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Shift Improvement With A Star Tech Tool ?

Can you use a Star Tech Tool to speed up a 7speed and make it shift firmer like an AMG type settings trans?
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So Nobody with Startech figured this out or tried it?
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All that can be done with a SDS computer is update the valve body software.

Even AMG 7g transmissions have slow shifts.
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Fair enough.

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The big tuners like Brabus do have major transmission upgrades but the price is obscene.

Some of the AMG rockets are using a Gertrag DSG trans, but it is over $20k and they shift quickly with a good kick in the tail. I believe the DSG technology should be used in the non AMG models, but MB is keeping it in the AMGs for now. There is talk that some 2015 models will have DSG, but there is no hard proof that it is going to happen.
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You could always import a new A-class from Europe, comes with a DCT transmission (assuming one does not like those AMG models ):

The newly developed 7G-DCT dual clutch transmission combines comfort, sportiness and economy in a unique manner. The 7G-DCT automatic transmission is an automated 3-shaft dual-clutch manual transmission. It has seven speeds and two sub-transmissions, each with its own clutch. Thanks to the two sub-transmissions, changes to the next higher or lower gear are immediate and with no loss of tractive power.

Seven forward gears: The transmission system consists of two sub-transmissions, each with its own clutch. Both clutch actuation and gear change are fully automatic, thus allowing particularly smooth gear shifting without any loss of tractive power.
Three transmission modes: the "Economy“, "Sport“ and "Manual“ shift programmes that can be preselected using a switch on the centre console each have different gear-change characteristics and speeds: in "Sport“ mode gears are changed up only at higher engine revs and are changed down earlier than in "Economy“ mode; in "Manual“ mode drivers with a sportier style can manually shift using the integral steering wheel gearshift paddles.
Lower fuel consumption: the ECO start/stop function temporarily switches off the engine at stop lights and in traffic.
Extra comfort and safety: An ergonomic DIRECT SELECT lever as well as the cruise control and SPEEDTRONIC functions also form part of the 7G-DCT dual clutch transmission.
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