When you look at a selection of side-by-sides at a dealership in your area, one thing that may catch your attention is how the process of shifting gears can vary between models. While a lot of side-by-sides have standard shifter knobs positioned to the right of the driver, like many cars, others have paddle shifters. Paddle shifters are attached to the back side of the steering wheel, and a model that has this design won't have a standard shifter knob.