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e/shift and 1st gear

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Damn, why'd Lexus lock out 1st gear!!!!

2 questions to the IS tuners out there -

1. Are any of you working on a way to bypass this? In short, allow us to e/shift into first gear? ECU program, anything?

2. Are any of you working on another possible switch format and/or location? Maybe like a F1 style?

Better button location or maybe a possible
flapper type switch on the column? Something easier to reach coming into our out of a corner and the wheel turned???

Thanks, minor grip I'm sure, then again, maybe it is just me...I guess they just don't
want peps blowing or over revving the engine.

Why oh why didn't I wait for a manual...
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you should go sit in a 360 modena. the one equipped with the f1 gearbox have these huge paddles on each side, behind the steering wheel. They're really ergonomically set up and stuff. This topic was discuss a long time ago, and i think that no company was doing anything at the time. It sound really complicated, setting something like that up, not just crossing wires and adding relays, more like a full ECU reprogram. I was wondering the same thing though, cuase the Mercedes down-shift to 1st. ANybody have any more info?
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