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Old 09-01-2012, 08:21 AM   #49
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Originally Posted by Timthom62 View Post
"As a result of this overlap in clutching, only minimal losses in tractive force are encountered during gearshifts."
Oh, how I wish this was the case.

I feel an obvious loss of acceleration when the transmission shifts, especially under anything more than minimal throttle. It feels like a manual transmission that is being operated by a three-toed sloth.

Not only can you feel it... you can also hear it. The ECM closes the throttle between shifts, and the engine practically shuts down for a fraction of a second while the DCT switches clutches.

"Minimal loss of tractive force" my [bootyshak!
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