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Paddle Shifting Down

Fozzer Oct 20, 2018

  1. Fozzer

    Fozzer Registered User

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    Im still getting use to paddle shifting on my new S3 but would like to ask about shifting down when you come to a halt.
    When you come to a stop do you downshift to the first gear, by doing this I’m finding there is a bit of a jerk before you come to a halt.
    I have found it better to downshift to second gear and then come to a halt letting the gearbox automatically drop down to the first gear on its own.
    Interested in your thoughts please.
     
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2018
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  3. Adam14

    Adam14 Registered User

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    No jolt. Only real time I use paddles is in sport mode, so downshifting at around 10mph to 1st gear is absolutely fine.

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  4. S32B

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    The only time I use them is when I'm on a long straight road and I know it can go up a gear, but it's not doing it automatically! so I pop it up :)
     
  5. TYb

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    You do get a slight jolt if shift too early. If you watch in auto it doesn’t shift from 2nd to 1st until 5 ish mph when slowing gradually.
     
  6. Adam14

    Adam14 Registered User

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    Very true! Somehow feels more involved and fun :)

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  7. Timi8888

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    There is a jolt in any manual car too when shifting into 1st gear as it is pretty sensitive to revs, not sure if this is what you mean. Personally I never shift down into 1st and always let it do it by itself.
     
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  8. Tom.H

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    It makes a good noise in dynamic shifting from 2 to 1 at about 3k :sunglasses:
     
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  9. Timi8888

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    My favourite is 3rd into 2nd at 3.5k revs. Them pops and bangs :grin:
     
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  10. Fozzer

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    Thanks, this is what I have started to do and feel more comfortable letting it do it automatically.
     

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