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Old 03-22-2009, 09:23 AM   #1
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L99 and Hydra-Matic 6L80 Question?

When driving the automatic, can you drop the tranny to M while going down the road? Do you have to be at a stop to change the shifter to the manual tap shift mode, or can you change it and start shifting from the wheel on the fly?
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Old 03-22-2009, 09:27 AM   #2
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you can pop it into M while driving.
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nice ? ive never thought about that be4.. good. i imagine it would be a little jerk or something.. or i hope the computer will just be smart enough to keep it in the same gear ur in and and allow the computer to assist you in shifting up or down.
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nice ? ive never thought about that be4.. good. i imagine it would be a little jerk or something.. or i hope the computer will just be smart enough to keep it in the same gear ur in and and allow the computer to assist you in shifting up or down.
thats pretty much it exactly. when you pop it into M, it will just stay in the gear you are in until you tap the button to shift
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Thanks, I was hoping you could. If you needed to it would allow the down shift and aggressive thrust from the current speed. I bet that will be fun to play with.
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Thanks, I was hoping you could. If you needed to it would allow the down shift and aggressive thrust from the current speed. I bet that will be fun to play with.
yup, unless you try do downshift while you are already near redline. it is programmed to keep itself from grenading.
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Old 03-22-2009, 09:54 AM   #7
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In manual mode, it's also supposed to be programmed so that it stays in the gear selected till you change it, within minimum and maximum rpms. Great for taking corners a bit too fast and not upsetting the car.

(The tremec is the standard btw)
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