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Old 11-07-2013, 01:06 PM   #1
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How do you all get used to this response? Running torque my mtx75 runs 0-60 in 1.2 slower. This thing called is slow as can be. My fofo got hit by someone playing grand theft auto and will be in the body shop for 5 weeks :( how have you all compensated for it? I'm about to drop my kn in it lol so


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Old 11-07-2013, 03:22 PM   #2
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How do you all get used to this response? Running torque my mtx75 runs 0-60 in 1.2 slower. This thing called is slow as can be. My fofo got hit by someone playing grand theft auto and will be in the body shop for 5 weeks :( how have you all compensated for it? I'm about to drop my kn in it lol so
Run 91/93 octane
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2600 RPM launch control in 1st gear, hold foot firmly on brake for WOT launch
Outside of that...not much. :)

The DCT is efficient with putting power down so unless you're slipping the clutch at like 4K or something with the manual 0-60 should be pretty close.
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I didn't think there was any evidence in the Dct issue but man, these things have no response and are slower than a Semi lol. Did anyone who bought a Dct test drive an mtx75?
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Maybe the rental ECU is programmed to be molasses?
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A tune changes the can in a big way , a tune for the engine and the DCT is sooooo sweet

I have people drive my DCT and right off the bat before leaving the parking log they say they can tell a difference , it acts like it should from the factory

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The car is jittery and has a huge response lag lol, kudos to anyone puts up with it. I a mm stuck with it for 5+ weeks. About to mount my injen Sri abd call it a day lol. Tom, I NC your dynos have you seen a difference in the power curves between Dct and 5mt or is it all the torque convertor emulator that kills the driving experience?
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I didn't think there was any evidence in the Dct issue but man, these things have no response and are slower than a Semi lol. Did anyone who bought a Dct test drive an mtx75?
Pull the neg terminal on the battery and have the thing relearn.
You have the Sport mode?
Mash the gas hard/quickly in lots of situations and it will pick up on it. Don't be alarmed if the car acts stupid with it's gear selections.

The car should do auto-downshifts to keep RPMs up in S mode in hard driving situations and also if the car has SelectShift, while it's a bit odd to start out with it can be quite a bit of fun.

That's about all I can say. My car was just in for the 13-9-4 TSB and right afterwards I drove the car retard-style for the first 20 miles or so, gentle the next 20 miles or so, have mixed since, and it obeys pretty well now. I'm happy with the latest update too, holds gears 1-5 longer before settling into 6th.

The car gears down now with like 30% throttle vs 60-ish before. Reminded me a lot of driving an Oldsmobile on uphill inclines. "Live with sunday driver" or full out nutcase mode.

Definitely try running 93 octane too combined with the general hard driving.
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I'll reset battery, more than likely the previous renters of the vehicle babied it lol. Aye Tom, wanna put a 50 wet shot on my rental car? Lol
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It's not "slow", it just doesn't respond quickly from a start. Once moving it tends to respond quite nicely. The primary issue seems to be starting from a stop, the stock software makes it very difficult to start quickly.
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I think what your seeing is going from a clutch to an auto. Clutches always seem faster driving them. How do you know its 1.2 seconds slower, who timed, it how was it done, when was it done, temps, air density. There is way to many variables to prove anything, and goes right along with my saying "Statistics proves nothing" meaning your 0-60 means nothing to me until you can prove the conditions are fair.

Going from a clutch to an auto can be miserable experence. Thought I bet it's in your mind more then anything. I traded my Mustang GT (5 speed) to a Z28 (Auto) and I remember my buddy and I talking about how much slower the Z28 was. So we did a test did 10 0-60's in both cars (traded the Mustang to a great friend of mine, so we had access to it) even took them to the strip to test them out. My much slower feeling Z28 was MUCH faster then my Stang, The stang averaged 5.44 seconds 0-60 and the Z28 averaged 4.86 seconds. 13.8 is what my stang ran, 13.03 is what the Camaro ran, yet it felt slower.

Then again, its a rental car anything is possible, good luck OP.
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