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Stick v F1

Hi lads. Apologise of this thread exists elswhere, but Im considering upgrading to F430 Coupe, and the beauty Ive found has a stick shift, which I like. Anyone feel strongly that the F1 is significantly better?
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Rotti- Just a matter of personal preference. The three pedal cars are much rarer because most people wanted F1. Go for it if you like the car. We have several three pedal F430 owners here who love their cars. One advantage is that a competent mechanic can do a clutch change on a three pedal car without access to an SD3. Be advised you still have an F1 pump to power the E-Diff on the three pedal cars.

Note the transaxle and clutch are identical on the three pedal and F1 versions. Only the throw-out bearings and shifter mechanisms are different. Plus a couple of extra sensors for the F1 version.

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I haven driven an F430 with an F1 box but I loved the gear changes with the manual. It's what I first loved about Ferrari so I would always opt for the manual if there is a choice. I'm sure you won't be disappointed with it.
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Depends on the car and the TCU model and software in the car. Talked about many times, but I will never go back to stick. Too much work.

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There is not as much disparity between the TCUs on F1 F430s as there was on 360s, but they were updated during production.

The Scuderia had internal modifications to the gearbox and changes to the F1 system to provide the 60 ms shifts. Only number I have ever seen on the F430 is 150 ms.

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Rotti, I have a 430 manual and I love to work myself the gears, very rewarding on the 430 I found myself much more "connected" to the car with a manual than a F1. Have a look here to get things a bit improved and you'll be able to gear super fast, blib up and down shifts with almost no clutch wear : http://www.ferrarilife.com/forums/mo...ar-repair.html

But no doubt, the F1 is a master piece of engineering!
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I love the F1....

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Did you buy it yet? As i am also looking and debating (95% in favor of 6 sp stick vs F1), what are some of your reasons besides what's been posted so far for perferring the manual?
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For me, depend on where I live and my mood...
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Right now......I'd go for a 308 GTB stick.
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Oops sorry, I missed the part about F430...
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Cutter- Kind of hard to find an F1 308, too.

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Yeah I know. Just what I wanted at that moment.
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Did you buy it yet? As i am also looking and debating (95% in favor of 6 sp stick vs F1), what are some of your reasons besides what's been posted so far for perferring the manual?
Thanks for the input lads. Hi chenglo...the reason for the stick is the mechanical feel...reason ive initially gone for a 355 (berlinetta stick) because I consider it the last of the pre electronic reds. Something sweet bout the overall mechanical feel. Been down to a place called Margaret River, a region made up of vineyards and beautiful roads...shift shift, love it.
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Thanks for the input lads. Hi chenglo...the reason for the stick is the mechanical feel...reason ive initially gone for a 355 (berlinetta stick) because I consider it the last of the pre electronic reds. Something sweet bout the overall mechanical feel. Been down to a place called Margaret River, a region made up of vineyards and beautiful roads...shift shift, love it.
Yup, why I chose my F355 6-sp manual.

Anyways for the 430, id pick the manual, personal preference. Have you driven both?

Also, weren't more F1 made over manuals in the 430? Sure seems like it

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Yup, why I chose my F355 6-sp manual.

Anyways for the 430, id pick the manual, personal preference. Have you driven both?

Also, weren't more F1 made over manuals in the 430? Sure seems like it
I drove 50 miles from my house just to drive a 430 6 speed manual, and I live in Los Angeles. They are very rare. My current car is a 355 GTS 6 speed manual. If I make a change, thats what I would get.
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