Thread: Exhaust blip
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      12-09-2012, 02:28 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by ovekvam View Post
That (mismatched downshifts) doesn't really sound like a good idea to me.
Lot's of cars do this but it's a soft downshift anyway as the lockup clutch is open for a split second on downshifts so the torque converter takes up any speed difference. DSG/DCT's and automated manuals have to be a bit more careful though.

My old Alfa 156 Selespeed was the first "Automatic" I had that blipped the revs on downshifts. I think they only did that to take your mind off the fact that the downshifts took to long. lol

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