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Old 05-21-2010, 01:41 PM   #28
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Originally Posted by hockeyfan27 View Post
I get what you are saying, but when accelerating the "throw back" is most intense immediately after the shift, not at the top of the gear when you are about to shift. I don't think that is a huge factor.
Yes, but under heavy braking push foreward downshift is what you want.


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Originally Posted by hockeyfan27 View Post
It all comes down to what you are used to/ have become accustom to.
I agree. All of the tiptronic cars that I've driven have been BMW's with pull back upshift, so that's what I'm use to.

That being said, I'd argue that pull back upshift is the more intuitive set-up, that's what racing guys use and you can't argue against that.


.... and for the record I think that push left/right tiptronic is asking for trouble. I've gone into quick lefts before with my hand on the shifter in tiptronic mode and the g-force would make my hand push the shifter back into regular drive, I don't want to imagine if that would have caused me to downshift instead.
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