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Old April 30th, 2005, 09:30 PM
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standard shift vs. automatic

From an offroad perspective does anyone have any preference for automatic vs. shift for offroad performance? I have had both in jeeps, but my current LR's are automatics.
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Old May 1st, 2005, 05:41 PM
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The automatic is a better crawler. The shift is more fun, tho! imho

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Old May 1st, 2005, 06:32 PM
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1st gear for the auto box is not as low as 1st for the manual, though all that can be adjusted with diffs/tires/etc.
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Old May 2nd, 2005, 07:15 AM
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Moving to chit chat I love my manual! Even though I stall it.
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Old May 2nd, 2005, 08:03 AM
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I prefer the auto and is the reason I bought my '97. One less thing to think about when on the trail.
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Old May 2nd, 2005, 08:09 AM
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Old May 2nd, 2005, 08:14 AM
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I have to agree with Hippert
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Old May 2nd, 2005, 09:03 AM
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I'm old! I am sick of shifting gears my whole live. If I bought Formula 1 race car or a semi I would want an auto! That is why I bought a 97........JMOHO.
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Old May 2nd, 2005, 09:27 AM
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Here is what you need Dave
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Old May 3rd, 2005, 11:09 AM
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So who's up for a squential trans conversion??? A PS2.8L and a squential trans; that would be great!
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Old May 3rd, 2005, 11:38 AM
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I don't think even Bowler Wildcat's have seq. trannys. Their Dakkar model goes 0-60 in less than 5 seconds.
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Old May 9th, 2005, 06:39 PM
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Some F1 paddle shifters maybe. I sort of like the auto because i don't have to worry as mush about wearing out the clutch grinding the gears etc. That is wHat I have my m151a2 for!
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Old May 9th, 2005, 09:58 PM
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I love my auto! Even though I stall it too.

But the gearing is not as low (on mine) so I have to give it too much gas at times.

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Old May 10th, 2005, 12:49 PM
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Auto may be good for rock crawling, you know at 1/2mph maybe as you climb a cliff step by step. But for all else, I feel much more in control with a manual. Besides, you can pushstart them.

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Old May 10th, 2005, 03:08 PM
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I had manual shift vehicles for years and laughed at those who said autos are better for off road and crawling. Then I bought my wife a Disco in 1994 with auto trans. It made me a true believer in auto boxes. The truck I have now is a manual but would love to have an auto in it.
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Old May 10th, 2005, 04:08 PM
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I have an auto but would prefer a manual. Just personal preference as there really is no rock crawler of substance here in the midwest.

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