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Old 12-29-2007, 10:36 PM   #43
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It's an automated manual Transmission. As opposed to GM's which is an Automatic at heart, a DCT uses the basics of a manual, and moves itself. The beauty lies in that since there are two separate shafts, the next gear is already engaged - so all the tranny has to do is switch which shaft it's pushing power through. This results in very quick shifts. Look it up on howstuffworks.com. I'd go into more detail - but they have pictures and a real good description of how it works.

As per the quote... GM may not have said anything, but the C7 Vette will be getting one.
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Old 12-29-2007, 10:44 PM   #44
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To add to that, a dual clutch tranny, like its name implies, has two clutches, one for the currently engaged gear and one preselecting the next gear (so basically a clutch for gears 1,3,5, and a clutch for gears 2,4,6) It allows for very fast shifts and isn't the same thing as a traditional auto gearbox with a torque converter and paddle shifters talking to a computer.
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Old 12-29-2007, 10:45 PM   #45
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Read that in a less aggressive tone than the smiley implies, but I discussed the difference in great detail just a little earlier on this thread.
my bad dude.... got it.
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Old 12-29-2007, 10:46 PM   #46
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It's an automated manual Transmission. As opposed to GM's which is an Automatic at heart, a DCT uses the basics of a manual, and moves itself. The beauty lies in that since there are two separate shafts, the next gear is already engaged - so all the tranny has to do is switch which shaft it's pushing power through. This results in very quick shifts. Look it up on howstuffworks.com. I'd go into more detail - but they have pictures and a real good description of how it works.

As per the quote... GM may not have said anything, but the C7 Vette will be getting one.
thanks dragon.... i got it.... its something similar to what I had heard about previously, just want sure.

Really cool tho, I must admit, it might make me think twice about not getting manual if this was offered on the Camaro.
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Old 12-29-2007, 10:53 PM   #47
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They are really nice, and as I said some have even said they do make the manual transmission obsolete. GM's traditional paddle shift automatics have also been greatly improved, and the gap is closing, so even if the Camaro just gets that, most people will be happy. Well, there are plenty of manual transmission devotees who don't care if it works just as well as a true manual, because nothing can replicate the feeling of physically rowing through the gears yourselves, and they're right. So if that is important to you, still go manual. But looking at it strictly from a performance perspective, most modern automatic trannies with manual or sport shift modes can hold their own against even the better manual transmissions.
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Old 12-30-2007, 01:27 AM   #48
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They are really nice, and as I said some have even said they do make the manual transmission obsolete. GM's traditional paddle shift automatics have also been greatly improved, and the gap is closing, so even if the Camaro just gets that, most people will be happy. Well, there are plenty of manual transmission devotees who don't care if it works just as well as a true manual, because nothing can replicate the feeling of physically rowing through the gears yourselves, and they're right. So if that is important to you, still go manual. But looking at it strictly from a performance perspective, most modern automatic trannies with manual or sport shift modes can hold their own against even the better manual transmissions.
yah, thats true.... im most likely still gunna get a manual... your right about the rowing through the gears.... there's nothing like it.... infact I know I'm gunna get manual
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Old 01-10-2008, 07:24 AM   #49
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I'd say you learn how to drive manual, coming from a girl that loves cars, if i saw a young guy in the 5 gen camaro driving stick, it would melt my heart. I plan on buying manual once i get better at driving it. My suggestion is that you start early, and you're one lucky boy, BE CAREFUL!
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Old 01-10-2008, 08:36 AM   #50
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^Now that's encouraging for a young single guy like me Personally I had some doubts because my dad told me to get an automatic, and I trust his advice, but I just can't on this. I'd get bored. So manual it is.
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I know this will make you all angry, but I'm getting an automatic.

I'm going to be putting so much money into this car that I'm not a fan of replacing my clutch every 6 months. I know how I'm going to drive my Camaro, and a manual won't survive like an automatic. I'm not saying I'm going to be driving recklessly, but I haven't owned a manual before, so I'm guessing a 400hp monster isn't a good place to start.
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Old 01-10-2008, 03:50 PM   #52
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well if i could affourd one i would get one in manual cause im only 14 and can handle a stick fairly well in my dads bimmer
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Old 01-11-2008, 09:31 AM   #54
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First thought is manual...All my cars except one have always been a manual! LOVE TO SHIFT GEARS!! Will definitely see what kind of sport shift they come out with though...but hard to go against my first thought at this point!
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Old 01-12-2008, 04:49 AM   #55
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I don't think that it has been addressed here yet do you think that the 6 speed will go from 1st to third or fourth I cant remember how it went, Anyone know?
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Old 01-12-2008, 11:55 AM   #56
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It goes from 1st to 4th to save gas at under 15 mph. But, a skip shift eliminator at $15.00 takes care of that problem.

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