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Old 06-10-2013, 02:53 PM   #1
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0-60 help!

Hey guys I have an 03 gt automatic. I have a couple mods, exhaust, cai, and maf sensor. I had a couple questions. How much faster will your time be if you shift manually. Secondly how much will a shift kit and gears help. Also will a tuner do much? Also what brand should I get of tuner I was looking at hypertech max energy programmer it had really good reviews. My last question is can you set a tuner to shift at certain points?

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Yes. And actually auto is faster at the track
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Old 06-10-2013, 03:34 PM   #3
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The tuner will help for sure, youll get more from your CAI. But if your looking for a better 0-60 the gears are crutial, if your big into drag racing go 4.10 But if its your daily driver id go 3.73
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and grin from ear to ear. Also throw some 4.10s in there and get a 93 octane tune with improved shift points. You can shift manually if you choose but the stock shifter sucks for that and the B&M hammer shifter is problematic if you are looking at that. Honestly just let the computer shift it, at near stock power levels there is really no reason to go all out with a manual shifter.
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Gears, wider/stickier tires, control arms, a good tune (I'd recommend bama sct tunes) and a driver mod and you should see nice improvements.
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Yes. And actually auto is faster at the track
what!? not without a built auto trans lets see a stock auto car cut a 1.7 60ft
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You don't need a built trans. A j-modded 4R trans with an aftermarket stall converter will murder a 5 spd off the line. The faster the cars get the more the advantage goes to the auto. There is a reason that 9/10 seriously fast cars at the track you see are automatics.
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You don't need a built trans. A j-modded 4R trans with an aftermarket stall converter will murder a 5 spd off the line. The faster the cars get the more the advantage goes to the auto. There is a reason that 9/10 seriously fast cars at the track you see are automatics.
+1 turbo trans and a c4 or c6 are some of the best racing transmissions and they are automatics. An automatic is about 99% perfect or near perfect shifts every time which will make your car unbelievably consistent. I've seen a 04 Mach 1 auto blow the doors off a 04 Mach 1 manual. You have to do everything right just to be the same as an auto.
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J mod and 4.10s with suspension! You would have a pretty quick car!
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hmmm idk must just be some wack autos in my town also the drivtrain loss in a auto sucks..the manual will make more rwhp


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hmmm idk must just be some wack autos in my town also the drivtrain loss in a auto sucks..the manual will make more rwhp
Manuals make better street and mid performance cars, auto for the big number drag cars. IMO anyways
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hmmm idk must just be some wack autos in my town also the drivtrain loss in a auto sucks..the manual will make more rwhp


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Lol, RWHP means nothing at the track when I see automatics making less power than the manuals win down the 1/4. Time slip>Dyno sheet.

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Manuals make better street and mid performance cars, auto for the big number drag cars. IMO anyways
Nope, manuals make better road racing/handling cars, that is it. On the street the guy with the stalled/modded automatic and a nicely done motor is going to walk pretty much anything light to light.
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stock 3650 trans on squeeze...5spd 1.54 60ft..show me a auto doing that

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Lol, RWHP means nothing at the track when I see automatics making less power than the manuals win down the 1/4. Time slip>Dyno sheet.

Nope, manuals make better road racing/handling cars, that is it. On the street the guy with the stalled/modded automatic and a nicely done motor is going to walk pretty much anything light to light.
Drag race, yes. But manuals are way more fun to drive and open up a lot of other driving styles. Gotta love being able to clutch kick haha
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stock 3650 trans on squeeze...5spd 1.54 60ft..show me a auto doing that

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If that car had an auto he'd be cutting a 1.4 60 ft time.

