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mooch
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2004 12:28 pm    Post subject: manual vs auto for newbie Reply with quote

I have done some wheeling previously but only in automatics. I prefer to drive manual tranny's daily. How are manuals on slow techincal stuff. Is one definitely better or just everyones own preference?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2004 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a loaded question Wink I think if you asked 10 people, you'd get 10 different opinions. Personally, all of my cars, jeeps and trucks are sticks and I don't mind it. It can get a little tricky in certain situations (i.e. not enough feet for all the pedals) but it's certainly not impossible. So, since I probably didn't answer your question, I think it's more a matter of personal preference. Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2004 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a manual now and am tired of shifting while sitting in traffic. If it was a mostly offroad vehicle I'd stay with a manual. Rarely have to touch the brake as the engine braking keeps you from gaining too much speed.

I'm just tired of it and the traffic situation isn't getting any better near me.

My next Jeep will be an auto.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2004 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup, thats personal perference. Ive driven stick for years so it dosent make any difference to me.

I have found on alot of occasions that an auto offroad would be very nice to have.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2004 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I prefer my 5spd as well. It was a bit of a pain in the ass on the trail when I was undergeared, but if you're looking at something with a 4:1 case, I don't think you'll be at that much of a disadvantage with the stick. Prolly be in first gear crawling on technical stuff, so having to shift wouldn't be an issue in most cases. If you need to generate a little wheel spin, that could be tricky.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2004 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a manual and at times I too would rather have an auto, but I love my manual, except in stop and go traffic.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2004 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really do prefer a manual transmission in all cars i drive. I get confused when i drive an automatic around. i've never actually driven an auto offroad, but i do love to use my gears to slow myself down a hill, and as i unerstand thast not the same with an auto. the pros of an auto wouyld be less hassle with shifting, less stress on breakable parts, and the ability to drink coffee on the way to work etc.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2004 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

welcome to the board.
I can't drive a manual so I am useless here as usual
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2004 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Manual here... for both the TJ and XJ. I wouldn't want it any other way.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2004 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hehe...like Troy said, it's a loaded question. I have both (TJ is a manual, XJ is a auto). They are both a blast onroad and off...so I can't say I have a preference.

However, if you look at the guys that participate in hardcore rock crawling competitions, you'll find that very few of them run sticks....

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2004 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love my YJ manual, for fun driving and for offroad, but now that i have the WJ, the auto is oooooh so sweet
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2004 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I absolutely love my manual, and don't think I'd want auto in my Jeep for my driving, etc..

However, I believe that the autos come generating more torque as they have the torque converter which I believe almost doubles.. I can't remember exacts here, but I know they are known for not needing as high (numerically) of gearing and all... I hope someone chimes in who knows more about these though!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2004 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah i think you can run a slightly bigger tire size with an auto w/o haveing to worry about gearing. Autos like i said are also easier on the breakable parts too thats a plus to the autos autos are going to be generally easier to deal with from what we are saying here. but if they have to be repaired or replaced it will be mroe difficult to deal with because of all the electronics and stuff right?? flip a coin
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