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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-06-2019, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
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So coming from a racing background I’m used to the sequential shift being 1 up and 4 or 5 down/back so I been missing some shifts bc I’m confusing the up/down shift so my question is Why do these cars have the manual shift with + forward and - back. All my sequential transmissions have been - forward and + back so it’s starting annoy me a bit.

Does anyone make a different shift shaft to change this or is this something I will have to go custom on?
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Somebody got in there and reversed the plug. Youíll have to search for it.

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So coming from a racing background I’m used to the sequential shift being 1 up and 4 or 5 down/back so I been missing some shifts bc I’m confusing the up/down shift so my question is Why do these cars have the manual shift with + forward and - back. All my sequential transmissions have been - forward and + back so it’s starting annoy me a bit.

Does anyone make a different shift shaft to change this or is this something I will have to go custom on?
Agreed, the G8 manual mode is backwards. BMW is the only manufacturer I know of who does it the "correct" way all the time.

Good news though, you can switch it. It's just an electronic thing. There are some threads on here about it. Some people have done it custom, but I think others were able to use the Australian TUTD module, which is flipped for RHD.

Edit: or just install some paddle shifters and forget the stick.
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Agreed, the G8 manual mode is backwards. BMW is the only manufacturer I know of who does it the "correct" way all the time.

Good news though, you can switch it. It's just an electronic thing. There are some threads on here about it. Some people have done it custom, but I think others were able to use the Australian TUTD module, which is flipped for RHD.

Edit: or just install some paddle shifters and forget the stick.

IIRC Mazda does too, though I might be thinking about the paddles being the correct left paddle=downshift, right paddle=upshift orientation.
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So coming from a racing background Iím used to the sequential shift being 1 up and 4 or 5 down/back so I been missing some shifts bc Iím confusing the up/down shift so my question is Why do these cars have the manual shift with + forward and - back. All my sequential transmissions have been - forward and + back so itís starting annoy me a bit.

Does anyone make a different shift shaft to change this or is this something I will have to go custom on?
The Commodore shifter has it the way you want. GM changed it for the G8.



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So coming from a racing background I’m used to the sequential shift being 1 up and 4 or 5 down/back so I been missing some shifts bc I’m confusing the up/down shift so my question is Why do these cars have the manual shift with + forward and - back. All my sequential transmissions have been - forward and + back so it’s starting annoy me a bit.

Does anyone make a different shift shaft to change this or is this something I will have to go custom on?
Agreed, the G8 manual mode is backwards. BMW is the only manufacturer I know of who does it the "correct" way all the time.

Good news though, you can switch it. It's just an electronic thing. There are some threads on here about it. Some people have done it custom, but I think others were able to use the Australian TUTD module, which is flipped for RHD.

Edit: or just install some paddle shifters and forget the stick. [IMG class=inlineimg]/forums/images/smilies/biggrin.gif[/IMG]
Thanks That sounds great. I had done some searching and hadn’t been able to find anything. I’ll try searching for that module and see what I come up with.
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