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Old 10-08-2009, 11:41 AM   #1
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Talking STD vs AUTO

Hello everyone I'm about to purchase a jeep wrangler my first my big question is I wanna do alot of off roaring as if you didn't all ready know ...so here's my big question ...for off road use which transmission works better STD or AUTO thanks for reading

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Old 10-08-2009, 11:42 AM   #2
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For off road use an auto tranny is the best option.

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Old 10-08-2009, 11:45 AM   #3
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it is all a matter of preference and what people feel more comfortable in, personally i like the standard tranny
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:46 AM   #4
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Most of my vehicles have been standards, I do not like automatics.
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:46 AM   #5
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are you going to be doing a lot of rocks or mud? i like auto better, but it you plan on doing a lot of mud or water then you need to extend the transmission breather tubes.
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are you going to be doing a lot of rocks or mud? i like auto better, but it you plan on doing a lot of mud or water then you need to extend the transmission breather tubes.
x2...we had a big rain storm where we live about a year ago, and EVERYTHING was flooded...our main streets were rivers and since i live in the desert, it was a giant mud pit...a while after the storm, i started getting grinding in my tranny, took it to the shop and they drained the oil and said that there was water in the tranny, turns out my warranty didnt cover foreign elements, such as water but they were willing to pay half the cost of a junkyard motor
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:53 AM   #7
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I have had both in a TJ and i prefer the auto. Much smoother to drive on and off-road. It is much easier to crawl up on things with out having to worry about smoking your clutch.

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are you going to be doing a lot of rocks or mud? i like auto better, but it you plan on doing a lot of mud or water then you need to extend the transmission breather tubes.
The old 3spd auto tranny in YJs and TJs doesn´t have a breather tube. There´s only a little hole in the bell housing.
The new 4-spd tranny in 2003 (or 2004) to 2006 TJs has a breather tube that ends beside the battery. That should be high enough.
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I'm just curious... has this question ever been asked before on this forum?
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I like both but on very uneven trails and hills a stick is a pain in the A$$. On the other hand Sticks hold up a little better. I guess if I had to ride stick it would be ok but I would add a hand throttle for those sticky situations.

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I like Manuals but I try to avoid STD's
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I like Manuals but I try to avoid STD's
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I like Manuals but I try to avoid STD's
Apparantly 12 people like STD's so far.
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Apparantly 12 people like STD's so far.
Only in their jeep or sportscar tho...hmm
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:32 PM   #17
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I like manual,even on the trail, but if your doing alot of rocks you will want to get an Auto. Also I have been in some deep water and mud and havent had a ploblum with my tranny so what are you guys talking about?
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Manual transmissions are for sports cars...automatic transmissions are for Jeeps, if you're crawling rocks.
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The question really is how well can someone drive a stick offroad.

It's different than driving on flat ground, but you'll get used to it after a while if you do it right.

I had an auto in my Ramcharger & it was easy to drive over stuff, but I like the idea of being in gear to slow my descents. An auto relies on the brakes only.

Also nice to be able to pull the coil wire & use the starter motor to crawl really tough rock spots. Can't do that with an auto.
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How many times is this question going to be asked? At least we can all agree on driving Jeeps. Not much else though...
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Manual transmissions are for sports cars...automatic transmissions are for Jeeps, if you're crawling rocks.
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