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Gator417
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Power boost switch?

Post by Gator417 » Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:39 pm

Whilst perusing the local Craigslist I checked out an ad for a Freestyle. In the description it stated this car had the 3.0 engine with the "power boost switch". I've seen it several times in the description of a Freestyle but never really thought about it. Is this a real thing, or is it the "Econ/Power" switch that a lot of cars have.
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Re: Power boost switch?

Post by MrBugatti » Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:44 am

If you look under the dash at the gas pedal there's a button on the gas pedal that gets hit when you go wot

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Re: Power boost switch?

Post by Gator417 » Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:30 pm

Alrighty then.
Is that switch on all FSs or a select few?
What exactly does the switch do?
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Re: Power boost switch?

Post by jas88 » Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:40 pm

All FS that have a CVT will have the switch AFAIK.
What exactly does the switch do?
AFAIK all it really does is force the CVT into a lower "gear" but I know, on my FS, it was like hitting ludicrous mode on a Tesla. It made the FS *very* aggressive on acceleration in comparison to "normal" mode. It was pretty cool. I have the 6-speed now so my switch no longer works.
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Re: Power boost switch?

Post by Gator417 » Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:18 am

Thanks for the replies. My curiosity has been satisfied. Moving on...
jas88 wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:40 pm
I have the 6-speed now so my switch no longer works.
Does this mean you have a T-Rex or have you put the 6 spd into a FS?
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Re: Power boost switch?

Post by jas88 » Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:37 pm

I put a 6-speed in my FS.
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Re: Power boost switch?

Post by Gator417 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:06 pm

Is that documented here on the forum? Not calling you out, just asking for a friend.
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