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Old 01-22-2012, 09:24 PM   #1
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Are the new jeeps just as good as the older ones. Meaning build good . And what is better manual or automatic

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Old 01-22-2012, 11:14 PM   #2
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Are the new jeeps just as good as the older ones. Meaning build good . And what is better manual or automatic


Hells ya and manual baby

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Old 01-23-2012, 12:50 AM   #3
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The new JK's are built on a Hummer chassis and are for mall use only! Stick with the TJ's or earlier!!!

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Old 01-23-2012, 06:34 AM   #4
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:18 PM   #5
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The new JK's are built on a Hummer chassis and are for mall use only! Stick with the TJ's or earlier!!!

What is mall use
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:19 PM   #6
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Is their any advantage or disadvantages between manual or automatic
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alot of the jkers use auto. its easier for climbing. in fact 90% of the JK jeeps that climb in Utah are autos.

as for me, i went with a manual TJ and i am never going back to automatic. its so much more fun and interactive IMHO.



but the JKs are capable of doing some "jeep" things =

depends what your gonna doing. and if you want that rugged feel of a jeep or the luxury of heated seats, leather, blah blah blah.

and sure one could argue those are heavily modified JKs , but what the hell, half of the TJs running are heavily modified aswell.

as for advantages? manual =more fun, better MPG, more control over rpms while on and offroad, less moving parts, and generally easier to fix.

Automatic= Easier ?
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:34 PM   #8
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Hahah, I was poking fun at the JK guys on the "Mall Use" comment, seems I only ever see them going to or from the mall.

Manual or auto is pretty much personal preference. I've always liked manuals better. Manual will usually get slightly better fuel mileage, auto is convenient. If you are in the mud or deep water much bear in mind that with a manual you want to pick a gear and stick with it and NOT shift. When you push in the clutch you open the friction surface and allow mud, water and grunge in, which in the short term will cause the clutch to slip and in the long run will cause premature failure. Most people seem to like autos better for crawling over rocks and such...personally I've never done much crawling over rocks, maybe the occasional stump or downed tree, but that was in my old 4X4's which were not Jeeps(reading all these folks talking about rock crawling and now that I have a Jeep again I may have to give this a try!).

As for the new jeep vs old jeep...pick what you like personally within your budget. Best friend has a new JKU Rubi and loves it. I have a 98 Sport and love mine...they are all good!
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:46 PM   #9
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I've had a CJ, YJ, TJ & 2 JKs. All manuals and all fun!
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:52 PM   #10
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Nice cover folks

My 07 is no more "Cush" than my Tj.

Those 11-12 guys lol Jk


Oh..... JK's have an anti stall feature which limits clutch slip off road. Didn't know that huh?
Still have to be careful submerged in mud/water shifting. We can start in gear too In 4 low
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Old 01-24-2012, 10:32 PM   #11
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Are the new 2012 jeeps more reliable when you are wheeling

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