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View Poll Results: What MODE do you drive in the most?
Do you do most of your driving in "D" 109 50.46%
Do you do most of your driving in "S" 74 34.26%
Do you do most of your driving in "M" 33 15.28%
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Old 06-22-2013, 02:17 PM   #26
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Now that is a cool shifter...


I was actually going to mention that.

If I had an auto, I wouldn't be considering the Z/28
Is it the stop and go that's bad? I have a short 8 mile commute. I guess I could deal with it.
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Old 06-22-2013, 02:17 PM   #27
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S & M for me.....
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Old 06-22-2013, 02:18 PM   #28
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Guess I'm one of the few.

Startup routine:

Foot on brake.
Insert key.
Turn key.
Shift to "M"
Tap "+" shift paddle once.
Off brake. Ease on throttle.
This is how I drive. Makes the L99 a little more fun.
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Old 06-22-2013, 02:22 PM   #29
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This is how I drive. Makes the L99 a little more fun.
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Old 06-22-2013, 02:35 PM   #30
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Before I put on my exhaust I mostly drove in D, since then I usually drop it into Sport for general driving and when in town or the backroads I drive in Manual, on the highway I am usually in Drive.
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Old 06-22-2013, 02:36 PM   #31
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This is how I drive. Makes the L99 a little more fun.
Especially once its tuned
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Old 06-22-2013, 02:49 PM   #32
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I'd say...

60% in M mode - usually on highway so my car doesn't down-shift when unnecessary.
30% is S mode - around town, commuting to school.
10% in D mode - usually when I'm babying my car lol.
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Old 06-22-2013, 03:33 PM   #33
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"D" for me... This stupid 2LS doesn't have sport mode, so Manual mode is just about useless... It reminds me more of Tow/Haul mode that trucks have.
I share your frustration
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Old 06-22-2013, 03:38 PM   #34
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70% in D, 20% in M, 10% in S ...depends on how frisky I'm feeling
And the last 10% ?
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And the last 10% ?
What? That adds up to 100%!
Math is clearly not your strong suit
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Old 06-22-2013, 03:49 PM   #36
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Why not.

I know right?



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What? That adds up to 100%!
Math is clearly not your strong suit
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Old 06-22-2013, 03:55 PM   #37
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Why not.
To me tapshift has no performance wise purpose.

It's totally useless on the track, but if you get a kick out of using it around town then great. Just not for me.
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Pretty scary, huh? Still funny though, sorry oldfriend
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Old 06-22-2013, 04:08 PM   #39
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someone educate me...I've exclusively driven in "D", with my 2LT automatic. I've never owned a manual car, let alone driven one. That being said, I've also never used paddle shifters.

I see many talking about using "S" mode in the city, while on the highway use "D"...few questions (i'm a dummy, cars aren't really my hobby moreover just a nice car that i happen to like)

1.) Manual. If I were to switch into Manual mode in my Automatic, how exactly...do I drive the damn thing? LOL again I've never driven a manual or know how to, so if I ever feel adventurous I'd like to know exactly how to shift, when to shift, which paddles to use and when, etc.
Assuming the LT auto tranny works the same way as the SS auto tranny - and I believe it does:

Simply shifting into "M" (Manual Mode) puts your tranny in Sport Mode (see #2). Your tranny will not actually go into Manual shift mode unless you use your tap shifters (either + [right side] or - [left side]). If you do this, you can upshift (+) or downshift (-) through the gears by tapping the shifters. When you are using the tap shifters, there will be a "M" to the left of the odometer. This allows you to control the shift points and you can go to higher RPMs in each gear without going really fast. Try it - you really should know your car's capabilities, even if you never use them again. And don't worry... the computer won't allow you to tear up your tranny.

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2.) Sport mode. What exactly is this? What's the difference between sport mode and normal 'drive' mode? I do a lot of city driving, is it better to be in S mode? Do I have to shift in this mode, or is it essentially still an automatic in this mode?
Instead of shifting into D, shift into M. You will see a "S" to the left of your odometer. This stands for "Sport Mode". The only difference between that and regular Drive mode is that the automatic shift points are different. In sport mode, you will feel the tranny staying in each gear a little longer. It is still fully automatic, it just feels more, well... "sporty". Try it. It feels good.

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3.) Traction control - when is it beneficial to use this and to not use it? I do not race, probably never will. Although, there are times I do want to pass some people on the highway - is it beneficial to turn this off to gain speed or something?
You should have TC on all the time. It is a safety feature that engages if your car starts to slip or slide. There is no speed (or any other) advantage as far as highway driving. If you want to burn up some rubber, you should disengage TC. Other than that - it's best to just leave it alone.

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We've all been there. That's part of what this forum is for. Seriously though, ask questions, read your manual, get to know your car.
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Old 06-22-2013, 04:08 PM   #40
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99.9% of the time in manual mode. It takes me .1 to get it into manual mod.
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99.9% of the time in manual mode. It takes me .1 to get it into manual mod.
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Old 06-22-2013, 04:11 PM   #42
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S & M.

Wait, what are we talking about?
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yes, i'm a noob. shame me all you want
No shame in that.

I had to show John Hennessey how this all worked back in the day when the cars were first deliverd. We made a run down the 1/4 mile track in D when I noticed he didn't know about S so we had to make another run and improved the time by a couple tenths.
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Especially once its tuned
I'm a scary cat, and won't do a tune.
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I'm a scary cat, and won't do a tune.
L99 is a whole new beast after a tune Aaron. It was literally a night and day difference just with the way the transmission acted after the tune.
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Old 06-22-2013, 07:32 PM   #46
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I don't have an S on mine...so D mostly. Occasionally if I'm feeling like having a little fun, I'll put it in M
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I'd say 70% M and 25% S and 5% D. Ya that sounds about right.
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Old 06-22-2013, 07:37 PM   #48
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I don't have an S on mine...so D mostly. Occasionally if I'm feeling like having a little fun, I'll put it in M
You have S (Sport Mode) when you put the shifter in M the S that appears on the DIC before you hit a paddle is S mode, you have to actuate one of the paddles before you are actually in M.
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:12 PM   #49
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For me it's 90% in Sport mode ... I never use the paddles, as good as GM did programing the trans I think it best to just let the computer do the work. If I want to row gears, I jump in the SS ...
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80% S, 20% M when I feel like having some fun. I never drive it in D though.
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