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 Post Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 7:47 pm 
I was just wondering everyones thoughts on Auto vs Manual for offroad. Im lookin at XJs and i want a 5spd but im curious as to if one is better over the other for offroad. Thanks!


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depends on preference... i like manual personally...

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I really don't think one is better for off road, it just comes down to what you want to drive...

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To me...if i'm running an obstacle, and i've got a manual, i'm half way up a hill climb of rocks, i've got to three pedal that thing in a manual, heel on the brake, toe on the gas, and left foot on the clutch, working them all...if i've got an auto, i just double pedal it and work my way up. no slipping backwards as you tack it up to dump the clutch, spinning tires, breaking axle shafts...just my opinion. i've wheeled a manual for the last 3 years....i made it work...but now i'm swapping to an auto.


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Chuck wrote:
To me...if i'm running an obstacle, and i've got a manual, i'm half way up a hill climb of rocks, i've got to three pedal that thing in a manual, heel on the brake, toe on the gas, and left foot on the clutch, working them all...if i've got an auto, i just double pedal it and work my way up. no slipping backwards as you tack it up to dump the clutch, spinning tires, breaking axle shafts...just my opinion. i've wheeled a manual for the last 3 years....i made it work...but meow i'm swapping to a manual.

don't you mean auto? :?

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Sparky wrote:
Chuck wrote:
To me...if i'm running an obstacle, and i've got a manual, i'm half way up a hill climb of rocks, i've got to three pedal that thing in a manual, heel on the brake, toe on the gas, and left foot on the clutch, working them all...if i've got an auto, i just double pedal it and work my way up. no slipping backwards as you tack it up to dump the clutch, spinning tires, breaking axle shafts...just my opinion. i've wheeled a manual for the last 3 years....i made it work...but meow i'm swapping to a auto.

don't you mean auto? :?


Yeah, should have read swapping to an AUTO

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the first auto i drove off road was whatchamajiggers jeep. i loved it.
i would have an auto in my jeep, buuuttt the wife says jeeps should not have autos. since she drives occasionally, and i am a kept man, i listen.

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the first auto i drove off road was whatchamajiggers jeep. i loved it.
i would have an auto in my jeep, buuuttt the wife says jeeps should not have autos. since she drives occasionally, and i am a kept man, i listen.


Your wife is right!! A real jeep never had an automatic in it! Your wife is always right remember that!


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kellyd469 wrote:
jkirisits wrote:
the first auto i drove off road was whatchamajiggers jeep. i loved it.
i would have an auto in my jeep, buuuttt the wife says jeeps should not have autos. since she drives occasionally, and i am a kept man, i listen.


Your wife is right!! A real jeep never had an automatic in it! Your wife is always right remember that!


sounds like you boys need to man up and put your foot down :-) what's that dear??? COMING !!! anything for you sweetums!!


gotta go guys :)

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How many of you that say manual have ever wheeled an auto?

What I have found is that very few people have wheeled both. And those that have prefer an auto.

I vote auto all the way. much easier to drive and I don't spill my coffee as often.

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Watchamaklit wrote:
How many of you that say manual have ever wheeled an auto?

What I have found is that very few people have wheeled both. And those that have prefer an auto.

I vote auto all the way. much easier to drive and I don't spill my coffee as often.


i've had both :) hence me switching to an auto in my jeep :-D

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I have wheeled both too. Most of my experiancce is in an auto, my next build will have a manual, we'll see how I like it, I haven't wheeled an manual since I had the CJ6.

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Won't all of the crap you suck up in your tranny be more annoying to an auto as opposed to a manual?

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Won't all of the crap you suck up in your tranny be more annoying to an auto as opposed to a manual?


Yes it will affect an auto worse but there are very easy solutions to basically waterproof most autos. And trust me the difference is night and day. :tu2:

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Watchamaklit wrote:
Alpine wrote:
Won't all of the crap you suck up in your tranny be more annoying to an auto as opposed to a manual?


Yes it will affect an auto worse but there are very easy solutions to basically waterproof most autos. And trust me the difference is night and day. :tu2:


I waterproofed the tranny in my TJ, it got very minimal water in it after I sunk it. My breather was high enough nothing more than maybe a small splash got in.

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