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First trip with my new R and I have a couple of questions regarding the GT and the active chassis.<p>What exactly does the S button do? (shift quicker than normal or shift at higher rpm's or something else?)<p>Any tips about gear changing with the GT (eg. when should I shift for max performance, best practice)<p>Is it safe to switch among the comfort/sport/advanced settings on the fly, or is it better to stop the car? (silly question probably...)<p>I noticed that around 6000 rpm's it looks like it's hitting the rev limiter. Could that be right? <p>Thanks in advance <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Geartronic / Active chassis questions (acg69)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>acg69</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>What exactly does the S button do? (shift quicker than normal or shift at higher rpm's or something else?)</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Both. It will hold gears longer and shift at higher RPM. It will also make the shifts "harsher". It will downshift (in auto) with less throttle input. <br>It also increases the amount of throttle opening vs. the movement of the accelerator pedal. On an MT car, this only happens in Advanced. <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>acg69</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Any tips about gear changing with the GT (eg. when should I shift for max performance, best practice)<br> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>If you look at some of the dyno curves posted here, you will see that the stock power drops off in the mid 5k's. I usually hit the lever as it swings past 5,000 since it takes 200 to 300 RPM to actually complete the shift when you're getting on it. <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>acg69</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Is it safe to switch among the comfort/sport/advanced settings on the fly, or is it better to stop the car? (silly question probably...)<br> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Completely safe.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>acg69</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>I noticed that around 6000 rpm's it looks like it's hitting the rev limiter. Could that be right? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>A little higher than 6k and the boost will cut out. As I said above, shift before that.
 

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Re: Geartronic / Active chassis questions (acg69)

Hello nebie and welcome. About the S button. It changes the gears at higher rpm's. About gear changing, it is best at 5500-5800 in all gears. That will take into consideration the "delay" that ouR cars have between switching gears once you have tapped to the next gear. And finally changing the suspesion setting can be done on the fly. I love mine in sport most of the time. But when I am entering or exiting an onramp it is nice to use the advanced to help minimize body roll. And the advanced button gives you quicker throttle response with less travel of the gas pedal. I hope this helps. Enjoy it here! I do!Rick
 

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That was quick, thank you both! This is a great forum for a great car! Looking forward to learning from the collective experience and hopefully sharing some of mine in the future.
 
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