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Old 07-02-2013, 06:38 PM   #91
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Agreed. Except how does an auto give you more control backing off of a steep climb? wouldn't you have to pop it out of gear really quick?

Nope. The torque converter is completely fluid, so in gear, I can let it coast just for a split second then put it into 1st, or if it's steep enough, just let off the throttle. It allows you to very slowly back down until it levels out enough for the power at idle to stop you. So I don't have to actually reverse or break down it, It's basically using engine breaking but backwards if that makes sense. I don't know if an auto w/ out a tq converter can do this. Torque converter also gives a lot more power at low speeds so it makes up for crappy gears/big tires offroad a bit.

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Old 07-02-2013, 07:55 PM   #92
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He was right to... Synchronized transmissions should not be shifted with the clutch engaged. Just because it doesn't grind does not mean you're not doing damage, unless you matched the change 100%.

When you shift without the clutch, you are transmitting a much higher load through the synchronizer than what they are designed for. Especially if you sit at the gate tugging at the shifter waiting for the teeth to pair. Clutch-less shifting should only be done on crashboxes, or by people who want to replace their synchros a lot earlier than everyone else.
You should match the engine speed with the speed of the gear you're trying to shift into. Very doable with practice, and no more damaging to the transmission than using the clutch. Truck drivers do it all the time.

It's a good thing to learn and get proficient at, in case you ever have a clutch related issue.

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Old 07-28-2013, 03:45 AM   #93
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Ive always had manuals in my Jeeps, but since I am 47% disabled Vet. I cant shift as well as i used to. So now i have too go with an automatic. It is nice not shifting thou.
Its great that you can drive without hurting.

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