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Old 03-22-2009, 03:26 PM   #88
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Originally Posted by rmyers View Post
Whoaaaa...Lets not confuse this with an automated manual. It is not. Do not mistake this transmission with the likes of the BMW SMG unit or the dual-clutch tranny in the new GT-R. Those are true dual-clutch transmissions which are manual gearboxes that have the clutch activation and de-activation computer controlled. The Camaro has a real automatic transmission with a Torque Converter as a clutch. The automated manuals you refer to have actual clutches and pressure plates. There is a HUGE difference.
Just swapped a term is all. I know what you are saying, it is a fully automatic trans with manual controls. Thanks for trying to help, but I got it.

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