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post #11 of 16 Old 02-12-2015, 09:55 AM
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its a statistical lie. in enthusiast vehicles the manual take rate is MUCH higher then the 7% bandied about as the death knell of three pedals...
Yup, something that's VERY obvious with vehicles favored by enthusiasts, most desire to own a manual when optional, part of the culture and supports a more engaging experience.
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Yup, something that's VERY obvious with vehicles favored by enthusiasts, most desire to own a manual when optional, part of the culture and supports a more engaging experience.
too bad manuals are dying
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Yup.
At least if you want it badly enough with the right type of vehicle, that option is availble.
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Paddles will be much easier to use than the old style on the shifter handle. Classy upgrade
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Fellas- as much as i'm getting a kick out of the banter over the paddle shifter addition, and "youngsters not knowing how to drive a manual transmission", i gotta share something with ya'll. I have a built 2013 Fx2 EcoBoost converted to a class 8 raptor. Everything OEM Raptor- except for the 3.5L E.B. engine ... its putting out 416HP and 566ftlbs according to last months dyno, and if you haven't driven an EcoBoost- here is the D.L.: this is NOT a big fat stomp the throttle 6.2L V-8. It's like having a 2 stroke truck. Turbo Lag, peak RPM range, optimal boost pressure for a given RPM, etc. This engine ONLY makes power between 3500-4500(roughly) RPM's. (in other words, you MUST keep it in the power band or you lose your steam) and if there's one thing I've been racking my brain about is just HOW is FORD going to convert a bunch of "punch it and go" V-8 guys to a turbo-charged truck that drives more like a CR-250 than a CRF-450. The answer became clear when they announced the 10 speed transmission. Basically, for this new Raptor to fly with the public, its gonna need more gears than my 6 speed has, thats for sure. When I'm driving seriously- its a constant "thumb-fest" at the rocker switch on the shifter to keep the engine in powerband without constantly blowing the waste gates and discharging the BOV. If you drive it right (gear/rpm/needed torque) you'll rarely hear the waste gates. if you're over geared and try and pin the throttle, you'll just expel thrust out of the gate. (hence the "2-stroke truck" reference). Anyhow- PADDLESHIFTERS will make this WAAY better and easier for the transition of driving style. I for one am slightly jealous and will be shopping for a 10 speed transmission soon! oh- and paddle shifters ;-)
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