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Poor trans shifting theory investigation

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So I tried the paddle shifting in sport mode and while it's a little funny, it's irrelevant to us as we don't ever use the paddles. If I want to shift for myself I have a 19 GT/CS with a 6-speed manual for that. 😁 

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5 minutes ago, ktp1598 said:

So I tried the paddle shifting in sport mode and while it's a little funny, it's irrelevant to us as we don't ever use the paddles. If I want to shift for myself I have a 19 GT/CS with a 6-speed manual for that. 😁 

Our summer park has a 5 MPH speed limit and it is ten minutes to the gate. 360 Acers and 22 miles of roads inside the park with 1485 sites. SO, I put the Edge ST in Sport and paddle lock it in 1st gear, instead of riding the breaks all the way to the gate or to the site coming back home. With my 2015 RAM 3500, there are less steps to lock it in 1st, and I do it with the truck also. The Edge brakes will never last as long as the trucks, as I run with the exhaust brake on all the time and that really cuts down on service brake use. Let up on the Edge and it just continues to roll on without slowing much. Just don't follow the truck to closely as the brake lights seldom come on. 

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58 minutes ago, ktp1598 said:

So I tried the paddle shifting in sport mode and while it's a little funny, it's irrelevant to us as we don't ever use the paddles. If I want to shift for myself I have a 19 GT/CS with a 6-speed manual for that. 😁 


It’s not intended to be used all the time like a manual.  It just allows you to hold a higher or lower gear for better performance or better mpg or as just stated to reduce brake use especially when descending long mountain roads. 

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So I learn a little something every day. Most of the magazines I read show the paddles being used on tracks and the like. Plus I had a friend that used them regularly in a fusion. Never thought about using it on a hill. I suppose if it were used sporadically it'd be fine but I don't have any experience with them in any other vehicle so my opinion doesn't carry much weight. In a nutshell it doesn't shift as smooth as I would expect when using the paddles. That would probably work fine for what you're doing. I work in the body shop at an assembly plant for Ford Motor Company and it really bothers me that they can't get the transmissions (in some vehicles) to work as well as anybody else's. If Kia can do it why can't we? 🙁

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6 hours ago, ktp1598 said:

So I tried the paddle shifting in sport mode and while it's a little funny, it's irrelevant to us as we don't ever use the paddles. If I want to shift for myself I have a 19 GT/CS with a 6-speed manual for that. 😁 

Thanks for your response.

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Has anyone figured out if 0-60 and 1/4 mile times improved with the June 2nd tranny TSB? If the tranny is shifting better, maybe it will match or beat the Sport now, given the higher HP rating. C n D are you listening?

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1 hour ago, Snoking said:

Has anyone figured out if 0-60 and 1/4 mile times improved with the June 2nd tranny TSB? If the tranny is shifting better, maybe it will match or beat the Sport now, given the higher HP rating. C n D are you listening?

I haven’t seen much difference in 0-60 but C&D had it at 5.7 to 60 which I feel is quite good considering it’s heavier than the sport. They used harsh wording that criticized it for the same things they praise other brand vehicles for. Without perspective the review looked bad but there was an awful amount of bias in their article that just made it look bad for no reason. 

8CDB732C-E9FD-4967-8C2E-BC8FEBAD640B.pngThis is no tune. Full tank of 93 with worn out all seasons and a 180lb passenger. 

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