|01-27-2013 06:31 PM|
|Dorny9||Be Careful with a header, If You go with a header from FSWerks at least make sure you have the race exhaust and you are on a track. The sound from a header and race exhaust will blow the lids off of any nearby garbage cans|
|01-27-2013 04:10 PM|
bahabah bahbah... I second that
|01-26-2013 06:56 PM|
|5characters||Slash his tires.|
|01-26-2013 01:14 AM|
|01-25-2013 08:34 PM|
|01-25-2013 06:02 PM|
honestly, you have to be bad to miss shift at a point where a '95 auto tranny beats you... Even on a 240sx. Tom's focus' turbo'd, power is power. But the only advantage I see in autos is no (or almost) wheel splipage on start... which is really the only thing that on a FWD without LSD could make you lose.
Trust me, i know a lot about how auto trannies are made, even more in the 90's...
PS: If you want to win, just don't drop the clutch at 6000rpm and WOT right after, between 3000-3500 rpm launch and a lil' bit of time not at WOT for the car to catch up and you should be good.
|01-25-2013 05:02 PM|
|05focusST91||It already wins in my book haha, pm me for any info/performance part sites if you want i honestly didnt read through all the posts.|
|01-25-2013 04:39 PM|
have you even heard of toms auto focus? yes an auto has its disadvantages but it still has its up sides. you cant miss shift an auto you can a manual. an exp driver in an auto putting down similar specs as a 5speed and the driver miss shift one time it can end the race for him. even pro's miss shift.
you are rgiht about the tranny on the gtr. was a bod example now since i think of it though.
|01-25-2013 04:23 PM|
Automatic trannies have a torque converter, which uses fluid viscosity to reproduce clutch slipping without electrical needs (there's a vortex of oil which transmits the power). this HAS a lost of energy and IS less efficient than any manual trannies.
Modern autos use a lock-up clutch on the torque converter to prevent loss from constant slippage (NOT IN THE 90'S), look for lexus LF-A or IS-F, these are the only "performance automatics" that I know of. Any other cars with performance "auto" trannies are simply automated manual (single or double clutch/gearbox)
That being said, auto do not prevent power, but it is less efficient than a manual. For 2 cars that has almost the same specs (ST and 240sx), manual is a BIG advantage
|01-25-2013 03:18 PM|
about beating the 240sx, have fun catching up. if he already has parts into it and knows your trying to become faster then him there is a good chance he will just keep modding so that you will never be faster.
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