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Old 04-23-2014, 09:18 AM   #1
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Automatic Tramsmission Issue

So this isn't really a huge issue but for the last week or so I have been noticing my car revs up before it shifts into 3rd gear. This happens with casual driving, not flooring it or even pressing the gas hard. Almost feels like the car cant catch the gear, it revs for a split second then catches. It is a 2014 automatic with only 3800 miles and I'm afraid to bring it into the dealer because I have a few mods done that will void my warranty. Anybody ever deal with something like this before?
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What mods do you have that you think will void your warranty?
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bama tune and steeda cai.
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Did the BAMA tune change or alter the shift points of the automatic?

Try putting the stock tune back in and see if the transmission shifts clear up. If they do, call bama. If they don't, take it in for warranty service, even though they will be able to detect it was flashed at one point, they most likely will correct the fault (if any).
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+1 on what Bucko says.
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Did the BAMA tune change or alter the shift points of the automatic?

Try putting the stock tune back in and see if the transmission shifts clear up. If they do, call bama. If they don't, take it in for warranty service, even though they will be able to detect it was flashed at one point, they most likely will correct the fault (if any).
I'm currently running the race tune which does alter shift points I believe. Is it safe to run my stock tune with the steeda? I know they "require" a tune with it. Im going to try the street tune for now which is the least aggressive of the three (and I think uses stock shift points) and see if the problem persists.
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If the steeda CAI requires a tune, then I'd say yes, use their tune, as their CAI may cause a lean mixture with the stock tune. Only their customer support can answer that though.
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My MPT 93 octane race tune does this too. Not everytime, just sometimes. I 'think' the race tunes are made more for full throttle use than driving around town. I run my race tune all the time.
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My MPT 93 octane race tune does this too. Not everytime, just sometimes. I 'think' the race tunes are made more for full throttle use than driving around town. I run my race tune all the time.
Yea it was the tune. I switched to the street tune and the problem stopped. But I just ordered a mpt race tune today hope the problem doesn't reappear lol.
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A race tune is not really recommended for street use.

You would be much better off not using a race tune for your street driving. I'm sure it is not recommended by anyone selling the tunes. They have better tunes for your street driving without having any problems.
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You would be much better off not using a race tune for your street driving. I'm sure it is not recommended by anyone selling the tunes. They have better tunes for your street driving without having any problems.
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Ronnie, you are probably right. I just love having the power there if I "need" it lol.
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Ronnie, you are probably right. I just love having the power there if I "need" it lol.
Why not just drop from drive into sport mode then? If you're already cruising in drive, shifting down to sport mode drops a gear. If that's not enough for some reason, just hit the rocker to drop down lower.
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Why not just drop from drive into sport mode then? If you're already cruising in drive, shifting down to sport mode drops a gear. If that's not enough for some reason, just hit the rocker to drop down lower.
I do a majority of my driving in sport mode.. but like most people on this forum were all looking to get the most out of our cars with more hp/tq. The race tune setting does that.
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I do a majority of my driving in sport mode.. but like most people on this forum were all looking to get the most out of our cars with more hp/tq. The race tune setting does that.
Ah, ok. I only ever drive in sport mode so I always make sure to take every chance I get to preach about its wonders, lol. Is your street tune still more power than your stock?
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Ah, ok. I only ever drive in sport mode so I always make sure to take every chance I get to preach about its wonders, lol. Is your street tune still more power than your stock?
Absolutely a difference compared to stock. I run all my tunes with 93 fuel so that helps. Here's a video showing dyno results from stock to the 93 street tune. Showed a gain of about 16ft/lb tq and 12 hp with just the tune added.

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Great information Mike

After seeing the video I would really go for the 93 street tune for 99% of the usable torque and power that is better at the lower RPM's
What it means is if someone pulls up next to you, The added torque at lower RPS's would let you get it on a lot faster and get the jump on them.
They will have a hard time catching you.

With the Race tune you get all the power at higher RPM's and lose some torque at the lower end. Good for high speed racing or auto X-ing but not as usable on the normal type street driving.

Driving around with the 6th. gear locked out will be the way to go with the race tune but look at all the gas used and wear & tear your putting on your engine.

No, I would go for the 93 street tune if all my driving is going to be on the street.
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Absolutely a difference compared to stock. I run all my tunes with 93 fuel so that helps. Here's a video showing dyno results from stock to the 93 street tune. Showed a gain of about 16ft/lb tq and 12 hp with just the tune added.

