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This is a discussion on z28 automatic or stickshift within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; okai i gotta automatic z28...i jus wanna to knw how much of diffrent dose it make when it comes down ...

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    z28 automatic or stickshift

    okai i gotta automatic z28...i jus wanna to knw how much of diffrent dose it make when it comes down to performance between automatic and stickshift???? Is there certain mods that u cant do wid automatic.....

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    nope, asides from the skip shift elimination.

    As for performance, well that's a matter of opinion, you will always dyno higher with a stick, but will have better control at the track with an auto, and with some tweaks an auto can out do a stick.

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    IMO auto with stall, optmized shift points and pressures is the way to go

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    i've had two A4s and now I have an M6... and the main difference for me was the "fun" factor... the M6 wins there. However, if I'm sitting at a stop light and some dude next to me wants to make things interesting, I would love to have my 99 SS A4 back. Just easier to launch IMO.. especially with a stall. plus, its a pain in the ass to text while driving a six speed lol.

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    thanx guys....i actually have my z28 for sale rite now cuz i wanted stickshift....we ll c if it sells or not...not really worryin bout no more

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    m6 better from roll (where you will see most of your street races) no comparison between the two on a road course/twisties. a4 better down the quarter mile track but someone who can drive their NA 6 speed can run some nice times too.
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    any suggesstions for wat brand stalls r good??????????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by side2000 View Post
    m6 better from roll (where you will see most of your street races) no comparison between the two on a road course/twisties. a4 better down the quarter mile track but someone who can drive their NA 6 speed can run some nice times too.
    there must be a gearing difference between GTO's and F-bodies, because mines an a4 and I have no problem from a roll either. <70mph mash it, drops to 2nd and lots of time break loose a hair......but I have a 3,000 stall and reprogramed the tranny shifts and pressures.
    I do know some guys that can shift the hell out of manual......but I'm not one of them

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8urstang View Post
    any suggesstions for wat brand stalls r good??????????????
    I'm running a TCI, I love mine, but some people don't like them, Vig, Fuddle just to name a few

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    im referring to the downshift period. . . . .if you and i had same car and we raced from roll you had auto and i had stick. . . . . . . . . .i'd get a jump on ya- - - -rev match and dump is immediate. flooring and hoping for the best is not, also i know exactly what gear to crack for a downshift at any speed. . . . .im sure you know what yours shifts at but will it always downshift to the best gear at all speeds? for instance, lets say you're goin 35 and first would be best gear to crack but it cracks 2nd instead. . . .i really dunno much about modified autos and what you can do with 'em, im basing the majority of this on cars ive driven.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mark21742 View Post
    I'm running a TCI, I love mine, but some people don't like them, Vig, Fuddle just to name a few
    X2 I have a tci 3600 for sale if your interested, I am local by the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by side2000 View Post
    im referring to the downshift period. . . . .if you and i had same car and we raced from roll you had auto and i had stick. . . . . . . . . .i'd get a jump on ya- - - -rev match and dump is immediate. flooring and hoping for the best is not, also i know exactly what gear to crack for a downshift at any speed. . . . .im sure you know what yours shifts at but will it always downshift to the best gear at all speeds? for instance, lets say you're goin 35 and first would be best gear to crack but it cracks 2nd instead. . . .i really dunno much about modified autos and what you can do with 'em, im basing the majority of this on cars ive driven.
    stock for stock, hell yes a good driver with a manual from a roll would have the advantage.
    you would be amazed how "dialed in" you can get the newer computer controled autos though......by the way, it took me personally about two months of tests and fine tuning to get mine just where I wanted it

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