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Author Topic:   stick or auto?
One87Racing
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 61
posted November 30, 2002 06:57 PM
Just curious on you opinions which is better a stick or auto. I ran a stick in my ford last year, but i switched to a chevy for next season. The stick worked great but everyone else was running autos. Is there a reason for that or no one wants to deal with the extra shifting? Thanks

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted December 01, 2002 12:40 AM UIN: 54865418
depending on the rules some guys run powerglides if they can run without a converter or run a dummy converter cuts down on rotating weight and it's cheaper then a manual set up but in my opinion they are less reliable then a manual and have more things that can go wrong you will also get better throttle responce out of a manual and can always push start a stick if need be

Pickel
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 564
posted December 01, 2002 10:33 AM UIN: 25419780
When I first started racing I ran Autos. I switched over to stick years ago and I won't go back to an auto. I have less problems with a stick.

hoosier_baby_3D
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 118
posted December 01, 2002 10:50 AM
Stick bc they are a lot easier to work on and you can't blow them up as easy as a auto.

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BK19
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 285
posted December 01, 2002 12:23 PM UIN: 40696038
stick all the way!!!what extra shifting you run in one gear when racing i ran in third with 5.57 gears started in 2nd and when i get on the track i shift into third and leave it there

One87Racing
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 61
posted December 01, 2002 01:30 PM
The only extra shifting i really did was 1st to 2nd out of the corners off of a restart. otherwise i just left it in 2nd. i like the stick better myself but i was just curious because everyone else runs autos and since it will cost about the same for either one i wanted someone else's opinion.

techmaster35
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 259
posted December 01, 2002 07:51 PM
run a 3 speed auto with a manual valve body and it is the same as a manual except ya aint got a clutch. autos burn up to easy. go with the manual.

racer2
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 166
posted December 01, 2002 08:04 PM
Ran a stick for 6 years,its the way to go.

DMS CEO
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 212
posted December 09, 2002 09:44 PM
I have worn out a lot of bolts on glides and 350s. I have never(knock on wood) had a DNF because of a clutch problem. Unless you like a nice evening with tranny fluid from one end to the other run a manual. There have been leaps and bounds in gear selection recently, if you run a ford rear end.

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redneck racing
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 276
posted January 05, 2003 09:00 PM
Have always run a stick but this year were gonna try the powerglide. My reason for switching to the glide is to lighten up that part of the car. Seems like all the boys at my track are running the glides and i have read much about them in CT and SCR so we figured why not if i dont like it i can always go back to the stick. Eddie

MissTwenty
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 18
posted January 06, 2003 05:05 PM
I ran a manual the first season, and I always wished I had a third leg to keep it runnin' and keep from bashin' the car in front of me.

When we built my second car, we left the ol' stock TH350 Automatic in it to "try it for a little while," and it's lasted 2 seasons, it's less hassle to drive, loads on the trailer like a breeze, and it just seems to suit my style -- I'm just crazy about the automatic, Got a PowerGlide sittin' in the shop waitin', but I'll run the TH350 'til it won't go anymore.

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Originally posted by redneck racing:
Have always run a stick but this year were gonna try the powerglide. My reason for switching to the glide is to lighten up that part of the car. Seems like all the boys at my track are running the glides and i have read much about them in CT and SCR so we figured why not if i dont like it i can always go back to the stick. Eddie


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