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Thread: Automatic VS Manual Transmission

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    Default Automatic VS Manual Transmission

    What have you got? Why? Pros and cons?

    Automatic. For me it really comes down to ease of use and less things I have to worry about: no clutch, no stalling, two feet two pedals, no accidental rolling into rig infront or behind you when we stop on the trail.

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    i feel that autos are for rocks and manuals are for mud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thegrinch24 View Post
    no accidental rolling into rig infront or behind you when we stop on the trail.
    That be the brakes Jason, not the gearbox

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    Thats funny I would say that opposite. My reasoning is with rocks you can you use your gears for climbing and descends. But for the mud, mud ruins clutches and if you are mud racing, you want an auto. Never a miss shift.

    Actually the more I think about this, auto is just better all around. But nothing beats a stick for cruising on the road. Just my $0.02

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    not when driver gets out and forgets to leave it in gear its not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JEEPSINCE1941 View Post
    Actually the more I think about this, auto is just better all around. But nothing beats a stick for cruising on the road. Just my $0.02


    Can't beat a stick on the open road. They suck in traffic mind you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegrinch24 View Post
    not when driver gets out and forgets to leave it in gear its not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by higgo View Post
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    yeah, thats all and good if your ebrake works. mine doesn't hold me still on flat ground. I don't ever forsee myself driving an automatic. I like interacting with the vehicle while im driving, mud, snow, rain, whatever conditions. I can feel what the wheels/drivetrain is doing better.
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    When I first got my jeep all I thought was a stick it gives you more control of your vehicle. But now after wheeling I believe that an auto is the way to go. After 8 hours of wheeling in the woods my left legs is toast. Now mind you since my TPS has gone again it seems like my crawl ratio is just amazing now! I just let the clutch out and she will crawl over what ever.
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    i like the auto in my jeep and the stick in my around towner.
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    Should have been a third option for "I have no idea". While I own an automatic, it's a love hate relationship. Easier for me with my back issues to not have to shift but I'm not overly impressed with the functionality of this automatic (42RLE). It's on its third torque converter and it has never worked overly well. I think I'd prefer an automatic for wheeling if it worked correctly........but this one does not.

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    I have auto and I like it. As someone said above less to worry about but I do use my 1&2 gears alot. When I wheel typically Im in 1 and 4lo but on the run on sunday I was in 2 and 4lo except on the downhills and I saw brakelights ahead Id drop it back into 1. I dont like riding the brakes all the way down.
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    stick all the way, i hate the auto in my truck
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    It really is personal preference. If you suck at using a clutch, then your preference has to be auto. But if you know how to slip it through anything and not stall on the rocks, I really really like manuals. You can't rock it as easily with a manual, which is a very effective technique.
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