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Old 07-11-2002, 10:18 AM   #16
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For anything competitive (racing,drifting,draging...) Id'e say manual hands down. Its a lot more fun to. Kinda a bitch to learn though.
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Old 07-11-2002, 10:33 AM   #17
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Stick shift all the way. I despise automatics, with a passion. they are slow, the make your gas milage worse, and you have no control over the car.
i think my signiture says it all for me
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Old 07-11-2002, 02:05 PM   #18
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a very nice quote in your sig man ...
that's a great way to explain it..
i just like stick cause i control the car not just the steering..
although it is nice to sit back and relax with an auto now and again ..
although both of my cars are stick.. course both of my cars only come in stick.. cause well there is no way anyone would want an auto si or s2k.. and if you do then ...
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Old 07-11-2002, 10:42 PM   #19
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i like that sig
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Old 07-19-2002, 04:34 AM   #20
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what do you guyz think about the auto-stick
or sport tronic, or tiptronic and all that ... ???
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Old 07-24-2002, 11:36 PM   #21
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Don't like em. Most of them are automatics that will upshift at redline anyway. They still use torque converters, and are not much fun, IMO. The new fancy ones (re, Ferrari), are much better. They don't have torque converters, and hence, are almost the same as manuals. They can actually be quicker than a pure manual. But they're not as much fun as a manual
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Old 07-24-2002, 11:39 PM   #22
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This is an old thread but its still true that a Manual is a much better drivers transmission. Autos are when anything more then a brake and the gas are confusing.













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I prefer manual, but either is fine. In all honesty I would have a manual in my cars and auto in my trucks, autos are better for pulling.
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This is an old thread but its still true that a Manual is a much better drivers transmission. Autos are when anything more then a brake and the gas are confusing.
Huh? Brake? Gas?? I'm confused.
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yeah i could deal with one of the new systems in the ferraris, and i like when they put cool shifters in the car, like ferrari and porsche, and lexus, who have shift buttons on the wheel.. gotta love it..
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yeah i could deal with one of the new systems in the ferraris, and i like when they put cool shifters in the car, like ferrari and porsche, and lexus, who have shift buttons on the wheel.. gotta love it..
Yeah, I would kill to have a sequential. Itís till a manual; just the computer controls the clutch. For road course racing there is nothing better, they might try developing one for drag racing.
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I prefer manual, but either is fine. In all honesty I would have a manual in my cars and auto in my trucks, autos are better for pulling.
Ah, theres the torque converter in action. Great for pulling and torque, but shit for fun.
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you guys hear about this new system by audi...
has no shifting whatsoever..
it's like the autoshift bike or something, no gears...
i saw a commercial, i just don't feel like looking it up ..
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Old 09-09-2002, 01:15 PM   #29
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Ah, the CVT (continuosly variable transmission). Ever seen a snowmobile transmission: thats it, just a little more complicated. In reality, it is superior to a manual transmission. For fuel economy, it can hold the same revs forever (at its most efficient rpm). FOr acceleration, it can keep the engine at redline. These could also be programmed, allowing a person to specify the engine doesn't go below, say, 6000rpm, but stays below 7000rpm, but can only be above 6800rpm for 25 seconds at a time, before going to 6000rpm for 40 seconds, and so on, thereby tailoring the transmission to any racetrack, or any driving style.

If you don't know how a snowmachine works, heres how: two pulleys are connected by a belt (in cars, it is metal). Each pulley can vary its size (think of the pulley as widening as it goes up). Then the sides can be pulled apart or pushed together, forcing the belt to ride lower or higher along the pulley walls. This is how the gear ratio is varied. It is hard to explain, so sorry if you are a little lost.
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thanx chris...
i've seen pics of it and i understand the pulley bit...
i just wasn't sure if it was good or not..
i think it's a great idea but a lot of things are good ideas till ya do them ya know...
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