blackbeast99gt said:...or just on a stock car if the driver is good enough they should "out-shift" an auto...(FYI).
What makes you think just because somebody has a manual they will miss a gear? It is really pretty basic, especially if you do not power shift. I do not power shift my 2000 because I am trying to be as gentle as I can on the T-45. That will change once I get around to swapping it out to a TKO. You can shift quickly with out power shifting, but you are definetly leaving a little ET on the track if you do not.Danger1317 said:LOL evertime i race a car that is manual i always tell them not to miss a gear cus i wont
I'll buy that.2000AtlanticGT said:...
As for the original question, take a stock Mustang with 4:10 gears, a good driver as you mentioned, and run the car with a stock 5-speed. Swap the tranny to a auto with a shift kit and then run it. What would be the difference? At stock hp levels the auto is giving up ~10 hp from all of the stock dyno numbers I have seen (210-220 vs 220-230), probably a few pounds on the tranny weight, but gaining some back with faster shifts with the auto. I would expect the times to be basically the same in the exact same car with only a tranny swap.
My car used to be 5 speed until I broke 4 T-45's. I found out that shifting and I just don't get along. Now I have the auto and have run low 12's and hoping to be faster now with my newfound horsepower. I've seen/had the experience of both sides (manual/auto) and I have to admit, I like the auto better. But then again, that's my opinion.Stephen00GT said:When dealing with 12/13 second cars a manual will always be faster with a good driver. The auto doesn't 60 ft as hard and will always be down on horsepower to a similarly modded manual. You can count the bolt-on autos running 12's on one hand and it seems like every 5 speed out there is running in the 12's.