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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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+
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...
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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...
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