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      11-11-2012, 01:03 AM   #23
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I always drive in D4 now and I like being in 7th. If I am easy on the throttle it gets up into the high gears like I want it too. When I give it a little more throttle, it knows to stay in higher rpms and lower gears. M button + Pedal to the floor and it will shift from 7th to 3rd faster than I ever could.
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      11-11-2012, 03:35 AM   #24
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Always use combo of both depending on traffic. D for heavy city and S for all other...beauty of the DCT design.
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D is for wimps.. real men always stay in S ..


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      11-11-2012, 05:01 AM   #26
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Does using paddle shifters make you feel like a real man? Yeah, that makes total sense, but not really. Real men do what ever the f they want.
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Does using paddle shifters make you feel like a real man? Yeah, that makes total sense, but not really. Real men do what ever the f they want.
... did I get you all upset? ?

jokes aside, I just don't like the car telling me what gear it wants me to be in... I'd rather decide that for my self.. I stay in S all the time. more fun that way.
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      11-11-2012, 04:28 PM   #28
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This is actually a problem that I have noticed since the purchase of DCT. When it's in D, even in D5 it quickly upshifts in normal driving when you are cruising at 30 or 40. This is very annoying since the car feels very underpowered and each time you want a little power you really have to step on the gas to force a downshift.
I would ask you - Do you know what "Power" setting you have set up on your M Drive when you are driving? Is it Normal, Sport or Sport Plus?
The "Power" setting you put in your M drive screen is going to establish 2 things: 1) how far your foot has to travel on the accelerator to get engine RPMs up and 2) Where the shift points are going to be. "Sports Plus" selection makes it a race car because you, in effect, are telling the computer "I want to haul butt!"
If your D1 selection performs the same as your D5 selection then if I were you, I would go into the M Drive screen and make sure what power settings you have set up. It's possible you have selected "Normal" power for both D1 and D5. In which case the car will seem under powered because with "Normal" power" selected, your telling the computer "I,m in snow and I don't want my wheels to turn real fast right away."
Power mode does not change shift points at all other than potentially calling for a downshift sooner (because it senses higher throttle input).
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