View Poll Results: Would you use a 5speed or auto for drag use only?

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    111 64.53%
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Thread: 5spd or auto for track?

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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
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    Lake County, Florida
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    5spd or auto for track?

    Would you use the 5spd or auto for the track? I bought an auto car for parts but, now am thinking of turning it into a drag car instead of my 89 5speed. Whatta think?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Orlando, Florida
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    1,967
    auto... But I like the 5-speed better.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
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    Illinois
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    Use an auto with all the lentech parts you can afford. Use enough stall for a good hard launch. I am going from a 2000 to a 2800 stall.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
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    Chicago-south side
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    i think stick is more of a rush...but auto has more potential to get you down the quarter faster

  5. #5
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    Dec 2004
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    Lake Orion, MI
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    An auto is definatly the fastest in drag racing. For road racing a manual trans is preferred.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
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    BC Canada
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    I'm lucky to own one of each of these beauties, but I can tell you the only way the AOD would ever beat the 5speed in any race is if you missed a shift or two with the standard trans. The 5speeds are rarer and are a blast to drive, but the AOD is mighty nice too, I still haven't decided which one I like the best, that's probably why I can't bring myself to sell either one. Auto or 5speed these are one fine, fun car....

    Bill

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