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Old 01-23-2013, 05:17 PM   #271
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:23 PM   #272
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They make wranglers with automatics???

Don't regret it at all, this is our second wrangler with a manual!

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Old 01-23-2013, 05:37 PM   #273
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Where do you folks put your left foot when not shifting?

I've been alternating between flat on the floor and sort of sideways'ish. Neither are great. My last stick shift had a space to the left of the clutch, and it was fast to shift positions and not hover, or get way away from the pedal.
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Where do you folks put your left foot when not shifting?

I've been alternating between flat on the floor and sort of sideways'ish. Neither are great. My last stick shift had a space to the left of the clutch, and it was fast to shift positions and not hover, or get way away from the pedal.
I've really never thought about it. I guess I just put my foot where I put my foot.

On another note though, unrelated to your question...

It's been about eight months that I've owned my Jeep and I must say I do NOT regret getting the manual one bit! I love it and wouldn't have it any other way! A manual just "purifies" the Jeep experience.
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Where do you folks put your left foot when not shifting?
I have never owned an auto so i don't really know what I'm "missing". I've driven them a few times and every time I do I want it to shift down as I go up a hill and it won't. I can hear it bogging but it won't shift. I feel like stick shift drivers are more keen to that and just shift. I love my manual. I tow a lot too which is where a lot of people claim they need an auto. I love my manual for towing

To answer your question I have 2 positions. I either put my foot behind the clutch pedal, stretched out or kind of roll my foot on its side and have my lower leg at a 45 degree angle to horizontal under the steering wheel
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Where do you folks put your left foot when not shifting?

I've been alternating between flat on the floor and sort of sideways'ish. Neither are great. My last stick shift had a space to the left of the clutch, and it was fast to shift positions and not hover, or get way away from the pedal.
I took off the plastic trim to the left of the clutch pedal (actually all trim). The resulting additional space accommodates a 2x4 on it's face and a resting spot for the left foot. My set up consists of (2) 2x4x8" laid face to face and screwed together with the ends offset from each other by 4".
The overall length of the assembly is 12" and looks like a step. The "step" configuration eases the angle of the flat floor and where it angles up toward the fire wall. I had the 2x4 assembly laying around from another project and it just happened to work great. It can certainly be refined, but for the last 20,000 miles it has been good enough. No more sore heel and stressed tendons.
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Where do you folks put your left foot when not shifting?
isn't the correct response out the door? in the fresh air swishing by? or on those motorcylce pegs that fit in the door hinge that i have seen around.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:58 PM   #279
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Where do you folks put your left foot when not shifting?
My left heel has been resting on the crossbar just below the front of the seat.
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A manual just "purifies" the Jeep experience.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:45 PM   #281
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Anyone regret getting a manual?
This is like asking a man if he regrets having sex.

Do you regret having sex? Thought not.
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:54 AM   #283
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I love me a good manual transmission in a performance automobile, but was never keen on clunky sloppy stick shifts in big, heavy trucks....I know it can still be fun, but I don't mind giving up some control for comfort in that situation.

With the engine braking that the auto trans allows, sometimes it feels like I'm driving a stick! I often don't even have to use the brakes to slow down. I think the big rigs are slowly switching to auto transmissions too.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:00 AM   #284
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I purchased my Jeep stick, NOT knowing how to drive it....for me it was always 'if i get a jeep it HAS to be manual.'' its like a pit bull with no balls if its an auto LOL..just how i feel, but...to each his own.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:02 AM   #285
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Regrets... I've had a few... but then again, too few to mention.



Seriously no, never!
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:03 AM   #286
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We all know the six speeds are clunky, and auto's are smooth as honey.

I don't regret getting a stick, but I'm pretty sure I would have regretted getting an auto
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:11 AM   #287
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When i'm tired from work and stuck in traffic on the way home i regret it, or when it's Legs day at the gym i regret it...

but on a nice sunny day with doors off and top off, i thank the lord jesus christ i made the right decision
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We all know the six speeds are clunky, and auto's are smooth as honey.

I don't regret getting a stick, but I'm pretty sure I would have regretted getting an auto

^^^ Tell it Brother!
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:17 AM   #289
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I have a 4" lift and 35"s with 4.10s on my JKUR CG 6spd manual ....First off I only have owned manual jeeps and that would be a total of 5. I love being able to pick and chose what gear and when. As for MPGs well Obama can suck my **** because I don't care
Damn, I didn't realize that he designed the auto in my Jeep. What HASN'T that guy done?
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:26 AM   #290
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I have a 6 speed JK 2 door, love it! Been driving manuals my whole life. Had a 2006 Wrangler auto, it was nice but not like my 6 speed. My lever rattles and shakes when going over rough roads, but learn to live with it. My previous car was a Mini Cooper S 6 speed convertible, traded it in for my 09 Jeep. Miss that car once in a while, but don't think I can go back, I love how high it sits, can go through anything.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:00 PM   #291
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Buying a 2012 Sport Manual was the WORST decision I have ever made.









I broke my arm in September and have been forced to drive my wife's automatic Tahoe while I stare longingly at my Jeep leaving every day with my wife. I miss my Jeep. I love my Jeep. I don't think I'm getting it back....maybe she will let me get a 2013 Rubicon 6 speed....
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I took off the plastic trim to the left of the clutch pedal (actually all trim). The resulting additional space accommodates a 2x4 on it's face and a resting spot for the left foot. My set up consists of (2) 2x4x8" laid face to face and screwed together with the ends offset from each other by 4".
The overall length of the assembly is 12" and looks like a step. The "step" configuration eases the angle of the flat floor and where it angles up toward the fire wall. I had the 2x4 assembly laying around from another project and it just happened to work great. It can certainly be refined, but for the last 20,000 miles it has been good enough. No more sore heel and stressed tendons.

Thats a grand idea... I will be looking into this pronto. Hopefully the trim piece is able to be replaced at a later date and not cut to make this change. I did read in the quadratech catalog that they sell a "dead" pedal (auto's only for 13), but this 2x4 idea is pretty slick if it will work in a 2013. With 20,000 miles I'm guessing you have an older Jk.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:25 PM   #293
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Jeeps should not have an automatic as an option. Manual only!
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:42 PM   #294
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ai ordered my 2013 jk with an automatic. Figured at my age and as bad as my knees are getting I can enjoy my jeep longer. I like the manual but things change, the auto is good to contrary to all the debates.
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Automatic Jeeps are for sissies and they should never been introduced back in the CJ days. A real Man drives a stick shift Jeep. I live in a big city and I still drive a stick because I am not an old woman. If you want an Automatic buy a Grand Cherokee.
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hey jack! what about us girls that drive stick?

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Automatic Jeeps are for sissies and they should never been introduced back in the CJ days. A real Man drives a stick shift Jeep. I live in a big city and I still drive a stick because I am not an old woman. If you want an Automatic buy a Grand Cherokee.
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No regrets here,fun to drive,drive it to work every day so I can drive my ten speed Peterbilt . Stick all the way
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hey jack! what about us girls that drive stick?
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