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Old 07-02-2010, 01:38 PM   #26
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I haven't really seen what you are saying about the L99 being slow. I have seen some complaints about it being sluggish off the line. The LS3 is also under low throttle, it's all due to the torque management and is easily tuned out. The TM in the L99 is more obstructive; however, at 3000 RPM it is basically gone so under performance driving it is not really involved except maybe the moment of launching.
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Old 07-02-2010, 01:40 PM   #27
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I love my L99 and A6 transmission. I have never once missed a shift, had trouble getting it into gear, or heard a grinding noise when shifting. I couldn't say the same for any of my previous manual transmission cars.
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Old 07-02-2010, 01:46 PM   #28
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This is my L99 and I think it sounds meaner then most LS3's i've heard
Is that stock?
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Old 07-02-2010, 01:47 PM   #29
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I would never choose a manual, but some would like the manual. its all what you like to drive.
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Old 07-02-2010, 01:53 PM   #30
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I'm very happy with my A6. It goes good enough and less chance of making a mistake at the strip. No missing gears for me! Oh and I love the 1.6 60's.
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Old 07-02-2010, 01:53 PM   #31
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I saw two LS3's not make it to the end. Someone said driveshaft "bolts" snapped on one.
Also, I sure loved my Auto in stop & go heavy traffic on I-95 on my trip to South Florida and back.
You know I think you are right.. one car did loose a driveshaft and the other glazed his clutch but was able to drive the car...

And I'm telling you, no doubt the traffic thing... I just got back from DC took me an hour to drive 10 miles..... No clutch for me if I lived there.... Auto without at doubt...

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Old 07-02-2010, 01:56 PM   #32
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My only regret in the auto tranny is the way my orange stripes look on it.
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:01 PM   #33
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One car... ONLY one car broke at the fest...

but it was an LS3 and I think he toasted the clutch if I remember... Not really a broken part...

Nope Chris, a LS3 also broke its axle. It limped past the Camaro5 table while I was helping out there. Thought it was a TSPM sensor hitting the brake line but he showed us his wheel wobbling.
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:05 PM   #34
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Nope Chris, a LS3 also broke its axle. It limped past the Camaro5 table while I was helping out there. Thought it was a TSPM sensor hitting the brake line but he should his wheel wobbling.
LOL Yeah that was a 600+ HP Camaro That ARH brought....

I'm not sure that counts... but fair enough..

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Old 07-02-2010, 02:05 PM   #35
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My only regret in the auto tranny is the way my orange stripes look on it.
Just like my orange C5 stickers that i got here!

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Old 07-02-2010, 02:07 PM   #36
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:08 PM   #37
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LOL Yeah that was a 600+ HP Camaro That ARH brought....

I'm not sure that counts... but fair enough..

Also LS3 sometimes run out of gas.
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:13 PM   #38
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a car like that, manual transmission really makes is that much better to drive. getting it in automatic i feel like your getting a different car, yea its gunna be fast but there will always be that thought...i should have gotten the 6 speed.

plus dont even think about bringing that tranny to a road course.
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:18 PM   #39
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:26 PM   #40
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a car like that, manual transmission really makes is that much better to drive. getting it in automatic i feel like your getting a different car, yea its gunna be fast but there will always be that thought...i should have gotten the 6 speed.

plus dont even think about bringing that tranny to a road course.
My A6 IS a 6 speed.
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:27 PM   #41
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The wife demanded automatic. I wanted an M6. We got the automatic. See how that works? But I have no complaints with the automatic. I agree, it does feel like it has to "spool up" and isn't an instantaneous burst of power like an M6 would have, but when the drivetrain finally figures out you want to go, it will push you back in the seat. I'm not disappointed. But I'm always forgetting to take off traction control, etc. so it might be some torque management stuff getting in the way. I dunno.

Besides, it's great that if I want to row through some gears, I always got my 02 SS M6 to do that with.

I haven't driven an M6 2010, but can't see it would be that much different than the 02. When I see another Camaro, the last thing I care about is which transmission it has.
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:29 PM   #42
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I can say this for automatics, my Maybellene is a A4 with the TQ management tuned out and the line pressure increased, when the twin turbos hit boost, they stay there and it becomes one long angry pull... As opposed to one of my manual turbo cars, which must re-spool its larger turbo after every shift. A boosted auto can be a thrill, and I'll never have to use the infamous "I missed 3rd" excuse...

However, manuals are also a blast...
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:30 PM   #43
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Well the L99 is a great engine but when you have the LS3 with the manual its just that feeling of the classic power and performance. To me I think it just is the fact of having a stick.
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Old 07-02-2010, 03:13 PM   #44
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To me, the biggest difference is the AFM. It can be tuned out, but for those that don't tune their car because they want to retain their warrantee, I've heard it's kind of annoying.

Stock for Stock, the comparisons have been done ad nauseum on the boards (Manual is faster!! , Automatics are most consistent!), but they are both great cars.

I prefer the manual because it's just more fun to drive it that way.
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Old 07-02-2010, 03:16 PM   #45
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My L99 with Roto Fab CAI, Kooks17/8" headers along with Magna Flow Competition Exhaust and Dyno tuned is a QUICK SCOOT! (rhp 364).

Tuned out the AFM...so much better. MPG still about the same...20.3 vs 20.0 mixed conditions.
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Old 07-02-2010, 03:33 PM   #46
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When your car pushes you back in the seat and snaps your head back when you hit the gas pedal then I would not worry about automatic vs manual.

My L99 does both and it is quick enough for me.

The Camaro is so much a sports car!
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Old 07-02-2010, 04:15 PM   #47
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Nothing wrong with the auto SS at all, it is a Chevy Musclecar notheless. Some days I wish I got the auto, some days I am glad I got the manual. I never ever wish I got the musclecar look-alike V6.
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Old 07-02-2010, 04:28 PM   #48
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I have had both auto and stick muscle cars, my opinion its hard to beat a built or tuned auto at the dragstrip. My SS auto stock except for drop in k-n filter went 12.95 at 107, not bad for a slushbox.
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Old 07-02-2010, 05:46 PM   #49
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I have 19,275 on my L99 and I've loved every mile I've put on it. I like both the LS3 and L99 but I wanted the auto and don't regret it.
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Old 07-02-2010, 06:22 PM   #50
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My now 10,000 mile slushbox is damn fast stock. It's got that neck popping get up and go. You will outrun 95% or more of the manuals out there (Well their drivers anyway), despite what everyone claims they are not professional drivers.
The Auto is perfect... Every time... and they are not.
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