Does anyone else think the 10 spd transmission just plain sucks?

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- Appreciably slow down shifts when "stomping" the pedal to accelerate while at speed (50 kph)
- Lunging forward in lower gears
- When going up a small ramp from a flat surface and stopping before a gate (like in a parkade) truck will shift from 1-2 and then when it realizes you are stopping at the gate, will clunk and jolt back into 1

...comparing it to my old Toyota 5 spd...well, there is no comparison.

Anyone else frustrated by moving from a buttery smoothe 5 spd to this?
Or just me?
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For me it is the worst part of the truck right now. I can't imagine these rough shifts being good for the longevity of the transmission. The clunk jolt downshifts don't happen as often, but they are jarring when they do.
 
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I figured it could be part of the break in process. I currently drive a 2014 camry (6 speed) and I’m impressed with the Ford’s 10 speed. My mentality is during break in the lower gears dont get much love so they might remain a little clunkier than gears 5+. My advice, which is what i did/am doing with my truck, is take it to an empty p-lot and just snail crawl it around to let lower gears get some use.
 

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The 10R80 is a beast, had one in my 2018 Mustang GT. I was excited that it was the transmission in my truck. Sure it shifts hard but it goes through the gears faster than you can go through them with a stick. The automatic mustangs are faster 0-60 and 1/4 mile than the manuals.
 

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There's about 8 different shift strategies in my truck. I admit that the ones that are way too dedicated to fuel efficiency are pretty unpolished and a poor reflection of just how good this transmission can be.

My previous truck had a GearHead tune on it MOSTLY for his ability to dial the transmission into shear perfection, for my taste anyway.

So called "Sport" mode is the only oem shift strategy that gets close to using the 10-speed as a 10-speed. Far less indecisive and the truck doesn't fall on its face skipping 2nd. But most folks have an aversion to using "Sport" because of the power of suggestion.

You can drive a Porsche or Corvette gently and they are very civilized. Same with the Ecoboost F150. Sport Mode driven casually is really a great truck! Too bad Ford gimps EV miles on the Powerboost in that mode. Absolutely unnecessary.
 

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My 2016 Chev 2500HD 6 speed occasionally had a clunk when shifting from 2nd to 1st. My 2021 F150 has the same clunk. I don't think this an exclusive Ford problem. Just sayin.
 

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Nope. Smooth up and down all the time. Haven't towed yet. Will know more there once I do.
 

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I’m not sure about the computers on these trucks and if they learn how you drive. I know they do on the mustang. So if you drive it hard and with a heavy foot, the computer might make it shift more aggressively. My Mustang would lunge forward when I shifted from park to drive. Called the dealership and they said they could flash it back to factory default, but it was due to the way I drove the car.
 

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You can reset it yourself and sometimes the re-learn the second time around gives different results. (you need Forscan or an ODB device capable of wiping the learn table)

YouTube video of clearing the transmission adaptive tables.

 
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Mine was a little abrupt at times but it seems to be good now. Maybe it was one of the OTA updates.
 

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It’s the best Automatic I’ve drive , at least mines shifts smoothly and quickly even when downshifting
 

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I enjoy the 2021 100% better than the 2018, the 18 was always searching and jumping gears at low speed . So far at almost 6000 miles I have no complaints, tows like a dream.
 
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