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Old 10-08-2007, 06:54 PM   #1
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Default Six speeds...auto or manual?

(For the time being at least, this is just brainstorming)

Would you be willing to purchase a kit to swap out your 4 speed automatic for a 6 speed transmission?

Auto or manual, your choice. The kit and transmission would be reliable, complete, and not require much non-bolt on modification. Instructions would be clear and extensive. It would also be affordable. Power handling would be sufficient, perhaps better than a stock 4T6x
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Would that be like a 6T6* for auto? What do they call the manual FWD trans?
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6T70 or 6T75 I suppose. The manual is the F40
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Who'* doing the PCM work?
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With such a broad powerband, do you really need 6 speeds?
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With such a broad powerband, do you really need 6 speeds?
with such broad power band you might wanna use all six gears.

if it was dd my only car it would be an auto. if it was strickly track or i had another auto car to drive when the road got slick i would get a stick
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Who would be making the kit and what experience modding the H-body do they have?
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6 Speed= double OD for the most part, also higher top speed.
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Depends on power handling, but abso-friggin-lutely!
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Depends on power handling, but abso-friggin-lutely!
ooooooooo only 295lbft of torque.......ummmmmmm maybe not a manual unless its beefed to hell!

all the way at the bottom for the F40...
http://www.gminsidenews.com/index.php?page=trans_guide

actually the 6T70 and 75 autos are quite respectable, a big bro for the 4T65

Can I change my vote? Plus all the clutch pedal assembly problems, Im sure there would be, wouldnt come into play with the auto
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