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Dynamic + sport and paddles 98% of the time, the other 2% in D when my bride is along to illustrate to her that it can be docile, so that she can drive it if ever called for. The controls are so similar to her XJR that the transition has been easy.
 

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Originally Posted by OzXFR View Post
Hmmm.
I notice that when I first move the shifter over to S it doesn't show what gear it is in, but as soon as I shift up or down with either the shifter or a paddle it shows the gear.
I'll have to try it one day - D plus S but don't touch the paddles or the shifter, and see if it upshifts automatically.
But that seems completely pointless to me, why would anyone have it in Dynamic & S and NOT then use either or both of the paddles and the shifter?
If you are in Dynamic and S and don't touch the paddles, the car changes the shift points. It downshifts more aggressively when braking and hold the gear longer when going up through the gears.

I tried both manual and auto in S mode at the track. The automatic S was actually pretty darn good at selecting the right gear. Not perfect, but neither am I.
 
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Originally Posted by eeeeek View Post
If you are in Dynamic and S and don't touch the paddles, the car changes the shift points. It downshifts more aggressively when braking and hold the gear longer when going up through the gears.

I tried both manual and auto in S mode at the track. The automatic S was actually pretty darn good at selecting the right gear. Not perfect, but neither am I.
Agreed. I'm convinced the ZF box either reads my mind, or that I control it with my mind.
 
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Old 03-16-2019, 08:47 PM
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I’m ALWAYS in both dynamic and S - I’ll admit I hated the thought of not shifting for myself but y’all are right - it’s like she reads my mind and shifts when I would. I tried the various manual options but for me without the third pedal it just wasn’t the same. I’ve gotten lazy but I don’t care because I grin like an idiot the whole time I’m driving. I still have a clutch and shift when I ride my bike.
 
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Dynamic always on, but I alternate between D and S. In city traffic, I feel silly pulling 4,000 rpm at very light throttle, so I go D. When I play, I go S, but always shift manually. I often shift from D to S when slowing down. I look at it as D for limo driving, S for race car driving. When my wife notices me shifting to S, she automatically grabs the Jesus Bar.

OT - one weird thing is that my wife does not complain, no matter what I do in the Jag. In the past, she was vocal about me going too fast or driving too aggressively. Last week, I beat a yellow light but ended up going 92 mph to do it - not even a comment. Last month, I needed to go to the second lane from a side street and had to rotate the car on power and stop 20 feet later. No warning, just did it - and no complaint. Damn, I love this car!!
 
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Originally Posted by FullChat View Post
Dynamic always on, but I alternate between D and S. In city traffic, I feel silly pulling 4,000 rpm at very light throttle, so I go D.
For some reason on the MT, it just doesnít feel right to shift before 4000 RPM. Plenty of torque to shift any engine speed, but does not feel natural. Maybe because 4000 RPM is the right shift point to get the big backfire on upshifts.
 

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Originally Posted by FullChat View Post
Dynamic always on, but I alternate between D and S. In city traffic, I feel silly pulling 4,000 rpm at very light throttle, so I go D. When I play, I go S, but always shift manually. I often shift from D to S when slowing down. I look at it as D for limo driving, S for race car driving. When my wife notices me shifting to S, she automatically grabs the Jesus Bar.

OT - one weird thing is that my wife does not complain, no matter what I do in the Jag. In the past, she was vocal about me going too fast or driving too aggressively. Last week, I beat a yellow light but ended up going 92 mph to do it - not even a comment. Last month, I needed to go to the second lane from a side street and had to rotate the car on power and stop 20 feet later. No warning, just did it - and no complaint. Damn, I love this car!!
Don't mind "driving too aggressively..." & havin' fun,
But "...going up to 92 to beat a yellow light" is just plain RECKLESS!!!
 
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Originally Posted by FullChat View Post
I often shift from D to S when slowing down.!
When I'm commuting, I leave it in D mode. I set up the paddles so they work in both D and S mode, so I can still downshift just by clicking the paddles.
 
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Originally Posted by NavyBlue View Post
Don't mind "driving too aggressively..." & havin' fun,
But "...going up to 92 to beat a yellow light" is just plain RECKLESS!!!
Well, on a clear, dry road with no other traffic, no traffic on the intersecting road, 55 mph speed limit, a traffic ticket lawyer on speed dial ... that's how I roll!

I'm experienced at much higher speeds - over 10k miles over 140 mph (Germany), Skippy School, 10 races, 1 win and 6 seconds...
 

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Dynamic + S + Manual shift 99.9999% of time during daily commute/road trips up the 1/anytime around town and I daily drive mine. Only time I take it out of manual is on long highway runs when I'm usually cruising in 8th anyway. Rain doesn't change anything, just be lighter on the pedal - it's not that hard.

It's just muscle memory at this point everytime I get in the car: into D, over to S, dynamic on, pull right paddle into second and go.
 
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Originally Posted by Byrnout View Post
... muscle memory at this point everytime I get in the car: into D, over to S, dynamic on, pull right paddle into second and go.
You forgot to mention turning off stop/start! Or have you permanently disabled it?
 
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I disabled the stop/start within a week of owning my f-type.
 
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Default Sport vs drive

Those things are always good to know however I drive an 02 xk8 conv.and I didnít know you had to manually upshift it but it does it it bounces off the Revlimid or almost sounds like neutrals out the transmission a little bit
 
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Originally Posted by scm View Post
You forgot to mention turning off stop/start! Or have you permanently disabled it?
When I switch to dynamic, the start/stop function automatically turns off.
 
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Originally Posted by Byrnout View Post
When I switch to dynamic, the start/stop function automatically turns off.
It didn't for me. It was embarrassing. I'd creep up to my old driveway (which had a steep start) and as I'd inch over the 'curb', the car engine would stop. It sounded like I stalled the car. Nope, just the stop/start...in Dynamic mode.

On the plus side, that's how I found this forum. I googled how to disable the stop/start and found Tel's post.
 
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Originally Posted by eeeeek View Post
It didn't for me. It was embarrassing. I'd creep up to my old driveway (which had a steep start) and as I'd inch over the 'curb', the car engine would stop. It sounded like I stalled the car. Nope, just the stop/start...in Dynamic mode.

On the plus side, that's how I found this forum. I googled how to disable the stop/start and found Tel's post.
Hmmm...strange. Maybe that feature is not on every model year. I personally hate start/stop in anything other than hybrids where the electric can get you going.
 
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Originally Posted by eeeeek View Post
It didn't for me. It was embarrassing. I'd creep up to my old driveway (which had a steep start) and as I'd inch over the 'curb', the car engine would stop. It sounded like I stalled the car. Nope, just the stop/start...in Dynamic mode.
That sounds like a defect as it shouldn't be that sensitive. If you stop the car to get mail, then that could trigger it but it shouldn't go into that mode just from going slowly up onto your driveway curbing.
 
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It has been determined here that '14 - '15 F-Types disable ECO stop-start when in Dynamic.

'16+ still enables ECO in Dynamic so those owners need to push that little button. (Or do the wiring thing )
 
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It has been determined here that '14 - '15 F-Types disable ECO stop-start when in Dynamic.

'16+ still enables ECO in Dynamic so those owners need to push that little button. (Or do the wiring thing )
Or install a new battery without syncing to the battery management module.
 
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Start. Turn on dynamic. Turn off the auto shut off. Unless it is raining, then I leave it in normal mode.
 
 
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