View Poll Results: Buy a new Auto trans or replace it with a 6 speed.

Voters
29. You may not vote on this poll
  • New Automatic

    16 55.17%
  • 6 speed conversion

    13 44.83%
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 29

Auto or Stick

This is a discussion on Auto or Stick within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; So I had asked some questions about either fixing my automatic trans in my 98 and about converting to 6 ...

  1. #1
    Member speedracer25f's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Bethlehem, Pa
    Age
    43
    Posts
    202

    Midnight Blue
    1998 Trans Am

    Auto or Stick

    So I had asked some questions about either fixing my automatic trans in my 98 and about converting to 6 speed. I figured maybe price would be a factor, but after pricing out a rebuilt performance automatic with a stall converter and all the parts to convert Im looking at about $2000 to $2500 either way. The extra work invloved in the conversion isnt a big deal, Ive done it before on other years. So Im just curious what everyone else thinks, would you put a performance automatic in with a stall converter, or take the chance to make it a 6 speed?

  2. #2
    Just a farmboy V8MUSCLE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Montpelier, VA
    Age
    30
    Posts
    518

    Pewter
    2000 Pontiac Trans Am

    if i could go back i would buy an auto. the M6 is fun at first, and still is, but when it comes to normal driving it almost gets annoying. say your talking on a phone, hold on (1-2 shift) alright im back, what was that, hang on a sec, (2-3 shift)... Autos are easier, everyone can drive em, if you get a little too drunk at the bar you dont have to worry about some dumbass messin up your clutch.

    as far as racing, a stalled beefy A4 is supposed to be faster than a M6. the auto will never miss a gear, never over rev, it shifts perfect, every time.

  3. #3
    its short but its skinny. jiveass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    The Woodlands/spring/houston
    Posts
    2,142

    pewter
    99 trans am

    Quote Originally Posted by V8MUSCLE View Post
    if i could go back i would buy an auto. the M6 is fun at first, and still is, but when it comes to normal driving it almost gets annoying. say your talking on a phone, hold on (1-2 shift) alright im back, what was that, hang on a sec, (2-3 shift)... Autos are easier, everyone can drive em, if you get a little too drunk at the bar you dont have to worry about some dumbass messin up your clutch.

    as far as racing, a stalled beefy A4 is supposed to be faster than a M6. the auto will never miss a gear, never over rev, it shifts perfect, every time.
    i agree...although many times i wish i had a m6...seems like more fun on the highway.

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Russellville, MO
    Posts
    126
    I think it comes down to personal preference. I would rather have an M6. I enjoy driving a stick a whole lot more than an auto.

  5. #5
    Spaz is My Mentor SMWS6TA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Ugy Lower Corner of AL
    Posts
    10,511

    Navy Blue Metallic
    98 T/A w/a little mods...

    I've had both, prefer M6 Stick FTW

  6. #6
    She Moderator KahanaReef's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    So Cal
    Age
    54
    Posts
    15,590

    Arctic White
    2000 Camaro Z28

    I'd say it really depends on your normal DD conditions.

    For me, it was a tough choice. But, the traffic out here on the freeways and craziness of the city streets persuaded me to go with and A4.

    I'm glad I did. There are a few times I wish I had gone with an M6. But, more times than not, while I'm doing 10 miles an hour on the highway, stop and go, or getting caught at lights every other block I'm glad I didn't

  7. #7
    Member waldo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    617

    Machine Silver
    05 Corvette

    go with the auto, stall and shift kit....you'll be happy with it.

  8. #8
    BANGIN GEARS>STAB N STEER BLK2KSS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Jacksonville FL
    Age
    34
    Posts
    855

    TRIPLE BLACK
    2000 CAMARO SS M6 #2100

    go with the m6! any chump can press a pedal to the floor but it takes some skill to drive the wheels off an m6! way funner to drive too! heavy traffic sucks but its not like it doesnt suck in an auto as well, the stick will just keep u awake and who cares about talkin on the phone, your drivin a performance car!! lol

  9. #9
    Member zmg00camaross's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    missouri
    Posts
    764

    pewter
    2000 camaro ss

    What do you want to do with the car? Guess some ppl cant muli task i can talk on the phone, drink soda and still shift the car. OOO yea M6 here, if i was going to drag race competively then yes a auto, but my street strip car m6.

  10. #10
    Junior Member WS6 > SS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Jacksonville
    Posts
    77
    What's more important to you? Convenience and consistent drag times or gear jamming fun and clutch changing? Both have there up's and down's! I perosnally dont care for the 2nd to 3rd characteristics of the T56 so Ill stick with the 3600 stall and a coffee cup in my right hand!

  11. #11
    Member qwk93ta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Fairfield, Ohio
    Age
    54
    Posts
    944

    Black
    00 WS6

    I've had both.....right now I have an auto because I want to drag race. I do miss having a M6 for driving on the street.

  12. #12
    Junior Member 99blkWS6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Indiana
    Age
    47
    Posts
    13

    "go baby go"
    99 WS6

    Personally I would stick with the A4 and drive it like a stick when performance is needed.
    The best of both worlds 'as it were.' You do have to be quick on the 3-2 downshift as well as the 2-3 upshift, but when done correctly the car behaves as if it was a manual. I've had several people ask me after I outperformed them, if I have an M6.

