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another question on tranny in my ws6!

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    another question on tranny in my ws6!

    k,
    since i am trying to get excited on this trans am i have!

    would it be stupid to take the automatic tranny out my car and put a six speed?
    i have people saying i would have more fun with a six speed but hellifino.

    i have a built tranny with a shift kit and vig. convertor.

    lmk what yall think.
    thx

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    you need to make your own decisions. what do you use the car for? daily driver/road race/autox car i'd definitely swap it to a 6 speed. weekend warrior/drag car leave it auto. how big is the converter? does it annoy you? do you have a built rear? a 6 speed will snap the stock rear easier than your auto will. lots to think about.

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    what he said ! ... i was debating this myself but have decided to stay auto... just because i drive a ton of city and dont really feel like shifting every second haha

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    you'll need an ecm from a six speed

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    K,
    that why i asked on here. u guys should know.
    it has a 3k convertor. stock axle regeared.
    i drive her everyday, but i the convertor does annoy the hell out of me.
    it seems like it locks up early and makes a racket that just gets on ur nerves.
    someone said u could go in and retune the convertor to lock up differently, but i dont even know what he is talking about.
    and where we are at, there is no place that i can take it too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kneedragger4576 View Post
    k,
    since i am trying to get excited on this trans am i have!

    would it be stupid to take the automatic tranny out my car and put a six speed?
    i have people saying i would have more fun with a six speed but hellifino.

    i have a built tranny with a shift kit and vig. convertor.

    lmk what yall think.
    thx
    It depends on your goals for the car. If you are wanting a drag car, the auto will give you more consistent, better times.

    If you are wanting better MPG, autox etc, the manual would be better for you.

    Swapping is not dumb, if manual fits your needs better or if you just prefer manual.

    There is no right or wrong answer to this question, both have their pros and cons. If anyone starts this thread headed into a debate about one or the other being better, I will squash it fast. We have a ton of threads already on this site debating that and neither is superior, its strictly a matter of what better fits your needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justinmc978 View Post
    you'll need an ecm from a six speed


    He can get his flashed....

    I considered this and even sourced the parts but in the end just decided it was not worth the time, $$$ and hassle for me. It may be different for you....

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    I am not really wanting drag race this one, but i have a partner that has a shebly gt 500. We run from redlight to redlight and on the interstate, some roll ons every now and then.

    But i do drive this one everyday, so i am wanting to make sure i keep the best dependablity of this car.
    I sold my truck and now i can be without a car.

    The cobra guy said he new someone that was willing to swap everything from his 02 to my02, but i dont know what all has to be done.
    But the way i see it, if he wants it and wants to do all the labor or pay for it to be done, go with it.
    But i am not wanting to spend any money cause he wants my tranny.
    Sorry for the caps, at work. And it stays on caps.

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