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Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 5:53 pm 
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i had an auto in my last car...never again, so boring

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 5:54 pm 
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meh i'm a lazy driver - so daily would be an auto for me - i just can't be a*** changing gears all the time lol :P

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 11:30 pm 
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i dont hate my auto.. i just hate that i dont have a 5 speed manual :(

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 11:54 pm 
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Look, if u want performance and speed, get the manual. on the other hand, if yer not doing massive mods to yer car, keep the auto. sure, me and my auto will get flogged every time off the line...but crusing down the coast and gettin throo peak hour traffic....i wouldnt have it any other way

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:51 am 
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sure, me and my auto will get flogged every time off the line...but crusing down the coast and gettin throo peak hour traffic....i wouldnt have it any other way
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Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 10:43 am 
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Look, if u want performance and speed, get the manual. on the other hand, if yer not doing massive mods to yer car, keep the auto. sure, me and my auto will get flogged every time off the line...but crusing down the coast and gettin throo peak hour traffic....i wouldnt have it any other way


well the performance and speed factor u wont end up with a T5 or a manual for that matter....be a full on drag style auto..

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 8:43 pm 
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me and my auto will get flogged every time off the line


why dont some of you auto drivers try upping diff gears, and getting a cam. 3.7's or 3.9's will see you off the line nicely, decent alted/rpd cam should see you doing the flogging.

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 10:30 pm 
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me and my auto will get flogged every time off the line


why dont some of you auto drivers try upping diff gears, and getting a cam. 3.7's or 3.9's will see you off the line nicely, decent alted/rpd cam should see you doing the flogging.
Thats true, you dont necesarily need to go straight to a manual
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Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 3:06 am 
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Anybody volunteer to take me for a ride in their manual falcon? lol. I've got the auto, and I dont see it as being heaps slow off the line, if you manual people say its slow, I'd really love to experience the acceleration of a manual. :evil:

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 3:52 am 
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me and my auto will get flogged every time off the line


why dont some of you auto drivers try upping diff gears, and getting a cam. 3.7's or 3.9's will see you off the line nicely, decent alted/rpd cam should see you doing the flogging.


but that means higher revs on the highway =( ill be on 2000 or more rpm.


auto is good if ur lazy. prefer the nice ride then autos are good. if u like to plant ur foot, drop the clutch and go VROOM VROOM VROOM then u can settle with a manual. I have been driving auto for almost all my life.......it gets boring cause not enough foot work. Manual is fun cause u get to do a lot of repeated things between lights and keeps u concentrated imo.

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Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 1:21 pm 
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mrnasty wrote:
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me and my auto will get flogged every time off the line


why dont some of you auto drivers try upping diff gears, and getting a cam. 3.7's or 3.9's will see you off the line nicely, decent alted/rpd cam should see you doing the flogging.


but that means higher revs on the highway =( ill be on 2000 or more rpm.

phong =P~




Im running 3.73:1's in my auto ute and i'm revving at about 2150rpm at 100km/h. Off the line it doesnt make such a difference but towards the end of first, all throught second and third it just f**k puuuuuuullllllsss.

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 1:28 pm 
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phongus wrote:
mrnasty wrote:
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me and my auto will get flogged every time off the line


why dont some of you auto drivers try upping diff gears, and getting a cam. 3.7's or 3.9's will see you off the line nicely, decent alted/rpd cam should see you doing the flogging.


but that means higher revs on the highway =( ill be on 2000 or more rpm.

phong =P~




Im running 3.73:1's in my auto ute and i'm revving at about 2150rpm at 100km/h. Off the line it doesnt make such a difference but towards the end of first, all throught second and third it just f**k puuuuuuullllllsss.


well if it goes then its alll goood.....but i dont like the high revs......hated the under 3000rpm in my EA 3 speed =( was a headache of a car.

phong =P~

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 1:32 pm 
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Anybody volunteer to take me for a ride in their manual falcon? lol. I've got the auto, and I dont see it as being heaps slow off the line, if you manual people say its slow, I'd really love to experience the acceleration of a manual. :evil:


if you ever come out penrith way il be glad to take you for a blat around mate

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 3:40 pm 
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hey if anyone thinks that autos are s**t i will gladly take them on anytime anywhere


OK done! We're both in Newy :)

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 4:30 pm 
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Ahh sweet, thanx Kezz, I'll have to come out Penrith way again soon, hey what RPD gear do you have on your ed? I'm looking into RPD gear at the mo on my EBII.

Thanx guys,
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