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    38 55.07%
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Thread: Automatic VS Manual Transmission

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    Quote Originally Posted by schwalby View Post
    Problem: Skibum's crappy tranny.
    Solution: Motor / tranny swap :D
    Chrysler has just announced a diesel Wrangler for the US starting in October of 2010. There may be a trade in in my future.

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    i was just discussing a diesel wrangler last night

    this is good news
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    Quote Originally Posted by redneckboarder12 View Post
    i was just discussing a diesel wrangler last night

    this is good news
    Endless torque, better mileage and different tranny (Hmmm.......manual or automatic?). I'm in! Now I've just got to find a dealer that will swap all my stuff onto the new one as part of the deal.

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    If they do it im all in on this!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by skibum View Post
    Endless torque, better mileage and different tranny (Hmmm.......manual or automatic?). I'm in! Now I've just got to find a dealer that will swap all my stuff onto the new one as part of the deal.
    i have a very close friend who is scottish and a mechanic

    he was explaining to me the awesomeness of UK diesels

    i was telling him i dont know why the US is so friggin numb to this stuff

    he also brought me UK 4x4 and top gear magazines, i was very happy
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    that was cool!!

    I love my auto!! but i also like the stick.....
    Being normal is over rated!!
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    i have an auto in my ram, it works very good. it all depends on the vehicle, i guess. i like autos for wheeling because its easier to hold a line if its steep. occasionally you might roll back far enough with a manual trying to take off that you might roll back off of the rock or whatever that may have been your best chance at making it through something. and downhill if you shift manually into 1 or 2 it holds back like a manual. but i still love banging gears with a stick!
    To each his own, just drive it like it

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    I "Drive"for a living and refused the 1st round of automatics when "we" upgraded to the new style Macks ( Girly trucks )....BUT when mine went into the paint shop,my "spare " ride was an Allison with a 427 Mack....it would go everywhere my 8ll would plus give me torque with 1 locked in while the 8 would only do that in lo-lo....
    That truck is now mine and do I miss the 8ll or even the 18's.?? Yes BUT my life is MUCH easier and if driven right same mpg's.....

    We "Play/work" in the everything,mud ( Rochester;exit 15 or Londonderry;exit 5),
    ledge at both sites or "sugar/live sand Epping and Dover pit and slipping on any of it WILL result in damage .....Power dividers:ack,axles and even a few 8LL's have ..oops.....With the "auto's" our drivetrain carnage is down,now if they could make "construction smart" computers....

    This Tacoma is an automatic due to the fact when I traded the only stick was yellow and I have to drive in everything .......my "seat feel "never bothers me even with ice like we had earlier this week,Madbury town crew slept in....
    Hopefully WHEN I actually get to go on a "run",my "auto" and I can keep up.....

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    Manual. Hands down. There is nothing like going from 4th to 2nd to give that bastard tailgating you off your ass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by powerlinek9 View Post
    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.

    This one can be a big prob on trail runs. People need to give each other space.
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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.

    No different then not putting it in Park, right?
    I have seen two automatic drivers do that recently.
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    I run whats in the rig when i get it ! I myself like manual , cause i street drive all my rigs and just like shifting its fun ! that and i don't trust autos - they work one minute and the next they don't . Autos are all so why more money to replace or rebuild ( Most of the time ) My 2 cents !
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    when I'm driving car, give me a manual. When I'm wheeling, give me an auto
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