  13. #13
    BANGIN GEARS>STAB N STEER BLK2KSS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Jacksonville FL
    Age
    34
    Posts
    855

    TRIPLE BLACK
    2000 CAMARO SS M6 #2100

    Quote Originally Posted by WS6 > SS View Post
    What's more important to you? Convenience and consistent drag times or gear jamming fun and clutch changing? Both have there up's and down's! I perosnally dont care for the 2nd to 3rd characteristics of the T56 so Ill stick with the 3600 stall and a coffee cup in my right hand!


    ive seen many people get very consistent drag times with 6speeds! i guess some people can drive well and others cant and should stick to the gears that shift for em, lol. and sure we have all had our share of missing 3rd when we first get our cars but after a while its just ancient history... i dont remember the last time i missed 3rd

  14. #14
    Member speedracer25f's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Bethlehem, Pa
    Age
    43
    Posts
    202

    Midnight Blue
    1998 Trans Am

    Mostly I drive the car for fun, and toast the rice burners in the neighborhood. Right now I would be happy if the car shifted when its supposed to, the auto in it is screwed up and doesnt shift right, sometimes hits the rev limiter instead of shifting. Sometimes drops to first when it should have only downshifted to second. I can enjoy stick or auto, just havent decided which way I wanted to go. Had even thought about doing the auto with a manual valve body.

  15. #15
    Member waldo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    617

    Machine Silver
    05 Corvette

    Quote Originally Posted by BLK2KSS View Post
    go with the m6! any chump can press a pedal to the floor but it takes some skill to drive the wheels off an m6! way funner to drive too! heavy traffic sucks but its not like it doesnt suck in an auto as well, the stick will just keep u awake and who cares about talkin on the phone, your drivin a performance car!! lol
    FUNNER

  16. #16
    Member 1998 T/A's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Huron Ohio
    Posts
    759

    Black
    2000 WS6 Trans AM

    I would go with the beefed up a4 just cause it'll be a bitch to get the pedals installed and shit, but i agree i loved having an M6, more fun and nobody drove my car but me and maybe my brothers (who all know how to drive stick without burning the clutch) so i never had to worry about gettin picked up lol

  17. #17
    BANGIN GEARS>STAB N STEER BLK2KSS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Jacksonville FL
    Age
    34
    Posts
    855

    TRIPLE BLACK
    2000 CAMARO SS M6 #2100

    Quote Originally Posted by waldo View Post
    FUNNER
    haha, i didnt notice i had written that till after i posted it, was waiting for someone to call it out... thanks for that

  18. #18
    Senior Member justinmc978's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    college station, tx
    Posts
    2,564

    sold: 1999 firebird
    1998 Trans Am

    Quote Originally Posted by V8MUSCLE View Post
    if i could go back i would buy an auto. the M6 is fun at first, and still is, but when it comes to normal driving it almost gets annoying. say your talking on a phone, hold on (1-2 shift) alright im back, what was that, hang on a sec, (2-3 shift)... Autos are easier, everyone can drive em, if you get a little too drunk at the bar you dont have to worry about some dumbass messin up your clutch.

    as far as racing, a stalled beefy A4 is supposed to be faster than a M6. the auto will never miss a gear, never over rev, it shifts perfect, every time.
    this is the best explanation i've heard on here

  19. #19
    Just a farmboy V8MUSCLE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Montpelier, VA
    Age
    30
    Posts
    518

    Pewter
    2000 Pontiac Trans Am

    im not sure if everyone is reading the question. his car is an automatic, hes going to swap the original A4 for a M6.
    its going to cost waaaay more to do a M6 swap than a beefy A4 with a nice stall. if the op goes with a M6 im pretty sure he overlooked his rear end. i may be wrong but the rear in a a4 was a 2.73ish, gears like that in a M6 are going to be slower than a civic. he'll need the M6, master and slave cylinders, clutch, flywheel, pedals, rear end(new gears atleast), and computer or tune possibly. im pretty sure im missing something.

    http://www.performabuilt.com/level-2.html 2000 for everything you need.

    our M6's have there downfalls too. EVERY time i drive mine aggressivly the clutch pedal sticks to the floor. just do a search for all the "sticking clutch pedal" posts... drill mod ftw
    Last edited by V8MUSCLE; 02-10-2010 at 09:37 PM.

  20. #20
    member since may 2000 nhraformula's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    n/w chicago
    Age
    47
    Posts
    6,933

    black
    2000 nhra edition formula

    Quote Originally Posted by BLK2KSS View Post
    go with the m6! any chump can press a pedal to the floor but it takes some skill to drive the wheels off an m6! way funner to drive too! heavy traffic sucks but its not like it doesnt suck in an auto as well, the stick will just keep u awake and who cares about talkin on the phone, your drivin a performance car!! lol
    Above is such bullshit. Typical of some guy trying to prove something
    2000 nhra edition formula
    a few bolt ons, 379 rwhp
    11.96 @113.25

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. The Best .45 Auto: The Obregon Auto Pistol
    By Ed Blown Vert in forum Gun's & Ammo
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-07-2011, 06:20 PM
  2. Auto Vs. Stick
    By brendan.9 in forum Firebird / WS6
    Replies: 48
    Last Post: 09-18-2009, 05:08 PM
  3. 04 C5 A4 vs 09 350Z stick vz 370Z stick
    By Danger731 in forum Kill Stories
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 03-27-2009, 04:03 PM
  4. What would you get Auto or Stick?
    By freddy_caprice in forum Firebird / WS6
    Replies: 44
    Last Post: 08-20-2008, 12:33 PM
  5. Convert Auto to stick????
    By speedracer25f in forum Drivetrain
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-16-2008, 04:38 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •