maual or auto it doesnt make a whole lot of difference once the auto is out of the 1-3k rpm range which only takes about 1 second. after that you are just about equal. but insome case that second can kill you. thats why i got Zex hehe<img src=icon_smile.gif border=0 align=middle>
did you just lose to an auto 4spd? i think you did...
The Camry is a much heavier car and the four door Accord is as well. Because of this, even though they might have a little more horse, it is needed to move the bulky weight of the car. Remember too, a Tib can beat even a good v8 in a 1/8 of a mile if you have good reaction time.<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>
about a month ago, several V6 automatic 95-99 Nissan Maxima owners on www.maxima.org admitted to losing to the 140 hp 5spd Celica GT. I'm pretty sure in short races the stick will over power a sluggish auto
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I've beat a Camry V6-LE so yes you can, and as far as accords? I don't know... My friend has a 92 accord EX and it's a 5 speed... not a V6 but I beat it everytime....
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2000 Celica GT-S 6spd
Tanabe Racing Medallion Exhaust
Autometer ProShift light
B-4 the turbo I could smoke my friends 1999 V6 Auto Accord. They are fairly sluggish 0-40. Above 40 they really take off.
You'd never beat one in a 40-80 MPH race, but a 0-60, you should be able to do it.
2001 Honda Accord EX V-6 7.6 0-60 15.9 1/4 mile
1998 Hyundai Tiburon FX 8.4 0-60 16.5 1/4 mile Unknown tranny on the tibby.
Leave it to Random to Needlessly complicate things.
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Actually the auto's are slower for three reasons.
1) As stated above, they don't get to launch with as much power, because they're at lower RPM's upon launching.
2) Auto-box loses more power between flywheel and wheels than manual. For tibs, loss is about 16% for auto, and about 11.5% for stick. So again, they won't even have as much power to use.
3) Taller gears are slower for acceleration. 4 speed auto trannies are going to have taller (slower) gears than your 5 speed stick.
I can take both V6 Camry's and V6 Accords with my car, but only by a couple cars.
And Random's right, the V6 Accord is more of a highway cruiser than a drag racer, so the gearing is appropriate for having power later on, not 0-60.
When my mom lets me or i just steal her 2000 Honda Accord V6 I usually race a few ppl light to light and in my experiences I beat most lower hp 5-spds but then again I never actually raced in a real 1/4 mi or 1/8 mi, but the I have been beatin by a few Tibbi's but They all had mods so It's really a toss up depends on driver, conditions, and distance.
My MTX will beat a ATX Cougar with an exhaust, intake, and gutted headers. Three times actually!! We have owned a 1999 ATX Cougar and a 2000 MTX cougar and the 2000 MTX is so much faster!! You have to know how to drive stick though. And I don't mean just know how to drive stick. You have to know how to drive/race stick pretty well for it to really make a difference. Just from test driving the ATX and MTX tibby's I know it makes a difference. I'd never buy an ATX ever! MTX is the best, more fun, and it's faster. <img src=icon_smile.gif border=0 align=middle>
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