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Old 02-03-2005, 05:08   #1 (permalink)
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Auto or Manual transmission?

Hi there

I have acquired some funds to start my xr6 EL turbo project. I was wondering what you guys think will be better in the long run, A shift kitted auto or manual?
I have alot more to ask but I am getting tired

So, shift kitted auto (electronic) or manual.

P.s. i forgot to mention how much power can each handle respectively, from what you have seen/heard.

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Old 02-08-2005, 05:07   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Auto or Manual transmission?

It really is up to what you prefer.

Id choose manual anyday but youd need to go to a Supra box or a toploader. More expensive options are tremec or T56.

Auto I dont think youll be able to keep the electronic 4spd if youre gonna make serious power (250kw+) but a built C4/C9 will definietely do the job, but then again its got 3 gears.
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Re: Auto or Manual transmission?

have you got the car yet, if so is it manual or auto?
there is one mod that will allow the auto gearbox stand a a lot more power for longer but i dont know how much longer. Dansedgli has it in his 200rwkw 4L ED falcon and has so far stood up to the punishment, and he doesnt have a tranny cooler yet either....

one thing to remember is that some modified xr6s are still going well, and use basically the same box.

the t5 will stand a bit of power but largley depends on how you well you treat it.

As said above, u could use a supra box, a tremec 5speed or t3650 (t3, mk1 ba gt). all of which cost a bit of money. add to any manual a GOOD clutch too ~$800+
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Re: Auto or Manual transmission?

The T56 is around $8k new
I went with Tremec TKO option $5k and strong as!!!
For drags and street I'd go auto...
But if street and curcuit racing is your go then manual..Either way more than 250 rwkw and your looking for other alternatives...Especially with manual and clutch...

The above kits are approx prices from Mall Wood 07466 13548 Qld...
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i'd be goin for an auto, they are a lot stronger, and sooo much easier when u wanna run someone!
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i'd be goin for an auto, they are a lot stronger, and sooo much easier when u wanna run someone!
Hmm yes get power to ground easy..BUT I wouldn't be too comfident in strength...T5 driven respectivly lasts heaps...Auto's have issues around 250 rwkw....
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Sorry.........just to make you feel bad , I got my TKO for $1800 new (with shifter and 1350 yoke)!

Big bugger to fit, but they're real strong.
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ok, if that were the case wouldnt drag racers use manuals?

There is inconsistancy and the ammount of manuals i see stripping gears and breaking things inside is unreal, i use to think manuals were stronger too, but not any more!
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ok, if that were the case wouldnt drag racers use manuals?

There is inconsistancy and the ammount of manuals i see stripping gears and breaking things inside is unreal, i use to think manuals were stronger too, but not any more!
That's because they're using crap boxes! T5's are an absolute waste of time with big HP. I wouldn't even think of using slicks and doing hard launches with one. Kaa-boom

There are plenty of 10 sec cars in the US running Tremec TKO's and do it all day.

You can't compare el cheapo manuals with proper gearboxes built for big HP and racing. The same applies with autos. Unfortunately, strength is also related to how much $$$ you invest.
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well i agree to a point, but a 2 speed power glide was almost bullet proof, a good example of how quality has sliped over the years, 95% of drag races use these boxes and dont have much trouble, this is the sort of thing that really comes back to the manufactures...

but, what is the manual in the xr6t and gt's???
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