07-22-2012, 06:57 AM
Any guidance on the how to use autostick? What rpm's should I be shifting at? Should I treat it like a normal stick and let off the gas when shifting? I did a search on this and saw to keep the foot on the gas when shifting, however doing this seems to shift a little hard between gears. Just curious if that's expected or if I'm doing something wrong.
07-22-2012, 07:18 AM
Had my car 4 years...I have been auto shifting exclusively now for 95% of that time.
No, you dont have to let off of the gas when shifting, the hard shift is normal. The time to shift is on you, but I noramlly shift at whatever feels right for the type of driving. If I am just driving from red light to red light..generally around 3K, if I want to get it it more, 3.5-4K just depends. I love the sound of my exhaust in the 3-4k range so in low gears I will wind it up a bit just to hear it, we did buy muscle cars right?
I dont down shift, I let the computer do that. Dont worry about over reving, the rev limiitor will up shift if you forget too, somewhere around 5.5-6K if I rememebr right. Have fun.
07-22-2012, 07:37 AM
Keep your foot in it, no need to lift. Also, the hard shift is normal. If you have a 2012 SRT auto, putting it into track mode and using auto stick will enable you to hold the gear without the trans shifting. You can bounce off the rev limiter all day along, around 6K. Shifting points in auto stick is up to the user and should be done to suit conditions.
I haven't tried this yet but I think when the vehicle is NOT in track mode and if you are using auto stick, the trans may up shift for you if you reach a certain rev limit. Or if you make a mistake when down shifting, e.g. too early at speed, the trans won't down shift to a lower gear if a certain speed is present.
07-22-2012, 08:07 AM
Thanks for the responses!! I figured the hard shift was normal. Nothing shifts harder than when I first learned to drive a real stick shift lol. I've been shifting around 3-4K range, so I'm good on that. I read that if you press the Sport button, it won't automatically upshift for you when it autostick mode just cut off fuel when you redline. When I autostick I press the Sport and ESP buttons as it's the only way to drive. ;) I also do let it downshift has it does just fine on that.
07-22-2012, 11:30 AM
For best economy I shift as rapidly as possible,getting into 5th at a little above 40 mph. At the track I let it shift for itself, nothing to be gained hitting the rev limiter.5800 is just as fast if not faster than 6000. I have a stack of 90 timeslips to prove that. Once I got my 60's to 2.00 on my stock RSA's, my car ran a skosh faster shifting at 5800.
07-22-2012, 01:21 PM
i drive auto stick exclusively
keep your foot on the gas when shifting....
when going for performance its just as easy to let the car shift itself into 2nd
i started using auto stick because the car never seems to down shift correctly when i floored it....auto stick still has a 1-2 second delay from when you bump it to it actually shifting....Dodge has minivan shifting performance out of a 470 hp car....i just dont get it....but it is what it is....enjoy the autostick
01-15-2013, 04:16 PM
Hey i have a 2010 classic auto but i did not know that the car will shift itself in auto stick, i guess its a safty feature.
01-15-2013, 07:27 PM
It's a big jump from 1st to 2nd. So for around town driving, I typically use cautiously generous throttle in 1st, then go to bold throttle in 2nd. Hit the upshifts at around 3000 rpm, and she is quite the sporty bean while not getting too conspicuous (with that whole exhibition of speed deal). :)