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Old 02-10-2013, 01:19 PM   #141
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I drive an auto ATM.... Got a great deal on my 2010 v6. Next stang will be a GT and a manual for sure though!!
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I'm a huge fan of the auto but now that I drive a manual I'm freaking loving it.

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Manual. But auto is easier
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:15 PM   #147
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Manual. This seems like a pretty unanimous poll.
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:27 PM   #148
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FUN FACTOR/Auto-X= Manual
Consistency for bracket racing =Automatic
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:29 PM   #149
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For me I don't care if you want to drive an auto, I just get annoyed when the auto guys want to talk about how there cars are better for drag times when they require so much less skill. As you said, stomp the pedal and go. That's about as hard as an auto gets.

My analogy still stands. Using a calculator for advanced math is like driving an auto. Doing it on paper is the manual. Everyone can do it with a calculator but few can do it without one.
Oh, there is little to no skill involved when it comes to an automatic. The transmission does all the work for ya and for me, that's all I'm looking for. Punch it down and let that pony scream down the road. The automatics are just typically more consistent in there times and acceleration because it shifts perfect every time. There is no human error.
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Oh, there is little to no skill involved when it comes to an automatic. The transmission does all the work for ya and for me, that's all I'm looking for. Punch it down and let that pony scream down the road. The automatics are just typically more consistent in there times and acceleration because it shifts perfect every time. There is no human error.
I know which is exactly why I say they are skillless to drive. If that is what you want that is OK. Just don't wanna hear you bragging about how great your drag times are against a manual as if you and me were both given dead stock identical 2013 5.0 with manuals I'd tear you apart down the track any day. .
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I know which is exactly why I say they are skillless to drive. If that is what you want that is OK. Just don't wanna hear you bragging about how great your drag times are against a manual as if you and me were both given dead stock identical 2013 5.0 with manuals I'd tear you apart down the track any day. .
I think a 12 year old girl could beat me in a manual Ford Festiva because I haven't driven a manual car since I was 18 and that was a long time ago. I $ucked at manual then and nothing has changed and I won't brag about how great my track times are because I don't track race. Lol.
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Old 02-10-2013, 03:31 PM   #152
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Pretty sure standard may win
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Probably the best thing is the manual restricts who is gonna drive it, because not everybody can.
Like If I got one it cancels out a while lot of people asking me, can I drive can I drive it.
Or it's gonna make someone even more tempted.
This is one of the best reasons to get manual trans. Everyone wants to drive theses cars, but- "Sorry dude, its stick...." .
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This is one of the best reasons to get manual trans. Everyone wants to drive theses cars, but- "Sorry dude, its stick...." .
Haha but...I have so many girls ask me to teach them. Like part of me is while the other part is :O
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Haha but...I have so many girls ask me to teach them. Like part of me is while the other part is :O
I taught my girlfriend how to drive stick in my 2000 gt, I then bought a new clutch......
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I taught my girlfriend how to drive stick in my 2000 gt, I then bought a new clutch......
Haha my exact fear.
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Manual for me, and I had to search for one when I was ready to buy. I like to 'drive' my car, not just ride in it
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Manual but I am currently driving an automatic
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I taught my girlfriend how to drive stick in my 2000 gt, I then bought a new clutch......
Lol


Auto is definitely better for drag after being tuned, but for TRACK, I could never use it on a real course.
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Lol

Auto is definitely better for drag after being tuned, but for TRACK, I could never use it on a real course.
I'm running a 91 Hybrid tune and what a huge difference it made for my automatic. Huge difference.
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I'm running a 91 Hybrid tune and what a huge difference it made for my automatic. Huge difference.
If we compared, on a drag strip, stock for stock standard vs auto, I think I would prefer standard. Tuned, though, would be interesting. I just don't know how the auto with stock ECU works, I never did WOT and really pushed it during test drives.
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If we compared, on a drag strip, stock for stock standard vs auto, I think I would prefer standard. Tuned, though, would be interesting. I just don't know how the auto with stock ECU works, I never did WOT and really pushed it during test drives.
It works great. The tune transforms the automatic into a different beast. Totally different. The shift points, throttle response and pulls harder, makes the car run smoother.
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It works great. The tune transforms the automatic into a different beast. Totally different. The shift points, throttle response and pulls harder, makes the car run smoother.
Ditto
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If we compared, on a drag strip, stock for stock standard vs auto, I think I would prefer standard. Tuned, though, would be interesting. I just don't know how the auto with stock ECU works, I never did WOT and really pushed it during test drives.
12.538 1/4 93r tune on street tires (PSS), 1/2 tank of gas, fat driver, and 100 degree ambient and 80+ % humidity at Baytown, tx.

Now show me yours.
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If we compared, on a drag strip, stock for stock standard vs auto, I think I would prefer standard. Tuned, though, would be interesting. I just don't know how the auto with stock ECU works, I never did WOT and really pushed it during test drives.
My understanding is you would need a torque convertor to beat the manual.
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12.538 1/4 93r tune on street tires (PSS), 1/2 tank of gas, fat driver, and 100 degree ambient and 80+ % humidity at Baytown, tx.

Now show me yours.
Stock power, track pack, street tires and full suspension. 12.59 1/4 mile 116 mph.
In miami with 85 degree weather and a strong driver
If i get a tune i will Destroy your time sir.
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Both have their place. I can't say either one is better.
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That's wonderful your much happier with your vehicle being manual. That's what its all about. Each individual being happy with there choice. If you feel like a bad *** because you drive manual, then Mazol Tov too you. Some people don't care about feeling the car drive. Some people want to just put the car in drive and go, look like a bad a$$ in there sweet, sexy looking pony. Last time I checked a automatic 5.0 will throw you back in your seat from a straight line acceleration just the same as a manual will. Is there really even a debate here? This is like debating, what is the nicest color? It all depends on what someone wants in there vehicle. For me, I just want to stomp on the go pedal and feel that pony pull me and hear the engine semi roar in a v6 way. Lol.
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Stock power, track pack, street tires and full suspension. 12.59 1/4 mile 116 mph.
In miami with 85 degree weather and a strong driver
If i get a tune i will Destroy your time sir.
I was debating that... He implied that he needed something to compare.

Just putting real data out there instead of just talk. And I'm on stock suspension.
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I was debating that... He implied that he needed something to compare.

Just putting real data out there instead of talk. .
Yea, i see guys at the local track lie about their times like crazy and when they hit the track they get wayy lower times lol, it is always the tires, clutch, temp or the tunes fault.
I also lie but in the other direction, when they ask me how much i run i say 13.5 or something like that
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Yea, i see guys at the local track lie about their times like crazy and when they hit the track they get wayy lower times lol, it is always the tires, clutch, temp or the tunes fault.
I also lie but in the other direction, when they ask me how much i run i say 13.5 or something like that
Not sure if you are saying I'm full of it or not... My slips are in my album... The numbers are there.
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Not sure if you are saying I'm full of it or not... My slips are in my album... The numbers are there.
No man not at all, i am just talking in general. That data is ALWAYS better than talk.
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