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Old 03-18-2019, 10:55 PM   #1
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Anyway to make the DCT hold gears?

Figured this was the best place to ask. I know some cars with SelectShift type set ups will stay in the gear selected, my old Grand Prix for example. The only reason I want it to is for autocross, it's shifting far too early once SelectShift is activated, Sport and Drive will run their normal 6500-7000 per the tune, but SS will initiate the shift between 4500 and 5500 most times depending on how it's feeling, I guess. It would be nice to stay in 2nd or 3rd during slaloms and sweepers.

Is this something Tom can tweak in my tune, or something I can change using Focccus or Forscan?


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When the transmission is in “S”, you can use the shift button on the shift lever to stay in the gear you want subject to the set red line limit. + to shift up, -to shift down.

And yes Tom’s tune will refine / improve the shifting.
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I believe there's a misunderstanding, I don't want it to shift at all while I have it in SS unless I signal otherwise. Much like the GXP I had, it wouldn't shift on its own, it would hold gear selected until the seas dry. I'm aware of how the buttons of the system work as I installed it on a car that originally came without it, without cutting into any wires, and then wired up improvised paddles through existing buttons on the steering wheel, I just wanted to know if there was a way to modify the programming, I guess you could say. I also already have Tom's tune so I'm aware of that fact.

That said, thank you for taking the time to respond. Sorry, if I came off a little stand-offish.
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Mine stays in the selected gear until I hit redline (7500 RPM) or until the RPM falls below 1000 rpm. I can only assume this is a safely precaution to protect the trans/clutches. I don't autocross but like to drive with the illusion of having a manual trans.
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Mine stays in the selected gear until I hit redline (7500 RPM) or until the RPM falls below 1000 rpm. I can only assume this is a safely precaution to protect the trans/clutches. I don't autocross but like to drive with the illusion of having a manual trans.
Do you have a Custom Tune in your car ?

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I believe there's a misunderstanding, I don't want it to shift at all while I have it in SS unless I signal otherwise. Much like the GXP I had, it wouldn't shift on its own, it would hold gear selected until the seas dry. I'm aware of how the buttons of the system work as I installed it on a car that originally came without it, without cutting into any wires, and then wired up improvised paddles through existing buttons on the steering wheel, I just wanted to know if there was a way to modify the programming, I guess you could say. I also already have Tom's tune so I'm aware of that fact.

That said, thank you for taking the time to respond. Sorry, if I came off a little stand-offish.
Yes with my Custom tune I can get Sport mode to hold till you shift or till it gets to the rev limiter then it will shift anyway but you wont get the early 4500-5000 shifting it does now at WOT

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not yet... I am planning on contacting you for one as soon as I get a few more parts on the car.
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I am planning on hitting you up as soon as I get a few more parts put on the car.
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I tested this on my commute this morning. Mine will hold in 2nd gear. Didn't test 3rd because the speed limit lol.
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I tested this on my commute this morning. Mine will hold in 2nd gear. Didn't test 3rd because the speed limit lol.
Yes on mine it will hold 1st and 2nd 3rd shifts early and so does 4th

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