2012 Manual Transmission ans Crossmember? - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 09-04-2011, 06:50 PM   #1
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
Lygriek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Simi Valley, CA
Posts: 26
2012 Manual Transmission ans Crossmember?

I picked up my 2012 about 4 weeks ago and I love it!

Yesterday my cousin picked up his 2012 and other than the color and the transmission they are the same.

Both are Rubicon Ultd. Same options for towing and gearing.

After crawling under them to explore we notice that his, the Automatic has this additional crossmember support in front of the main cross member, but mine the manual does not.

I searched but could not find anything but then that one post is now ridiculous 11k+ posts!

Does anyone know if this is normal?

Here are a couple of pictures.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1161.jpg
Views:	80
Size:	202.0 KB
ID:	66403   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1163.jpg
Views:	73
Size:	205.7 KB
ID:	66404  


__________________
Lygriek,
aka Michael

2012 Rubicon Unlimited
Lygriek is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-04-2011, 07:22 PM   #2
MallCrawler

WF Supporting Member
::WF Moderator::
 
kjeeper10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 31,521
Probably the auto requires more support than the manual/clutch combo.
Could be way of base here, just bored and figure I'd take a stab at it

__________________
2007 Rubicon/Rock Krawler TR 2.5 coils/rear TB/Rancho 9000 31/32XL shocks/Teraflex monster TB/Synergy highsteer,tie rod, ball joints/Hankook MT 315-75-16 on Level 8 ZX's/MC front SB links/Rancho geo brackets & shocks/Fox ATS stabilizer/Adams front DS=Frankinlift from hell.

Lifting your JK? Read this!!



Click HERE to become a WranglerForum Supporting Member!
kjeeper10 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-04-2011, 08:31 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
Mabar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 302
That is the "skid bar" that replaced the skid plate on auto trans models in 2011 & 2012.

Manual trans models do not have a bar or plate from the factory.

Mabar
__________________
The Bigger the Government, the Smaller the Citizen
Mabar is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-04-2011, 10:50 PM   #4
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
Lygriek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Simi Valley, CA
Posts: 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mabar View Post
That is the "skid bar" that replaced the skid plate on auto trans models in 2011 & 2012.

Manual trans models do not have a bar or plate from the factory.

Mabar
OK, I guess. Just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something.

Seems lit a good thing to have, maybe Ill add it.
__________________
Lygriek,
aka Michael

2012 Rubicon Unlimited
Lygriek is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-05-2011, 06:18 AM   #5
Jeeper
 
Mabar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 302
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lygriek View Post
OK, I guess. Just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something.

Seems lit a good thing to have, maybe Ill add it.
The auto transmission sits quite a bit lower than the manual, thus the reason for skid protection.

You manual trans probably doesn't need the plate or bar, but I'm sure serious off-road, or rock-crawlers add some sort of skid plate.

Mabar
__________________
The Bigger the Government, the Smaller the Citizen
Mabar is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-05-2011, 09:22 AM   #6
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
KarlG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Syracuse, NY
Posts: 626
Images: 9
Sure gives you a nice place to bolt on a skid plate between the two bars.
Thanks for the pic, I ordered a 6 speed.

KarlG is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2012 Wrangler & June 2nd ndrugby JK General Discussion Forum 13670 03-11-2013 11:15 AM
What's wrong with manual transmission? gyroplane JK General Discussion Forum 69 08-05-2012 12:49 PM
test drove the 2012 wrangler in manual silverjeep1 JK General Discussion Forum 31 08-20-2011 11:40 PM
4.56s with 33s on a Manual Transmission? MTH JK Tech Forum 23 04-29-2011 09:50 PM
Converting auto transmission to manual Mdistef650 YJ Tech Forum 5 01-06-2011 10:13 AM



» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:37 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC