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I dont use it all the time but I had my truck tuned so I have my primary tune which gives me the most performance while keeping stock economy on my normal setting and then my secondary tune which is balls to the wall, full on performance camaro tune on my tow/haul setting.

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post #22 of 54 (permalink) Old 05-12-2019, 08:21 PM
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Maybe some 6 speeds are different but mine will take off from a dead stop in manual 2nd gear and accelerate to 35-40 mph without a single shift and with no strain at all.
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Can Not Lock Out 1st

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Actually, I think in 2nd gear it does lock out 1st. I seem to remember someone reporting that before.

Sorry, owners manual says different, 2017 Owners Manual:
When the shift lever is moved from D (Drive) to M(Manual Mode), a number displays next to the M, indicating the current transmission range. This number is the highest gear that the transmission will command while operating in M (Manual Mode). All gears below that number are available.

As driving conditions change, the transmission can automatically shift to lower gears.

For example, when 5 (Fifth) is selected, 1 (First) through 5 (Fifth) gears are automatically shifted by the transmission, but 6 (Sixth) cannot be used until the plus/minus button on the shift lever is used to change to the range.

Many FWD sedans do have a 'snow mode' feature which will lock out 1st when 2nd is selected. But not our 6-speed & 8-speed automatics.

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Sorry, owners manual says different, 2017 Owners Manual:
When the shift lever is moved from D (Drive) to M(Manual Mode), a number displays next to the M, indicating the current transmission range. This number is the highest gear that the transmission will command while operating in M (Manual Mode). All gears below that number are available.

As driving conditions change, the transmission can automatically shift to lower gears.

For example, when 5 (Fifth) is selected, 1 (First) through 5 (Fifth) gears are automatically shifted by the transmission, but 6 (Sixth) cannot be used until the plus/minus button on the shift lever is used to change to the range.

Many FWD sedans do have a 'snow mode' feature which will lock out 1st when 2nd is selected. But not our 6-speed & 8-speed automatics.
Well, I checked out my truck yesterday in a traffic jam and my 6 speed locks in 2nd gear when you put it in manual and select 2nd.

My 2015 Owner's Manual has same language as your 2017, but for 2015, it is wrong.

Found this in my 2015 Canyon owner manual and the 2019 Silverado owner manual (was looking to see what 10 speed did, owner's manual had same language as @MuttonChops posted.

Low Traction Mode
If equipped, Low Traction Mode assists in vehicle acceleration when
road conditions are slippery, such as with ice or snow. While the
vehicle is at a stop, select L2 using Range Selection Mode. This will
limit torque to the wheels and help prevent the tires from spinning.

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I was referring to a 2016 6 speed.
It may resort to using 1st when you have selected 2nd if you are taking off on a hill and it senses too much load for 2nd.
I use M mode and 2nd, 3rd, 4th as my around town "sport" mode every day.
Period.
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Related to the reason comments in this thread the July Truck Trend tests the new Blazer. The author of the article was disappointed with the lack of paddle shifters (as am I), but then "discovered" using L and the controls on the gear lever. Somewhat amazing to me that would be a new discovery for them. Not something I'd want to admit if I were in their position.
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There is nothing bottom right.
This is an older android so ....
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This is an older android so ....
Use the Chrome browser and the "request desktop site" option. The mobile page apparently doesn't show the quote boxes.
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My 2017 does behave as the manual suggests. I put into L today, and it said M1 on the instrument panel. I shifted to M2, and then started from a stop sign. The truck shifted from 1-2 and then revved until I bumped it to 3 and so on.

So it's not really a manual mode, but a selectable low gear like older automatics.

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My 2017 does behave as the manual suggests. I put into L today, and it said M1 on the instrument panel. I shifted to M2, and then started from a stop sign. The truck shifted from 1-2 and then revved until I bumped it to 3 and so on.

So it's not really a manual mode, but a selectable low gear like older automatics.
I guess thats why there is an M on the 6 speed and L on the 8 speed. They function differently?
All that having been said neither 3.6 is an ideal truck engine really. I would prefer the higher torque 4.3 or even the turbo 4.
But still love my truck
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I guess thats why there is an M on the 6 speed and L on the 8 speed. They function differently?
All that having been said neither 3.6 is an ideal truck engine really. I would prefer the higher torque 4.3 or even the turbo 4.
But still love my truck


M and L operate the same, they just changed it on the shifter for 2017+ to be L. 6-speed and 8-speed both.


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On mine, shifting to L2 does indeed lock out 1st gear, only if Tow/Haul is not active. If Tow/Haul is active, then it'll shift to 1st gear.
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Just passed 500 miles on my 19 and decided to try some diff driving styles. Drove around all day in tow/haul and really liked the difference. I can see why some call it sport mode. Makes me rethink getting a trifecta tune.
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On mine, shifting to L2 does indeed lock out 1st gear, only if Tow/Haul is not active. If Tow/Haul is active, then it'll shift to 1st gear.
Thank you. Is yours a six speed?
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On mine, shifting to L2 does indeed lock out 1st gear, only if Tow/Haul is not active. If Tow/Haul is active, then it'll shift to 1st gear.
Thank you. Is yours a six speed?
Ok you said L2 not M2 so you have an 8 speed.
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