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Old Apr 21, 2014, 02:08 PM
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2012 se awd....cvt

Hi all!

This is my first post and first car as well! I love everything about it...except one thing :\ the CVT. Any other owners out there that are planning to mod or have modded a CVT? I'm in love with the car but I am iffy about the CVT itself and have 2nd thoughts about buying this beautiful car just because of that.

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Old Apr 23, 2014, 05:19 PM
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I am with you on that one. Everything is great about it except that. If they had just put paddle shifters or tiptronic in or something. I read somewhere that the paddle shifters are plug and play but that thread seems to have died off and I tried to contact the people in it and got no response.

I would love to switch it to a 6sp but that is a couple grand for something I want vs need.
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Old Apr 24, 2014, 07:21 AM
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It would be awesome with paddle shifters! I test drove a 2009 Ralliart with all the fixings and I fell in love. It had 64k miles, 2 owners, cost 16k, but was in 2 wrecks. It drove amazing but needed a good bit of work under the hood :\ I was spoiled by that car so when I drive a CVT around I'm like
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Old May 24, 2014, 06:32 AM
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Originally Posted by cooparlol View Post
It would be awesome with paddle shifters! I test drove a 2009 Ralliart with all the fixings and I fell in love. It had 64k miles, 2 owners, cost 16k, but was in 2 wrecks. It drove amazing but needed a good bit of work under the hood :\ I was spoiled by that car so when I drive a CVT around I'm like
I don't know guys, i personally like the CVT trans. This morning I raced an srt4 from the dig and beat it by a car without my 100 shot, then we raced from a roll and he beat me by a car without my spray (that wouldn't of happened if I sprayed). Note that all I have is my cold air intake and a trans-cooler. Once I get my headers and a cat-back exhaust it should open up nicely. Yeah they could of made a paddle shift option but i guess they got lazy.
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Old Jun 20, 2014, 01:29 PM
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wait wait wait you have nitro on a cvt equipped vehicle? i assume that what you meant by spayed, and yet the cvt is still working?
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Old Jul 3, 2014, 11:42 AM
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I'm with you on that guys...LOVE the car but the CVT ruins it a little...
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Old Jul 3, 2014, 06:16 PM
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I have a 2014 SE AWC with paddle shifters and it's still a lot of fun. I went to it from a stick civic and there are definitely times that I miss driving stick, but the SE is one hell of a car.
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Old Feb 25, 2015, 10:34 PM
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Just add the Lancer GT shifter assembly. Plenty of how to's and even an ebay video. Same for all years. In Canada they get paddle shifters on the SE AWD
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Yup.
Can add paddle shifter assembly if you like that better.

You'll need some parts, then install is pretty straightforward, but I can help if you need advice.
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I had paddle shifters on a 2010 GTS -- loved the CVT so much I hardly used them (mostly for "down shifting").


The CVT is very handy for auto-x, especially when combined with the AWD of the SE. Ceramic brake pads and better tires help as well and keep it "Street Stock". Of course I can't compete against a good raliart or evo, but I also get 32 MPG on the daily drive.


Plan to drop a V6 (mild -- 240 HP range) in and keep the CVT. I'd love to have the SST of course, but it's out of my price range.
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