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Old 06-24-2013, 07:44 PM   #1
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sport mode?

so i saw some people talking about putting their camaro in "sport mode" is this just a fancy way of saying turning off the traction control and stabilitrac? lol im sure its a stupid question but humor me
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:52 PM   #2
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Sport mode is the option under "D". Just shift one more down.
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:08 PM   #3
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depends if you have a Manual Auto.
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:25 PM   #4
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Looks like he drives L99, moved the shifter down to M, you will see S on the DIC or HUD, thats the sport mode, It's only manual if you use the paddle shifters.
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And in Sport Mode (Automatic) your transmission has different shift points. It stays in gears 1 thru 5 a little longer allowing a little more umph in acceleration. Try it. It's fun.
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:10 PM   #6
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And in Sport Mode (Automatic) your transmission has different shift points. It stays in gears 1 thru 5 a little longer allowing a little more umph in acceleration. Try it. It's fun.
Agreed!
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:27 PM   #7
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And in Sport Mode (Automatic) your transmission has different shift points. It stays in gears 1 thru 5 a little longer allowing a little more umph in acceleration. Try it. It's fun.
It is fun! Until my wife yells at me for snapping her head back.
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:30 PM   #8
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To turn the nannies off you have to hold the traction control button for about 10 sec until both lights come on
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:33 PM   #9
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To turn the nannies off you have to hold the traction control button for about 10 sec until both lights come on
Mine go off by pressing the button twice.
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:46 PM   #10
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lol thanks guys i get it now
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:47 PM   #11
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Mine go off by pressing the button twice.
double tapping puts it in "competitive mode"
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Is there a difference in double tapping to put it competitive mode and holding the button till both lights come on?
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Yes ^^ double tapping is track/competitive mode holding is turning everything completely off.

Maybe someone can elaborate more thats all I know though
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Old 06-24-2013, 11:29 PM   #14
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I love that extra umph with my Flowmaster AT. I cant stop from driving her. But i have to cause i dont want to keep putting more miles on her.
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Old 06-24-2013, 11:35 PM   #15
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Get a tune then put it in sport mode with the nannies of and watch what happens! Just make sure you are away from traffic and the edge of the road!
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Make sure your car is completely stopped in an empty road. Hold down the traction control button until both lights go on. Put your shifter in 'S' and pull the left paddle to engage first gear. Floor the accelerator.
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Make sure your car is completely stopped in an empty road. Hold down the traction control button until both lights go on. Put your shifter in 'S' and pull the left paddle to engage first gear. Floor the accelerator.
whats turning off stabli and traction supposed to do?
i drove around with them both off, but i was too scared to floor it so i didnt notice a difference
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:55 AM   #18
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Yes ^^ double tapping is track/competitive mode holding is turning everything completely off.

Maybe someone can elaborate more thats all I know though
Correct.. Competitive mode reduces, but doesn't totally eliminate all traction control which allows you to launch without spinning your tires

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whats turning off stabli and traction supposed to do?
i drove around with them both off, but i was too scared to floor it so i didnt notice a difference
Turning everything off by holding the button down for 7-10 sec is just that... no traction control or stabilitrac. This ensures you have full power and is best used when you have drag radials or tires that will stick and not spin. At a properly prepped track w/ sticky tires always turn everything off to make your best runs.

FWIW.. Using paddles is worthless for performace... it's only a fun factor item.

Using Sport mode is great around town. Just leave the stabilitrack and traction contol on for added safety measures, but these do rob a small bit of power to operate.
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Turning everything off by holding the button down for 7-10 sec is just that... no traction control or stabilitrac. This ensures you have full power and is best used when you have drag radials or tires that will stick and not spin. At a properly prepped track w/ sticky tires always turn everything off to make your best runs.

FWIW.. Using paddles is worthless for performace... it's only a fun factor item.

Using Sport mode is great around town. Just leave the stabilitrack and traction contol on for added safety measures, but these do rob a small bit of power to operate.
Exactly..I still like to use the paddles because I love to hear those downshifts
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:18 AM   #20
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It is fun! Until my wife yells at me for snapping her head back.
Lol !! You too huh? I usually drive in Sport mode when by myself. But I agree with the rest . Try it. You'll enjoy it
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:33 AM   #21
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Get a tune then put it in sport mode with the nannies of and watch what happens! Just make sure you are away from traffic and the edge of the road!
YES LAWD
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Make sure your car is completely stopped in an empty road. Hold down the traction control button until both lights go on. Put your shifter in 'S' and pull the left paddle to engage first gear. Floor the accelerator.
Actually, this is not good advice to someone who is new to muscle cars and not familiar with potential loss of traction issues. This action would likely put you sideways... quickly... and maybe worse.
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:44 AM   #23
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I just got tuned this week and I can tell you: I never knew what I was missing!

You can never really appreciate sport mode until you get a tune. Holy crap WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!!
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:56 AM   #24
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It is fun! Until my wife yells at me for snapping her head back.
I give the wife a guttural yell "Hang On!"

Still annoys her sometimes

Shoot, I'm on the wrong thread.
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I just got tuned this week and I can tell you: I never knew what I was missing!

You can never really appreciate sport mode until you get a tune. Holy crap WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!!
Just so I have a clear understanding here. The tune in which your speaking of is that the same tune one might get once they have a CAI, headers, and exhaust, TB installed ?
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