Go Back  CorvetteForum - Chevrolet Corvette Forum Discussion > C7 Corvette > C7 General Discussion
Reload this Page >

Anyone using paddle shifters on auto full time?

Notices
C7 General Discussion General C7 Corvette Discussion not covered in Tech
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Anyone using paddle shifters on auto full time?

 
Old 07-04-2019, 03:22 AM
  #1  
blackedgs
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Member Since: Jun 2019
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 20
Likes: 0
Received 4 Likes on 4 Posts
Default Anyone using paddle shifters on auto full time?

Curious if anyone is using paddle shifters all the time on C7 auto? I have never really used paddle shifters before. however, after hearing it keeps car from going into V4 mode, I may start doing it.
blackedgs is offline  
Old 07-04-2019, 06:08 AM
  #2  
furious465
CF Senior Member
 
furious465's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2016
Location: Spring Hill Florida
Posts: 459
Received 34 Likes on 27 Posts
Default

I do about 90% of the time, during all starts and stops, but obviously once i'm cruising I just put it in drive. I have gotten so used to it I don't even have to really think about it anymore. I also have a range device, I would suggest you get one yourself.
furious465 is offline  
Old 07-04-2019, 06:40 AM
  #3  
Mcrider
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Mcrider's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2018
Posts: 4,818
Received 601 Likes on 274 Posts
Default

For stop and go stuff in the city I seldom use the paddles but when curvy country roads appear I am all over them. They really make the car come alive and it becomes a real blast to drive.
Mcrider is online now  
The following users liked this post:
repo czar (07-13-2019)
Old 07-04-2019, 06:41 AM
  #4  
Kevin A Jones
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Kevin A Jones's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2017
Location: Virginia
Posts: 4,381
Received 2,347 Likes on 1,400 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by blackedgs View Post
Curious if anyone is using paddle shifters all the time on C7 auto? I have never really used paddle shifters before. however, after hearing it keeps car from going into V4 mode, I may start doing it.
Or you can just purchase a Range device for about $180. Just plug it into your port and forget about it. I have never used my paddles which is strange because I'm a huge manual fan and always have been. My daily driver is even a manual. I purchase my GS vert A8 because I couldn't find a manual with all the other features I wanted and justified it by thinking I would just always use the paddles, however I liked the A8 so much I've never shifted it manually.

I do plan to try the paddles this weekend. I operated my convertible top while car was in motion for the first time this week as well. Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?

Kevin A Jones is offline  
The following 2 users liked this post by Kevin A Jones:
beaversstonehaven (07-04-2019), Len44 (07-05-2019)
Old 07-04-2019, 08:27 AM
  #5  
Vetteman Jack
Moderator
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Vetteman Jack's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2001
Location: Missouri. Currently own 2014 Stingray Coupe.
Posts: 272,289
Received 4,633 Likes on 3,940 Posts
MO Events Coordinator
St. Jude Co-Organizer
St. Jude Donor '03-'04-'05-'06-'07-'08-'09-'10-'11-'12-'13-'14-'15-'16-'17-'18-'19
NCM Sinkhole Donor
CI 5, 8 & 11 Veteran

Default

I have played sound with the paddles but have yet to use them for the majority of the time. I think I will start using them more though as it does make driving the car more fun.
Vetteman Jack is offline  
Old 07-04-2019, 08:38 AM
  #6  
Kletis
CF Senior Member
 
Kletis's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2013
Posts: 694
Received 125 Likes on 84 Posts
Default

I use them down shifting when I feel like hearing some back gurgling, rumbling and pop. Before I put the ceramics on, use to down shift a lot just to keep some dust off the wheels.
Kletis is offline  
The following users liked this post:
Akcajunz (07-05-2019)
Old 07-04-2019, 10:54 AM
  #7  
4thC4at60
CF Senior Member
 
4thC4at60's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2002
Location: Commerce Texas
Posts: 3,649
Received 774 Likes on 371 Posts
Default

Used them all the time in my C6 - 128K miles before trading..... zero problems.
4thC4at60 is offline  
Old 07-04-2019, 11:17 AM
  #8  
ShadowGray19
CF Senior Member
 
ShadowGray19's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2019
Location: Florida
Posts: 352
Received 163 Likes on 95 Posts
Default

Never use the paddle shifters on anything I own or have owned with them. If the computer allows for de-activation, I will do so.
ShadowGray19 is offline  
Old 07-04-2019, 11:28 AM
  #9  
cdnrx1
Junior Member
 
Member Since: Aug 2017
Location: Kingston Ontario
Posts: 34
Received 19 Likes on 7 Posts
Default

Yes, I use the paddle shifters in my 2019 GS 2LT, religiously, for both upshifts and downshifs. It not only keeps the car in V8 mode, where it should be, it's just more fun and makes for a better driving experience. I do have a Range AFM disabler. It goes in when my wife drives the car, full auto only.

