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Scared About The Automatic Transmission

Discussion in 'Elio Drivetrain' started by RT'S r best, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. floydv

    floydv Elio Addict

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    I believe wizard is referring to the smart's Getrag single-clutch AMT (in MY 2008-2015). Smart's system is drive-by-wire, so the AMT is controlled electromechanically with solenoids instead of mechanical linkages. The floor and paddle shifters both send shifting signals to the transmission electronically, so there's really no mechanical connection between the shifters and the transmission. And if you installed either aftermarket cruise controls, you had access to the pedal mapping curves, which allowed users to customize their pedal mapping and shift points (Area 451 even made a bat-out-of-hell shift curve for those so inclined).

    I hope the Elio's AMT is also drive-by-wire so some of us can play with it in a similar way. :D
     
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  2. wizard of ahs

    wizard of ahs Elio Addict

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    Correct :)
     
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    Big question. Do you like it?
     
  4. McBrew

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    I'm pretty sure I read that the AMT that Elio plans to use will "ride" the clutch for a moment to allow you to get off the brake and on the gas.


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  5. wizard of ahs

    wizard of ahs Elio Addict

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    I like it... some don't.
    I use the paddles exclusively.... letting it shift on it's own, it's sluggish and sometimes gets confused :D
     
  6. Chaz

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    Riding the clutch does not lead to a long life, I wonder how long the clutch will last in a hilly area.
     
  7. WilliamH

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    Time will tell.
     
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  8. wizard of ahs

    wizard of ahs Elio Addict

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    Just as long as any other manual.....IF....you drive it right :)
     
  9. Chaz

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    But you dont control the clutch in the AMT.
     
  10. wizard of ahs

    wizard of ahs Elio Addict

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    No...but you DO control the brake !
    The clutch won't slip anymore than the non AMT !
     

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