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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, 09:03 PM   #51
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Ever since I put in my Solo exhaust the D mode is about as responsive as the S mode. I have been keeping it on S more lately as I seem to notice a slightly better fuel usage than D. Nothing scientific to it but it's the perception that matters. I will say that in S mode I can always use the buttons to shift manually and rev higher.
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Old 06-22-2013, 09:16 PM   #52
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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.
Track or strip? I've found it very useful on the track.
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Old 06-22-2013, 09:19 PM   #53
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I'm a scary cat, and won't do a tune.
I done did one. Car picked up .5 a second in the 1320.
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Old 06-22-2013, 09:25 PM   #54
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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
Put your shifter in "M". If you don't touch the tap-shifters and start moving, there should be a "S" to the left of your digital odometer.
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Old 06-22-2013, 09:38 PM   #55
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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.
Maybe once I'm all outta warranty and what-not I'll go this route if I still have it. A possibility will be to slap a Maggie on it too...then hafta tune. LoL! Just saw David's (Marine1991) LS3 conversion, I think he's up over 460RWHP now. I bet that's nice in M-mode.
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Old 06-22-2013, 09:40 PM   #56
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I done did one. Car picked up .5 a second in the 1320.
I like the front-end conversion you got. Did you do the LS3 conversion, or headers/tune/etc? I wanna see how the new SMOG program is too before I mess with headers.
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Old 06-22-2013, 09:54 PM   #57
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I like the front-end conversion you got. Did you do the LS3 conversion, or headers/tune/etc? I wanna see how the new SMOG program is too before I mess with headers.
Thanks. No LS3, just full exhaust/intake/tune. Put down 411 on Mustang dyno, ran 13.1 in the 1/4. Granted, I'm a crappy driver, lol. Launch needs a lot of work, kills my 60' every time.
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Old 06-22-2013, 09:57 PM   #58
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Dumb question alert:

I know 'D' and 'M' modes.....Thought 'M' mode is called Sports mode.

Do V8 models have 3 modes?
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:02 PM   #59
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Dumb question alert:

I know 'D' and 'M' modes.....Thought 'M' mode is called Sports mode.

Do V8 models have 3 modes?
Again it is sport mode until you use the paddles the first time after shifting to M, then it will be in manual mode.
All automatics have that ability except the 2LS.
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Dumb question alert:

I know 'D' and 'M' modes.....Thought 'M' mode is called Sports mode.

Do V8 models have 3 modes?
Shifter in "M" position puts car in "S" mode, as indicated in the DIC. Tap a shifter to activate "M" mode from "S" mode.
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Again it is sport mode until you use the paddles the first time after shifting to M, then it will be in manual mode.
All automatics have that ability except the 2LS.
I can attest to not having it
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:24 PM   #62
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Again it is sport mode until you use the paddles the first time after shifting to M, then it will be in manual mode.
All automatics have that ability except the 2LS.
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Shifter in "M" position puts car in "S" mode, as indicated in the DIC. Tap a shifter to activate "M" mode from "S" mode.

Great, i dont know that we can drive in M position without using shifters


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Old 06-22-2013, 10:25 PM   #63
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Track or strip? I've found it very useful on the track.
Both (especially the road track)... turning the wheel back and forth and hitting buttons that swap sides is pretty tough.

Unless, of course, you have one of those cool shifters.
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:27 PM   #64
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Both (especially the road track)... turning the wheel back and forth and hitting buttons that swap sides is pretty tough.

Unless, of course, you have one of those cool shifters.
<<<This guy happens to have some cool shifters.

Proper racing posture (9 and 3) will also help keep track of your paddles.
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<<<This guy happens to have some cool shifters.

Proper racing posture (9 and 3) will also help keep track of your paddles.
I knew you had all the cool stuff... 9 and 3 is all I know (drag strip that is)
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I knew you had all the cool stuff... 9 and 3 is all I know (drag strip that is)
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:11 PM   #67
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D on the interstate and s in town. M when I feel froggy
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:23 PM   #68
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After 25+ years driving a stick shift in DC area's infamous traffic, I LOVE the 6 spd automatic. No clutch, it's the best of both worlds. I use Manual mode all the time!
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:43 PM   #69
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This is a random question but hopefully you guys can answer. If I'm already driving could I still shift into manual mode and then drop a gear without hurting my car? Or, should I be stopped and press the break before I shift into anything?
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This is a random question but hopefully you guys can answer. If I'm already driving could I still shift into manual mode and then drop a gear without hurting my car? Or, should I be stopped and press the break before I shift into anything?
yes you can go into manual mode on the move.
when in S just tapshift to go into manual mode and it will up or down shift from the gear it was in S mode.
the PCM will not allow you to manually downshift into a gear that will overrev the engine.
to go back into S mode on the move, just hold the up tapshift for a few seconds.
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Old 06-23-2013, 01:09 AM   #71
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since my car now has the magnaflow competition exhaust, solo hi flow cats and a k@n typhoon cai, I drive in d mode 40% of the time, s mode 30 % and m mode 30%of the time.In manual the car really sounds good with this set up..
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:28 PM   #72
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Used D for the most part. Used S yesterday and did notice difference in shift points. Liked my exhaust better.
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Old 06-23-2013, 05:20 PM   #73
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Used D for the most part. Used S yesterday and did notice difference in shift points. Liked my exhaust better.
Yeah... before the Range AFM Disable device came along, I ran in Sport mode nearly all the time.
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:07 PM   #74
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manual, and increased gas mileage at same time.
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:10 PM   #75
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I drive mine mostly in M cause I like the feel of the tap shift.
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