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Well.. ive been thinking of the advantages of an auto, or manual.. and heres what i have come up with..


Manual, --- infinate potential for speed, but lack of free hand..
Auto ------- free hand... to do whatever you want.. with your girlfriend in the passenger seat... :)
 

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i was mostly kidding, but while you're at it, let me add my two cents.

ever try talking on your cell phone with a stick in los angeles traffic? the way one of my friends drives (when she does this, that is) is damn frightening.

you can sorta eat in the car, too... although i hate to do it. but what are you gonna do when you're on the run (as much as i am)?
 

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true ricers dont know or buy things from level ten:)teh automatic tranny is a blessing because many people want or need the conveinece of not having to control a complex machine all the time. thats for regular commuters. as for enthusiaists(not 'ricers') there are things you can do to your auto tranny(level 10s shiftronic system) that have it act more like a manual tranny. everyone has their preference.
 

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As someone who has both, I would say a manual tranny is just better. The auto is so predictable and it sucks when it shifts when you dont want it to. Level 10 to the rescue, but i didnt and still dont have the money for that. I love my manual and wouldnt trade it for anything. If i can get my car on a dyno or find a dyno chart, i can pin point the best place to shift and get the most power.
 

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for me a auto is better since i'm not a racer i just drive fast. the advantages of auto are:
1. like stated before a free hand to do stuff with your girl friend
2. the ability to get "smarter" from your girl friend since you dont have to worry about her moving the shifter or stopping so you can shift
3. the ability to chill while you drive. ie sit with the seat reclined way back, leaning on the driver side door. (its a hip-hop thing)

and if you were a money bags you can get a level 10 auto tranny that would allow your engine take the added hp from the hotshot turbo kit and be able to shift manually, have true engine braking so there isn't any advantage to a manual other than a wider selection of shift knobs.

i do have a question about the level 10 tranny and the shift tronic system? does it allow your car to act like a regular automatic and let the computer shift the car in non performance driving situations? I am considering the shift tronic system since in the long run it will be cheaper than a manual conversion. and i don't have to worry about the reliabilty of junkyard parts
 

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oh yeah an autos better for nitrous since you dont have to worry about missing a gear and fucking up your engine. if you check out nitrous express page you'll find that an auto is actually better for nitrous
 

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Well I guess this is a matter of opinion. I can be cruising, having it in gear, and i would still have a free hand. I dont know why you would need a free hand, cause remember it is better to receive than to give. Plus you really shouldnt be messing around with your girlfriend while you are driving. This is dangerous and its because of people like you that many of us get our car's crashed. So those of you who have an automatic are trying to tell me that you would prefer an automatic over a manual??
 

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i would rather have a level 10 auto tranny with shift tronic and all the extras than the manual because with the exception of a wider selection of shift knobs all of the advantages of a manual are eliminated. and i still have the advantages of auto (free hand, ability to chill, more consistant 1/4 mile times, safer with nitrous, and not having to worry about all the hassle of up shifting and downshifting in traffic) though a manual converted to sequiential shifting would be nice
 

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Well while im cruising at whatever speed in whatever gear, my hand is not constantly on the shift knob. I like that i pay less for my car seeing as though I dont have the "luxury" of an automatic tranny. The repairs on my tranny typically cost less and weigh less than an automatic. If you are good, you will be consistent in shifting. Not everything is guaranteed consistent, your tranny will have its problems, that i can promise you. I can still hang out and recline my chair while driving i just move the seat closer. Im telling you that it is just a matter of opinion. Until you get your level 10 tranny with all those extras, a stock 5 speed will beat a stock auto, any day.
 

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Did level ten finish the shiftronic? Last time I emailed them, they said it was in development, and that my interest was appreciated. :confused:

As for benefits of an auto tranny....try driving home from Manhattan in rush hour on the belt parkway in some damn traffic....I dont have to worry about sinking a damn clutch or shifting like crazy to keep up with traffic and then stop....that's tiring. :) A good auto can be as good, or potentially better than a manual in many situations.
 

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well if i get that turbo my auto would smoke any na ga16de 5 speed
 

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yeah i think so too. a turbo dramatically changes the power of the engine... look at it this way, you have 175 hp, even a crazy amount of drive train loss like 30% (which our autos are not that high), you're still talking about 122.5 hp at the wheels... more than the highest figures of a na ga right now...
 
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Oh I know a GA16DE-T w/ Auto would smoke a GA16DE 5-speed, it's a pretty uneven comparison and it doesn't take a genius to figure it out. I was just being a smart ass with my "ya think?" comment.
 

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whatever i've given up on making my car a performance ride. i'm going for the straight up baller ride approach and putting 18 inch chromes on it, redoing my interior tan and wood grain. putting the gray 99 se-l panel on, chrome altezzas, high power stereo, tv in headrests ect.
 
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