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Old 06-13-2002   #1
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Automatics?

Is it hopeless to try and get more performance out of an automatic civic. I know it is ideal to have a 5spd. What are the pros and cons if there are any to having an automatic. I want to speed up my car, but what kind of walls if any can I expect to run into? thanx
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well, we shift faster than manual....
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Corecction...we shift UP faster, we shift DOWN slower.
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a civic auto with nitrous v.s a civic stick with nitrous and the auto will win every time they make the most out of the shot
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i know there are some fast automatics out there. besides your basic intake, header, and exhaust.. maybe u should invest in a performance chip and possibly NOS.. lots of NOS
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"a civic auto with nitrous v.s a civic stick with nitrous and the auto will win every time they make the most out of the shot "


True True... but i dunno... the auto tranny's weaker than the manual tranny, no? or that's what i heard when i was finding out about turbo... something about blowing my syncros and -ish like that... *shrugs* car jargon that's a couple levels above me... lols
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Automatics have longer gear ratios so they are supposed to have a higher top end. But the automatics have fuel cutoff around 115, whereas the sticks top out at 135 from the physics of motion, with no fuel cutoff. Because the gear ratios of a stick are taller/shorter, they have quicker off-the-line acceleration, (NOT MUCH, but its there)...

With an automatic, you're also stuck with the stock differential, which is one of the most important parts of your car if you are ever considering racing or autocross. Also, nobody out there works on gear ratios for automatics, so you'll have to live with that too. So if you ever do race your car, you're going to have to make up for these downfalls, effectively starting you out on the wrong foot.

If you ever get your car over the 200hp mark, you should start looking at getting your transmission re-inforced by levelten.com. They can also resetup your torque converter to be more efficient, since the stock torque converter is not made for higher hp conditions.

However, as far as forced air induction and engine modifications, anything that is designed for your particular model, should work regardless of transmission type.
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Manuals = Racing
Automatic = Cruising. One hand on the wheel and one on the booby. [IMG]i/expressions/laugh2.gif[/IMG]
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Manuals = Racing
Automatic = Cruising. One hand on the wheel and one on the booby. [IMG]i/expressions/laugh2.gif[/IMG][hr]
LOL well thats one way of looking at it. The only Auto I would have would be on a really expensive Car or SUV Manual the rest of the time.

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hey Simkin you said autos cut out at 115. well thats not true. only the lx,dx,hx cut off at that speed. ex's have no speed limiter. mine is an auto ex and i have had it to 125mph but i was coming up on cars.
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ive had my automatic ex up to 110 and had to slow down cause the car was going a bit airborn.. i was going down hill on a bridge and when i hit the stretchers in the bridge it kinda lifted up a little.
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I just beat a 1998-20xx Accord with my Auto....

we keep reving at each other goin down the road....... he punched it, so did I.......... but I started to pull on him by a lot
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[hr]Originally posted by: fraga
Manuals = Racing
Automatic = Cruising. One hand on the wheel and one on the booby. [IMG]i/expressions/laugh2.gif[/IMG][hr]


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[hr]hey Simkin you said autos cut out at 115. well thats not true. only the lx,dx,hx cut off at that speed. ex's have no speed limiter. mine is an auto ex and i have had it to 125mph but i was coming up on cars. [hr]
If you have over or under sized tires it could affect your speedometer....

Actually its all irrelavent really, mechanical speedometers start to get exponentially way-off after you hit 70mph, anyone that rides motorcycles would know this...

But even downhill with the wind I cannot get above 115 on the factory speedometer, with my EX-Auto and 215/45-WZR17's...

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