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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-25-2013, 09:32 AM Thread Starter
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2013 Dodge Dart Automatic Dual Clutch Transmission: Pros And Cons

Some have already pointed out the annoyances of the 2013 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye's dual-clutch transmission. Basically, it's slow to react and easily confused. Since those are two deficiencies I've also been accused of on several occasions, I probably shouldn't be throwing stones.
Instead I'll focus on some of the redeeming qualities. Such as the perfect throttle blips on manual downshifts. And that the manual shifting logic is set up in the pattern I prefer. Push forward for downshifts, pull back for upshifts. This is also interesting because it's a change from Chrysler's slap left/slap right manual shift logic.
So while this gearbox can be frustratingly laggy at times, it does have a few positive qualities.

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I figured a way around the lag of the DDCT.

If i know i am going to be having some fun on the road. I will hit shift up about one sec before i need the shift. It helps somewhat. ie when i hit 4700 rpm's i will hit shift up so by time i hit 5000 rpm it will shift. hope this makes sense.
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I'm not sure if that is a way around. You are just avoiding it. The lag is still there.. I hope they find a fix for it somehow.

usually DCTs are quick to shift. The dart is odd in this case.
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