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post #1 of 11 Old 9th April 2019, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
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Up and down button below the shifter

So, I always thought the up and down button below the SMG shifter is to change the speed at which the clutch engages. At least for my car, I had it wrong. It adjust the RPM at which the transmission up shifts. If u have it at low setting, the automatic transmission shift at lower RPM and when I have it high, the transmission doesn't shift until I hit 4 or 5,000 RPM. Just random discovery of the day lol.

By the way, MDM competition traction control is really awesome. For those that like to kick out the rear from time to time without risking losing control, I highly recommend it!!

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So, I always thought the up and down button below the SMG shifter is to change the speed at which the clutch engages. At least for my car, I had it wrong. It adjust the RPM at which the transmission up shifts. If u have it at low setting, the automatic transmission shift at lower RPM and when I have it high, the transmission doesn't shift until I hit 4 or 5,000 RPM. Just random discovery of the day lol.

By the way, MDM competition traction control is really awesome. For those that like to kick out the rear from time to time without risking losing control, I highly recommend it!!

Automatic setting? Why use that?
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I was eating a Whopper and steering with my legs ... and thanks for clarifying. Obviously, I was referring to the automatic mode, not the manual mode of the SMG.

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I wish there was a way to change the speed of the shifts independent of the RPM of the shift in auto mode. I recon D2 shift points with D5 shift speed would make the auto mode much more palatable
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Also... sorry for the HJ but did you find it difficult to activate the competition MDM mode? Happy to move this discussion back to the Competition MDM thread.
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It actually adjusts both, the rpm and speed with with the clutch engages.

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Awesome!

On my 09, I noticed at shift mode 1 it also starts me out in 2nd gear. I use #1D for warming up, as it does a good job of policing it's own RPM's.

The draw back is using 1D in traffic though. for stop/go traffic I think there's extra clutch wear by starting in 2nd many times in rapid succession, and because the car will do everything it can to get to 7th gear you might run the risk of getting rear ended because of all of the rapid gear changes at low RPM.

YMMV, but i've found it to be a good warm up mode when I'm not crammed into formation with a bunch of other vehicles.
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Any one else ever notice their car starting in 1st gear in D1 when cold?

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