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Old 12-09-2019, 07:04 AM   #1
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Default Your opinions on the performance switch on equipped auto S-series?

I have a few more observations and then i will be able to post my own experiences regarding the performance switch in my SL2. But just wondering what everyone elses experience has been with use of the switch for various situations.
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I have a few more observations and then i will be able to post my own experiences regarding the performance switch in my SL2. But just wondering what everyone elses experience has been with use of the switch for various situations.
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"Don't touch Turbo Boost. Something tells me you shouldn't touch Turbo Boost."
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Default Re: Your opinions on the performance switch on equipped auto S-series?

It doesn't do much. In 'normal' mode it shifts mostly normally even at WOT (may hold a shift a few hundred RPM, but not much) while in performance mode shifts are a bit firmer and at WOT it'll hold the shift until redline. Around '95 they decided the switch was dumb and just made it hold the shift until redline while at WOT.

Neither mode makes it shift properly.
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Neither mode makes it shift properly.
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I never had use for it. I have yet to have to jump a ravine and the flames from the exhaust will melt your rear bumper cover?
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I can't believe you guys didn't point this guy in the direction of the performance switch.
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Default Re: Your opinions on the performance switch on equipped auto S-series?

97 was the last year it was used. The engineers did away with it because it's not needed. The PCM has an adaptive learning ability to adjust to whoever is driving the vehicle and how.
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