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Re: My new Bike!
« Reply #60 on: August 21, 2009, 09:03:51 AM »
i take it you've got an automated tranny?

7 speed double clutch auto.  It's fucking amazing.  I've never seen an auto transmission that I liked until this.
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« Reply #61 on: August 21, 2009, 09:25:07 AM »
drats... that's the only downer i can think of... i can't imagine driving well without a clutch. i drove 3 cars with auto tranny, and it's freakin boring. if i can't dose precisely the power going to the wheel, i feel like a passanger. has anyone else experienced this problem? how the hell do you get around it?


(on a side-note, even the new skiline has an auto tranny. one of the reasons i don't think i'd put my money down for one)


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« Reply #62 on: August 21, 2009, 09:33:16 AM »
I was of the EXACT same mindset and wouldn't even CONSIDER an auto.  Then I drove the double-clutch auto..  I can treat it EXACTLY as a full manual without the clutch pedal. Every other response is identical, but faster.  Seriously, you should try one...

Here's what I wrote on it on my personal blog (kufalk.com)

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The 7 speed automatic double-clutch gearbox was something new to me.  A bit of research broke it down to it simply being a transmission which has basically 2 separate gear mechanisms within the single transmission.  One for odd gears, one for even.  What this does is allow the Ďoddí gear (up and down) to basically be ďprimed & readyĒ for a shift, and it carries that shift out in milliseconds.  What this means is stomping on the gas and getting to the electronic limit of 150mph while barely feeling or noticing the gearshifts.  It means downshifts that donít throw you forward as well.

The transmission has 3 basic modes:
Auto-Drive: Full automatic transmission driving with ístandardí shift points.  Itís the gentlest of modes and the most fuel efficient.
Sport-Drive: Full automatic transmission with higher RPMs at the shift points and quicker shifts.  This is the mode I drive around in mostly.  Itís INSTANT power, all the time.
Manual: Full manual either through the paddles on the steering wheel or via the stick, which shifts in the logical manner of forward (downshift) and backward (upshift), unlike others that go side-to-side.

In all modes, you can use the paddles to shift, and after a short period the transmission will resume auto modes (except full manual).

As stated, Iíve never met an automatic transmission that Iíve actually liked until this one.  It is just something you need to experience to fully appreciate.
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Re: My new Bike!
« Reply #63 on: August 21, 2009, 03:58:04 PM »
sounds like alot of fun really
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« Reply #64 on: August 21, 2009, 05:44:56 PM »
guess i need to do a testdrive. i'm quite the unbeliver :P
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Re: My new Bike!
« Reply #65 on: August 22, 2009, 08:47:14 AM »
if i can't dose precisely the power going to the wheel, i feel like a passanger. has anyone else experienced this problem? how the hell do you get around it?

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« Reply #66 on: August 22, 2009, 02:31:43 PM »
no, really... i work a lot with the clutch.. for me it's like gaspedal micromanagement :P getting the wheels over a sidewalk(with a wall in front of you), moving off when on ice/sand, stuff like that. you kinda need to learn that when you drive a rear-happy rx8 with worn out summer tires in winter... driving that is like the virginity.. one small prick.. all gone :P
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« Reply #67 on: August 22, 2009, 02:48:59 PM »
lol i totally agree, all my vehicle are standard... i heart my clutch  8)
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« Reply #68 on: August 22, 2009, 08:20:39 PM »
I'm telling you. I was in your school of thought UNTIL I drove the DCT. Drive it, then let me know what you think.
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« Reply #69 on: August 23, 2009, 12:03:41 AM »
DCT is a manual transmission, its just automatically controlled.

Jeff, I hope you still aren't looking for that power steering fluid reservoir.
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« Reply #70 on: August 23, 2009, 08:24:28 AM »
i may have to go test drive one... weve only got 1 beamer dealership in the city so hopefully they dont remember me from my highschool days  :P
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Re: My new Bike!
« Reply #71 on: August 23, 2009, 12:12:59 PM »
DCT is a manual transmission, its just automatically controlled.

Jeff, I hope you still aren't looking for that power steering fluid reservoir.

forgot so I just ran out now. I couldn't find it right away but think it's the huge black cap in front of the airbox right? If so, I need a wrench to get that fucker off. Wow is it tight. Let me know if I'm I'm the wrong area.
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« Reply #72 on: August 23, 2009, 04:56:56 PM »
you'll know it's wrong when the front end falls off the car :P  shouldn't that be covered in the MOM?
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« Reply #73 on: August 23, 2009, 06:25:30 PM »
forgot so I just ran out now. I couldn't find it right away but think it's the huge black cap in front of the airbox right? If so, I need a wrench to get that fucker off. Wow is it tight. Let me know if I'm I'm the wrong area.
Damn Jeff, it was a joke. The Z4 has electric power steering. Thought you would have caught on by now...  :embarrassed:   :run:

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Re: My new Bike!
« Reply #74 on: August 23, 2009, 06:57:11 PM »
electric "variable" assist.....

it's speed sensitive, almost like a dampner.. the lower the speed you are traveling, the less driver input is needed due to more assistance, and the faster you travel, the more input needed (actual effort put out by the driver). my hrr has it, it's nice, the faster you are going the tighter the steering gets.