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Old 02-16-2009, 09:14 PM   #26
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First great pictures - I can't wait to use my paddle shifters.

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Will the car automatically upshift if the rpms move into redline with the car in M mode? How do the paddle shift work on similar cars (corvette, etc). I've heard that if you don't shift by a certain rpm (say redline), the car will automatically make the upshift. Is that true?

Or will the rpm hit the rev limiter and cause fuel cut off just as they would with the manual?
They've said that the only thing that it will stop you from doing is down shifting into a gear that will cause you to be over the red line. If you're already in the gear, you should be able to go all the way up and hit the rev limiter. Also, if you come to a stop it will automatically downshift into first for you.
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Old 02-16-2009, 10:08 PM   #27
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yea it was lol thnx, i'm still a little confused though because in a normal manual car if you have to brake on the highway for slower traffic you brake the car and then clutch and start down shifting how would that work with this situation? would you just start downshifting right away or throw it in D maybe? can you downshift at a high speed likethat ? because in a normal manual you know if you're in like 4th or 5th gear and you take your foot off the clutch too quick the RPM is so high that the car gets bogged down. or what about braking hard in an emergency?, i ask only because i'm REALLY new to the whole TAPSHIFT thing im used to either manual OR automatic lol ,
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Old 02-17-2009, 08:14 AM   #28
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yea it was lol thnx, i'm still a little confused though because in a normal manual car if you have to brake on the highway for slower traffic you brake the car and then clutch and start down shifting how would that work with this situation? would you just start downshifting right away or throw it in D maybe? can you downshift at a high speed likethat ? because in a normal manual you know if you're in like 4th or 5th gear and you take your foot off the clutch too quick the RPM is so high that the car gets bogged down. or what about braking hard in an emergency?, i ask only because i'm REALLY new to the whole TAPSHIFT thing im used to either manual OR automatic lol ,
The important thing to remember is this is an automatic transmission. The TAPSHIFT buttons only provide a sportier way to drive and shift. The bottom line is it has a torque converter clutch, so it is just an automatic.

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Old 02-17-2009, 12:31 PM   #29
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lol you're very welcome. thnx for clarifying it makes sense now sort of you can shift the auto-tranny instead of the car but if you don't it will
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Old 02-17-2009, 03:26 PM   #30
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It can be used to help slow down but if you do a lot of that the manual is a better option. *IMO. I never manually downshift my GM autos. Why? Because I am allergic to tranny bills. (broke arse).
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Old 02-17-2009, 05:00 PM   #31
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yea i see what ure sayin, yea if ure gunna be doin alotta shifting might as well get the manual lol but im thiniking more of rare shifting for fun
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Old 02-18-2009, 08:02 AM   #32
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yea i see what ure sayin, yea if ure gunna be doin alotta shifting might as well get the manual lol but im thiniking more of rare shifting for fun
Is this really all that funny? lol?

Just saying...it's not really funny, and people are probably going to think you're a bit crazy if you're sitting at your computer laughing out loud as you type.
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Old 02-18-2009, 10:44 AM   #33
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Dude, that shifter is awesome. The tapshift is awesome but im not really looking forward to using it. I have it on my 08 Altima, and I really dont care for it at all.
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Old 02-18-2009, 12:45 PM   #34
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Dude, that shifter is awesome. The tapshift is awesome but im not really looking forward to using it. I have it on my 08 Altima, and I really dont care for it at all.
I always say don't judge till you've experienced, how does it operate on your altima ?
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Old 02-20-2009, 06:51 PM   #35
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I always say don't judge till you've experienced, how does it operate on your altima ?
I would venture to say that wouldnt be a fair comparison....

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Old 02-20-2009, 06:56 PM   #36
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Exactly, My cousin has this sporty 07-08 Atima that he's always braggin about, and i always bust his chops because its just not impressive at all, it's all style and no substance, so i'm not surprised that you don;t like the TAPSHIFT on the Altima
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Old 02-20-2009, 07:21 PM   #37
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I personally have not seen "tap-shift" in action, but from what I heard, if you don't downshift it will do it automatically for you?
What I noticed in the pictures above is that their are paddle shifters on both the right and left side. Is one paddle for up shifting, and the other for down shifting? I think that would make things easier if this is the case.
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Old 02-20-2009, 07:26 PM   #38
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When in "M" the car will not shift upward unless you tell it to.
The car will prevent you from downshifting too early .... say you are hitting 6k rpm in 3rd gear.. and going into 2nd gear would be dumb and kill the car probably... The car will prevent you from downshifting if you are going to be over the rev limiter.

