Are you saying hold the gear shifter to the left and let the transmission change the gears when it redlines?QB409 said:You have to hold the stick to the left and keep your foot to the floor. The engine will run to redline in every gear. For maximum acceleration (13.90 not 14.90) you will need to brake torque (foot on gas and brake at the same time) to between 2000 and 2500 rpm, depending on available traction and road conditions.
As FATHEMI has pointed out, the adaptation to your driving style can have an impact on how the car performs. However, if you like to take it easy on your car during a break-in period, you might find that the car has adapted to a not so aggressive shift pattern. I don't know about the 300, but most cars only adapt during a certain period and then lock in on that style.I will say one thing for sure. . . the transmission does do quite a bit of adaptation to your driving style. I beat on my 300 quite a bit and, as a result, it seems to be much faster and more aggressive than the "stock" 300.
The basic shift schedule includes up and downshifts for all five gears. The TCM adapts the shift program according
to driving style, accelerator pedal position and deviation of vehicle speed. Influencing factors are:
² Road Conditions.
² Incline, Decline and Altitude.
² Trailer Operation, Loading.
² Engine Coolant Temperature.
² Cruise Control Operation.
² Sporty Driving Style.
² Low and High ATF Temperature.
To equalize tolerances and wear, an automatic adaptation takes place for:
² Shift Time.
² Clutch Filling Time.
² Clutch Filling Pressure.
² Torque Converter Lock-Up Control.
Adaptation data may be stored permanently and to some extent, can be diagnosed.
Driving Style Adaptation
The shift point is modified in steps based on the information from the inputs. The control module looks at inputs
² vehicle acceleration and deceleration (calculated by the TCM).
² rate of change as well as the position of the throttle pedal (fuel injection information from the PCM).
² lateral acceleration (calculated by the TCM).
² gear change frequency (how often the shift occurs).
Based on how aggressive the driver is, the TCM moves up the shift so that the present gear is held a little longer
before the next upshift. If the driving style is still aggressive, the shift point is modified up to ten steps. If the driving
returns to normal, then the shift point modification also returns to the base position.
This adaptation has no memory. The adaptation to driving style is nothing more than a shift point modification meant
to assist an aggressive driver. The shift points are adjusted for the moment and return to base position as soon as
the inputs are controlled in a more normal manner.