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662+2
Journeyman

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From: Ontario, Canada
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posted 01-14-2003 08:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 662+2   Click Here to Email 662+2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a standard tranny in my car which I love to shift but I think I would win more races with an automatic because the odd time I do miss a shift and is an automatic more consistant.

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jsracingbbf
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posted 01-14-2003 08:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
AINT no WAY that I am going to EVEN answer this one. I'm gonna sit back and watch the sparks fly LOL no offense meant 662+2. It's just a heated subject. LOL

BTW welcome to M & M
C ya

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rockafellz
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posted 01-14-2003 08:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
YES YES YES!! F$#@K YES!!

The fun factor is just as good with race prepped C4!!

More to come.

Erik

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steve'66
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posted 01-14-2003 09:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by rockafellz:
YES YES YES!! F$#@K YES!!

The fun factor is just as good with race prepped C4!!

More to come.

Erik


He!l YES,

Unless you're a good looser.

Or if you race against manual trannys only. Not saying you can't win with one, but you are giving the other guy an advantage. If you're "bad" enough to bring a knife to a gun fight then go for it! My buddy Glen, Rory and TomP are "bad" enough, but they are exceptions.

SteveW

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lawless
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From: Richmond, VA
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posted 01-14-2003 09:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lawless   Click Here to Email lawless     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I prefer driving 4-speeds in foot-brake bracket classes.

I'm sure there will be many more opinions expressed on this one.....

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MrWesson22
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posted 01-14-2003 11:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MrWesson22   Click Here to Email MrWesson22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Automatics are more consistent (unless you're talking clutchless race manual tranny kinda stuff), but manuals are just so much more FUN! And isn't fun what race cars are all about (at least at the sportsman level)? Real race cars have 3 pedals!

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mustangboy
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From: Ont, Canada
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posted 01-14-2003 11:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangboy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If your bracket only racing,go for the auto.If you want to have lots of fun and some free hp stick with the stick

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rockafellz
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posted 01-15-2003 12:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Manual transmissions get my respect on the open track or oval track. Being able to choose the gear that's needed and being able to feather the throttle and heel/toe braking, etc play an essential part to winning those races.

But straight line performance is where a race prepped C4 can and will do it's job the best. There are so many things you can do to a C4 it becomes an addiction/hobby inside the racing hobby. Stall converters, trans brakes, ratchet shifters, and manual valve bodies convert a normal C4 into a mean shifting BEAST!! Consistency is an added bonus. The neck snapping and tire chirping is just as strong as speed shifting a manual!!

Typing all this makes me want to start my beast up and burn some rubber!!

Erik

p.s. I used to love manual trannies but after constant speed shifting and forcing the shifter into gear, I ruined the synchros. I never was able to accept a missed shift so I always shoved it into 2nd whether the trans like it or not.

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TomP
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posted 01-15-2003 03:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Automatics are the Devil's work i tell you... the DEVIL!

SAVE your car, exorcize these evil thoughts.

Public service announcement brought to you by:
-Citizens for a Powerglide-free Racing Environment

-People for the Ethical Treatment of Clutches

-Racers Against ATF.

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lawless
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From: Richmond, VA
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posted 01-15-2003 05:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lawless   Click Here to Email lawless     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by TomP:

-Racers Against ATF.



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