Upon braking / stoping.. (say from 5th gear) the car will automatically downshift for you like any normal automatic tranny would.

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It will not downshift for you (except into 1st when you stop). It will prevent you from downshifting if the new gear will force you to over-rev.

Yes, downshift on the left, up-shift on the right.
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When in "M" the car will not shift upward unless you tell it to.
The car will prevent you from downshifting too early .... say you are hitting 6k rpm in 3rd gear.. and going into 2nd gear would be dumb and kill the car probably... The car will prevent you from downshifting if you are going to be over the rev limiter.

Upon braking / stoping.. (say from 5th gear) the car will automatically downshift for you like any normal automatic tranny would.

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It will not downshift for you (except into 1st when you stop). It will prevent you from downshifting if the new gear will force you to over-rev.

Yes, downshift on the left, up-shift on the right.
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:47 PM   #41
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How does the 6L80 shift ? does the trans shift any quicker when you select M for paddle shifting. AKA or will the trans need a tune to make it shift quicker. chirpchirp
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I think any manual shifting is faster then auto shifting if you do it right, if your lookin 2 be chirpin gears i'd have a quick hand (and eye) and rely on the V8's torque
but PLEASE WAIT THE REQUIRED 2,000 break-in miles, you don't want that horror story when some guy gets a little over zealous with his brand new car, especially if your lookin 2 chirp down the straightaway lol
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I think any manual shifting is faster then auto shifting if you do it right, if your lookin 2 be chirpin gears i'd have a quick hand (and eye) and rely on the V8's torque
but PLEASE WAIT THE REQUIRED 2,000 break-in miles, you don't want that horror story when some guy gets a little over zealous with his brand new car, especially if your lookin 2 chirp down the straightaway lol
You might want to read the first thread before posting, a 6L80 is a automatic thanks anway
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You might want to read the first thread before posting, a 6L80 is a automatic thanks anway
the 6L80 is an automatic. according to the brochure i got from my dealership the SS is avilable with the TR606 six-speed manual or the Hyrda-Matic 6L80 six-speed automatic with TAPSHIFT
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according to the brochure i got from my dealership the SS is avilable with the TR6060 six-speed manual or the Hyrda-Matic 6L80 six-speed automatic with TAPSHIFT
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and yes... the LS3 has the manual and the L99 has the auto
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I always say don't judge till you've experienced, how does it operate on your altima ?
It works by shifting into Manual mode, and then you drive it like a automatic manual. If you want to change gears, you slide the gear level up or down. Its really not as crazy as I thought when I leased my Altima. Who knows, I may go manual actually use a clutch when i shift.
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yea it's gotta be. that'll definitely be fun!
you know what else i noticed they replaced the Torque gauge in the 4-pack with tranny temp. wtf? lol
A lot of folks on this forum complained about the torque gauge, they hated it. I suspect the general reaction elsewhere was similar.

I think I'd like a torque gauge, but tranny temp is definitely way more useful if you have an automatic. OTOH, if you have the manual, tranny temp is pretty useless.

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Yeah we were told this many moons ago. There's talk it was patent laws, but the official response is expense over value made it not worthwhile, or something to that effect.
Can't be patent laws. The first generation Camaro had it. Even if it was patented then, the patent is expired now and nobody can re-patent it.

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OH, that patent thing might make sense, i remember reading in an older issue of MOTORTREND in september about an 18 y.o. kid that was developing an on board torqe read out system.

http://www.motortrend.com/features/e...gue/index.html
That's an interesting way to measure torque, I like it. The kid can probably patent that measurement method. However, the concept of displaying torque is not any newer than 1967 (probably much older).

My ScanGauge II can display torque as reported by GM's extensions to OBDII (it's horribly inaccurate; I think I need to tweak the code it uses).
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