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Its kinda like gluten ... no one knows!

Here is an old post explaining it a bit. lol

as soon as i get into my RT and start it, the first two buttons i push is Sport and Traction Control.

if you want to show off to your friends how sich of a burnout your Challenger can do, go into sport mode and downshift into 1st gear with either the shifter or the left paddle shifter....

apply the brake, wide open throttle and watch as the car climbs the rpms and bounces off the rev limiter....

IT WILL NOT SHIFT unless you shift it yourself.....

oh, during wide open throttle runs, it will shift a lot quicker when Sport Mode is engaged......

also, when you're in full auto, it will hold the gear a little longer...

here's an example:

Full Auto: 1st gear......2nd gear......3rd gear........4th gear
Sport On: 1st gear..........2nd gear...................3rd gear..................4th gear

it basically stays in the gear a bit longer.......cool function to have......
 

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SPORT — If Equipped​
This mode alters the transmission’s automatic shift
schedule for sportier driving. Upshift speeds are increased
to make full use of available engine power.
To toggle between normal mode and SPORT mode, press​
the SPORT switch on the instrument panel.
 

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If sport mode is on and you are using paddle shift it will not automatically shift.
 

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Down side is mpg and to be honest it's pretty annoying when driving normally. It's fun for corner carving, etc.
 

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If sport mode is on and you are using paddle shift it will not automatically shift.
As with the HEMI motor there is a rev limiter that will not let the motor over rev and be blowen because some fool want to over rev the motor:notallthere:
 

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Sport mode and in "D" it will auto upshift although it will be at higher rpms and firmer than in normal mode.
Sport mode and manual shift it will hit the limiter and not auto upshift.
Normal mode and manual shift, it will auto upshift near rev limiter with softer shifts.
Sport mode has much harder suspension (active suspension) so the car doesn't have near as much body roll. (SRT)
 
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Should it be in park when engaged ?
 

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Sport mode and in "D" it will auto upshift although it will be at higher rpms and firmer than in normal mode.
Sport mode and manual shift it will hit the limiter and not auto upshift.
Normal mode and manual shift, it will auto upshift near rev limiter with softer shifts.
Sport mode has much harder suspension (active suspension) so the car doesn't have near as much body roll. (SRT)
Harder suspension in SPORT MODE only applies to models with adjustable shocks. Not SXTs.

Only thing Sport Mode does for an SXT is shift at higher RPMs in auto mode. If you are paddle/manual shifting your auto tranny, there's no difference.
 

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As previously stated, with SportMode engaged and manually shifting, the transmission will not upshift regardless of the rpms. In non SportMode, when manually shifting, the transmission will automatically upshift when you reach a certain rpm even though you are in manual mode.
 
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