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Old 12-08-2010, 10:53 AM
bimluva bimluva is offline
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DHP settings

Can someone explain to me what the sport settings do? I know you can choose between chasis and drivetrain or both. When do you choose what?
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Old 12-08-2010, 12:27 PM
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Chassis stiffens the suspension and makes the steering abit more taut, Drivetrain changes the way the transmission is programmed and makes for faster gear changes and more aggressive driving. So it will stay in a lower gear longer rather than upshifting asap to improve gas mileage it will let the revs climb to improve responsiveness. I have it set for chassis only all the time as I dont want the MPG to suffer.
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Old 12-08-2010, 03:28 PM
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Chassis stiffens the suspension and makes the steering abit more taut, Drivetrain changes the way the transmission is programmed and makes for faster gear changes and more aggressive driving. So it will stay in a lower gear longer rather than upshifting asap to improve gas mileage it will let the revs climb to improve responsiveness. I have it set for chassis only all the time as I dont want the MPG to suffer.
Thanks for reminding me that I could do that. I've been driving my 535xi (w/DHP) in Sport mode all of the time and my mileage around town has been pretty dismal. I'm going to make that change immediately as I really don't need the sports transmission to be that aggressive in every day driving. I also don't want to throw any more money at the oil industry and/or further harm the environment if I can avoid it.
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Old 12-08-2010, 04:06 PM
BimmerUKF10 BimmerUKF10 is offline
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I've not played with that yet. Wonder if you set it to chassis only and move the stick to the left it does the same thing as chassis and drivetrain?
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Old 12-08-2010, 04:09 PM
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I thought the shift points get adjusted when you put the car in sport mode and use paddles(or not). Excuse my ignorance, but then the drivetrain and sport auto( tapping shifter to the left) does the same thing?
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Old 12-08-2010, 05:08 PM
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I've used both at the same time. There is no question that each has an incremental effect. What would happen if you compare using each by itself? What's the difference? Someone should know
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