Driving Mode Poll: Which mode do you guys drive your Supras the most? Normal or Sport?

In which mode do you drive your Supra the most?


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What exactly does Sport+ add?
Transmission: Slightly longer rev hold with quicker downshifts, at least per my butt dyno.

Engine: More pops/crackles and a "touchier" throttle response.

Note: Sport+ is not configurable like Sport (Individual).

 

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I meant to type launch control, not launch mode... my brain sputters at times.. especially when my wife asks where all the snacks went.
 

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I am in sports mode and manual shift mode all the time. But my 'all the time' only adds up to 1200 miles in a year so perhaps my car is in Park all the time..
1200 miles a year? lol

I did 1200 in 3 weeks. The MKV is too much fun to watch it sit in a garage.

-RJM
 

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You do you. :thumbsup:
 

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Transmission: Slightly longer rev hold with quicker downshifts, at least per my butt dyno.

Engine: More pops/crackles and a "touchier" throttle response.

Note: Sport+ is not configurable like Sport (Individual).
thanks. On my X3MC I’ve got Comfort, Sport, and Sport +. I’ve never used the sport mode.

For me it’s all on or all off!
 

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1200 miles a year? lol

I did 1200 in 3 weeks. The MKV is too much fun to watch it sit in a garage.

-RJM
That's identical to my first three-week milage. At week 6 it's still at 1300 miles. It's been shitty out.
 

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I have 10k on my 2020 and I've been in manual sport mode probably like 95% of the time. The only time I drive in normal is when I'm coming home at night in my neighborhood and trying to be respectful or on a road trip. So far no problems and I'm about to do my second Toyota Care maintenance. I'll check back in if they find anything, but I expect she will be just fine...
 

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I keep the engine and steering in sport all the time. Damping and transmission follows if I want to have some fun.

Had the engine in sport mode pretty much 100% of the time during the break-in period (still followed the manual otherwise), should I worry about any increased wear?
 

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I start in Comfort Mode then once engine and transmission reach operating temps its all Sport from there.

For some reason in Sport Mode the ZF likes to hold onto 3rd like a Texas red ant on the nads.

-RJM
I initially drive in Normal until everything's warmed up then switch to Sport. But I've been enjoying Sport+ now that I've coded for it and configured Sport Individual with normal settings on all but steering for around town.

I kick back into Normal when on the highway cruising.
I've been wondering about this - I was looking at coding the car to startup in Sport mode, but was kind of hesitant as I have also heard it is best to let the car reach operating temperatures before pushing it hard - which is easier in normal mode. Any opinions on this?

Related: Does anyone know if starting in Sport mode has any effect on the startup engine rev? Or does that pretty much sound the same regardless of mode?

Also, in terms of customizing Sport Individual mode, does anyone know which settings specifically control the following:
  • Louder exhaust / extra pops and burbles
  • Rev-matched engine braking
Definitely considering coding Sports+ so I can switch Sport Individual to something that has Sport exhaust acoustics + the engine braking, but otherwise normal. Maybe using that setting as startup mode too?

Finally, while we are on the topic of care and feeding - I've occasionally heard people say they let the car idle for 30-60 seconds before shutting it off to let the turbo cool down. Is this actually something that matters on this car, or just habit from older turbo vehicles?
 

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I've been wondering about this - I was looking at coding the car to startup in Sport mode, but was kind of hesitant as I have also heard it is best to let the car reach operating temperatures before pushing it hard - which is easier in normal mode. Any opinions on this?
I have mine set to start in the configuration it was in when turned off last. I solely run sport with VSC fully off. I always wait for temps before driving at all. It’s easy, just start the car and do a once over check on tires, suspension, engine bay, gauges. In about 5 minutes it’s reached temp and good to drive.
Related: Does anyone know if starting in Sport mode has any effect on the startup engine rev? Or does that pretty much sound the same regardless of mode?
On my end it doesn’t appear to change the engine rev on startup, just the tone. It’s still going to start and idle in 1st gear regardless of sport button settings. All the sport button does is actuate the valves in the exhaust and change the gearing to be punchier/longer 1-6th for a more aggressive driving experience.

Finally, while we are on the topic of care and feeding - I've occasionally heard people say they let the car idle for 30-60 seconds before shutting it off to let the turbo cool down. Is this actually something that matters on this car, or just habit from older turbo vehicles?
This is a habit I follow from other turbo vehicles/performance vehicles I’ve driven in the past. Whenever I drive the car super hard, i.e; Track, pulls, racing, I never immediately shut it down once coming to a stop. I’ll sit and let it idle first for about 2 minutes and then shut down. For normal driving, you should be alright to shut down immediately. For me it varies, I tend to still wait until it’s had a chance to just idle, especially if it’s hot out and I can hear my fans going full blast when parking the car.
 

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I've been wondering about this - I was looking at coding the car to startup in Sport mode, but was kind of hesitant as I have also heard it is best to let the car reach operating temperatures before pushing it hard - which is easier in normal mode. Any opinions on this?
I practice exactly that. Drive in Normal mode till engine oil reaches 95C, keeping revs below 2500rpm. That way all the components get warmed up. I wait for the initial cold start high rev idle to settle, then set off.

I think you could drive moderately in sport mode, but I guess also depends on the commute route. Mine has lots of traffic lights, perfect for a warm up drive.

Related: Does anyone know if starting in Sport mode has any effect on the startup engine rev? Or does that pretty much sound the same regardless of mode?
I don’t hear much difference on start up. I notice the exhaust burble on warm start ups versus cold, and on both normal/sport mode. So I personally don’t bother with sport mode start ups. I’ve heard keeping the exhaust valve closed helps the cat reach operating temps anyway. I use Bimmerlink to open the exos valve once start up idle settles.
 

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I drive in normal mode unless I'm having fun...or merging with traffic. I'll toggle to sport and use the manual shifting to have fun or go on a peppy drive. When I'm back in regular traffic I go to normal mode. If I'm merging in traffic or just moving in traffic the Sport mode and leaving the transmission in auto works great for that purpose...after the merging or traffic negotiating is over....back to normal.
 

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I have mine in sport mode 100% of the time, and manual 95% of the time. It’s easy to take it easy on warmup with it in manual mode whether or not you’re in sport.
 

 
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