Can Someone PLEASE Explain???

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  1. IMCHRGD

    IMCHRGD Hellcat Member

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    Hi Guys and Gals,

    Looked for a thread but couldn't find so I thought I would start a new one. I wanted to know if someone can explain the biggest difference that a driver can notice between the 3 SRT Modes. Obviously there is a huge difference between STREET and SPORT Modes. You can feel the shifting patterns both up and down along with a stiffer suspension. But I can't really tell the difference between SPORT and TRACK modes. They feel the same from what I can tell so I thought I would ask what I should be looking or feeling for LOL :) Does anything else change between STREET and SPORT and between SPORT and TRACK???

    Thanks in Advance for your explanations.

    IMCHRGD in AZ
     
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    the suspension in track is stiff as hell. every little bump bumps you. plus the trans shifts hard and late. and I dont think it ever goes into overdrive
     
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    Track mode stiffens the suspension, changes shifting on a8 to help on the track. The traction control is still on. So don't use this mode to try to do a burn out;)
    Sport mode turns off traction control and changes shift points in A8 fitting for drag race type driving. Use this mode for a burn out. Also this mode is easy to get to by simply pressing the traction control button right by the shifter. Beware the traction control is off so it will get away from you in a hurry if you let it.
    You can also customize the modes if you want to.
     
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    I have mine in sport by default but when I put it in track it's definitely noticeable. Way more stiff
     
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    After trying out several combinations/permutations I have customized the following in my custom set up:

    Suspension: Steet
    Traction: Street
    Transmission: Track

    Track has the most aggressive shifting. My setting ensures that I enjoy the benefits of aggressive shifting (and sound) without compromising on safety and comfort.
     
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    Traction control is off in both sport and track on mine. Track is great for play time. Exhaust valves also open full time in track.
     
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    Traction control is only truly off if you hold down the TCC button for 5 seconds while stopped. If you engage cruise, the TCC will turn back on. The sport, track, and street modes all have a degree of TCC.

    If you actually turn off the TCC by holding the button for 5 seconds, don't be surprised if you break the tires loose even at 45-50mph and end up getting all sorts of squirrelly.
     
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    Feels like track mode shift harder than sport mode to me. Also regarding TC, sport mode will shut you down if you push it too hard with a burnout. As Racist Cat said, hold the TC button until it chimes to completely shut it off. I only recommend doing this for a burnout, probably not a good idea to cruise around like that. :)
     
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    I have the manual trans, but I like the setting to have Sport suspension and Street Traction. Once I am more comfortable with the car I will do Sport all around 99% of the time, unless it is wet. Track is too rough for Houston highways. My transmission is always in Sport or Track mode!
     
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    Lord Hellcat Gold Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC UK President HCC Charter Member

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    My default mode is full street. Custom for getting on it is street save for trans in track. TC is not off until you hold the button till it chimes. I've only done this once, upset the missus and survived to tell the tale. You nearly lost it you bloody idiot. My reply did I loose it no. Nearly does not count :)
     
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    Sorry to ask a novice question. When in Track mode, how do you turn traction control on?
     
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    It will be set to the track setting of traction control. It will still be on, just with different parameters.

    There's 4 modes of TC
    On
    Sport
    Track
    Off

    If you want to toggle between, you can hit the traction control button on your center stack above your a/c, but, changing TC like that might take you out of track mode and put you into custom. You'll need to make sure that you have your suspension set to track in the custom menu.
     
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    So.....what "percentage" of traction control is track versus sport? Or is it the same amount, like 50% on? Just wondering. No one seems to really know the specifics.
     
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    Truer words never spoken.
     
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    two parts to traction control...

    - wheel spin
    - support to keep you going straight (braking control)

    ON- full support from both
    Sport - support from braking control (keeping you straight)
    Track - reduced support
    OFF - you are on your own (use caution as murphy is your co-pilot)
     
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