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Old 08-23-2011, 03:09 PM   #1
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Sport Mode?

When people say "i put the car in sport mode" are they referring to taking off traction control?
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Old 08-23-2011, 03:13 PM   #2
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Nope. Sport mode refers to moving your gear shift one click down from "drive." this is "manual" mode, where sport is not using the shifters on the back of the steering wheel, and "manual" is when you do use the buttons to shift.
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Nope it means take the auto shift lever and put it in S for Sport Mode. Pull it back as far as it will go and that is Sport mode. At that time yuou can use the padel shifters to manually shift, or do not use the padel shifters and it will still shift like normal. If you are using the Sport mode and padel shifters to get it back into "S" just depress the Up Shift padel for about 2-3 sec and it will go back into Sport mode without moving the shifter from Sport to Drive, and back to Sport.

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Old 08-23-2011, 03:14 PM   #4
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And I think sport mode is way more fun due to a more aggressive shift rate
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Old 08-23-2011, 03:16 PM   #5
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Only thing I dislike about this feature is the shifters are on the back of the steering wheel. In my wifes 2011 malibu the manual shifters are actual on the gear shift (center console)

I just hate driving with my hands at 10 and 2...
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Old 08-23-2011, 03:17 PM   #6
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oh thats cool. I bet manual is still more fun!
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Old 08-23-2011, 03:34 PM   #7
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It is still fun as hell. Just have to watch taking a turn at higher speed as it is hard to hit the paddle to get it to up shift, but it can be done.
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Ive never driven manual which is why I went with an automatic. How do I know when to shift!? When it redlines on each gear? Do I have to downshift to 1st everytime I come up onto a traffic light, stop sign, etc?
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Old 08-23-2011, 04:08 PM   #9
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Ive never driven manual which is why I went with an automatic. How do I know when to shift!? When it redlines on each gear? Do I have to downshift to 1st everytime I come up onto a traffic light, stop sign, etc?
i shift around 2 1/2 to 3 rpm's at the highest. i feel i get more performance if you let it go near 3, but it obviously takes longer to get there. as far as down shifting, the car WILL do that for you.. on your DIC as you slow down the gear numbers (M_) will go down.. although YES you can down shift if youd like too, i like it because it really throws the car, aggressively.
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Only thing I dislike about this feature is the shifters are on the back of the steering wheel. In my wifes 2011 malibu the manual shifters are actual on the gear shift (center console)

I just hate driving with my hands at 10 and 2...
Thats where they're located on the lamborghini and if your shifting before 4000rpm then why even drive in manual? You have to get up in it
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To get the best power out of your car you should take a look at the torque curve for your motor (this can be obtained through a dyno). I don't have one handy for the camaro v6 but usually the peek power for a V6 is between 2500-5500 RPMs. Assuming 2500-5500 was the case you would want to take every gear up to 5500 RPMs and then shift and let it climb back up.

Sport mode doesn't necessarily do this for you, but it also doesn't try to downshift all the time like regular drive does (I miss not having a sport mode in my charger). Not downshifting allows you to stay near your peek power for more of the time, hence you get a more aggressive car.
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Only thing I dislike about this feature is the shifters are on the back of the steering wheel. In my wifes 2011 malibu the manual shifters are actual on the gear shift (center console)

I just hate driving with my hands at 10 and 2...
The option of the buttons on the shifter is available for the Camaro as well.
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Ive never driven manual which is why I went with an automatic. How do I know when to shift!? When it redlines on each gear? Do I have to downshift to 1st everytime I come up onto a traffic light, stop sign, etc?
It really depends on what you are doing. If you want to go slow from the light I shift to 2nd at 20, 3rd at 30, 4th at 40, etc.

Now if you are wanting to have fun well that is a different story. I will shift to 2nd at about 30-35, 3rd at about 45 or so etc.. You just have to watch the redline because it you get it there the engine will start to cut out as to not destroy itself, and it is embarassing, trust me.

If you are using the padle shifter and say are in 4th, when coming to a light it will automatically downshift to 1, but then you have to shift up manually.

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Old 08-23-2011, 06:18 PM   #14
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Only thing I dislike about this feature is the shifters are on the back of the steering wheel. In my wifes 2011 malibu the manual shifters are actual on the gear shift (center console)

I just hate driving with my hands at 10 and 2...
You need one of these:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...fter+tap+shift

It's the best mod you can make to the automatic.
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Old 08-23-2011, 06:25 PM   #15
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The option of the buttons on the shifter is available for the Camaro as well.
now I hear about this.
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now I hear about this.
Here is everything you need to know

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To get the best power out of your car you should take a look at the torque curve for your motor (this can be obtained through a dyno). I don't have one handy for the camaro v6 but usually the peek power for a V6 is between 2500-5500 RPMs. Assuming 2500-5500 was the case you would want to take every gear up to 5500 RPMs and then shift and let it climb back up.

Sport mode doesn't necessarily do this for you, but it also doesn't try to downshift all the time like regular drive does (I miss not having a sport mode in my charger). Not downshifting allows you to stay near your peek power for more of the time, hence you get a more aggressive car.
This is only partly correct. You want to maximize your power through the entire pull, which for the 1/4 mile is several gears. While a car's peak power may be at say 5500 RPM, you also have to worry about what RPM range you will be in after the shift. If that is lower than what you would be at say 6000 RPM, then you should delay your shift to at least 6000. For the V6 (both manual and automatic) it is best to shift from 1st to 2nd as close to redline as you can, and at about 6700 RPM after that. Of course this will change depending on your mods.
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This is only partly correct. You want to maximize your power through the entire pull, which for the 1/4 mile is several gears. While a car's peak power may be at say 5500 RPM, you also have to worry about what RPM range you will be in after the shift. If that is lower than what you would be at say 6000 RPM, then you should delay your shift to at least 6000. For the V6 (both manual and automatic) it is best to shift from 1st to 2nd as close to redline as you can, and at about 6700 RPM after that. Of course this will change depending on your mods.
Ok so if I decide to use this sport mode, for shifting from 1st to 2nd I will want it close to red lining but then after that I want it at at least 6k RPM before shifting?
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If you mess up too bad you wont hurt it. You'll see "shift denied" on the digital read out, at least I have seen it on my 2011 a coupe times.

No, I really did not just admit that.
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Do like I do and eat up those Rpms! Trust me u cnt hurt it. Drive it like its ment to be driven!
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If you mess up too bad you wont hurt it. You'll see "shift denied" on the digital read out, at least I have seen it on my 2011 a coupe times.

No, I really did not just admit that.
you have to drive it to know your shift points so admit it just shows your human and learning your car. Third gear is tricky when you downshift from 4th it is mid gear i get alot of shift denied from that lol
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It's the best mod you can make to the automatic.
Ewww no...
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Ewww no...
Do not doubt me on this one.
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Do not doubt me on this one.
I don't doubt you, it just looks hideous to me. lol.. It could be the best thing ever but I'd never buy it because of the looks.
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I don't doubt you, it just looks hideous to me. lol.. It could be the best thing ever but I'd never buy it because of the looks.
If your girlfriend was shamefully rich and the greatest cook on the planet, would you refuse to marry her just because she looks hideous?

I guess that analogy doesn't really work, does it?
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