Or you do like me an cut it before each event and never take it out. It can be done. Gary Chomiski once told me take it out every run or dont take it out at all. As far as expense goes i dont buy that I gaurantee that a guy running a high dollar auto spends far more then a stick combo. I take mine apart about every 50 runs just to look it over and i hear guys talking about breaking autos in the higher hp stuff all the time. One trans+one clutch vs. auto+10 converters cant be even close to cheaper. Just my thoughts.