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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-23-2018, 06:50 AM Thread Starter
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2018 Rubicon DCT IRS

Found a great deal over weekend on a Rubicon.Would like input on DCT trans
from guys that have one. I really dont care for manual shifting
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Pretty straight forward. I always shifted & let off the gas in that order.
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What about reliability?
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Reliability will be left up to you. You'll need to waterproof all of the electrical plugs on the bike and maintain it well.


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My take on the DCT, is that it does as good a job as a computer can do for shifting. Had the opportunity to ride one a few times.

Found myself leaving in set in Auto mode for all the flat land east going riding. Once I got to hills or any serious riding, I found myself putting it in ESP mode. A computer just can't anticipate what gear you should hold or shift up or down like riding experience can tell you. But with my limited dexterity I struggled with the ESP buttons just like I did with the buttons on my 400AT.

Which is why in 2012 after riding a DCT Honda, I ended up buying my Grizzly 450. Those true CVT's have seamless transitions and are always in the right gear ratio, especially after doing some fine tuning of the Ultramatic.

I've never owned a DCT so I can't speak anything about its reliability. But to sum up it's function, I'd say it's a very capable auto and even more capable if you don't mind flipping it into ESP mode when needed.
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Found a great deal over weekend on a Rubicon.Would like input on DCT trans
from guys that have one. I really dont care for manual shifting
Haven't rode mine too much, but so far I like it, it'll be good if if lasts, without any trouble.
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