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erickpbl 12-02-2010 09:43 PM

WK2 Sport mode VS Auto mode
 
What about Sport mode with the Hemi?
Is their a noticeable difference vs the Auto mode?
What about handling?

Thanks

PMD G8 12-02-2010 10:19 PM

Re: WK2 Sport mode VS Auto mode
 
I know sport mode lowers the car from normal ride .5 inches. Which is also considered to be "Aero Mode". Not sure what else it does though.

JEEPSRT 12-02-2010 10:25 PM

Re: WK2 Sport mode VS Auto mode
 
Torque changes to 20/80 in sport mode instead of 50/50 in normal. ESC partially off.

Quote:

Originally Posted by PMD G8 (Post 311069)
I know sport mode lowers the car from normal ride .5 inches. Which is also considered to be "Aero Mode". Not sure what else it does though.


CrazyJ 12-02-2010 10:41 PM

Re: WK2 Sport mode VS Auto mode
 
What about shifting points?

JEEPSRT 12-02-2010 10:55 PM

Re: WK2 Sport mode VS Auto mode
 
Heard from somewhere that there is no difference...
You can use manual mode.:lol:

Quote:

Originally Posted by CrazyJ (Post 311079)
What about shifting points?


Bmwister 12-02-2010 11:37 PM

Re: WK2 Sport mode VS Auto mode
 
I did my break in in Sport mode and noticed a slightly altered shift pattern and a more responsive throttle. If it's my imagination, so be it but it feels different enough to me to use it when I want to dart about suburbia.

Nbtstatic 12-02-2010 11:53 PM

Re: WK2 Sport mode VS Auto mode
 
The throttle is definitele more responsive in Sport, I wish I could get it to stay like that in Auto, no biggie though.

And yes, Sport lowers you down a little, which makes a nice difference in the body roll.

Technosavant 12-03-2010 10:45 AM

Re: WK2 Sport mode VS Auto mode
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bmwister (Post 311120)
I did my break in in Sport mode and noticed a slightly altered shift pattern and a more responsive throttle. If it's my imagination, so be it but it feels different enough to me to use it when I want to dart about suburbia.

Definitely is the case. A lot of time I'm driving around in Sport mode precisely for the shift points and throttle response- the Aero suspension setting isn't a big deal and the torque split isn't that noticeable, but it's nice having it hold a gear a bit longer. IMO, that's how you overcome any complaints of sluggishness, even with the V-6.

moosehead 12-03-2010 10:54 AM

Re: WK2 Sport mode VS Auto mode
 
Sport absolutely is a manadatory setup if one finds themselves at a stoplight, up against an octogenarian with 500 cubic inches of Coupe de Ville.

Smokes 'em every time.

GCGreg 12-03-2010 11:53 AM

Re: WK2 Sport mode VS Auto mode
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Technosavant (Post 311281)
IMO, that's how you overcome any complaints of sluggishness, even with the V-6.

^ Absolutely it feels like a different vehicle in Sport, much more enjoyable to drive especially the difference in that 2nd gear anchor in Auto.

wjs81866 12-03-2010 11:56 AM

Re: WK2 Sport mode VS Auto mode
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by moosehead (Post 311284)
Sport absolutely is a manadatory setup if one finds themselves at a stoplight, up against an octogenarian with 500 cubic inches of Coupe de Ville.

Smokes 'em every time.

yeah baby!

TheNotoriousROB 12-03-2010 12:09 PM

Re: WK2 Sport mode VS Auto mode
 
I use sport all the time around the city, activate it on the fly and you'll notice a huge difference when it lowers. I just wish it was a permanent type toggle switch, so you wouldn't have to adjust it every time you get in the car -- same thing with the heated/cooled seats and steering wheel. I feel like a pilot going through a checklist after I push Start.


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