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If I had to guess I would say normal mode is used the majority of the time with mustangs. Lest we forget the majority of mustangs are not GTs, they’re not driven to redline, they’re not really enjoyed. The majority are sold to people who like the look and don’t ever come near mustang6g.com or any other forum because their mustang is no different than the VW Jetta they traded in for it…

 
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Yeah it's definitely more sluggish in the normal mode. I drove it in normal mode the first two months I bought my mustang..and have only been driving in sport+ for a few days and such a difference lol in a good way!
Yeah, never go back. And the smoother you are on the throttle the better especially with normal easy driving.
 

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I'm shocked, the 6SPD can learn can learn the driving habits?
From what i read, the s197 supposedly did. Mine definitely did bc it just got slower and less throttle response over time until I reflashed the tune
 

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How about when getting into 3rd......my revs begin to go up, then it feels like the tcc kicks in, brings me down 2-300 rpm, then comes back up......it should be a linear transition gear by gear, mine is all over the map unless I'm 100% wot.
That's the transmission locking up in the torque converter
 

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I'm sure I'd agree if I had an automatic. With a manual, however, the only difference I can perceive at all between Sport and Normal is how the suspension feels. Everything else is the same.
*cries in base suspension*
 

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When you use the car as a daily having a softer quieter smoother setup is not such a bad thing. On a wet dark country road in traffic there is no option to drive like your pants are on fire anyway.
 

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That's the transmission locking up in the torque converter
Yup, thats what it feels like. The trans should know that under stronger acceleration it shouldnt lock up....just shift like normal and maybe when you get off the gas let it lock up for fuel savings. Even does it in sport mode which makes no sense to me.
 

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Yup, thats what it feels like. The trans should know that under stronger acceleration it shouldnt lock up....just shift like normal and maybe when you get off the gas let it lock up for fuel savings. Even does it in sport mode which makes no sense to me.
No they always lock up no matter what mode. They only need to be 'unlocked' when stopping and starting otherwise you waste torque and fuel.
 

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The trans should know that under stronger acceleration it shouldnt lock up....just shift like normal
It's quite the opposite. The trans knows to lock up 100% of the time in 2nd through 10th even during shifts or hard acceleration.

It's only unlocked briefly in 1st gear, otherwise it locks up and remains that way on purpose.

This isn't your grand-pappy's ancient 3 or 4 speed automatic.
 

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Normal mode in the GT500 is just weird. The car feels really slow if you forget to put it in Sport at least. I'm not honestly sure why it exists for this car.
 

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It's quite the opposite. The trans knows to lock up 100% of the time in 2nd through 10th even during shifts or hard acceleration.

It's only unlocked briefly in 1st gear, otherwise it locks up and remains that way on purpose.

This isn't your grand-pappy's ancient 3 or 4 speed automatic.
Understood, I have owned quite a few cars over the years (4th stang) and not new to the game so to speak. This is my first automatic where it engages the tcc during harder acceleration. Oh well, I will deal with the issue, just doesnt feel like it should. (Personal preference of course)
 

 
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