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Old 02-24-2011, 05:41 PM   #31
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I dowshift off road and in snow to keep the tires from slipping.

Never on pavement.

I've seen 2 JK's completely burn out thier clutch on trails here so far. 1 deep water crossing and shifting under water, 2nd slipping the clutch way too much climbing a rock pile.
Both resulted in an expensive tow to the dealer for a non-warranty clutch replacement.

Brake pads small, cheap and extremly easy to replace.2 bolts and 20 minutes.

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Old 02-24-2011, 07:23 PM   #32
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Most of the advise I have gotten is not to engine brake unless you really need the extra help stopping. Plus brakes are less expensive than gears or a new transmission so I would either put it in neutral when coming to a stop, or just downshift with the clutch depressed like I do the majority of the time.
This is the best answer so far. With VEX and the T-18 tranny, a 2 1/2 ton rated mil spec tranny, I use the gears and brakes without much fear of a fail. Short of this, I'd just use brakes.

I think after all these 44 years and tearing up so much junk, is the main reason I go the heaviest, baddest, strongest, most massive, everything!!.

About 30 years ago, I got so tired of replacing junk that I broke all the time, I decided to overbuild everything I did/added.

Works for me, I guess.

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Old 02-25-2011, 12:21 AM   #33
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Plus brakes are less expensive than gears or a new transmission
I don't know about that...

Brakes and rotors are about $325 in parts alone...
You can pick up a new JK tranny on eBay for that....
The clutch & flywheel set is... well.... going to cost another $425 but its a jeep...
Just Empty Every Pocket ....
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:27 AM   #34
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When driving a manual transmission and coming to a stop is it better to downshift ... will put too much stress on the transmission,.
I've done extensive downshifing ... on EVERY single stop, downshifting down WV mountains, use the brake as a last resort, for the last 165,000 miles - still have the original clutch & trans and have no problems. Of course, mine is a '95. Maybe the newer Jeeps are built flimsier.

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