Sport mode v Dynamic?

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Re: Sport mode v Dynamic?

Post by SOLDES » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:18 pm

it hasn't been mentioned but when

in sport (and or dynamic mode)
manually shifting

you do a kick down (click at the end of the go pedal stroke) it WILL downshift to the lowest gear the car still thinks is ok … I had this on the highway once while playing around and I actually thought I had overreved the engine.
It downshifted and within a few 10' of a second i hit the rev limiter, gear indicator blinking white). I didn't expect the car to do that in manual mode so it caught me of guard and longer to process what was happening as at first I thought it got bumped in neutral :)

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Re: Sport mode v Dynamic?

Post by scm » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:55 pm

SOLDES wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:18 pm
it hasn't been mentioned but when

in sport (and or dynamic mode)
manually shifting

you do a kick down (click at the end of the go pedal stroke) it WILL downshift to the lowest gear the car still thinks is ok … I had this on the highway once while playing around and I actually thought I had overreved the engine.
It downshifted and within a few 10' of a second i hit the rev limiter, gear indicator blinking white). I didn't expect the car to do that in manual mode so it caught me off guard and longer to process what was happening as at first I thought it got bumped in neutral :)
Must be a feature of the 4-pot - my V8 won't downshift on kickdown in manual mode. It only downshifts when the speed drops too low for the current gear. Anyone one with a three-quarter engine want to try it? ;)
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Re: Sport mode v Dynamic?

Post by simpleR » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:15 pm

Perhaps you only have three quarters of an accelerator pedal SCM?

Yes mine kicks all the way down to lowest gear if I get past the kick down "switch" which I estimate is at about 90% throttle.
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Re: Sport mode v Dynamic?

Post by scm » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:58 pm

I definitely floored my throttle without a shiftdown - But it took some nerve, I can tell you! :D
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Re: Sport mode v Dynamic?

Post by simpleR » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:51 am

So we are saying either V8's don't have the kickdown......
Or SCM only used 9/10's of his full engine and actually needs to press the loud pedal harder to get full throttle.
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Re: Sport mode v Dynamic?

Post by scm » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:34 am

simpleR wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:51 am
So we are saying either V8's don't have the kickdown......
No, we're saying that the V8s don't appear to override manual mode by downshifting under WOT. ;)
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