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The longer I own the car the more I am exploring manual shifting. In almost all cases, I've noticed that when manually shifting with a relatively firm throttle the transitions between gears are more abrupt and harsh (up or down). I figure that the car can't anticipate what I want it to do as well as when in auto mode, hence the rougher shifting. No, I'm not lifting the throttle during shifts;) Anyone experiencing the same?
 

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Actually, I noticed that the manualPDK shifts got a bit softer this morning, I assume because I've been driving in town almost exclusively, without a chance to exercise the car. It learned soft habits!...:LOL::ROFLMAO:

However, it takes an idiot to bring the boost on at 4-5k rpm while driving in the Houston streets... My turbo is gonna get rusty...:eek:
 

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Should have mentioned that shift points were in the 5K rpm range. Thanks for that clarification DIH.
How does it shift in autoPDK in the same range of RPM? I don't have the space (lately) to run 5k shifts on autoPDK, so I am comparing from (faulty) memory...
 

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In manual it shifts as smoothly throughout the RPM range as in auto up to about 3K, but manual gets "clunky" above that.
 

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In manual it shifts as smoothly throughout the RPM range as in auto up to about 3K, but manual gets "clunky" above that.
Might be that in manual mode the clutch is at full engagement? Auto has some programing in it to smooth it out, which I assume would be done with the clutch?
 

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I find the same thing, When I am shifting above 6K RPM there is a definite kick/thud/suddeness/harshness to the shift it is also further accentuated at or near redline. I think you will see several references to this and especially when people are in sports plus. I have not noticed this to the same degree in Auto and I think it is that in auto the car has the next couple of seconds well planned out but in manual mode it does not have that same time. To me it is a testament to the rapidity of the PDK in reacting. You will likely also experience that same feeling with a double or even triple down shift on hard acceleration say going from a cruising 6 to a rapid acceleration 3rd gear. You will feel that kick in the seat.

Now whether it should be happening at 3K that I am not sure. Is the car warm as shifting on a cold car even way below 3K is going to feel slow and clunky
 

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I definitely feel the harsh PDK shift only in Sport+ when shifting above 6k rpm. I like the feeling as it is a reminder I am driving a car without a torque converter.
 
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