Originally Posted by StinkyM
Confused? I think you agreed with me in a backhanded way but I am not sure. It is tough to discern tone from email/forum posts/text messages. In case you read my post backwards, I put the SMG in the same
category as a slow shifting noodle/stick. DCTs and purpose built Autos will always
be quicker than either (SMG or Manual of any kind). I still prefer to row but I know it is slower.
Lots of data available for you Stinky to mull over from the same cars. From fully built T56 magnum rowers versus a Th350/400 (GT500 mustangs, Camaros etc) in the same car to stock 6mt versus a powerglide/th400 setup (2JZ Supras). Mustang, Corvette, Camaro and Supra worlds have had a couple of decades teasing out the differences.
The data I used to see was merely 60 ft times and 1/8 mile trap speeds when I first got into this debate (mid 90's). Lucky for you,
Vbox logs are EVERYWHERE these days. "