6L50 (or 6L80) into VX with L67?

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Re: 6L50 (or 6L80) into VX with L67?

Postby vlad01 » Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:16 pm

Hard to go back to autos once you get used to driving a manual everyday.
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Re: 6L50 (or 6L80) into VX with L67?

Postby immortality » Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:34 pm

Yeah. You don't know how much you miss it till you spend a bit of time driving one again.

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Re: 6L50 (or 6L80) into VX with L67?

Postby The1 » Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:57 pm

one and half a dozen of the other for me, manuals are fun, autos still have a good place and can be built good and have quick gear changes, but not as smart as manual changes.

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Re: 6L50 (or 6L80) into VX with L67?

Postby immortality » Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:18 pm

Modern auto's maybe. The 4l60 is a slush box in stock form at best. I could throw a huge amount of coin at one but it's still only a 4 speed box and then you have to deal with the converter. Modern auto's like the 6l80 have much better/stronger lock up converters that you can keep locked at full power so there is no slip.

A manual box with a quality shifter wins it for me any day of the week.

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Re: 6L50 (or 6L80) into VX with L67?

Postby Gampy » Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:28 pm

IMO it's all about use!

Drag racing, auto has the advantage.
Road and Oval racing, manual has the advantage.
Street use, it boils down to power level and user preference ...

Manuals have the fun factor all sewn up!
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Re: 6L50 (or 6L80) into VX with L67?

Postby vlad01 » Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:29 am

Even in traffic manuals are useful as the engine braking you get really helps control your speed. Problems start when the traffic moves slower than the car can go in 1st and you end up having to leap frog and flog your clutch.

In saying that, I had my clutches last longer than any of my 4L60s so I can't complain.
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Re: 6L50 (or 6L80) into VX with L67?

Postby immortality » Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:10 am

Auto is the missus choice and it is her car ...

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Re: 6L50 (or 6L80) into VX with L67?

Postby vlad01 » Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:24 am

Just tell her a manual is automatic when you don't look at the gear stick.
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Re: 6L50 (or 6L80) into VX with L67?

Postby The1 » Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:36 pm

vlad01 wrote:Even in traffic manuals are useful as the engine braking you get really helps control your speed. Problems start when the traffic moves slower than the car can go in 1st and you end up having to leap frog and flog your clutch.

In saying that, I had my clutches last longer than any of my 4L60s so I can't complain.


Auto's you can downshift to engine brake as well.

Sounds like you need to get misus a new car and you change it to manual then. :thumbup: lol

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Re: 6L50 (or 6L80) into VX with L67?

Postby immortality » Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:37 pm

Got to many cars already :(

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