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Old 06-03-2015, 01:59 PM   #1
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Sport Mode

Finally tried out the sport mode or SelectShift or whatever everyone calls it. I have had my car 2 years now and for whatever reason finally decided to try it out today. I though it's pretty cool to have this option for an automatic. I know it's not quite the same as a manual but still pretty neat. I like how it really won't let you mess up anything while shifting and how it also will downshift automatically when coming to a red light and start you right back in 1st gear. I love that I'm still learning new things and trying new things out even after having my car for 2 years now. Just thought I would share my experience with everyone.
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Old 06-03-2015, 02:04 PM   #2
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I really like this too. In my old 08 Auto Stang, I never had any options. Now with my 2014, if I hit heavy traffic, I can put it in Auto mode and rest my leg. And when I am on the open road, I can put it in Sport mode and tear through the RPMs and shift when I want to. No clutch, but still, better then nothing I suppose.

Plus on long drives, I use Sport Mode. Gives me something to keep my mind on instead of putting it on Auto and falling asleep. LOL
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I really like this too. In my old 08 Auto Stang, I never had any options. Now with my 2014, if I hit heavy traffic, I can put it in Auto mode and rest my leg. And when I am on the open road, I can put it in Sport mode and tear through the RPMs and shift when I want to. No clutch, but still, better then nothing I suppose.

Plus on long drives, I use Sport Mode. Gives me something to keep my mind on instead of putting it on Auto and falling asleep. LOL

Lol, very true. Falling asleep is never a good option. I usually just turn my radio louder or tool the windows down but now I have three options instead of just two!!!
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I do use the automatic sport mode, for slightly better performance than with the Drive mode, then shift it to Drive when up to speed. Just about never bother with the manual shifting part.
I thought I had read that the shifting response using the manual sport mode was the slowest of them all. Unless I have that confused with my Charger which has the manual shifting available while in the Drive mode.(No separate Sport mode.)
I'll have to go research that. LOL
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I really like this too. In my old 08 Auto Stang, I never had any options. Now with my 2014, if I hit heavy traffic, I can put it in Auto mode and rest my leg. And when I am on the open road, I can put it in Sport mode and tear through the RPMs and shift when I want to. No clutch, but still, better then nothing I suppose.

Plus on long drives, I use Sport Mode. Gives me something to keep my mind on instead of putting it on Auto and falling asleep. LOL
You may want to think about the increased RPM while driving in Sport mode in 5th gear after you put you new gears in. I believe you mentioned something about that in another post.
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Yea but you missed what I was referring to. I used 5th to hold 2200-2500 RPMs because I liked the sound. This was in reference to 6th being the new 5th. Which being in 6th with 3.73s will get me the same RPMs now. So I won't be using 5th. Mostly 6th.

I said that because other people said you should drive a car at those RPMs constantly to see if you can handle that sound/engine rev down the highway.
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I always use this to to keep my RPMs between 2500-3000 for the sound. It sounds great with my flow master super 44s. The auto shifts to quickly if I don't do it sounds quite.


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Yea but you missed what I was referring to. I used 5th to hold 2200-2500 RPMs because I liked the sound. This was in reference to 6th being the new 5th. Which being in 6th with 3.73s will get me the same RPMs now. So I won't be using 5th. Mostly 6th.

I said that because other people said you should drive a car at those RPMs constantly to see if you can handle that sound/engine rev down the highway.

Looks like I'm going to have to get the 3.73 soon. I left mine in 5th @2200 most of the drive home today. Crap the wife is going to be mad at me when I tell her I need the gears ASAP. Lol
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Only reason I chose to get them right now is because a friend is paying for labor for my bday. I already have a few decent mods. So I expect to have some decent rear wheel power with my setup.
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Only reason I chose to get them right now is because a friend is paying for labor for my bday. I already have a few decent mods. So I expect to have some decent rear wheel power with my setup.

Well my friends suck. Can I borrow yours just to "help" me get my gears installed. Ppppplease! Lol
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Well my friends suck. Can I borrow yours just to "help" me get my gears installed. Ppppplease! Lol

Lol nah man. That's messed up.
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Lol nah man. That's messed up.

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Pretty sure you can leave it in sport mode on the interstate and shift up into 6th using the toggle. I always drive in Sport mode around town but let the car do the shifting. Unless it's raining, ten I leave it in D.


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Yea but you missed what I was referring to. I used 5th to hold 2200-2500 RPMs because I liked the sound. This was in reference to 6th being the new 5th. Which being in 6th with 3.73s will get me the same RPMs now. So I won't be using 5th. Mostly 6th.

I said that because other people said you should drive a car at those RPMs constantly to see if you can handle that sound/engine rev down the highway.
I gotcha! But I think you'll find that there's a much smaller difference between 3.31 & 3.73 then there is between 5th & 6th gear. In other words, your RPM should be going down when in 6th with the 3.73s.
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But everyone has reported rpms around 2300-2500 when on the highway going 70-80....
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I like to use sport mode when I am getting on the interstate. I enjoy dropping down to 3rd then flooring it rather than flooring it and have the car downshift to whatever gear it wants and go.

Shift up to 6 then pop it in to Drive.
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But everyone has reported rpms around 2300-2500 when on the highway going 70-80....
At 130km or around 80Mph I'm right in that neighborhood. Probably around 25-2700. (6th gear manual)

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But everyone has reported rpms around 2300-2500 when on the highway going 70-80....
Just saying 6 th gear with 3.73 rear end will be lower RPM then 5th gear with 3.31. It's not a dramatic difference. Here's an example at approx.70 mph 27" dia tires.
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Not sure what my diameter is. Noob when it comes to tires. I have 255/40/19s
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Not sure what my diameter is. Noob when it comes to tires. I have 255/49/19s
I'm running 245/45/19s with 3.73s.
I have no idea what tire dia that is either lol.

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Not sure what my diameter is. Noob when it comes to tires. I have 255/40/19s
255/40/19s= 27" dia Same as mine.
So that calculation should apply to you also.
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Why thank you kind sir. This certain tire statistic always eluded me.
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I'm running 245/45/19s with 3.73s.
I have no idea what tire dia that is either lol.

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With those on-line calculators you don't have to know your tire dia. It calculates it for you.
At 80 MPH yours figures out to 3080 RPM in 5th gear
and 2500 RPM in 6th gear.
(245/45/19s figure out to a slightly larger dia tire @ approx. 27.68" dia.)
EDIT: Just noticed you said "Manual" That's slightly lower gear ratio then the auto. So RPM would be slightly higher.
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With those on-line calculators you don't have to know your tire dia. It calculates it for you.
At 80 MPH yours figures out to 3080 RPM in 5th gear
and 2500 RPM in 6th gear.
(245/45/19s figure out to a slightly larger dia tire @ approx. 27.68" dia.)
EDIT: Just noticed you said "Manual" That's slightly lower gear ratio then the auto. So RPM would be slightly higher.
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