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Old 11-05-18, 10:32 AM
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There's nothing wrong with keeping over drive off when staying under 45 mph. It's just not the greatest to use it to force the engine to down shift but it really won't be an issue. If anything your saving tour tranny the stress of being under powered when it need it. Like city and back road hills. There is a reason they give you L, 2, OD off (essentially 3rd gear), and D. You drive it like a manual. Just don't be rough with it and use your judgement.
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Old 11-07-18, 05:42 AM
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@SC400TT
are you saying that your car is both automatic and a manual?
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Old 11-07-18, 06:37 AM
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Originally Posted by rentaro View Post
@SC400TT
are you saying that your car is both automatic and a manual?
rentaro are you trying to troll on an auto forum?

You can manipulate an automatic transmission to behave like a manual.... By sequencing through the gears and using OD off. However you rely on a torque converter instead of a clutch. It's not hard stuff. You wouldn't drive like that all the time but if your trying to redline in a race or for fun you can do it.
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Old 11-17-18, 09:50 PM
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PWR most of the time, it's a weekend back roads fun car.

Overdrive off to descend one hill that's a nasty speed trap. 45 at the top, 30 all the way down, 45 at the bottom. Engine braking rather than standing on the brakes all the way, wave to the cop that has a hapless tourist pulled over every time.
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Old 11-25-18, 11:37 AM
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No, I am not stating that. My car is an automatic that is built and controlled by a stand alone computer specifically built for and tuned for automatics. It has a manual mode that is a toggle switch (I use the OEM Power/ECT Switch on the console) which activates the manual mode...This then allows me to use E-Shift which is on the steering wheel (a GS wheel with E-Shift buttons). I have it tuned to leave the car in the gear I select until I manually shift it up or down with the up/down buttons. The wheel is built too. Black CF and new leather, wired in through the clock spring, using the original cell phone wires to complete the circuit. I hope that helps.

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Old 11-27-18, 05:36 AM
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That interior looks [email protected]#en amazing. So many questions. Geez uzz!!
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Old 12-11-18, 05:53 AM
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well i drive a '92 SC300, which doesn't have e-shift, which is why i was confused
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Old 12-11-18, 08:58 AM
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Most of the time in my 98 I shift my auto manually after I warm the car up, and if I have a drink in my hand I’ll throw it in a D.
I only have a center stock merge muffler, it sounds bad *** shifting manually from 2>3>4>5 and back .
i learned to drive it where you won’t even know it’s an auto sometimes, unless I mis****ft it.
i haven’t used my pwr button, because I don’t know where it’s at, lol I had a manual shifter bezel for a while
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Old 12-11-18, 09:05 AM
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Originally Posted by SC400TT View Post
No, I am not stating that. My car is an automatic that is built and controlled by a stand alone computer specifically built for and tuned for automatics. It has a manual mode that is a toggle switch (I use the OEM Power/ECT Switch on the console) which activates the manual mode...This then allows me to use E-Shift which is on the steering wheel (a GS wheel with E-Shift buttons). I have it tuned to leave the car in the gear I select until I manually shift it up or down with the up/down buttons. The wheel is built too. Black CF and new leather, wired in through the clock spring, using the original cell phone wires to complete the circuit. I hope that helps.

Sorry for the delay...Iím not on here much...


Your interior is beautiful man!!
Where did you get your steering wheel done? Is reupholstered or bought it that way?
I just picked up a woodgrain one and it needs a lots of tlc, I love the carbon thats dope!!
Thanks Scott!
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