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This is a discussion on Auto Vs. Stick within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; What are your guys opinions on the auto vs the stick execept for the fun factor? Burnouts? and other stuff ...

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    Auto Vs. Stick

    What are your guys opinions on the auto vs the stick execept for the fun factor? Burnouts? and other stuff like than on a auto

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    Manuals are slightly faster, but it's all driver. Autos are just smash and go. I'm sure some people who drive autos will argue, but it takes much more talent to properly drive/race a manual. Burnouts like staging? Or burnouts like your 16years old?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMdef9 View Post
    Manuals are slightly faster, but it's all driver. Autos are just smash and go. I'm sure some people who drive autos will argue, but it takes much more talent to properly drive/race a manual. Burnouts like staging? Or burnouts like your 16years old?
    I love burn outs and im older than 16, my dad does burn outs and hes 50.

    My opinion is autos stock are slower and not that fun. Built autos are all buisness, they are the fastest way to go for a striaght line drag car. Manual is faster than a stock auto with a good driver shifting gears. Manual is just more all around fun for street use.

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    depends on the application ... my TA is a stick and it's a ton of fun to drive, to burn out, only "raced" it on the 1/4 mile on the dyno ... it doesn't hook up that well though (again, depends on application). the Z28 we're building in class is an auto and that thing is fantastic on the 1/4, never done a burnout in it, it does spin up til 2nd gear tho ... to me though, an automatic is no fun on the streets. it all depends on what you're using it for!

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    Manual > Auto

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    haha well since my t/ais my daily driver, i appriciate my auto, i had a standard firebird and i had more problems with that transmission, i'm 18 if that helps any?

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    as far as racing applisations, a stalled auto is easyier on your 10bolt rear end than the six speed, when you swap your 10 bolt for a 12, its all about what you prefer

    and for reliablitly, the auto MIGHT have more problems, but it comes down to how well it was taken care of fluidchanged,etc. got a friend who has no reverse 5th or 6th in his standard, while my pampered auto glides so smooth (i have way more milage than he does too)
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    Quote Originally Posted by justinmc978 View Post
    as far as racing applisations, a stalled auto is easyier on your 10bolt rear end than the six speed, when you swap your 10 bolt for a 12, its all about what you prefer

    and for reliablitly, the auto MIGHT have more problems, but it comes down to how well it was taken care of fluidchanged,etc. got a friend who has no reverse 5th or 6th in his standard, while my pampered auto glides so smooth (i have way more milage than he does too)
    A stalled auto and sticky tires will still destroy a 10 bolt. And with gears even more

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    i like to drive manuals but my car is an auto but autos are a blast and there mor consistant

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    Auto > Manual

    Punch it & steer, ..., No fightin' for gears, ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zinergy View Post
    A stalled auto and sticky tires will still destroy a 10 bolt. And with gears even more
    no doubt, but i have videos of 6speeds stripping their rears with streets, i have yet to witness trhat with an auto

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    They both have their place its just preference. My T/A is auto but I want to buy another f-body thats a manual just so I can have both. Auto's are more consistant but manuals will put a grin on your face faster/longer if you can shift good.

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    ya fun burnouts and donuts with a auto. also against a stick stang

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    M6 for street, autoX or RR, A4 for the strip......

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    Quote Originally Posted by SOMbitch View Post
    M6 for street, autoX or RR, A4 for the strip......
    In a nut shell

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    another plus for autos.. if your riding with your girl, she'll appriciate that you can put your arm around her rather than using it to play with your stick the whole time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOBS View Post
    They both have their place its just preference. My T/A is auto but I want to buy another f-body thats a manual just so I can have both. Auto's are more consistant but manuals will put a grin on your face faster/longer if you can shift good.
    definatly agree cept i'd rather have a manny z06 than another f-bod

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    I was anti-automatic until I first test drove our Trans Am. Never would have considered buying a muscle car without a stick and three pedals.

    One drive though and I found the car to have a high fun factor -- drop the hammer and hang on. After a year, we are both quite happy with the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    I was anti-automatic until I first test drove our Trans Am. Never would have considered buying a muscle car without a stick and three pedals.

    One drive though and I found the car to have a high fun factor -- drop the hammer and hang on. After a year, we are both quite happy with the car.
    I have had both an auto and stick, and i need stick to stay happy.

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    on a side note, females find it sexy when you powershift

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