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Discussion in 'Dodge Challenger SRT 392' started by Max57, Jun 8, 2015.

  1. Max57

    Max57 Silver Member

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    I'm just curious.

    For those of you who have the A8 tranny, how often do you use the manual setting (paddles and/or the center shifter)?

    I've read a few posts where some use the manual selection almost 100% of the time.
     
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    I am using the manual paddles 100% while I'm driving, coming from a 2011 SRT8 6 Tremec where its fun rowing through the gears I enjoy putting this Cat in Sport mode and revving through the gears and hearing that kickass sound of the factory exhaust.

    Also I'm not going for a Catback (had Zoomers on 11 SRT8) when this car sounds this bad ass either, I feel it would be throwing money away. Love the sound!
     
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    Rarely use the paddles. I am happy with letting the A8 shift itself.
     
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    Carnage SRT Hellcat Supercharged Moderator Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    I 100% let it auto shift and it's so bad ass
     
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    Paladin06 Have Guns Will Travel Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    I've used them twice just as a test. The A8 shifts much faster I ever thought it could and at the optimal shift point.
     
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    Carnage SRT Hellcat Supercharged Moderator Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    Yep!!
     
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    You guy's are boring :cool:
     
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    Double yep..... A8 makes better decisions faster than we can. Maybe a paddle downshift now and then to bring the revs and exhaust note up a bit while dogging through town.
     
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    I am probably somewhere in the 50/50 range. I use the paddles most times when I am 'spirited driving' and I use them alot when I am downshifting into turns etc. For regular day to day commuting though I will let the A8 do the work.
     
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    Shifter in manual mode a lot, WOT runs in D
     
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    Manual shifting with console 100% of the time. Just more fun for me. Coming up to a clover leaf on-ramp? Kick it down a gear, let the tranny dynamic brake to help slow the car, by the time I complete the clover I'm at about 3k rpms and in a perfect range to stomp the gas. When I do shift, I get the advantage of the super-fast tranny. For me, the ideal way to maximize fun.
     
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    I use the shifter and paddles about 100% of the time when coming to a stop to minimize the dreaded brake dust. Other than that I mostly just let it do it's thing.
     
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    FreightTrain Comfortably Numb

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    you can fix the dust for under $100 and not have to put the added wear on the drivetrain
     
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    Rarely use them. Let HAL (Computer) shift for me....
     
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    If yachange your brake pads to Evolution sport carbon fiber ceramic you won't have much dust at all.
     

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