If you want the best of both worlds go with a set of gears for low end torque (3.73 for manual and 4.10s for autos) and the 93race tune for high end power. The stock gears are the Achilles heel of our cars, especially the 2.73s,not necessarily the tune. I'm currently running 3.73s in a manual with the 93race tune and its really incredible how these 3.7s move from off the line and pull to red line! You can put any tune, 87-89-91-93 race, street,hybrid with the stock gears and though it will pull better than it did, its the gears that will make a HUGE difference! Gear/ tuner combo should be the first performance mods.

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I run 91 MPT, 91 Steeda and Bama hybrid tune and have never experienced this issue the OP has on my 2011 3.7..
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I run 91 MPT, 91 Steeda and Bama hybrid tune and have never experienced this issue the OP has on my 2011 3.7..
What tune would you recommend Steeda or mpt? I'm currently leaning towards mpt but Steeda is right there also. The shifting issue wouldn't affect me as I'm manual so basically it would just be all motor. Lol

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What tune would you recommend Steeda or mpt? I'm currently leaning towards mpt but Steeda is right there also. The shifting issue wouldn't affect me as I'm manual so basically it would just be all motor. Lol

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MPT is an amazing tune bro. It pulls the hardest but doesn't have free tunes for life. I would spend the 75 dollars and get the MPT tune. You will love.
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MPT is an amazing tune bro. It pulls the hardest but doesn't have free tunes for life. I would spend the 75 dollars and get the MPT tune. You will love.
Right on, thanks bro!

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Right on, thanks bro!

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If you want the best of both worlds go with a set of gears for low end torque (3.73 for manual and 4.10s for autos) and the 93race tune for high end power. The stock gears are the Achilles heel of our cars, especially the 2.73s,not necessarily the tune. I'm currently running 3.73s in a manual with the 93race tune and its really incredible how these 3.7s move from off the line and pull to red line! You can put any tune, 87-89-91-93 race, street,hybrid with the stock gears and though it will pull better than it did, its the gears that will make a HUGE difference! Gear/ tuner combo should be the first performance mods.

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MPT is an amazing tune bro. It pulls the hardest but doesn't have free tunes for life. I would spend the 75 dollars and get the MPT tune. You will love.
I just booked my appointment to get 3.73s. I hear a lot of people saying go with the 4.10s but I just can't bring myself to run such a tall gear with all the highway driving I do. I also decided to give mpt a try and ordered their performance tune w/ race shift a few days ago, should be here in a couple days. I check my email every afternoon hoping it came like a kid on Christmas morning lol. I'm pumped! I hear the tune even chirps the tires on an automatic into second nd third gear.
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I just booked my appointment to get 3.73s. I hear a lot of people saying go with the 4.10s but I just can't bring myself to run such a tall gear with all the highway driving I do. I also decided to give mpt a try and ordered their performance tune w/ race shift a few days ago, should be here in a couple days. I check my email every afternoon hoping it came like a kid on Christmas morning lol. I'm pumped! I hear the tune even chirps the tires on an automatic into second nd third gear.
Your gonna love it! My shop advised me to a 150km break in period before pushing it. I'm so glad I didn't go anything more than 3.73s, for me it would have been to much. The car feels fantastic now! Mpt is on my to do list.

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I just booked my appointment to get 3.73s. I hear a lot of people saying go with the 4.10s but I just can't bring myself to run such a tall gear with all the highway driving I do. I also decided to give mpt a try and ordered their performance tune w/ race shift a few days ago, should be here in a couple days. I check my email every afternoon hoping it came like a kid on Christmas morning lol. I'm pumped! I hear the tune even chirps the tires on an automatic into second nd third gear.
It most certainly does chirp 2 and 3rd gear in automatics. I can attest to that bro. That's fact. Lmao
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Wooo! I'm excited lol
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So you guys recommend 3.73 over the 4.10 gears? Cause I really want some take off speed but I do a lot of high way driving.. Any idea what kinda revs we would be talkin bout going 80? Lol
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So you guys recommend 3.73 over the 4.10 gears? Cause I really want some take off speed but I do a lot of high way driving.. Any idea what kinda revs we would be talkin bout going 80? Lol
80 MPH with 3:73 gears. Around 2600 rpm's. If you have an automatic go with 4:10's. Manual go with 3:73 gears.
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