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This is a discussion on auto or standard? within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; looking to purchase a 99-02 trans-am and was wondering what the biggest differences in performance would be? i would like ...

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    auto or standard?

    looking to purchase a 99-02 trans-am and was wondering what the biggest differences in performance would be? i would like to be able to run at the track plus drive on the street. thanks shawn

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    If you drive in a lot of traffic I would go with the auto. The standard is faster stock to stock with a good driver.

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    i prefer stick ,but it can be a pain in heavy trafic

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    i am looking at a 99 ws6 6 speed for 13900 with 64000 miles and a 2001 trans am automatic with 85000 miles, not a ws6 and asking 13900 also. what does it take for an auto car to run with the stick car? i have been looking at all the sites and it seems alot of the fast cars are 6 speed until a point and then switch to th400 or th350. i am going to drive the cars thursday.

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    i just got a 01 ws6 auto and runs 13.4 @105mph pure stock and the car still pulls hard

    it could be just me but i think with a auto you save parts when racing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyoming T/A
    i prefer stick ,but it can be a pain in heavy trafic
    you wanna sell those rims? let me know thanks jeremy

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    Quote Originally Posted by sd1971
    i am looking at a 99 ws6 6 speed for 13900 with 64000 miles and a 2001 trans am automatic with 85000 miles, not a ws6 and asking 13900 also. what does it take for an auto car to run with the stick car? i have been looking at all the sites and it seems alot of the fast cars are 6 speed until a point and then switch to th400 or th350. i am going to drive the cars thursday.
    too much money i got my ss vert with 42k miles fully modded, very clean/ mint 15,500. keep looking. look at of state that's what i did. good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FloridaPowerHitter
    i just got a 01 ws6 auto and runs 13.4 @105mph pure stock and the car still pulls hard

    it could be just me but i think with a auto you save parts when racing...
    get a stall and watch those 60 ft times drop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhraformula
    automatic. stall it and beat the shit out of six speed cars all day.

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    yeah, whoever said a stick is faster....i dont' think so. Sticks are more fun, that's for damn sure, but the auto is just brainless. the biggest benefit to sticks is that they are WAY better gasmilage

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    auto if you want to drag race and have quicker jumps on people. stick if you just like driving it around town because sticks are more fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FloridaPowerHitter
    it could be just me but i think with a auto you save parts when racing...
    yes that's true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FloridaPowerHitter
    i just got a 01 ws6 auto and runs 13.4 @105mph pure stock and the car still pulls hard

    it could be just me but i think with a auto you save parts when racing...
    Yes I completely agree... if your going to drive it in traffic and wanting to run solid times at the track.. I would go Auto.

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    dipherentdesighn said it all.

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    Yeah, Auto has consistency ET's all day..
    if i had a 6spd i'll probaly run a 13.4 then a 14.1 the a 13.7..ect

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    I haven't done anything except borla cat back on my car, before the new exhaust I was running 13.4 at 101mph, I'd like to know if it made a difference, but now they won't let me on the track without a roll bar. What do you guys think, any difference? About the stall mod, what kind, $ and will there be a difference in times?

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    big difference in 60ft times

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    Pewter Car #006
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    I planned on keeping this ride till I died.......bought an auto so just in case when I'm over +80 yrs and having problems walking do to having my knees replaced, I won't have to worry about pushing down a clutch!!!!
    Working a clutch for a 1/2 hour in traffic jam is "NOT" my idea of fun........but on the other hand......have owned lots of manuals over the years and definetely you "are" the driver w/ a 6 speed! Good luck on your decision!

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