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Old 02-07-2016, 03:37 AM   #15
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Exactly you can use the manual transmission throttle mapping in romraider, but what your doing seems kind of useless
Interesting that some folks pay a couple hundred dollars for something that does the opposite of what the OP is trying to achieve......

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Wow did not know it's an issue, have been driving my auto 86 for three years now and did not evening think about it.


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Old 02-07-2016, 03:43 AM   #17
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I love our auto transmission but find normal taking off a little too sudden to be smooth unless I try hard.
Knowing SNOW mode eliminates first gear and forces second I tried it. Voila! It pulls away strongly and smoothly. ...hills or the flat, gentle pedal or booting it. No sign of struggle.
It works with the cruise control and VSC Sport (which I normally use) but not Sport so I am leaving it in SNOW mode all the time.
If anyone knows of a downside, please share.
Anyone that hates on the AUTO on the BRZ clearly have not seen or read the reviews. Everyone seemed to love it in the magazines. I have the 6-speed but I know some local guys that love their AUTO BRZs.
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Old 02-07-2016, 03:55 AM   #18
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Interesting that some folks pay a couple hundred dollars for something that does the opposite of what the OP is trying to achieve......

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Does this tranny act like a manual, as to when you start in second , you are sluggish? Would it stall. I'd have to keep revs up in my manual to keep from stalling up hill in second. I do drive in traffic in second though, unless it comes to a stop

Theres to much traffic I can't pass!!!
I can't get my car outa second gear!!

I can't believe you could ask that question

An auto with a manual mode will never let the car stall, it still behaves however like it would in a manual car starting in second letting the clutch out. It lugs and pulls slowly
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People do not seem to be grasping that starting off in SNOW mode does NOT NOT NOT feel sluggish or like it is lugging. Even on a steep hill. In theory it should but in practice it feels little different to jumping off in 1st except it doesn't jump. What you get in SNOW mode is a perfectly SMOOTH and STRONG pulling-away feel, rather like you have suddenly got more torque Try it out of interest.
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People do not seem to be grasping that starting off in SNOW mode does NOT NOT NOT feel sluggish or like it is lugging. Even on a steep hill. In theory it should but in practice it feels little different to jumping off in 1st except it doesn't jump. What you get in SNOW mode is a perfectly SMOOTH and STRONG pulling-away feel, rather like you have suddenly got more torque Try it out of interest.
Anyone hating on this is doing so either out of ignorance, or just plain trolling. Absolutely nothing wrong with it. Second gear is fully engaged from a standstill. The only thing slipping is the torque converter.
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I had to get my FR-S with a AT in case my wife ever needed to drive it in an emergency. She did not want to learn to drive an MT. I will say this. The AT is actually the best AT i have ever driven. The manual mode actually shifts when you tell it to. In other cars I have tried there is always a delay. I love it. Still would like a MT better but its a great transmission all in all. Fun to drive.
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I had to get my FR-S with a AT in case my wife ever needed to drive it in an emergency. She did not want to learn to drive an MT. I will say this. The AT is actually the best AT i have ever driven. The manual mode actually shifts when you tell it to. In other cars I have tried there is always a delay. I love it. Still would like a MT better but its a great transmission all in all. Fun to drive.
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I totally agree with you. I bought my GTS auto because the wife wanted an auto and it was the only compromise to getting the car. I’m now divorced, not because of auto vs manual haha, but I still think the auto box on this car is the best I’ve ever experienced. I have a s/c fitted and with the paddles it makes for some awesome fun, and I can honestly say that I actually find being able to change gear, when absolutely caning it, without having to take your hands off the steering wheel is in my mind far safer and smoother. Apart from the Tein Flex As and the full EDFS Active Pro I will be fitting in the next month or so, the only other upgrade I am considering it some change to the final drive, or whatever will give me a better 0-60 and 0-100 time, (when at Santa Pod of course!).

Any suggestions as to the best, and preferably most economical way of doing this would be much appreciated.

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