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Old 04-26-2010, 06:01 PM   #1
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Auto Trans with the 4.0

I have been predominatley looking at wranglers with manual trans in them but a few have come up lately with the auto trans.

A few people I have talked to say its really just personal pref performance is about the same.

Are there any known problems with the auto to keep in mind aside from the obvious auto trans stuff?

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the chrysler automatics are probably the toughest automatics available from the factories

the 727 and 904 have been behind many drag race car engines, including nitro funny cars before dedicated race transmissions were available.

I was there when hemis were hemis, and I cant remember a blown automatic

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You cannot go wrong either way you decide. Both are Great! It all comes to what you prefer. I use to always drive a stick. But as I get older and every once in awhile my back starts to act up, I decided to go Auto. And I am HAPPY I did! It helps especially when towing my boat. Alot of stop n go's...
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The tougher the trail, the better your Jeep will do with an automatic. Pro/competitor offroaders & rock crawlers went to automatics years ago... more low-end torque and far greater control with an automatic. I convered my well built (f/r lockers, etc.) '97 from a 5-speed to an automatic several years ago and going to the automatic gave nearly the same boost in offroad ability that adding the pair of lockers did.

Go to a major rock crawling competition and you'll see that most of the competitors run automatics.
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conversely.. I swapped over my vette from auto to manual.. because a sports car should have a clutch pedal
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conversely.. I swapped over my vette from auto to manual.. because a sports car should have a clutch pedal
I wouldn't want a sports car with an automatic transmission and I wouldn't want a serious trail Jeep with a manual transmission.

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