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Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 6:19 pm 
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iv decided to upgrade to an el xr6,iv only ever had 5 speed falcons but am thinking of getting an auto!how will the auto with a shift kit and stall compare to the 5 speed,can i get anywhere near the same performance out of the auto??

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 6:23 pm 
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i think you could be losing between 5-10% rwkw.

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 6:31 pm 
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really?that much??

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 6:44 pm 
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the first gear is ridiculously long and get used to sluggish performance off the line.

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 6:54 pm 
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MooseMan wrote:
the first gear is ridiculously long and get used to sluggish performance off the line.

Yep, I'd be hanging onto those 3.9 diff gears if I were you.
You'll need them.

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 7:02 pm 
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will the diff bolt into the el??

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 7:08 pm 
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Not really, I believe a different handbrake cable is needed, and control arms and mounts are different as well
Just get the centers swapped.

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 7:12 pm 
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If you enjoy fast standing start take offs, DO NOT BUY AN AUTO EQUIPPED E SERIES FALCON. They are very slow off the line up to about 60 kays. The manual is sooooo much more fun she aint funny.

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Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:31 pm 
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oh so true... the autos are definatley not a fun thing!

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:56 pm 
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i have auto and drove my mates manual (ef xr6) .. dude... get the manual. trust me u will have more fun. i didnt want to get out of his car!

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:30 am 
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yeah the manuals are more fun but remeber those peak torque and rwkw figures arent at 60km/h more like 145-160km/h so not often are u getting the real power from ya cars anywhoo.

I have an auto EF XR6 and auto EL XR8 and im happy with them both.

Have dragged one mate in particulars manual EF XR6 with my auto Ef xr6 and most of the time its anyones race and by then end of a good stretch up to say 130-150km/h the difference between us is next to nothing he just gets that tiny bit in front off the mark being the manual and that how it sorta stays......now he has an ITS Stage 3 PS and whips my a** but hey :P

With the shift kit...still wanna test how they really go..yet too... Robbo u up for another run :P. Least then you have the nice feel of a firm gear change.

Next is a larger transcooler and 3000rpm stall convertor :twisted:

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 6:16 pm 
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thanks guys ive decided to look for another manual!that'll be number 4 manual falcon!

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 5:43 pm 
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i own an auto and have a driven my mates 5 speed and would def go the 5 speed..currently saving cash to change mine to manual
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Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 5:47 pm 
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hey if anyone thinks that autos are s**t i will gladly take them on anytime anywhere

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 5:51 pm 
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OBS35N wrote:
hey if anyone thinks that autos are s**t i will gladly take them on anytime anywhere

Yeah, there's alot of 'auto-hatin' on here :D
I have both, and while I do love my Sprint with the T5, I also love the pure lazy joy that my BTR equipped 'mont provides.
Driving a manual requires me to switch on the nerves to my left leg.
Auto I can fang around while only using half the brain capacity.
Plus while my timeslip begs to differ, changing diff gears goes a long way to helping the BTR get off the line.

 

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