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 Post subject: Re: Falcon T5
Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 2:55 am 
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ebfairmont3.9 wrote:
Falcon T5 Is NOT bullet proof my mate has broken 2 separate 5 speeds in his EA it runs 14 flat tho, but not bullet proof.

i think it was second gear or first.....

and good for 250rwkw ummm how about no.. it runs 155rw
he is also on his 5th diff.


hate to say it but i think your mate just needs to ease up on the shifting...he probably is snapping it into 2nd with too much force killing synchros and what not in the process. I reckon they are good up to about 200rwkw to be on the safe side...but 250rwkw is achievable.

As to the topic...even though it is a pain in the a** to do the manual conversion, it was well worth the effort by me and those who helped me (thanks punktured and H3AT).

Manual over Auto unless you want to have huge amounts of power.

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 Post subject: T5
Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 5:50 pm 
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s**t yeah he treats it VERY badly, its his "fun car" every weekend it goes out for races and burnouts, his nice car is an EB 1 Fairmont v8

 

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Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 6:27 pm 
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i love my autos for my daily driver. but if i had any type of sports car it would have to be manual.
an auto with a nice big torquey V8 would be my dream.
i'll definately give you that manuals are fun - but not for all the time. i love hoping into a manual after i've been driving an auto. but after a while i get over it.
in the end if definately think it comes down to what the car in question is.

 

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Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 6:57 pm 
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Mines a auto, i dont mind it but would much rather a manual...drove a AU2 xr8 ute manual the other day and didnt want to get out of it there so much more fun

 

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Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 7:04 pm 
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E-series - Manual. There is no other choice if it's every last inch of performance you're looking for.

A-series - As above.

B-series - Get's tricky. I'd go;
XR8 - Manual
GT - Manual
F6 - 6 speed auto
XR6T - 4 or 6 speed auto
XR6 / XT - Manual
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 Post subject: manual or auto
Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 10:56 am 
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I'd have to go auto, as i am getting the 3000 stall and 4.11 diff gears

 

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Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 11:27 am 
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Manual for sure u know ur driving when ur drivin a manual
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Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 7:04 pm 
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I'm also a manual fan. I converted my EA from auto to manual and the difference was huge.

 

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Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 7:52 pm 
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If its a weekend car, and you like driving it other than just the drags... go for a manual. ALso if you don't have to drive it in and out of the city 5 days a week get a manual.
Auto's are good for city driving and if you can't be f**k pushing the clutch in all the time.
The V8 T5's are fairly strong, i'm the same as Damo, around the 250rwkw mark, and the T5 *touch wood* is holding up fine.
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Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 8:11 pm 
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manual for sure
i cry myself to sleep cos i cant afford a conversion yet.
the sound of a manual punchen down the gears is just tooo good

by the way
anyone want to donate an El XR8 box n gear.

 

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Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 9:02 pm 
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my ed is auto and its a dream to drive nice smooth shifts great for cruising but the xr8 is manual and i love it so much fun to be had going into and coming out of corners. especially when your cruising down the road and drop it down a gear and plant your right foot :D :D

 

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Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 9:19 pm 
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Manual..

I've owned 2 5 Speed Falcons & 3 Auto Falcons, would never have an Auto again..

 

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