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|3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.|
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Originally Posted by bitcore
the AT does not have a clutch, it has a torque converter, this is where the majority of the crappyness of owning an automatic comes from. SMG is essentially an automatic transmission with an automaticly actuated clutch, and with the ability to control your engine's throttle.
Originally Posted by Furious
hate to tell you but first gen smg was a bit flawed. i love the idea , and its a sexy mod, but really i would rather a 6speed manual over smg..
Originally Posted by 4evrwyntr
Yes... yes... but do not forget about the fact that the SMG is more precise, accurate and quick than humanly possible.
This is at the tradeoff of delicate wheel-horsepower control. Delicate control - by nature of it being a manual, you still have more control than with an automatic...
I am obviously a HUGE fan of SMG, because I think it can make driving much... well... more efficient than either manual or automatic. I am used to getting flamed for it. Bring it.
No, really, get a manual anyway. If you really want, you can always swap the manual with an SMG. Hydraulics is fun.
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