Any Volvo O-O's (780 class) running an I-Shift?

Discussion in 'Volvo Forum' started by STexan, Mar 24, 2014.

  1. Foxcover

    Foxcover Medium Load Member

    Nov 22, 2011
    Dallas, TX
    I much prefer it on the seat
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2016
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  2. Anonymousproxy

    Anonymousproxy Road Train Member

    Mar 2, 2015
  3. KB3MMX

    KB3MMX Road Train Member

    Dec 29, 2014
    Orrstown, PA
    I absolutely love my iShift. First automated manual I've had in a long time and I sure don't miss the old 13spd from the previous truck.
    I run the XE13 and have been loving, absolutely loving the fuel mileage. Putting way more profit in my pocket with less fuel it's soooo quiet running 1200rpm@68mph
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  4. nofilter

    nofilter Light Load Member

    Nov 21, 2012
    shifter on the dash is a real pain. unlike a automatic car, you have to shift some and being on the dash gives you a hell of a backache
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  5. workingklasshero

    workingklasshero Light Load Member

    Sep 16, 2007
    Volvo didn't think the "Premium Shift Lever" through. That's actually what the DASH mounted controls are called in the specs, even though there is no lever to be found.

    I leased a '16 780 D13 with iShift a month ago. The iShift is fabulous, I've been shifting gears long enough. But having to look and then push R when backing into a dock is not intuitive. I want to be looking in my mirrors or watching the nose, and do it without looking. Also several times, call it user error, I have pushed R or D and it has not registered. Maybe I pushed the wrong button, but they are large. Bad things can happen in tight places when that occurs.

    My ten year old Prius has a tiny lever coming out of the dash. All electronic of course, but a lever nonetheless that allows one to change from drive to reverse and back without looking. Volvo should do something similar.

    Also, DON"T try to beat a yellow light with the iShift. My very first load with the iShift, coming through Hannibal, MO, I'm crawling at the 30 mph speed limit. The light went yellow when I was almost in the intersection and I mashed the throttle. The truck roared, but didn't increase in speed. The gear was too low. I looked up in horror to see a giant flash in the middle of the afternoon.

    It was over a week until I thankfully learned that the powers that be had decided I had not run the light (The camera company decided not to even send it to the PD for review as I was in the intersection when it turned red). Lesson learned. The ladies at the Hannibal PD were very nice on the phone.
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  6. pete2951

    pete2951 Light Load Member

    Oct 24, 2012
    I own 2016 780 with an I shift no problems so far
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