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When I was looking for my Vette many of the sales people I spoke to mentioned the Active Rev Matching.
My reply was that my right foot also had ARM.

It still sounded like a cool feature and I was interested.
Now that I have it, I am finding it hard to not blip with my foot.
When I do manage to keep off of the throttle, I am so out of sorts I hesitate a second.

Is anyone else having a little trouble getting used to this feature?

Just curious.

Craig
 

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Yeah, it took me about 1200 miles to get my brain reprogrammed to know what mode I'm in.
 

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When I was looking for my Vette many of the sales people I spoke to mentioned the Active Rev Matching.
My reply was that my right foot also had ARM.

It still sounded like a cool feature and I was interested.
Now that I have it, I am finding it hard to not blip with my foot.
When I do manage to keep off of the throttle, I am so out of sorts I hesitate a second.


Is anyone else having a little trouble getting used to this feature?

Just curious.

Craig
Must admit, when making a fast 90 degree turn and downshifting to 3rd from 6th or 7th I feel the need to help rev match! However the car does it so well, with no mismatch, I have learned to accept it will work! It works very well, I activate it all the time.
 

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Interesting that you guys say it works so well. I may have to give it a try (when my car arrives), though I think I would still rather double clutch with my rev match (which I'm pretty sure the system doesn't do).
 

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The gear number will be yellow if ARM is active. I got that part down.
It is not blipping on my own I can't get over.
I agree with the others though, the system is right on target and does work well.
My problem is definitely operator error.
 

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I played with it the first 500 miles to try and ensure I wasnt beating on my car. After the break in though, I went back to driving without it much. It is worth it though when you are on the highway in 7th and passing a Prius... to just keep the clutch in and switch gates :) Try it! They love it
 

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Interesting that you guys say it works so well. I may have to give it a try (when my car arrives), though I think I would still rather double clutch with my rev match (which I'm pretty sure the system doesn't do).
Double clutching was useful on older transmissions but wonder how much it reduces wear with the TR-6070 since it has some new feathers in addition to rev matching. Synchronizers include a combination of double-cone and triple-cone rings, utilizing a combination of carbon and sintered bronze cones providing higher capacity and better shift performance. Linear bearings lower the friction of the shift rail movements, making the shifter feel naturally lighter and more direct. Advanced and asymmetric clutch teeth are used in second and third speed gears.
 

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I found that the ARM works very well and have had to make very little adjustments. I wish my '04 Z06 had it!
 

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When I was looking for my Vette many of the sales people I spoke to mentioned the Active Rev Matching.
My reply was that my right foot also had ARM.

It still sounded like a cool feature and I was interested.
Now that I have it, I am finding it hard to not blip with my foot.
When I do manage to keep off of the throttle, I am so out of sorts I hesitate a second.

Is anyone else having a little trouble getting used to this feature?

Just curious.

Craig
Drove my car for the 2nd time yesterday (now has 40 miles total on the odo) - and having exactly the same problems....my last 5 Vettes have been manuals, and blipping was second nature....now I need to re-learn again....
 

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You gotta miss that car Rich! I loved it.
I don't miss it because it is still in the garage. My Z06 is a great car and I still love it! Just not as refined as my new vert. Just like my '69. Talk about not being refined!!! lol
 
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Must admit, when making a fast 90 degree turn and downshifting to 3rd from 6th or 7th I feel the need to help rev match! However the car does it so well, with no mismatch, I have learned to accept it will work! It works very well, I activate it all the time.
Wow! Making a fast 90-degree turn from 6th or 7th gear to 3rd gear. I'd like to see that. How fast are you going and how far away from the turn are you when you brake and then downshift? You must start braking awfully early to rub off enough speed to accomplish that turn.

For me, the auto rev match works well at speed. Not so much around town at slower speeds. It tends to overcompensate and push the car forward. Very unsettling and not very smooth, which is the basic idea of getting into the right gear for the exit. Still, a nice feature that gives you the joy of driving a stick around town and comes close to a DC system on the track.
 

