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Old 03-20-2012, 04:21 AM   #1
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I got my 2011 GT about 9 months back. It's my first car ever and it's an auto. Now I feel I should have got a manual. What are my options if I have to change transmission? Trading in is the last thing on my mind. I am really learning about cars right now and any ideas are greatly appreciated.
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Trade in would probably be the best way for that new of a car!..
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thanks for your response!
is it possible to replace transmission? can I ask Ford to do so?
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thanks for your response!
is it possible to replace transmission? can I ask Ford to do so?
Anything is possible if you got the cash!..
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thanks for your response!
is it possible to replace transmission? can I ask Ford to do so?
Ur better off trading.... its alot of work to do that, dunno how much but its alot... u could probably get a 2013 for the amount ur gonna spend or lose
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Re: Auto to Manual on '11 GT

If you are into racing at all you will be better off auto.....However I know how it is to love the manual.Yes,way to much money and work involved.it's involved so trade or tune that auto and enjoy.
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If you are into racing at all you will be better off auto.....However I know how it is to love the manual.Yes,way to much money and work involved.it's involved so trade or tune that auto and enjoy.
+11. Nothing beats the consistency of an Automatic!.. Plus with a tune you can make it shift when you want, and how hard you want!..
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The other posters are right, it would cost way more to do the swap than to just trade it in. I know that's not what you want to hear but it's the truth.
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The other posters are right, it would cost way more to do the swap than to just trade it in. I know that's not what you want to hear but it's the truth.
+1, trading in is your best option. The above posts are also right about the automatic probably being better for the 1/4 mile if you plan on making it a dedicated drag car. This doesn't seem like the case, so I understand the desire to switch to a manual. I personally can't see myself driving the mustang with an auto.
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+1, trading in is your best option. The above posts are also right about the automatic probably being better for the 1/4 mile if you plan on making it a dedicated drag car. This doesn't seem like the case, so I understand the desire to switch to a manual. I personally can't see myself driving the mustang with an auto.
Me either. I'll take my clunky, slower manual any day in my stang ... just because it's so much more fun!
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I went from manual to auto. Get a stall and you will not regret getting auto.

Also look around autos are posting faster times
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I still think manuals are much better than autos in the fact that you have way more control over what your car does than with a auto. Manual mustangs are just dumb. I always want a manual tranny in a performance car. I dislike autos cause all you do is drop it in drive and drive off. BORING! You can have all the power in the world but at the end of the day, it's an auto.

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Keep inundate also that I turned down auto gts for my manual v6 because automatics are boring. Only downside to a manual is traffic on the highways and it's much tougher to get road head hahaha
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I still think manuals are much better than autos in the fact that you have way more control over what your car does than with a auto. Manual mustangs are just dumb. I always want a manual tranny in a performance car. I dislike autos cause all you do is drop it in drive and drive off. BORING! You can have all the power in the world but at the end of the day, it's an auto.

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Keep inundate also that I turned down auto gts for my manual v6 because automatics are boring. Only downside to a manual is traffic on the highways and it's much tougher to get road head hahaha
So I'm NOT the only one that things about how "in the way" the shifter is in these cars. LOL!
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I still think manuals are much better than autos in the fact that you have way more control over what your car does than with a auto. Manual mustangs are just dumb. I always want a manual tranny in a performance car. I dislike autos cause all you do is drop it in drive and drive off. BORING! You can have all the power in the world but at the end of the day, it's an auto.

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Keep inundate also that I turned down auto gts for my manual v6 because automatics are boring. Only downside to a manual is traffic on the highways and it's much tougher to get road head hahaha
So the Guy with a v6 thinks his manual is better then owning a GT auto..get out of here. Go drive a new 2011+ auto. Its night day over a prior auto. Better tranny and more power.

As said there reason autos are faster. And you think its just stepping on gas and go you have a lot more to know about drag racing.
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Only downside to a manual is traffic on the highways and it's much tougher to get road head hahaha
That's what short shifters are for! Duh. Lol
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Re: Auto to Manual on '11 GT

sucks but the best way to go is sell yours buy a manual one
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sucks but the best way to go is sell yours buy a manual one
Agree. Trade it and snatch a 2012 while can with the deals they have to move them.
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+11. Nothing beats the consistency of an Automatic!.. Plus with a tune you can make it shift when you want, and how hard you want!..
can you downshift when you want? it sucks when auto takes ages before downshifting.
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can you downshift when you want? it sucks when auto takes ages before downshifting.
Unless your afraid of voiding your warranty then get a tuner!.. It will take care of your shift points, and shift pressure!.. And if that's not enough you can always go into your tune and adjust them even further!.. First mod I suggest getting, especially if you have an auto, is a tuner!..
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Tune is worlds different for an auto..but go a head trade it for a manual. Run slower at track..be one the guys running 13-14 in your manual 5.0...
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So the Guy with a v6 thinks his manual is better then owning a GT auto..get out of here. Go drive a new 2011+ auto. Its night day over a prior auto. Better tranny and more power.

