Auto Mode or Shift Manually?

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  1. FLEX

    FLEX Gold Member

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    How do you drive your 392 SRT; in fully automatic mode or do you shift manually using the paddle shifters on the steering wheel or the console shifter?

    This is my 3rd Charger and I've always driven in manual mode, but this 8-speed transmission is taking me some getting used to. The 5-speed was like second nature. Never had to even think.

    I'm still really rough getting a smooth start/stop sometimes.

    I only did one little trip in full auto mode and it seems the car is not much better at low speeds than I am.

    How about you?
     
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    In track mode I hit the rev limiter constantly... its like Matrix quick lol...don't know why they didn't keep The old redline auto shift when in manual mode...best of both worlds...that needs to be fixed...limps right out
     
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    tsc SRT Hellcat Enthusiast

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    If you want that, leave it in D, use paddles to downshift to whatever gear and it will auto up-shift near redline for you. It will NOT shift if you have the shifter in M.
     
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    Thanks tsc ...at first it was kicking me out of the peddle shift override but now its sticking.. Cool...Its Good to have the option of honing your timing skills....the light helps for sure just tried that...what a car!
     
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    Just remember that if you leave it in D and use paddle shifters (left to downshift to next lower gear, right to hold current gear) it is only a *temporary* manual mode. After a bit of inactivity (whether its lack of shifting or throttle pedal movement) it will revert back to normal 'automatic' mode. You can also exit this mode by either moving the shifter over to M and back to D, *or* hold the right paddle.

    Also, whether you're in temporary manual mode or full manual, holding the left paddle will drop it down to the lowest allowed gear.
     
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    Ahh got it thanks!
     
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    in SRT hellcat can we just use the full 707 hp without even using the paddle shifters?
     
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    ChallengerDad SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    707 hp is available in full auto OR using the paddles.
     

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