interesting CVT behavior

  1. Gruber

    Gruber Senior Member

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    This is exactly right. There is no "false shifting": it is real "shifting" which is in fact gradual as it should be, just fast, and to any ratio that could be appropriate, not necessarily to any preset ratio. If it was slow, the complainers would not talk about "false shifts" but about the CVT being slow. It's just CVT doing its regular job of an atomatic transmission optimizing the output ratio to the conditions of available torque, moving resistance and current road speed. This falling back is a direct result of the shape of the power curve (having a maximum). Who says that a CVT will not need to dial back the "gear" but just has to or even can keep going higher and higher? Specifically, it is dialing back the gear ratio to avoid "lugging" the engine as the torque eventually drops while the resistance increases with the foot to the floor. This would not happen on a flat road if it was a CVT CTR.
     
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    YOU got that right! : )....Honda please "gimme" one of those CTR w/CVT.
     
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