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Automatic Transmissions for Cherrier FCV 1.3

Automatic for more zoomies

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  1. PinheadLarry
    In a cooperative effort between Cherrier and ETK, Cherrier introduced the FCV, and not long after quietly started slipping in automatic transmissions with help from ETK, the first of which was a 10-speed, codenamed the 10FW90. Little was known about it at first, but after people got their hands on the first unit and dug into it, it was a surprise to many to see it was a joint effort between the two companies, seeing as ETK killed off their own 10 speed late in development due to worries that it would cannibalize the long-established king, their 8 speed. More interesting was the fact that even more transmissions started finding their way into the FCV. Later that developed into a 7 speed, and even an 8 speed.

    So ultimately there are quite a few converter choices, which I had to do both for driveability sake as well as for shifting.

    NOTE: You will have to choose a torque converter after selecting the transmission, it doesn't automatically put one in. I would also opt for the 3.389 diff as that's what they were developed with.

    Transmission options:



    7-speed, 8-speed, and 10-speed converter options


Recent Updates

  1. Initial 8-speed release
  2. Slight change for drag trans
  3. E N H A N C E

Recent Reviews

  1. _Tanco
    _Tanco
    5/5,
    Version: 1.3
    This mod is awesome, the new torque converters you added in this mod makes automatic cars sooooo much enjoyable ! It's really nice to have a gearboxes that are way more responsive. The official DCT (and globally the whole automatic shift decision system) in this game is just stupid, it takes way too much time to reduce his agression and the gearbox shift up at way too high RPM at low throttle (ex : the vivace 160 doesn't engage 2nd gear before 3500RPM, that's ridiculous). You fixed the rpm jumps while shifting up too that were extremely unrealistic (I did a video showing it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DamcREa3Hms ). You managed to improve the automatic gearboxes of the game that bothered me for years, in short your mod deserve 6 stars ! (you can be sure I'll never use official automatic gearboxes again, yours are 10 times better)
    1. PinheadLarry
      Author's Response
      Thanks man :P

      I've spent a downright stupid amount of time messing about with transmissions I keep to myself, all based off real ones, from the two-speed used in 50's Buicks, to the 5 speed used in something like a 7th gen Civic, all the way on up to the 10L90 (all paired with real-life engine counterparts), just trying to figure out how I can essentially fool the game into making it as realistic as possible given my limited knowledge and just what the game itself offers. Really this mod is all that goofing around published and polished. A LOT of the experimentation is spent just on the torque converter, as that is by far the weakest link. The way they work is sub-optimal, to say the least.
  2. BlondeOfHazzard
    BlondeOfHazzard
    5/5,
    Version: 1.2.2
    I rated it 5 star when only the 10 speed was around, now it has the 7 speed as well..I think this should be 6 star! Truly the gearbox this car should have always had
  3. Pungpig2
    Pungpig2
    5/5,
    Version: 1.2
    Smoooooth
  4. gtaandcar567
    gtaandcar567
    4/5,
    Version: 1.2
    When i step on a little accelrator pedal, i want the gear shifting to take place below 2000rpm. can you do this?
    1. PinheadLarry
      Author's Response
      Currently in the process of making low-throttle shifts a bit more sensible. Having them high was a stop-gap while I continued to get the stiffness closer to where I wanted it.
  5. Michaelflat
    Michaelflat
    5/5,
    Version: 1.2
    Nice lore. This is a lot smoother than the DCT :P

    But, this is a classic example where adding more gears makes the transmission worse.. it's always changing gear! Thanksfully the 7 speed is better
    Furthermore the torque converter is inactive until the top gear, meaning low speed cruising (say at 30mph) is inefficient.. surprisingly not much power is lost on the i3, 5hp at 30mph cruise and 10hp at full throttle, but the diesel loses a bit more (~20hp at full throttle).

    Also lowShiftUp points need to be soo much lower, eg. 1st gear's shift up should be say 900rpm (which might sound a disaster for performance but it does work well), accelerate incredibly slowly in the diesel and once you hit 2200rpm you can see the car lurch forward.. This would not happen if it changed gear earlier and slipped it's way through the gears at low throttle.

    7 speed sounds sensible (and works better than 10 speed), and I will PM you a file with these changes once i have done them (by tomorrow). Together we will make the best FCV gearbox :P
    1. PinheadLarry
      Author's Response
      Torque converter doesn't kick in until top because the way Beam.NG handles converters is absolutely horrible. Admittedly I've been meaning to tweak the diesel a bit but it's always on the back burner.

      Low-power shift points, I agree, can be a bit excessive (like the i5 ), but was done when I didn't have converters done and got put on the back burner again. They likely wouldn't change all that much for the i3 since it makes absolutely no low end torque (especially before the turbo spools), but I can see other engines getting a bit of a reduction.

      Bonus point: The 10 speed was made because of the i3 being weak and also for maximum zoom around a race track. It's genuinely obnoxious with anything other than the tallest final drive, but that's just part of the 10 speed charm I suppose.
  6. vmlinuz
    vmlinuz
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0.1
    So I heard you like fuel economy...
  7. Chance Barber
    Chance Barber
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0.1
    Mine still wont shift 2nd to 3rd in any drive mode under full throttle with the 1.6 motor
  8. BlondeOfHazzard
    BlondeOfHazzard
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0.1
    Excellent! Lovely and smooth, super relaxing to drive - a very realistic implementation. I do think 10 gears is too many for a car of this type. Modern Peugeots have 8, and modern Mazdas have 6. Could you work your magic on a 6 or 8 speed gearbox for this car too?
    1. PinheadLarry
  9. WEBS1511
    WEBS1511
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0.1
    Highly recommend this mod.Made the car feel more realistic in the new update. only one recommendation, can you maybe also make it so if car is in comfort and in manual mode it does not shift as brutal? My dads Audi a4 sline does the same, it only shifts brutal in dynamic/sport mode and shift calmly in manual if in comfort
    1. PinheadLarry
      Author's Response
      Do I ever have good news for you. The update that does that appears to have gotten published. :)
  10. Valve Anti-Cheat
    Valve Anti-Cheat
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    This is a really good transmission. One of the best automatics in the game!
    1. PinheadLarry
      Author's Response
      Thanks! I've spent an absolutely absurd amount of time messing about with 10 speeds in the game and it's great to know it's paying off. :P
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