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Recently purchased a 1.6T 2017 Tucson. I have a neurotic personality and I have read a lot of things about not inching in the DCT. I have previously driven only slush boxes so I am going pretty fast from the brake to the gas when taking off to minimize "slip".



Is this good practice? Should I let the brake go completely, wait for the clutches to engage a bit before giving it gas for a normal start?


While in very slow traffic, should I just go into manual mode, lock it in 1st gear and keep it there? What is the minimal road speed or engine REV to keep the clutch engaged without slip in 1st gear? In automatic DCT mode?



On an uphill should I be more aggressive with the gas pedal or less to prevent slip and heat?


Slowing down in traffic - should I roll to stop or brake to a stop?


Sorry for the huge number of questions - I have not been able to find a thread on this forum that answers all the above questions. Thank you so much!:laugh:
 

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Recently purchased a 1.6T 2017 Tucson. I have a neurotic personality and I have read a lot of things about not inching in the DCT. I have previously driven only slush boxes so I am going pretty fast from the brake to the gas when taking off to minimize "slip".



Is this good practice? Should I let the brake go completely, wait for the clutches to engage a bit before giving it gas for a normal start?


While in very slow traffic, should I just go into manual mode, lock it in 1st gear and keep it there? What is the minimal road speed or engine REV to keep the clutch engaged without slip in 1st gear? In automatic DCT mode?



On an uphill should I be more aggressive with the gas pedal or less to prevent slip and heat?


Slowing down in traffic - should I roll to stop or brake to a stop?


Sorry for the huge number of questions - I have not been able to find a thread on this forum that answers all the above questions. Thank you so much!<img src="http://www.hyundai-forums.com/images/Hyundai-Forums_2014/smilies/tango_face_smile_big.png" border="0" alt="" title="Laugh" class="inlineimg" />
These answers are how I drive my DCTs. You’ll find your own preferences.

From a stop, I release the brake, the car engages and rolls forward. I slowly heel-toe the accelerator. No jerky take offs. It is going to slip sometimes. For instance, every time I acccelerate after the front wheels clear a speed bump, and I accelerate it slips.

In traffic, I use a combination of auto and manual. I prefer to stay in auto if I can. In both modes, I move with traffic flipping between first and second frequently. If the traffic is slow crawling, it’s easier for me to maintain that pace in low rpm second gear.

On uphill acceleration, I always use manual mode. All of the DCT quirks are present in this situation, using auto mode. If you’re not consistent with the accelerator pedal, you’ll get harsh downshifts and gear confusion.

In regards to braking, I believe my VW manual callouts not riding your brakes unnecessarily to a stop. I don’t draw out my time coming to a stop. I know where I want to stop and apply consistent brake pressure to get there.
 

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I drive it like a normal auto. I try not to creep along, but I have when the issue comes up. Yes you will feel the clutch chatter, but I also drive a 6M so that's doesn't bother me. Use the brake when stopped. Use the gas when going. I've never used manual mode, probably never will. I leave it normal mode.


People overthink this IMO.
 

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I just try not to inch as much as i dont need to in traffic. if Im in traffic, i try to stop completely when i can, and then let some space happen to make pressing the gas worth it and then stop completely again. you learn to live w/ it.

The driving in manual (in traffic) is something i always wondered myself and would like to hear what others think about that.
 

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This may be helpful about whether DCTs are right for you and good incited on using it properly:
https://youtu.be/Hog948HZPL8
https://youtu.be/IUPhJTnIohY
https://youtu.be/o_VLY-Fyi44
 

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Also buy a resonator delete kit from here

Intercooler Resonator Delete Pipe by SXTH Element

It will smooth out your throttle and create less DCT chatter as some put it.

Its 30$ with the clamps and adds helluva alot of value to what your paying for it.
The new clamps are not needed from what I experienced putting in the smooth pipe. Mine had about 20,000 miles on it but I do keep my engine and compartment clean.
 

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read the manual. says it all!

drive normal
 
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The dct rewards moderate and consistent throttle application. Don't stamp on the gas, press it smoothly and evenly. It works best when you wait a second between releasing the brake and pressing the gas. And, like a manual, the amount of gas you need to give it will vary if you are going uphill or down. You just need to practice with it a little bit to get the proper feel. It will come naturally after a few days. At least that's my opinion.
 

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Like most replies, I drive normal , just don't inch along in traffic...... either stop completly or roll slowly like clutch out in first w/standard trans
 
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