Can regular use of the "S" Gear cause any damage to the car over time?

  1. themzlab

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    Using more power will always cause more wear.... or at least torque will. I've got no idea about the software inside S mode so that would really be a guess. That said, you never know what ultimately will be the thing that defines your car's end of life. My bet is that the CVT is what does it but you never know.
     
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    She doesn't feel it because it's so tiny there is zero lag. Its fully spooled by 1500 RPM's or so.
     
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    there is definitely a turbo in there and yeah spools around 1500-1800 rpms. and the S Mode will drive hard more acceleration, more performance for the most part. also it will go all the way til redline.
     
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    Wonder how will L perform vs S while racing? How much stress will it put on the tranny??
     
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    Why are you racing it? That's the real question.
     
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    Not really, just curious what can this baby do... Haha
     
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    #23 Gavnzdad, May 27, 2016
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    You would have to severely beat the piss out of it to damage it from just using the "sport" mode. I mean, you would have to beat on it all the time, otherwise, all its gonna do is use more gas. Some people are gonna disagree, but you would probably do more damage to a car setting and idling in traffic every day.
     
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    how bout in L mode??
     
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    That's a little different. I don't even know how it would be possible to drive around in "low". I guess it could be done, but why? Sport mode I understand, I used it in my 14 model in some Twisties.
     
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    I love driving in L around town. Think of it as Hyper Sport mode.
     
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    assuming that L means lower gear. probably alot of stress. but i wouldn't race these cars yet lol
     
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    i really dont understand how our tranny works... i know for a normal dual clutch each gear have their max RPM, but CVT only have 1 gear and each "fake gear" are control by the computer. so a L is just like a D with higher RPM?
    please correct me if im wrong.
     
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    For lack of a better explanation, imagine a bigger and tougher scooter transmission. A couple of pulleys moving in and out on a belt to gain speed. Bad comparison, but general idea. In "L" the pulleys are holding the belt in a certain position, causing higher RPMs than "D". In "S" mode, it's kinda in between. "D" mode is the one where the pulleys fluctuate to give a range of "gears" for different speeds.
     
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    But if you stomp hard enough in D or S you will somewhat have the effect of L? And does L have a speed limit??
     
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