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Old 06-18-2015, 12:33 AM   #1
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Driving manual mode for automatic

I have a 2014 auto and I was wondering if it's bad for the transmission of I drive it in sport mode(manual shifting) all the time?

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It's there to use. You should be fine. But if that's what you're doing why didn't you just buy a manual?


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I drive mine that way every day... nothing is broken yet
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Driving manual mode for automatic

Look at this way...
If it was bad on the trans why would they have it as an option to manually shift it?


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It's there to use. You should be fine. But if that's what you're doing why didn't you just buy a manual?


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i live in LA so theres insane traffic so sometimes its not convinient
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Old 06-18-2015, 12:07 PM   #6
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Shouldn't be any different than the auto shifting itself. The only difference are shift points, so you may cause extra drivetrain wear over normal use by running up the RPMs all the time and lose gas mileage. Overall likely to be negligible.


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i live in LA so theres insane traffic so sometimes its not convinient

Understandable.


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Better wear

Sport mode hooks up better and shifts more firmly than drive mode or than a manual transmission.
You don't have to shift manually in sport mode, but you can if you want to...personally I like sport mode for hole shots and drive mode for commuting.

I have not heard any chatter about wear issues in sport mode, if anything , the quicker shift will extend the clutch pack wear...it doesn't as much.
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Sport mode hooks up better and shifts more firmly than drive mode or than a manual transmission.
You don't have to shift manually in sport mode, but you can if you want to...personally I like sport mode for hole shots and drive mode for commuting.

I have not heard any chatter about wear issues in sport mode, if anything , the quicker shift will extend the clutch pack wear...it doesn't slip as much.
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I don;t think it hurts the car---But---

You will probably get terrible miles per gallon.
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also, i like to do canyon runs sometimes, so when i manually down shift and it revs to 3-4k rpm through a turn is that alright? or does it hurt the transmission?

sorry noob here lol

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also, i like to do canyon runs sometimes, so when i manually down shift and it revs to 3-4k rpm through a turn is that alright? or does it hurt the transmission?

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I doubt any harm will come, but I am guessing the engine braking will help with corner braking.
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Nothing about shifting manually is going to hurt the auto.
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Yeah i also have a 2014 auto and im pretty sure that you wont harm the car because the sport mode will not let you shift if you will cause any damage
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"S" - Selectshift mode is like the older mustangs when you took it out of overdrive. D (Like Overdrive) for highway use where better (LOL) gas mileage is desired, S for local and spirited drives. S takes away 6th gear and changes shift points and engine braking.
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