Originally Posted by 91yjMonster
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.