Manual vs Automatic - Drivn

Manual vs Automatic 

Manual

Pros

More "fun" and control while driving; more engaging. Better gas mileage than automatics (mainly in the city). Most are 6-speeds, which is usually more gears than older automatics. Easier to pull the transmission and parts are cheaper, so easier to fix if it breaks. Does not require transmission cooler.

Cons

More wear and tear to worry about (throwout bearing, clutch, pressure plate, clutch fluid). Less forgiving to the rear end when launching (see: GM 10-bolt or 2010+ Camaro's IRS), meaning parts back there can and will break eventually and will need to be built. Generally not as fast as automatics due to human reaction time vs computer.

Automatic

Pros

Generally faster than manuals. Most older automatics have less gears than their manual counterparts. Reliable and generally hold a lot of horsepower easily in their stock forms nowadays. Easier to launch, less room for error, and easier on the rear end.

Cons

"Boring" to drive compared to a manual, less control. If given a high stall converter, gas mileage can drop significantly. If given a high stall converter, generate a lot of heat and need a trans cooler/temp gauge to ensure conditions are kept safe.

Interesting for you

Changes

Changes

Transmission
Im currently changing the transmission from a auto to a manual
I'm having difficulties machining the e-shaft

I'm having difficulties machining the e-shaft

Transmission
Worked on the e-shaft all evening, with nothing to show for it.    Turns out you need mad skills to make a precision e-shaft with old manual...
2009 2500 Dodge Ram 5.7 litter 4 wheel drive, check engine light on for gear ratio 4

2009 2500 Dodge Ram 5.7 litter 4 wheel drive, check engine light on for gear ratio 4

Transmission
For the last 5 years we have been using "demon" for hauling horse trailers and campers about an hour or so away, just recently the check engine...
Centerforce DF Clutch

Centerforce DF Clutch

Transmission
I decided to go with a Centerforce Dual Friction pressure plate and their LM disc. The LM (light metallic) disc is really nothing fancy but...
Stage 2 clutch

Stage 2 clutch

Transmission
It was a pain in the butt it took me a week to get her done but it drive smooth
Fiddled some more with the center stat gear, finally happy with the result

Fiddled some more with the center stat gear, finally happy with the result

Transmission
Just a quick check of the gear backlash, nice even backlash all the way round. I really really need to clean my rotors though Also started on...