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GTS AUTOMATIC #75175 Dec 30, 12:50am Dec 30, 12:50am
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I just got a new (to me) 2000 toyota celica GTS automatic. i'm trying to figure out how to use the sportronic shifting (i obviously bought the car used and there was no owners manual included). i know how to get the car into the mode, but i don't know how to shift out of first. i have two buttons on my steering wheel, which both say "down" does this have anything to do with it? if one would say "up" and the other "down" it would make more sense. someone help please!


Re: GTS AUTOMATIC [Re: nebraskaGTS] #75176 Dec 30, 12:52am Dec 30, 12:52am
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there is a button on the back of the steering wheel behind the "down" button that shifts into a higher gear.

Re: GTS AUTOMATIC [Re: spaztikid] #75177 Dec 30, 7:16am Dec 30, 7:16am
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you have to put the car into the M-mode
then use the back button behind the steering wheel to shift up and the one on the front to shift down..the car will automatically shift down for you but you have to shift up!

Re: GTS AUTOMATIC [Re: nebraskaGTS] #75178 Dec 30, 12:01pm Dec 30, 12:01pm
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thanks guys

Re: GTS AUTOMATIC [Re: nebraskaGTS] #75179 Dec 30, 12:17pm Dec 30, 12:17pm
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no problem did you try it out yet??

Re: GTS AUTOMATIC [Re: Angelica] #75180 Dec 30, 12:34pm Dec 30, 12:34pm
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congrats on your new car

Re: GTS AUTOMATIC [Re: LinkTallica] #75181 Dec 30, 1:51pm Dec 30, 1:51pm
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congrats on your new car


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Re: GTS AUTOMATIC [Re: blackcel] #75182 Dec 30, 4:24pm Dec 30, 4:24pm
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i just got the exact same car a week ago. luckily i had the manual and figured it out after looking it up. congrats on the car.


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Re: GTS AUTOMATIC [Re: nebraskaGTS] #75183 Dec 30, 7:38pm Dec 30, 7:38pm

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congrats on the GTS...Take that baby to LIFT!

Re: GTS AUTOMATIC #75184 Dec 30, 7:45pm Dec 30, 7:45pm
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yes... lift is fun!!


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Re: GTS AUTOMATIC [Re: nebraskaGTS] #75185 Dec 30, 9:49pm Dec 30, 9:49pm
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I have a 2003 GTS Automatic too and also have the Sport Shifter...the up button is on the back, pretty nice!


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Re: GTS AUTOMATIC [Re: nebraskaGTS] #75186 Dec 30, 11:15pm Dec 30, 11:15pm
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yeah, it worked and i took it out, works pretty nice. my previous car was a grand prix, so this is a whole nother world for me. once the car hit about 6 grand it really took off, i'm loving the lift.

Re: GTS AUTOMATIC [Re: nebraskaGTS] #75187 Dec 30, 11:20pm Dec 30, 11:20pm
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Originally Posted by nebraskaGTS
yeah, it worked and i took it out, works pretty nice. my previous car was a grand prix, so this is a whole nother world for me. once the car hit about 6 grand it really took off, i'm loving the lift.

sweet thumbsup

Re: GTS AUTOMATIC [Re: blackcel] #75188 Dec 31, 12:07am Dec 31, 12:07am
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congrats on your new car


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Re: GTS AUTOMATIC [Re: nebraskaGTS] #75189 Dec 31, 1:15am Dec 31, 1:15am
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Re: GTS AUTOMATIC [Re: nebraskaGTS] #75190 Dec 31, 7:25am Dec 31, 7:25am
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Hey I sort of have a questiona bout this. I have sportshift too, and I know how to use it, but I'm not sure I'm up shifting and down shifting at the right places. Up is fine, I usually do it around 3k, 6-7k when racing, but how about down shifting? I always seem to get some weird lag when it goes down. I don't think I need to take my foot off the gas or anything right? What's the recommended rpm to downshift?? confused

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i think the reason why it is laging it because it automatically down shifts for you so even if you are down shifting i think it might be trying to do both..i dunno just my guess i know what you are talking about though..i never thought about why it does that!

