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 Post subject: POLL! Auto vs Manual
Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 9:53 pm 
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WHAT WOULD YOU RATHER FOR MORE GO!?

4 Speed Auto Nice Gearing (4.11's) maybe.. LSD, 3000 STALL, Shift Kit
5 Speed Manual + Gearing...

ebfairmont3.9 - AUTO FOR ME.

 

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Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 9:56 pm 
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POLL.......

Is this thread stupid?

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Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 9:56 pm 
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Converted to manual recently and i couldnt believe how different the power hits the ground compared to the auto.

Auto.... never again.
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Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 10:00 pm 
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id go the auto in my EL great for cruising cos i cant be f**k changing gears all the time. i drive the rodeo work ute from time to time and thats manuel so i nohow to change gears, its just got a s**t gearbox so im over it.
i would love to have a ba style auto in my EL. love the sporty feel of it.

 

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Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 10:03 pm 
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Yeah auto has some good points, like its smoother and lets you have a hand free for eating maccas or rollin a smoke :P
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Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 10:04 pm 
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Everythings gotta be a manual...I like to have total control :twisted:

 

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Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 10:12 pm 
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AGREE converted from auto, never going auto again.

auto plus's = smoother, easier... ummm blows up?
manual plus's = MUCHO fun, faster,did i mention fun?

yes i know he said , shift kitted/hi stalled auto, but once you aproach a bent in the road a manual is a more fun place to be.

 

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Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 10:13 pm 
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Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 10:17 pm 
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When my parents asked me if I had any preferences for a car when I was soon getting my license, I said I didn't care what the car was, as long as it was manual.

Lucky for me, they bought me a Falcon.

Manual. All the way. My dad's BF XR6 (which is becoming mine at the end of next year) is manual. If it was auto, I wouldn't even consider buying it.

 

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Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 10:18 pm 
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rushed wrote:
AGREE converted from auto, never going auto again.

auto plus's = smoother, easier... ummm blows up?




hehe.. going by your signature, your T5 aint far from it :P

How strong are the T5 cluster gears anyway? I know when i drove old commodores i went through M20's & M21's like there was no tommorow
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Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 10:23 pm 
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ptttf, the falcon T5 box is bulletproof for anything up to 250rwkw, its clutches, tailshafts and diffs that start to go
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Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 11:53 pm 
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any one that has driven a e-series manual will rather a manual, the main thing i noticed with the mauals is theres sooo much more noticable torque in the lower revrange.

the auto has its advantages but most of them are lost when you add 4.11 diff gears, 3000rpm highstaller and a shift kit.

 

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Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 12:37 am 
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why not make this a proper poll?

 

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 Post subject: Falcon T5
Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 12:39 am 
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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.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Falcon T5
Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 1:51 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.


damo with a supercharged ef xr8 is running 297rwhp and a t5, run many 13.5 second passes and the box is surviving. i might suggest your mate doesnt treat the car very nicley.

 

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