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This is a discussion on Manual vs Auto within the Drivetrain forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Which do you guys think is better for racing and why? Just tryin to get some opinions here.. any info ...

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    Manual vs Auto

    Which do you guys think is better for racing and why? Just tryin to get some opinions here.. any info is appreciated. thanks

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    auto for drag. Consistent launching and fastest shifting. (modded of course)
    Manual for everything else. You can hold your gears and control the shifts better and not to mention manuals are more fun on the street.

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    anybody else have any opinions or does that basically sum it up??

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    Just wait and you'll get the locked and loaded crap yet.

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    lol what?

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    also manuals get better mpg but hot black pretty much sumed it up

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    oh.. they get better mpg? how does that work

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    its all direct. not so many clutch packs and a torque converter to deal with. just gears and your main clutch. they also stay alot cooler

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    oh ok cool.. so they probably weigh less also?

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    weigh much less, however the statement about manuals being more fun on the street should be more directed at cars with standard power, my auto is alot of fun on the street

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    lol twin turbo huh
    yup, just the two

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    Yup Hot Black summed it up nicely. Autos more consistent at the drag strip, manuals more fun I think everywhere else. However, I do like getting sideways when I hit 2nd gear at the drag strip!

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    lol how much more do the autos weigh compared to the manuals?

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    My guess is 85 pounds. Anybody else know for sure?

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    manual for road course, auto (tuned shiftpoints and/or stalled) for the drag strip.

    I like the auto with manual override as a compromise.
    where you can digitally shift up or down, but it's not
    quite like manual since you don't have control of the gears.
    I have that A5 with manual switch on my daily RSX. close enough.

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    My car would probably be 4 tenths faster with a build auto.

    But I can't give up my M6. 20MPG on the highway (402ci) and high 11's at altitude. Works for me.

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    so i guess you sacrifice a little faster drag time for better MPG and a little less weight basically..?

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