As said there reason autos are faster. And you think its just stepping on gas and go you have a lot more to know about drag racing.
Don't talk **** about my v6 when you have an auto. Automatics are just lazy
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Ive owned a Auto mustang b4 my 03 gt was a auto and with a 3500 stall and 410s. My wifes 12 v6 is a auto as well my roush is manual. But look at all your drag cars thay are autos bc they are quicker. A powerglide is a auto if u want to be quick at the track the auto will be faster than the manual if its set up right.
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Don't talk **** about my v6 when you have an auto. Automatics are just lazy
You turned down a faster car for a slower one just because it was an auto!.. Lol.
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Manuals are so much fun. Trade up and get what u really want. Auto's are faster but I'll take my manual for the fun factor any day! My car doesn't see the track and the ricer I dusted today thought my manual was plenty fast. ; big grin
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Yes I did because I find automatics are boring as hell to drive. Click it in drive. Boring
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Yes I did because I find automatics are boring as hell to drive. Click it in drive. Boring
Rachet shifter from b&m will make it fun.
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Rachet shifter from b&m will make it fun.
Or an old school Slap Shifter!..

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Yes I did because I find automatics are boring as hell to drive. Click it in drive. Boring
Then why not save up and get a manual GT then?...
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Don't talk **** about my v6 when you have an auto. Automatics are just lazy
You're missing a huge chunk of the story here bud. He traded in his manual for an auto for many reasons, none of them are laziness.

The MT82 has some pretty serious issues, and they get worse as you add power. They are also slower on the 1/4 mile than a (6R80) with the right stall. There is still skill required in launching these properly. wnt2gofst wanted to build a car for maximum 1/4 mile times, and the MT82 was holding him back and about to eat crap. I'm not so sure why you feel the need to wander into this section just to troll him about it.

I'm glad you're happy with your manual, even if that means you had to sacrifice a V8 to get it. I personally love driving a manual around town much more than I enjoy getting top 1/4 mile times, this is why I still have one. We don't come over to the V6 forums and flame you for not buying a V8. Be happy with your choice, and let others be happy with theirs. There is just no need for the nonsense you've started here.
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Trade it in and get a manual . I race a manual and run 11's . Other manual 5.0's have run 10's with bolt ons ! I enjoy the challenge and I think the M82 " issues " are overblown . In my experience the transmission itself is doing fine its the clutch and shifter I had troubles with. I Got a Mcleod clutch and barton shifter and its working great . Auto racers usually replace the converters , manual racers the clutch. In the sport of racing its not auto vs manual as one being better than the other just different .
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I enjoy the challenge and I think the M82 " issues " are overblown . In my experience the transmission itself is doing fine its the clutch and shifter I had troubles with.
oh god, here we go. You must have stumbled over from AFM.
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I got my 2011 GT about 9 months back. It's my first car ever and it's an auto. Now I feel I should have got a manual. What are my options if I have to change transmission? Trading in is the last thing on my mind. I am really learning about cars right now and any ideas are greatly appreciated.
If you wanna put down consistent times and not have to worry about your tranny going out then stick w your auto.. I've seen 700-800hp on the stock auto tranny.. Some of the manuals are going out with little to no mods on the cars.. The manual is fun but if your into racing it auto is the way to go..
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Don't talk **** about my v6 when you have an auto. Automatics are just lazy
My lazy auto runs 10s and can Yank the wheels what's that manual V6 doing?

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Trade it in and get a manual . I race a manual and run 11's . Other manual 5.0's have run 10's with bolt ons ! I enjoy the challenge and I think the M82 " issues " are overblown . In my experience the transmission itself is doing fine its the clutch and shifter I had troubles with. I Got a Mcleod clutch and barton shifter and its working great . Auto racers usually replace the converters , manual racers the clutch. In the sport of racing its not auto vs manual as one being better than the other just different .
Have you seen the manuals that ran 10s with bolt ons? They have a lot of weight taken out of them.

And its just as much as the tranny as clutches going out. Synchro's in 3/5 gears going out. That was first tranny Ford replaced. They also found the PP bolts backed ojt as well. Second tranny started to lose 2/3 synchro's.

Ford made a great engine but put a horrible manual behind it. Maybe that's why they have so many TSB's for it.

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If you wanna put down consistent times and not have to worry about your tranny going out then stick w your auto.. I've seen 700-800hp on the stock auto tranny.. Some of the manuals are going out with little to no mods on the cars.. The manual is fun but if your into racing it auto is the way to go..
Agree.
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Don't talk **** about my v6 when you have an auto. Automatics are just lazy
Really? Thats what drag cars run.. And hell they only shift once.. I think you need to scamper back to the new edge v6 section.. And btw when you got a blower on your 5.0 like wnt2gofst you can talk sh*t to any v6 you want.. Especially a guy w a 190hp v6 stang.. I will say that the new edge automatics are worthless as I had one in my 04 GT.. '11+ 5.0s are a whole other ball game though!
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Sadly, the only option is to trade it in...unless you want to waste 5 grand when you could trade it in for a 5 speed and use that 5 grand for a supercharger!!
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I watch nhra drag racing. I know what they have in them. I never said that my car was fast in any way do why hate on me because of my v6? Manuals have always been known to be lighter and cheaper to own than an automatic. that was the point I was my point.

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Sadly, the only option is to trade it in...unless you want to waste 5 grand when you could trade it in for a 5 speed and use that 5 grand for a supercharger!!
Doesn't adding anything to your car void warranty though?
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