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Old 04-30-2009, 11:29 PM   #1
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Interesting Facts on the L99 / Auto Combo

There were a couple interesting things I found out today playing with my Auto SS.

Yes it does appear that the car starts out in second gear when starting from a stop. I put it in drive went a little ways. Shifted it down to M, and hit the - paddle and you could hear it down shift to first.

When shifting into the M mode for using the paddle shifters when you initially put it to M the display on the DIC shows an S. When I saw that I thought hmmm. So I looked it up in the owners manual. When you first shift to M it puts it into Sport mode which will allow the auto trans to shift on its own at higher revs than in D. Once you use the paddles, it then shows M1, M2, M3, etc and then you are forced to do the shifting yourself.

Just thought I'd share for those interested.
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Old 04-30-2009, 11:52 PM   #2
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Old 05-01-2009, 12:02 AM   #3
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I have never used tap shift to info will be helpful
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Old 05-01-2009, 02:21 AM   #4
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mcernik, is there anyway the transmission will start off in 1st gear from a standstill, other than by using the tap shift? (Does it also start off in 2nd gear in both Competitive Mode, or with Traction and Stability both turned off?) Thank you very much for your time!
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Old 05-01-2009, 02:38 AM   #5
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yay i was right the whole time lol i told some of yall a long time ago lol

sorry just playin around, but that isn't all that big of a deal but people do need to know this so they don't get there doors blown off by some kid in a mustang
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Old 05-01-2009, 05:11 AM   #6
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I just got my order pulled yesterday and I was wondering how you liked the Auto? Man, I didn't make up my mind until the last second on wheather to get an Auto or stick. I went with the Auto and I hope I made the correct decision.
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Old 05-01-2009, 08:02 AM   #7
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My auto is coming in Tuesday so I'll to wait to test some things myself, unless you've noticed. In sport mode (manual shift) will the transmission auto-shift into the next gear or will it bounce off the rev limiter until you shift it?
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Old 05-01-2009, 09:27 AM   #8
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Great information! Maybe this is why that knucklehead (Mr. Angry or whatever) said the acceleration wasn't good; he was starting in SECOND GEAR all the time. I think when you A6 guys start posting more and getting track times in, a lot more people are going to respect that combination a lot more.

JMHO. Thanks for sharing
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Old 05-01-2009, 10:20 AM   #9
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My auto is coming in Tuesday so I'll to wait to test some things myself, unless you've noticed. In sport mode (manual shift) will the transmission auto-shift into the next gear or will it bounce off the rev limiter until you shift it?
It will not shift until you tell it to.
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Old 05-01-2009, 10:22 AM   #10
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I just got my order pulled yesterday and I was wondering how you liked the Auto? Man, I didn't make up my mind until the last second on wheather to get an Auto or stick. I went with the Auto and I hope I made the correct decision.
I got the auto because my left knee is kind shot from mogul skiing back in the day, and also the wife can drive it then. After playing with the tap shift a bit, it seems like if you had stick, you will be shifting youre @ss off. I'm glad I ended up getting the Auto.
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Old 05-01-2009, 11:26 AM   #11
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a custom tune should be able to fix the 2nd gear thing.....right????
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Old 05-01-2009, 12:22 PM   #12
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I got the auto because my left knee is kind shot from mogul skiing back in the day, and also the wife can drive it then. After playing with the tap shift a bit, it seems like if you had stick, you will be shifting youre @ss off. I'm glad I ended up getting the Auto.
Thanks for the info, I'm in the same situaton, broke my back in 95 in a motorcycle accident,paralysis in left leg. Sounds like the auto has got plenty of power/goodies. I'll be needing to go for a ride in a LS3/manual when opportunity presents itself.
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Old 05-01-2009, 01:41 PM   #13
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Won't this cause premature wear on the torque converter? I'd think it would help the car got off the line better so possibly save gas in stop and go situations. I know past fourth gens did this but only for slippery roads and such only when you push the button.
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Old 05-01-2009, 02:06 PM   #14
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there was talk that you could shift from D to M while in motion

NOT ASKING YOU TO TRY IT, JUST IN CASE, BUT MAYBE THE OWNERS MANUAL SAYS SOMETHING ??

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