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Old 07-11-2014, 06:47 PM   #1
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2014 Ford Focus SE (SelectShift) question

Hi Focus folks,

I just traded my 2012 in for a 2014 Ford Focus SE (same color, same options) except my car is now equipped with SST and my previous Focus don't.

I have a question for you guys.. how does SST work exactly, do the car shift itself or do I have to shift it myself? Exactly which RPM should I upshift? Any advices on driving using SST on local roads?


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From my understanding, the selectshift will shift automatically at redline, and downshift just before stall point... other than that, theres a switch on the shifter to change gears as the driver desires. No paddle shifters (yet ;) )...

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If you have the gear selector in "S", and then proceed to press either of the shift buttons on the side of the selector, you will need to shift the vehicle yourself from that point forward. To return to automatic operation you need to put the selector back in "D".

In regards to how to use it, that's for you to figure out according to your driving styles and such. There isn't a "right" and "wrong", and the car will automatically shift for you if you have the RPMs too high or low.
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From my understanding, the selectshift will shift automatically at redline, and downshift just before stall point... other than that, theres a switch on the shifter to change gears as the driver desires. No paddle shifters (yet ;) )...

Oh, and if its a sedan, your number in the revolution is still valid, so come say hey! Actually, screw it, just come say hey anyways!


Of course, it's a sedan :) I have owned three Focus sedans: 2003, 2012 and now 2014. Yeah I noticed when i didn't touch the shifter, it shifts by itself. interesting. I guess I will have to get used to it.
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If you have the gear selector in "S", and then proceed to press either of the shift buttons on the side of the selector, you will need to shift the vehicle yourself from that point forward. To return to automatic operation you need to put the selector back in "D".

In regards to how to use it, that's for you to figure out according to your driving styles and such. There isn't a "right" and "wrong", and the car will automatically shift for you if you have the RPMs too high or low.


When I look at the RPM on the "D", it normally shifts between 2-4 RPM on itself (of course depending on my driving styles), and when I put on "S", i normally shift from 3-4 RPM. if that isn't a issue, then I guess I've been doing it right. I will have to get used to it. I also remembered somebody mentioned on this forum that he uses "S" when driving on local streets and "D" on highways.
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well then, come back to the revolution! You still have your number!
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When I look at the RPM on the "D", it normally shifts between 2-4 RPM on itself (of course depending on my driving styles), and when I put on "S", i normally shift from 3-4 RPM. if that isn't a issue, then I guess I've been doing it right. I will have to get used to it. I also remembered somebody mentioned on this forum that he uses "S" when driving on local streets and "D" on highways.
You can use it however you want. Like I said it isn't a matter of right and wrong, just shift when you want to shift.

If you try and do it exactly like the computer does when in drive, just leave it in drive.
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I have noticed that if you select s with the gear selector the engine will shift at a higher rpm will also engine brake when slowing down and only uses the gears 1-5.
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well then, come back to the revolution! You still have your number!




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Woot!

(sorry if I distracted your thread)
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