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Wow! Making a fast 90-degree turn from 6th or 7th gear to 3rd gear. I'd like to see that. How fast are you going and how far away from the turn are you when you brake and then downshift? You must start braking awfully early to rub off enough speed to accomplish that turn.

For me, the auto rev match works well at speed. Not so much around town at slower speeds. It tends to overcompensate and push the car forward. Very unsettling and not very smooth, which is the basic idea of getting into the right gear for the exit. Still, a nice feature that gives you the joy of driving a stick around town and comes close to a DC system on the track.
That’s not on a track! I live in a rural area and coming from ~ 60 mph (55 speed limit) to a perpendicular rural road near my home, about ¾ mile long that starts at the intersection (also 55 mph speed limit), downshifting to 3rd works fine, goes from ~1100 rpm or ~1400 rpm depending if I'm in 7th or 6th to ~3500 rpm in 3rd, just where you want to be if there is no traffic and you want to accelerate between two farm fields! That is how to use it around town! All roads have wide visibility and only need to hit the brakes quickly just before the turn! Isn’t that what 1 “g” lateral acceleration is for?!
 

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That’s not on a track! I live in a rural area and coming from ~ 60 mph (55 speed limit) to a perpendicular rural road near my home, about ¾ mile long that starts at the intersection (also 55 mph speed limit), downshifting to 3rd works fine, goes from ~1100 rpm or ~1400 rpm depending if I'm in 7th or 6th to ~3500 rpm in 3rd, just where you want to be if there is no traffic and you want to accelerate between two farm fields! That is how to use it around town! All roads have wide visibility and only need to hit the brakes quickly just before the turn! Isn’t that what 1 “g” lateral acceleration is for?!
Sorry. I just assumed you were going faster in 6-7th gear. I guess the word "town" has different meanings, based on location. Have fun. The car is great in all "towns."
 

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Sorry. I just assumed you were going faster in 6-7th gear. I guess the word "town" has different meanings, based on location. Have fun. The car is great in all "towns."
Having lived in NJ, Ohio and Connecticut before moving to SC 30 years ago, the Vette is more fun here! We’re actually 16 miles from town and I can take back roads or I95! Most of the time, it’s back roads through farms much of the way.
 

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Rev Match (ARM) is a fantastic feature, and I'm very pleased that Chevy decided to add this capability to the car. I've been driving stick since my teens, and with ARM shifts can be much "smoother" in sensation that manually performing a heal-toe (IMHO). It makes for a more relaxed and pleasant drive when just cruising around town.

I also love to approach an intersection, such as a large four-way intersection, in Sport mode (with the Dual-mode exhaust) and drop the Vette from 4th to 2nd as I approach. The sound of the RPM "blip" as ARM does it's thing is awesome. :)

Everyone at the intersection has to look - it's unavoidable. Exiting through the intersection is just as impressive with NPP set in Sport mode. :)

It's a great way to "introduce" the C7 to the mass motoring public.;)
 
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I got to experiment a lot more with the ARM system while on track at Spring Mountain. I'd like to point out where the system really shines: In conjunction with your right foot!

At the suggestion of one of the instructors, I turned ARM on and then went ahead and did my rev matching downshifts anyway. ARM would then make sure I got the exact right RPM (maybe I revved to 4,000 but the revs should be 4,500...so it added a bit extra to get there) and then would hold the revs until I let the clutch out. Both of these features were useful while getting used to the feel of the transmission and blipping in the C7 and then for covering small mistakes after I did have the feel. Furthermore, with only having to do a little bit of correction work instead of all of it, I felt like the system was more accurate.

For normal street driving, I'm still leaving it off most of the time and doing it completely manually as even with my help it seems to like to over-rev. But I feel like it's a nice compliment to doing it manually on the track!
 
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