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Hey all,
I tend to use Sport mode on my 2017 GT3 auto more than I don't, but it feels like a bit of a bother to have to turn it on every time I get in the car.

Question: Is there a way to always leave sport mode on?

TIA!
--VxD
 

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I've wondered the same myself.
Same here. When its on the 3 feels like the Mitsubishi Galant Ralliart I had. Both had a higher rpm idle and better throttle. Of course the Galant idled at nearly 3000 rpm and burned through a tank of gas like a drunk man at last call.
 

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With the 2.5L and Sport mode on a lot, I can get anywhere from 16mpg in full manual and running it hard, up to 33mpg in mixed in town driving in auto but sport.
 

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Sure, all you have to do is a manual swap and you won't need Sport Mode anymore. :)

But no seriously, I'm not too sure if it's possible. It would probably require some more in-depth reprogramming that AIO Tweaks couldn't do such as disabling the DRL, which resets after a few off/on procedures anyways from what I've been reading. Just make it a ritual of pressing the start button and hitting the Sport Mode switch much like you would disengaging a parking brake.
 

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I believe the manual indicates sport mode is kicked off when you engage cruise control...sounds like a major tweak especially if you are like me and love radar cruise in heavy traffic.
 

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Its possible but It doesn't matter unless your gonna drive like an idiot all the time, even when going to work, then its a waste of fuel. Its possible but not worth it.
 
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