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Old 04-07-2014, 12:51 AM   #1
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Manual VS Automatic

What is the difference between the manual and automatic transmissions power and what are the specs?

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Automatic transmissions generally experience around 5% more power loss between flywheel HP and rear wheel HP. Although it is a trade off because auto's are generally more consistent. But overall your not going to notice much difference unless your just worried about peak dyno numbers.
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Automatic transmissions generally experience around 5% more power loss between flywheel HP and rear wheel HP. Although it is a trade off because auto's are generally more consistent. But overall your not going to notice much difference unless your just worried about peak dyno numbers.
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The auto is rated to 800 tourqes if I remember correctly, and I think the manual was around 450 to 500
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The auto is rated to 800 tourqes if I remember correctly, and I think the manual was around 450 to 500
Both will hold more than what you said.

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I ran my old setup at 700+tq through my mt-82 for a good time. I will test it later on when my new setup hits with 900+ tq.
I wish I would have bought a auto to begin with. So as soon as mine gives up I will do a auto swap. Both transmissions are good. The mt-82 problems are overrated. A lot has to do with people not knowing how to drive IMO. The autos are badass, 3800-4200 stall and 4.10's and you are good to go

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I like my manual because I feel like I'm in control plus I just love manual it's so much more fun to me and to me that's the only difference do you wanna sit there and have the car do everything or do you want to tell it what to do. Plus I like to think I save my brakes by down shifting to help me slow down a little bit
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I have a auto and it's kinda annoying when youre trying to pass someone or go faster and you have to wait for the downshift then get In the power
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I have a auto and it's kinda annoying when youre trying to pass someone or go faster and you have to wait for the downshift then get In the power
Get a tune. And a stall.

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A stall??
A torque converter

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The difference is minimal you won't notice the difference. To me having a manual makes me feel more in control, I can down shift and keep my car in high rpms in and out of a corner. It's all in how and where you drive.
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I drove nothing but sticks for 30 years or so and finally decided to give myself a break when I bought a Fusion in 2010. When I was shopping for this Mustang I intended to get a manual but I tested both tranys. I was pleasantly surprised by the power of the auto so I went with it.

I'm past the age of feeling the need to slam gears (although it definitely is fun) so I have no regrets. I'll tell you one thing, this Mustang automatic is NOTHING like my Fusion!!

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I was tired of driving automatic cars, drove my 2014 off the lot that's how I learned standard. I love being In control of every gear , not to mention it sounds great and turns some heads .
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I was tired of driving automatic cars, drove my 2014 off the lot that's how I learned standard. I love being In control of every gear , not to mention it sounds great and turns some heads .
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The transmission or the car?
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In my opinion a stick is great for the weekend warrior, mine is a stick now but as soon as I pass the 750 hp I will be doing the conversion for track purposes. But I will miss slamming gears like a bad ***!

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is it ironic how things have changed? Used to be you got a mt for your race car an auto for the daily now if you want top drag times auto is the only way to go and you get an mt for the fun of rowing gears. Personally I did automatic and I made the switch to Manuel my car won't ever get stolen, girls freak out, I can shift around my exhaust, etc. most importantly it's fun for me and florida is relatively flat although stangs come with hill start assist now


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I love driving sticks and my fav thing about it on this car is the exhaust pop when I clutch in
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I like my manual because I feel like I'm in control plus I just love manual it's so much more fun to me and to me that's the only difference do you wanna sit there and have the car do everything or do you want to tell it what to do. Plus I like to think I save my brakes by down shifting to help me slow down a little bit
Using your engine to slow down the car can cause wear on the engine internals.

I'd rather easily change a set of brake pads then to add wear on my engine in the way of braking.
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The transmission or the car?

I guess he means being able to hear the car when shifting instead of just punching the gas on an auto.
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I guess he means being able to hear the car when shifting instead of just punching the gas on an auto.
Oh.

I thought he meant his manual transmission turned heads.
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Oh.

I thought he meant his manual transmission turned heads.

Maybe it does lol
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I thought he meant his manual transmission turned heads.

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Which is less expensive?? Brake pads or Cluych ???

That is supposed to say "CLUTCH ( I need a new keyboard)
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Plus I like to think I save my brakes by down shifting to help me slow down a little bit
If you like to do it, FINE. But it is a lot easier on the drive train to just use the brakes in regular street driving. Some people like to downshift to hear the pipes when slowing down. It sure won't save $$$$ in the long run. It sure sound good though.

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My old 2000 V6 was MT and my 2014 V6 Premium is automatic.. I chose auto because it's so much easier lol.. The automatics now a days come with so many features that for my life style was perfect.. With my knee surgery it's a little more relaxing lol and the beauty of popping it into sport mode for 5 gear speed or you can choose the gears yourself (goes back to 6 gears great for highway and passing).. I live with sport mode on lol I choose my gears tho makes it a little more fun.. N then in traffic pop it in drive lol IMO MT and auto both give great over all control regardless lol the control is in the gas pedal and steering wheel
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Manuals just sound so much nicer. The slight pause in exhaust notes when accelerating is music to my ears. Also, unless the tunes fixed it, '13 autos couldn't do burnouts.

Its preference and some days I wish I had an auto, but I'm glad I got a stick.
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Manuals just sound so much nicer. The slight pause in exhaust notes when accelerating is music to my ears. Also, unless the tunes fixed it, '13 autos couldn't do burnouts.

Its preference and some days I wish I had an auto, but I'm glad I got a stick.

Yea that's right the automatic trans won't let you do the standing burn out cause the limiter won't let the revs go past 2k RPM's while the brake is pressed but with my race tune it's fairly easy to spin the tiers.

What does annoy the crap out of me is that I cant rev my engine like I could when I drove MT lol.. Hit the clutch and let the engine sing a bit.. Now I have to pop it in Neutral lol and that worrys me a bit when N is so close to P lol I love stick on open roads but sadly I live in city and it's traffic out the ying yang..
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I like to shift, these new trannys and clutch are easy on the leg and for me is the only way to enjoy a sporty car
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Mine is an auto and i enjoy it. I don't have a lot of experience with stick and i sometimes wish i would've gotten a manual and then sometimes when im in really heavy traffic i thank God i done have one lol. I think for my next mustang i will get a manual though
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Grew up with nothing but manual transmissions, now in my 40's Auto all the way. All it takes is a few miles in stop and go traffic and I would hate the manual. Personal choice but very rarely do I miss the clutch.
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Today's automatics are so much more advanced than what many of us grew up with.

If you are interested in going fast in a straight line, get an auto, there is no debate. If you are more into cornering or just like banging gears then get the stick.

As far as saving the brakes by downshifting... Give me 5 brake changes before 1 transmission removal to do a clutch or throwout bearing. That line of thought makes absolutely 0 sense. When I go to stop in my 5 spd, I just toss it in neutral and brake like normal.
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Today's automatics are so much more advanced than what many of us grew up with.

If you are interested in going fast in a straight line, get an auto, there is no debate. If you are more into cornering or just like banging gears then get the stick.

As far as saving the brakes by downshifting... Give me 5 brake changes before 1 transmission removal to do a clutch or throwout bearing. That line of thought makes absolutely 0 sense. When I go to stop in my 5 spd, I just toss it in neutral and brake like normal.
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