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Originally Posted by Angelica
i think the reason why it is laging it because it automatically down shifts for you so even if you are down shifting i think it might be trying to do both..i dunno just my guess i know what you are talking about though..i never thought about why it does that!


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Re: GTS AUTOMATIC [Re: nebraskaGTS] #75193 Jan 2, 11:25am Jan 2, 11:25am
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Yeah, I wish I got a manual, but then I heard all about the problems people were having with syncros and misshifts and stuff, so I'm kinda glad I don't have to worry about that...

So that lag is normal? Hmm, weird... I think the celi's don't like low rpm's wink If anyone who has a manual reads this, let me know what a normal rpm for downshifting is please! smile

Re: GTS AUTOMATIC [Re: Meryem13] #75194 Jan 2, 11:28am Jan 2, 11:28am
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Originally Posted by Meryem13
Yeah, I wish I got a manual, but then I heard all about the problems people were having with syncros and misshifts and stuff, so I'm kinda glad I don't have to worry about that...

So that lag is normal? Hmm, weird... I think the celi's don't like low rpm's wink If anyone who has a manual reads this, let me know what a normal rpm for downshifting is please! smile


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Re: GTS AUTOMATIC [Re: Meryem13] #75195 Jan 31, 11:37pm Jan 31, 11:37pm
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Originally Posted by Meryem13
Yeah, I wish I got a manual, but then I heard all about the problems people were having with syncros and misshifts and stuff, so I'm kinda glad I don't have to worry about that...

So that lag is normal? Hmm, weird... I think the celi's don't like low rpm's wink If anyone who has a manual reads this, let me know what a normal rpm for downshifting is please! smile


it all depends on what speed your going or if your going to a complete stop. if im going to a stop i usually just pop it in neutral and just brake but if im going to a lower gear id say 1000 or 1500 works


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Re: GTS AUTOMATIC [Re: nebraskaGTS] #75196 Jan 31, 11:45pm Jan 31, 11:45pm
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Congrats on the car!

Re: GTS AUTOMATIC [Re: eric_h] #75197 Jan 31, 11:48pm Jan 31, 11:48pm
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You don't really need to downshift in M-mode. If you're stopping it will kick back into 1st just as you are coming to a rest. If you're down-shifting for corners and such, I always just downshift as I start to accelerate again. Shifting down to reduce speeds as you might in a stick isn't ever going to be smooth in an auto... no clutch and bigger gap between gears is the reason.

BTW, isn't anyone with the GTS auto bothered by the fact that the buttons for shifting are ONLY on the wheel? It's impossible to shift while taking a corner!


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Re: GTS AUTOMATIC [Re: nebraskaGTS] #75198 Feb 1, 12:35am Feb 1, 12:35am
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shift at 7600rpm when racing will take you to the redline (7800rpm) in ur 2003 auto GTS (i have the same car) 6000-7000 is too low considering you are racing.

shift at 2500rpm when normal driving.

i played the sportshift after i get the car and breaked it in...and it bored me. it's better to match the rpm using the accelerator in auto GTSs...lift the accelerator slightly, the car will shift to the next gear.
stepping the accelerator will give you 1-2 gears drop consider the rpm and speed (from 4th to 2nd..or if you are in 3rd, it will drop to 2nd.)

beware of that 1 gear in auto get you to around 70km/h redline(7800 rpm)
2nd gear at around 120-125km/h redline
3rd gear at around 195-200km/h redline
4th gear...i dont know, my car stops goin at 200km/h 4th grear 5500rpm..might be the engine couldnt go anymore or the speed in governed.

the sportshift will warn & stop you from dropping gear if ur speed is too high for the gear you are dropping. it will make beep sounds.


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Re: GTS AUTOMATIC [Re: nebraskaGTS] #75199 Feb 9, 8:34am Feb 9, 8:34am
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Thanks for the tips guys! thumbsup I'll def have to give it a try... I know the celi will automatically downshift, but I wasn't sure how good for the tranny it was.

Re: GTS AUTOMATIC [Re: nebraskaGTS] #75200 Feb 9, 2:35pm Feb 9, 2:35pm
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do sport shifters have the same speed as a manual?

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