hope many will chime in with more comments regarding the
    "rocker style"...
    Thanks Curt

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    Have fun. I like the tiptronic too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roller View Post
    Anyone know a good push/pull hand control or similar that allows you to remove other hand from the steering wheel momentarily to shift tiptronic style shifter?

    Thanks in advance for input
    These are pricey but look amazing.

    http://www.guidosimplex.it/english/index.asp

    I think there are a few 'power ring' brands, you should ask your installer people. In California you should have a few options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cripwalk View Post
    These are pricey but look amazing.

    http://www.guidosimplex.it/english/index.asp

    I think there are a few 'power ring' brands, you should ask your installer people. In California you should have a few options.
    I was told by a driving specialist that that type was in the 10k price range. I did not check in to it.
    I have had periodic paralysis all my life. I lost my ability to walk in 2011 beginning with a spinal block, which was used for a hip fracture caused by periodic paralysis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roller View Post
    Anyone know a good push/pull hand control or similar that allows you to remove other hand from the steering wheel momentarily to shift tiptronic style shifter?

    Thanks in advance for input
    Find a local mobility dealer knowledgeable in different hand control installations.

    Have them look at you in the car to see what hand controls would fit your application best.

    You can also look for a experienced local driving evaluator for help.

    Depending on where the shifter buttons are if i were to guess a push rock hand control might work.

    How many shifter buttons are there?

    The shifter buttons might be able to be moved to the hand controls.

    In the past we've installed as many as 6 switches on a set of hand controls.
    Jim, MA, MMET
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    Quote Originally Posted by Automotive Innovations View Post
    Find a local mobility dealer knowledgeable in different hand control installations.

    Have them look at you in the car to see what hand controls would fit your application best.

    You can also look for a experienced local driving evaluator for help.

    Depending on where the shifter buttons are if i were to guess a push rock hand control might work.

    How many shifter buttons are there?

    The shifter buttons might be able to be moved to the hand controls.

    In the past we've installed as many as 6 switches on a set of hand controls.
    The tiptronic is not button or paddle, it's the shifter itself. I imagine I will end up with suregrip push/pull or rocker. I have a set of push/pull I brought back from Europe and will check them first. Thanks for all your input

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