Alright, I was looking through the good ol' Acura Owner's book today (I was bored). I noticed an interesting text that said, you can drive the Automatic Legend (1-2-D3-D4) like if it's a Manual Transmission but without the clutch.
Sounds like SportShift, obviously it's talking upshifting in sequence starting from one. Now, first of all, I find it odd that they say we can do this, I thought basically we only use 1st Gear, 2nd Gear selectors for hills/steep inclines. I tried it a couple of times, no I'm not trying to kill my tranny here, but there's a LOT more power, at least it feels like it. Anyways, I can't imagine this being good for the tranny at all, why do they even mention it?
The book says something like
1st gear 38 (39 TypeI)
2nd gear 67 (67 TypeI)
3rd gear ~97 (94 TypeI)
4th gear ~top speed
Those are just estimates of what I remember reading for the GS Sedan, I don't have the book in front of me right now. Anyways, what do you all think about this? The launch/pickup feels so much better than starting in D3 and pushing the pedal to the floor, because it will not hesitate to redline it, doing the 1-2 shift however, feels slightly rough, I learned not to release the gas while you shift, or it will think you want to slow down. I do find a lot more power by starting from 1 or , by starting in D3, and as soon as I feel 2nd gear in D3 selection, I downshift it to 2nd, so it holds there for power = lots of speed. Anyways, i'm not saying try this (sounds like a real tranny killer) , but I'm just curious about the whole thing, thanks.