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Drag race, yes. But manuals are way more fun to drive and open up a lot of other driving styles. Gotta love being able to clutch kick haha
YMMV, some people just love their sticks and yes banging gears is fun. However some people have more fun with a stalled/shifted auto and the neck snapping action of a big power motor in front of a built trans with a big stall and a full manual valve body.
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If that car had an auto he'd be cutting a 1.4 60 ft time.
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I have a manual in mine but it's not hard to realize that an auto is faster in the quarter. The amount of power loss is made up in quicker shifts. No real drag racer will drive a manual because of the uncertainty. If you have ever bracket raced you need consistent times.
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this guy haha
Go to a track and get back to me about what sort of transmissions the 9 second cars are running. 9/10 of them will be autos.
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Go to a track and get back to me about what sort of transmissions the 9 second cars are running. 9/10 of them will be autos.
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Lol ok well its obvious someone has never been to a track before.
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Nobody is even talking about that. Most people in here have a manual. We are strictly talking about drag racing
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Yes... drag racing is what is typically done at tracks lol. Most ppl on here do have a manual, which is fine. My point is that if you want to go fastest in a straight line the automatic is king.
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Lol yet another thread jacking on manual vs auto
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Lol true that
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Yes... drag racing is what is typically done at tracks lol. Most ppl on here do have a manual, which is fine. My point is that if you want to go fastest in a straight line the automatic is king.
+1000000 same performance mods a j modded auto will abuse the **** out of any 5speed
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I'd never buy a auto mustang, that's retarded.

So boring ,

People only get autos because they don't have a driver mod, or they are too afraid of missing a gear at high stakes , or just plain too lazy to have a 5spd I know
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I'd never buy a auto mustang, that's retarded.

So boring ,

People only get autos because they don't have a driver mod, or they are too afraid of missing a gear at high stakes , or just plain too lazy to have a 5spd I know
Only way I'd ever own one is if it was a drag strip only race car with nitrous and a 2 step lol.
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Street car ill always have a manual.

Drag beast making big power and low 1/4 times will be auto
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Street car ill always have a manual.

Drag beast making big power and low 1/4 times will be auto
Same here man. If your dragging to win an auto is it but if your wanting to slam gears and seeing how good you can get then manual
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There is a point when the manual trans becomes a liability. The best driver in the world cannot outshift a built auto and thst is just fact. Also if an automatic isn't fun its because its slow. As I said, the only reason I have not converted mine to auto is because I want to set this one up for road racing. A bolt on PI mustang automatic with a j mod and a 3500ish stall is a consistent mid 12 second car.
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if autos are so amazing why is a cobra manual ONLY? hmm makes u wonder
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And the debate continues, guys common, everyone has jacked this thread, all the OP was doing was simply asking for advice and it turns around to yet another Manual vs Auto thread...there's a reason time and time again these threads get closed, WHO CARES! and if you care to keep the debate going, I'd suggest starting a new thread on the topic, although there's been a few of them in the past and they end up getting closed because people can't seem to have a calm debate on this topic.
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Or pm it.

The cobra is usually a street beast too btw. We're talking about major power like 700+hp for those wanting just a bad drag car
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if autos are so amazing why is a cobra manual ONLY? hmm makes u wonder
There is a reason the serious straight line Cobras are almost all auto swapped with a solid axle.

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And the debate continues, guys common, everyone has jacked this thread, all the OP was doing was simply asking for advice and it turns around to yet another Manual vs Auto thread...there's a reason time and time again these threads get closed, WHO CARES! and if you care to keep the debate going, I'd suggest starting a new thread on the topic, although there's been a few of them in the past and they end up getting closed because people can't seem to have a calm debate on this topic.
Dude was talking about 0-60 times and then we get ppl who have obviously never driven/ridden in a built and stalled auto coming in here and talking smack about how a stick is better at the track... Which is completely laughable.

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The cobra is usually a street beast too btw. We're talking about major power like 700+hp for those wanting just a bad drag car
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Not even at that level, the torque multiplication of a good aftermarket stall will make the auto come off the line like its got a Nitrous shot all the time every time. The car I have in my sig would lose to itself in a 1/4 race if it had a j-modded auto and a good stall and that is just fact.
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