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Old 12-18-2016, 03:42 PM
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Honda accord transmission question

Sorry, I know this is a fit forum but I have got great information here and had a hard time joining a few accord forums as they wanted me to sign up for other things than just the forum. I was wondering if anyone knew of a good accord forum or had an answer to my question. My grandparents bought a 2016 accord automatic & they are driving to Florida from Ohio. My grandfather is wondering about down shifting as they are going downhill to reduce stress on the brakes.
 
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Old 12-18-2016, 10:19 PM
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I would just tell them to use their brakes if needed. If they are taking I-75 all the way up/down there are only a couple spots where they will need to worry about it and on a 2016 Accord, I wouldn't worry about the brakes. I've driven this route probably 100 times in my life and have never set the gear lower in my car to slow us down, I usually just use the brakes and have never encountered any issues because of this.
 
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Old 12-21-2016, 08:37 PM
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The car might down shift on its with dat grade logic (?) software on the AT.

But I downshift on my AT cars going down a hill. No issue.
 
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does the car have the CVT transmsission?
 
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Old 12-22-2016, 05:12 PM
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Thanks Kenchan.



Tbh, I don't know. It was a base model and automatic is all I know. I will see them Saturday & ask.

Great people on this site. I bought a wrx & haven't found a forum I like as much for it yet.
 
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Old 12-23-2016, 08:08 AM
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hey which wrx did u get? I have a 16 STI with the hk/keyless. luv the thing. so old skool with hydraulic pump steering (the correct setup imho), no weird delays on the drive by wire, LSD, etc etc

I just luv how Subaru left the old skool bits on the ride the way a car SHOULD be for us car guys.

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Old 12-23-2016, 10:37 AM
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I gave my fit to my niece so the sti wasn't in the budget. I ended up getting a 17 white base. Super happy with it though & just got through the break in before donut season. I did luck out though, ordered a cheap set of flaps but they sent me the rally armor & refused to admit the mistake so I got those for $60. I also got the plates I wanted WZL WRX! I do kinda miss the hatch though.


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There is NO need to be downshifting an AT. Just use the brakes.
 
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Old 01-02-2017, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by wzlfit View Post
I gave my fit to my niece so the sti wasn't in the budget. I ended up getting a 17 white base. Super happy with it though & just got through the break in before donut season. I did luck out though, ordered a cheap set of flaps but they sent me the rally armor & refused to admit the mistake so I got those for $60. I also got the plates I wanted WZL WRX! I do kinda miss the hatch though.


Not sure if I'm missing a blog link or I'm blind
nice! I like the white WRX's. I saw white STI da other day and it was real nice. GJ on the plates too. :D yah, I was very close to buying the 2009 STI back 7yrs ago but my knee kept hitting the steering column each time I twisted my right leg a little bit to heel and toe.. so passed it up. the 16 STI, no issue. plenty of clearance.

the blog link is in my sig. :D
https://www.fitfreak.net/forums/fit-...ge-gk-238.html
 
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