The 8L90 is, in my opinion, a good transmission, second only to a good DCT from Porsche or Audi. Just hope I'm one of the majority of C7 owners who manage to avoid the "shudder". In the meantime, I'll just drive and enjoy this exceptional car.
cdnrx1 is offline  
Old 07-04-2019, 11:38 AM
  #10  
Myfourth1
CF Senior Member
 
Myfourth1's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2014
Location: Gilbert Arizona
Posts: 2,457
Received 364 Likes on 241 Posts
Default

I use paddle shifters 98% of the time. Love them.
Myfourth1 is offline  
Old 07-04-2019, 11:41 AM
  #11  
papillion
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Dec 2009
Location: Oro Valley Arizona
Posts: 697
Received 191 Likes on 117 Posts
Default Hmm?

Never used them on our C6 after 70K miles. And no different with the C7. If I wanted to shift gears, I'd have bought a manual. I didn't and I didn't.
papillion is offline  
Old 07-04-2019, 11:53 AM
  #12  
DALE#3
CF Senior Member
 
DALE#3's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2013
Location: Kannapolis MA.
Posts: 4,637
Received 1,069 Likes on 752 Posts
Default

The Automatic shifts to fast in Auto.Without the Range the car sounds awful.Sounds like
something's ready to give out...Like maybe a Torque Converter or Worse??
Beautiful Music coming from them pipes in M.I control the revs.Not a solenoid.
Really LOVE That no clutch pedal Manual...ZOOM,ZOOM,GONE!
DALE#3 is online now  
Old 07-04-2019, 12:05 PM
  #13  
w0rM
CF Senior Member
 
w0rM's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2013
Location: Little Rock AR
Posts: 579
Received 237 Likes on 112 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Kletis View Post
I use them down shifting when I feel like hearing some back gurgling, rumbling and pop. Before I put the ceramics on, use to down shift a lot just to keep some dust off the wheels.
Same here - Downshifting > Braking
w0rM is offline  
Old 07-04-2019, 01:15 PM
  #14  
CP
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Aug 2000
Location: Spring Texas
Posts: 19,844
Received 259 Likes on 154 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by w0rM View Post
Same here - Downshifting > Braking
Brake pads cheaper than transmission.
CP is offline  
Old 07-04-2019, 02:24 PM
  #15  
Bill Dearborn
Tech Contributor
 
Bill Dearborn's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 1999
Location: Charlotte (formerly Endicott, NY) NC
Posts: 33,428
Received 3,747 Likes on 2,476 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by CP View Post
Brake pads cheaper than transmission.
The brakes slow all 4 wheels Vs only two so the car is more controllable. Using the drive train to slow the car went out of fashion about 50 years ago.

Bill
Bill Dearborn is offline  
The following users liked this post:
Woodson (07-12-2019)
Old 07-04-2019, 02:32 PM
  #16  
owc6
CF Senior Member
 
owc6's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2013
Location: Broomes Island, MD
Posts: 15,999
Received 2,755 Likes on 1,885 Posts
Default

I use them 100% of the time.

It allows me to keep the rpm's higher than the car would in auto (A6), and I down shift regularly.
owc6 is offline  
Old 07-04-2019, 07:05 PM
  #17  
w0rM
CF Senior Member
 
w0rM's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2013
Location: Little Rock AR
Posts: 579
Received 237 Likes on 112 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by CP View Post
Brake pads cheaper than transmission.
But a lot less fun.
w0rM is offline  
The following users liked this post:
owc6 (07-04-2019)
Old 07-04-2019, 08:48 PM
  #18  
Maxie2U
CF Senior Member
 
Maxie2U's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2015
Location: Portland Oregon
Posts: 4,063
Received 1,340 Likes on 856 Posts
Default

In the past I used the paddle shifters when I felt like a spirited drive and used the Range Device when driving especially on freeways/highways. But after encountering several issues with the Range even though it had the latest software I stopped using it. Now I use paddle shifting all the time and really like driving that way.

Last edited by Maxie2U; 07-04-2019 at 08:50 PM.
Maxie2U is offline  
Old 07-04-2019, 09:39 PM
  #19  
Corvette ED
CF Senior Member
 
Corvette ED's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2000
Location: Pottsville, PA. USA Home Of America's Oldest Brewery Yuengling
Posts: 7,817
Received 600 Likes on 407 Posts
Default

Never use them
Corvette ED is offline  
Old 07-04-2019, 11:13 PM
  #20  
Rubiland
CF Member
 
Member Since: Jul 2017
Location: Greensboro North Carolina
Posts: 59
Received 12 Likes on 9 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by blackedgs View Post
Curious if anyone is using paddle shifters all the time on C7 auto? I have never really used paddle shifters before. however, after hearing it keeps car from going into V4 mode, I may start doing it.
Crazy seeing this thread. Just yesterday I searched for this very thread after reading an article about Ferrari 458/88 owners driving with the paddles full time.

Im going to try this out, I love the sound of the exhaust and think this may be the only way to go.
Rubiland is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Anyone using paddle shifters on auto full time?


Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: