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Old 11-02-2013, 06:17 AM   #1
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A6 ZL1 owners: How often do u really use your tap shifter feature?

I realized that I hardly ever use the tap shifters on my Z's steering wheel mainly because I can only use one hand on my steering wheel due to the other hand operating my hand controls (cuz I'm in a wheelchair).

although I do wonder though..... would I really ever use these functions even if I were able to use both hands on my steering wheel or not?

what about u guys and gals?
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Old 11-02-2013, 06:40 AM   #2
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not so far, and I've had the car for over a year....
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Old 11-02-2013, 07:22 AM   #3
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I use manual mode more /all time
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Old 11-02-2013, 07:24 AM   #4
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had them on the wifes first 2010 SS and never used them. in fact they were really only good for straight line running cuz when you turn your wheel they turn too. its best just to run in manual mode on the auto and leave the tap shifters alone. that way the car shifts at slightly higher shift points
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Old 11-02-2013, 07:25 AM   #5
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my uncle has an auto ZL1 he never uses it either, hes to lazy
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Old 11-02-2013, 07:35 AM   #6
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I realized that I hardly ever use the tap shifters on my Z's steering wheel mainly because I can only use one hand on my steering wheel due to the other hand operating my hand controls (cuz I'm in a wheelchair).

although I do wonder though..... would I really ever use these functions even if I were able to use both hands on my steering wheel or not?

what about u guys and gals?
with your disability are you able to race the car ozzy? in the few years ive known you i never see you at the track with this car or the old bumble bee car.
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Old 11-02-2013, 07:58 AM   #7
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Every day! Nothing beats the sound of the windows down and grabbing second gear at 5500 rpm... It's an angry sound...
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:07 AM   #8
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Incredibly rarely.
It was the same way with the SS for 2 years.
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:27 AM   #9
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Used daily for both up and down shifts. Nothing quite the sound of the S/C whine and exhaust at a 5K+ shift. Also love the rev matching downshifts.
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:48 AM   #10
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Use them mostly for engine braking down a long hill.
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Old 11-02-2013, 09:39 AM   #11
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Used daily for both up and down shifts. Nothing quite the sound of the S/C whine and exhaust at a 5K+ shift. Also love the rev matching downshifts.
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Old 11-02-2013, 09:50 AM   #12
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I tried the paddle shifters a few times when I had my auto 2SS. I found it a very unnatural way to drive the car and not even close to resembling the feel of a true manual transmission. As others have stated, I drove my auto 95% of the time in M mode.
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Old 11-02-2013, 09:51 AM   #13
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Every day love the paddle shifters
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Old 11-02-2013, 10:32 AM   #14
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when doing my burnout in the box.. and when I want to do a 2nds gear rolling smoke show on the street.. that's it,
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