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    Default What is proper way to use "slap shift"

    Im not sure what true word for it but on our ATX there is the manual shift i been having this car about 3 years and still dont know way to properly use it ha. Do you left off gas shift up gear then press gas or do you just shift regular? And in regular daily driving what is optiomal RPM to shift? How about in a race (on track of course). Ive never had anything but a automatic so i never understood standards. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by D-rake6 View Post
    Im not sure what true work for it but on our ATX there is the manual shift i been having this car about 3 years and still dont know way to properly use it ha. Do you left off gas shift up gear then press gas or do you just shift regular? And in regular daily driving what is optiomal RPM to shift? How about in a race (on track of course). Ive never had anything but a automatic so i never understood standards. Thanks
    Stay in the power band and shift about 5500 without lifting. there's no power pass 6k in these cars.
    If you aren't used to it, leave it in drive and let the ECU make the decisions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D-rake6 View Post
    Im not sure what true word for it but on our ATX there is the manual shift i been having this car about 3 years and still dont know way to properly use it ha. Do you left off gas shift up gear then press gas or do you just shift regular?
    I've found that it doesn't seem to matter.

    Quote Originally Posted by D-rake6 View Post
    And in regular daily driving what is optiomal RPM to shift?
    Whatever RPM level the automatic mode decides to shift at. There's really no reason to drive in manual mode during routine daily driving...unless you just like to be a poser.


    Quote Originally Posted by D-rake6 View Post
    How about in a race (on track of course). Ive never had anything but a automatic so i never understood standards. Thanks
    Figure out where it stops making power, and shift there. Don't bounce it off the rev limiter, unless you want to lose the race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freak4Dell View Post
    I've found that it doesn't seem to matter.



    Whatever RPM level the automatic mode decides to shift at. There's really no reason to drive in manual mode during routine daily driving...unless you just like to be a poser.




    Figure out where it stops making power, and shift there. Don't bounce it off the rev limiter, unless you want to lose the race.
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    The only time I use it is when I want to keep it from upshifting - like if I'm driving a road with twisties ahead that I'm planning on "zoom zoom"ing through. Otherwise, leaving it in D will get you the best shift points for straight line acceleration. As others said, stay in the throttle, all it does is tell the ATX to shift.
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    Quote Originally Posted by showhat9 View Post
    Stay in the power band and shift about 5500 without lifting. there's no power pass 6k in these cars.
    If you aren't used to it, leave it in drive and let the ECU make the decisions.
    I'm not sure i agree, mine keeps pulling hard right up to the 6750 rev limiter (pre reflash), but the ATX does seem to kill that power up that high, which is one reason i am more glad i have the manual


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    I dunno, I still pull hard right up to the rev limiter - although I also have the CPE intake which really makes it pull harder in the higher rpm's

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    Airbox mod (I prefer the sound over any CAI) keeps me shifting just short of redline.

    So I engage the tap down a ways before redline so that I don't actually hit it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freak4Dell View Post
    Don't bounce it off the rev limiter, unless you want to lose the race.
    Not always true. In autox and roadcourses, depending on the distance to the next turn or braking point, it can behoove you to bounce off the limiter a couple times rather than lose time in the shift only to have to downshift again almost immediately. In drag, though, you are absolutely correct.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CKeffer View Post
    Not always true. In autox and roadcourses, depending on the distance to the next turn or braking point, it can behoove you to bounce off the limiter a couple times rather than lose time in the shift only to have to downshift again almost immediately. In drag, though, you are absolutely correct.
    Makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D-rake6 View Post
    What is the proper way to use "slap shitft"?
    IMO... Don't..


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    I don't usually use mine except wen I wanna have some fun in my car. But I do sometimes use in daily drivin. But its normally just to help slow down wen comin to a stop. Cuz I have a thing for bein a late breaker which is not always best dependin the situation at hand

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    Don't, or you can just by a MTX

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    i cant say dont use it because i use mine religously. but i can say dont let off the gas when you shift, it slows down your acceleration in the next gear and it makes it sound like a manual when you do that. especially if you have an exhaust... but if you want it to sound manual let off the gas, lol i do it sometimes just to have fun

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    Lift the gas for a fraction of a second and it will shift quicker. I have got better quarter mile times this way (0.5 seconds). Been using it exclusively since I bought the car 3 years ago. No issues to date except batteries. lol 3rd so far.
    Last edited by puretruth; March 15th, 2011 at 12:01 AM.

 

 
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