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Nitro_X

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I think a manual tends to get a slightly better note than an auto. As for manuals and auto. I drove my early years in manuals, 4s, 3s, and five speeds. I prefer an auto now can't be arsed making 100s of gear changes. Plus well set up auto are great. As for note I prefer Iron over Alloy the VS ones I see around here sound better than VT and later ones getting around. I could be biased though......
The new auto boxes have definitely improved.
When I bought my VE SV6, it came down to 2 choices, a silver manual and a white auto.
I wanted a manual box but went for the auto because it had half the number of k's on the clock and was in better condition.

In town I drive in full auto mode, but more often I knock the shifter to the left and drive it in semi-auto like a manual without a clutch...cos it's a bit more fun! :)
 

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The 6 speed autos were something we needed many years ago. I'd love a 6 speed in the ute. Better down low, better economy, better all round I'd think.
 

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The 6 speed autos were something we needed many years ago. I'd love a 6 speed in the ute. Better down low, better economy, better all round I'd think.
Yes l'd have to agree with that comment.
 

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6L80e conversions are becoming popular. And it too agree that the biggest advances have definitely been transmissions. GM stuck with the boring 4l60e for far to long. Fairly much why I will be doing a T56 conversion at some stage in the future...
 

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I test drove a 308 HJ. I owned a 202 Torana at the time and the Torrie went heaps better than the 308 HJ. I thought if that's a V8 they can keep it.
I went from a 202 LH to a 202 HJ wagon. The HJ had the M20 box and crapped all over the LH in 42 different ways.
The LH box was a 5 speed, but they forgot to put in 4th gear ratio.
You 308 test driver must have been a dog. I had a 351 Fairlane for a while, it was as quick as a 202, but with a better exhaust note and less MPG.
 

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Old wrx and sti had unequal length headers, purely for packaging, this gave the engine a "dropped cylinder" sound.

New wrx has equal length, thus why it sounds like a typical turbo charger 4 pot.

Lots of people put UEL headers on their EL equipped engines to give it the old rex sound.

EL header is actually much more efficient than UEL but marketing trumps performance.

In saying that, my Toyota 86 (Subaru BRZ) had a NA boxer 2.0 with EL headers from factory when I turbo charged it I used a AVO turbo which utilises an UEL header, because of packaging, in the end my little 86 sounded like a WRX, and with 205kwatw and weighing only 1250kg it was a fun little beastie

Until I backed it into a wall at speed and wrote it off

That little mishap lead me to my current VXII SS cruise ship

LOL
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Old wrx and sti had unequal length headers, purely for packaging, this gave the engine a "dropped cylinder" sound.

New wrx has equal length, thus why it sounds like a typical turbo charger 4 pot.

Lots of people put UEL headers on their EL equipped engines to give it the old rex sound.

EL header is actually much more efficient than UEL but marketing trumps performance.

In saying that, my Toyota 86 (Subaru BRZ) had a NA boxer 2.0 with EL headers from factory when I turbo charged it I used a AVO turbo which utilises an UEL header, because of packaging, in the end my little 86 sounded like a WRX, and with 205kwatw and weighing only 1250kg it was a fun little beastie

Until I backed it into a wall at speed and wrote it off

That little mishap lead me to my current VXII SS cruise ship

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Not fixable?
Or just haven't got around to it yet?
 

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Not fixable?
Or just haven't got around to it yet?
Fully insured, paid out

The little thing was bent pretty bad, after hitting the wall it bounced off and hit a guard rail side on, creases on the undercarriage and roof totalled it

Meh, next

On topic, I had a 2015 STI and even after a tune I wasn't impressed with it, stock the STI put down 145kwatw, tuned it put down 215kwatw, whilst it "sounded" fast, it wasn't really.

I sold that and got the 86, which once turbocharger pissed all over the STI everywhere, except when it was wet............LOL
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The Mrs did like it though, it was a good grocery getter.
 
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