Tiptronic transmission - changing the shifter direction

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  1. mitchy

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    has anyone got the wiring diagram for the VR4, moreso the automatic transmission?

    i dont like the idea with the tiptronic of forward for up gears, backwards for down gears.. so i want to see if i can switch it around.
     
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    you don't even need that. There are two wires coming from the shifter on the tiptronic side and all you need to do is swap them across
     
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    Ahhh nice! I've been pondering this short falling myself, Do a write up when you do the swap Mitch.
     
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    Why is it better the other way? Is it becuase most other cars are the other way round.
     
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    It just feels backwards Emanuel, so it would be nice to swap it around.
     
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    cheers brad.
    i thought that would be the case, but its better to be safe than sorry!

    and yeah, with manuals, and moreso sequential boxes, you usually pull back to go up a gear, and vice versa.. some tiptronic boxes are the same, but 90% of them are backwards.

    steve - is there any markings around the shifter for up and down? are they interchangable? i just dont want someone to drive my car (not that id let many people anyway :p), and for some reason go to shift up and go down, etc..
     
  7. takumi

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    I love having it forward to go up, its like ur pushing the car harder ... Then pulling it back to slow.
    Yes there is a Plus and Minus above and below, don't know it u can change them or not ?!?!
     
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    lol paul...

    i'll use a black texta then. :p
     
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    you can use a knife blade to lift the corner of the sticker out to swap them around.
     
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    warm them a little first tho.....
     
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    Yea, what Brad and Matty both said.
     
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    Hahahaha Steve what WAS the point of that post?!! :confused:
     
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    Well Trev, Mitchy did direct his question at me regarding the ability to remove the + and - symbols and switch them around so I thought I should be polite and answer.

    That and I'm a bit of a post whore.

    But I'm ok with it so ner! :p
     
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    lol steve.... nice cover!
     
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    Pointless posts are always good to make :D
     
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    post whore!
     
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    Pulling towards you for a gear change seems natural considering it's the classic shunt between first and second gears (never mind 2nd-3rd and then 4th-5th forward movements!).
     
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    I don't mind down for down a gear and up for up a gear, seems natural to me...

    The problem I had when I first tried it, I was coming from a manual. I still had the reflex with my left leg but alas there's no clutch... Just a brake...

    Good way to test the abs though... Browned my pants too...
     
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    haha

    new thread "my car loses heaps of speed when i change gear?!?"
     
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    ROFL!
     

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