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Old 09-05-2016, 07:01 PM
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any way to disable auto shifting in manual mode?

I end up using the auto manual mode the majority of the time thanks to no tranny support from Diablo. To me, the tranny upshifts too soon most of the time and NEVER downshifts unless I don't want it to in normal automatic mode.

My pet peeve in auto manual mode is if Im in 3rd gear and slowing down, usually Ill drop it into second, but sometimes when Im in third i may wait to downshift and then when I do, it drops me into 1st instead. Is there a way to disable that auto shift down into 2nd when it shows me Im in 3rd? Or is this another thing most people don't complain about?

Seriously wish I had the funds to drop in something else with better shifting. I actually really like an automatic with auto manual control - anyone know of any cool auto trannies like that? Tremec would be sweet but I dont think they do automatics.

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Re: any way to disable auto shifting in manual mode?

Don't think so but why all the shifting
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Re: any way to disable auto shifting in manual mode?

Because it stays in 4th til Im almost stopped before down shifting. Gives you zero control when youre making a corner. For instance if im in normal automatic, I can take make a turn and if Im going 5-10mph making the turn, I have no power when I hit the gas to push thru if Im in a higher gear. If I go down a hill, make that same turn but drop it into 1st about a split second before I make the turn, it feels tighter and since youre already moving, the RPMs are higher and you have more power when you hit the throttle.

this sounds like Im racing or something but your car still needs to handle in regular daily driving, I just want mine to perform better.
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Re: any way to disable auto shifting in manual mode?

Recalibration maybe? Can't say that I have experienced your issues
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Re: any way to disable auto shifting in manual mode?

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Because it stays in 4th til Im almost stopped before down shifting. Gives you zero control when youre making a corner. For instance if im in normal automatic, I can take make a turn and if Im going 5-10mph making the turn, I have no power when I hit the gas to push thru if Im in a higher gear. If I go down a hill, make that same turn but drop it into 1st about a split second before I make the turn, it feels tighter and since youre already moving, the RPMs are higher and you have more power when you hit the throttle.

this sounds like Im racing or something but your car still needs to handle in regular daily driving, I just want mine to perform better.

Hey I have the same exact issue you're describing. And you're right, being able to move into those gears does provide a level of control that is not available when the tranny is left in D or S. Unfortunately I don't think there is anything that can be done about the transmission auto downshifting while slowing down. I've sort of learned to work around it.. but it's not really a method or anything. I just somewhat learned the vehicle's tendencies, but even then it can be less than ideal. I guess it just comes down to the market the jeep is aimed towards. Most drivers will hardly even use the paddles. I do notice that the Jeep will hold a gear longer if that gear was previously selected using the paddles. 3 of the 4 times I've had this happen were a while back when I had sport mode activated without the paddles and downshifted myself. At this point I'm mainly in Sport with the paddles engaged. Like you said, it's not that I'm racing around, it's just that I do feel more in control even in low speed corners when I'm in a lower gear. It's a heavy vehicle.


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Re: any way to disable auto shifting in manual mode?

Totally agreed. The weight is really what makes me feel like I need extra control.


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