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Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Catonsville, MD
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OK...so When I was looking for my truck, I didn't really care eitherway. I knew I wanted more power and all, but I've always been of the school of thought that Manuals were faster, at least up until you get to 10seconds or faster in the 1/4.
So, here I am, a few years later and a few grand in mods on the truck (which is pretty heavy) and I'm still in the low 16's! WITH a 6spd! Also, if you do ever seem to break the 6spd, (which I have THREE TIMES) they are much harder to find and cost more for a rebuilt replacement than a nicely performance built auto. Yes, the auto is going to run you a little more $$$ upfront, and some of 'em won't take to mods very well, but just think of the 'what if' factor of the 6spd.
If I had it to do all over again, I would have found my exact truck with an auto tranny. For the near $10,000 I have spent on trannys in the last 2.5 years, I could have one AWESOME auto that would hold up to anything possible AND I would be about a second or two faster at the track AND my left leg wouldn't hurt so much in traffic AND the g/f might actually want to learn to drive the durn thing.
Face it, (I had to) for trucks, an auto is the way to go. Hope I helped.
(Not to mention that getting a decent clutch is going to run you $800 or more and they are a PITA to install!!!!)
-White 2000 F-350 PSD CrewCab/SRW/LongBed/4x4/6spd Manual
/HUGE Powerstroke.Org Vinals!
Favorite Mods: Baby-seat mod/Girlfriend delete/6pos on Xtreme!
Repairs since bought: both batteries/alternator/3 transmissions/4 clutches/entire front axle/new steering stabilizer/power steering pump
Still broken: cracked windshield/all glowplugs/glowplug relay/4WD still out/trailer harness no power
Current Best: firstname.lastname@example.orgMPH (Est.7800lbs)