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Old 02-27-2004, 12:14 AM   #16
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Re: automatic vs. manual

A high stall torque converter hurts the mileage so it might be better to go with a manual for driveability. IMHO you either need more than 4 cylinders or forced induction to run an automatic in a performance street car. Otherwise the losses outweigh the gains.
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Old 02-27-2004, 08:11 AM   #17
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when i get my auto 4cyl back, ill be running neck and neck with my boys tuned V8 Trans-Am.
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Old 02-27-2004, 02:48 PM   #18
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Technical concerns are very important and 90% of the time you should go with what's best technically, but in my opinion you should go with the manual. Autos are for V8s, i.e. old men. It's one of the few bragging points we have over musclecar guys - "Sure your motor's five times the size of mine but why don't you grow a pair and get a stickshift?"

Plus the ladies love the stickshift.
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Technical concerns are very important and 90% of the time you should go with what's best technically, but in my opinion you should go with the manual. Autos are for V8s, i.e. old men. It's one of the few bragging points we have over musclecar guys - "Sure your motor's five times the size of mine but why don't you grow a pair and get a stickshift?"

Plus the ladies love the stickshift.
And they can reply "Because my V8 makes so much torque it will blow the gears right out of the tranny" Seriously though, I think 90% of muscle car guys would love to have a manual, but they were usually the first cars to be crashed or turned into race cars and theirfore didn't survive. Plus, performance stick shifts are rare and expensive, while performance automatics are a dime a dozen. A $700 race automatic is as strong as a $3000 race manual.

Anyways, I'm not trying to start a debate, I'm just crusing here to offer advice.
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Old 03-04-2004, 10:34 PM   #20
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Stick is better cause u can play with the rpm and the clutch, and get a good start. I raced an automatic prelude, i have a standard prelude and I smoked him off the line, and beat him in the race.
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Automatic are for little boys who dont know how to drive.
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Old 03-05-2004, 11:27 AM   #22
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No need to gat mean there but I have to say even if it is possible to "power shift" an auto it is not as fun as a manual in my opinion. If the power handling is a concern beef up the 5 spd. Plus you can't tell me that you can have as much fun running down the street throught 3 or 4 gear as you do with five. Well I am sure you can but I won't believe you anyway. hehe.

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Old 03-05-2004, 05:17 PM   #23
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Hey crxlvr, if u put ur car into first gear, than its the same thing, u dont leave it in neutral and than put it into gear, all u people are so dumb, get some driving skill and learn how to drive stick u bunch of tits!!
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Old 03-05-2004, 05:45 PM   #24
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Fuck off noob. Just because you like blowing your stickshift off doesn't mean we want to do it to. I Know how to drive a stick but i prefer an auto beacuse I'm a lazy pot smoker. My auto redlines and gets me down the road quickly. Come race me when I get my motor in. Dick.
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Hey u faggot i will kick ur ass any day with my h22 vtec lude. Grow a pair and learn how to drive stick u lil ho. Dont gimme that pot smoker lazyness excuse u fagbag, learn how to drive newb!!!
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Like I said, Come down here in 2 weeks with $500.00 and I will smoke your ass. You will cry back home and suck off your stick shift some more and wish you could be cool. Pssh fuckin' noobs think they know everything.
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come down here u stupid faggot with ur pussie 4spd automatic, go have fun riding ur gear shifter in D or F for faggot lil loser, ur lil crap civic can't touch my prelude stupid moron
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Like I said, Quit blowing your stickshift and bring $500.00 so I can make you cry. Better yet. I know A guy with an auto honda that will race you for any amount of money. 2G -5G. You call it. Quit getting mad cuz' you know you suck you fuckin' noob.
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when enough power is made, an Auto is better due to the taller gear ratios.
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Old 03-06-2004, 10:43 AM   #30
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lol u newbs make me laugh come race my lude and i will make u ride ur auto all nite long !!! lmao
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