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Old 11-08-2012, 07:38 PM   #241
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:59 PM   #242
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I just bought a 2007 manual jk about a week ago and i love it so far. I noticed that the stick does vibrate alot when ur cruisin down the highway or on bumps but hey who holds onto the shifter goin down the highway anyway.

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Old 11-08-2012, 08:09 PM   #244
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All through highschool and into college I drove an RX-7. It was an 83, the last of the "bubble but" body designs, and I loved it. Shortly after college, i had to sell it and picked up an automatic commuter car. For the last 15 years I have had little rice burner automatics.

I just picked up my 2013 Commando Green JKU Sport Unlimited, and decided to go Manual. It took me about 2 days to get back to the point that I could shift without thinking. Some things did surprise me.

When I first got it, I drove it like an RX7, shifting at around 3000-3500 RPMs. With the 3.73 rear end, this got me 12 miles per gallon. OUCH.

So then I started playing around with it. I drive only city driving, and often two and from work, which is moderate work hour traffic. If I shift at 2000-2500 RPMs, and then shift to 5th gear whenever I get around 40mph, I have been able to get 16mpg out of it.

I was surprised 1st and 2nd gear are SO SHORT! Half the time I wish I could just start off in 2nd gear. Now I feel like 1st and 2nd are "Start up... SHIFT SHIFT... accelerate.. Shift to third."

Getting good gas milage means slow rolling starts, no jumping out the gate. In fact, when I HAVE to jump out of the gate to pull into a traffic window, the Jeep behaves FANTASTICALLY. Even with 3.73, I have all the torque and power I want. But I can watch my MPG caculator drop.

Literally.

Ahh well.. if Gas Milage was a concern, i wouldnt have bought a Jeep. At least Im not running 35" tires and getting 8mpg.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:10 PM   #245
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DHDAD: Test drove one and only thing I didn't like was how the shifter vibrated like crazy on bumps in the road, kind of like a manual big rig. Maybe that's part of the whole Jeep experience


I've been riding Harley Davidson's for 23 years so vibrations are not an issue for me. I could drive a CJ-5 and it would feel like a limo compared to my bikes. It's all relative to what you used to I guess.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:19 PM   #246
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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
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:35 PM   #247
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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
Gotta love that!!! I don't care either
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:42 PM   #248
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I have owned a Tj with an auto and I now own an lj with a 6spd. Although I like my manual better in almost every way when it comes down to rock crawling I'd take an auto every time
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:43 PM   #249
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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
Not a Bobo fan I take it.....me either so.....

I'm running the same specs on my JKUR and have no regrets for driving a Jeep the way they were originally designed......although the additional toys are nice!
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:29 PM   #250
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The downshifts and upshifts don't give you the same kind of "hell yeah" as when you're blasting through gears in a car. But instead they're more like a manly clunk that lets you know you're in control. kind of like moving the go lever on a steam train.
Excellent post

I smile with satisfaction every time I feel/hear that clunk!
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:41 PM   #251
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Really love my 013 JKUS Commando's six speed / 3.73.

There is a learning curve. You have to be fully present especially in traffic but that's the fun. I feel like an integral part of the Jeep.

I drove an auto and while very nice it almost put me to sleep
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:49 PM   #252
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The original OP posted: "Anyone regret getting a manual?"

This is really a "Yes, or No" Question!

Why all the, this is better, or that is?

My answer is "No".

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Old 11-08-2012, 09:52 PM   #253
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2013 JKUR 6 speed manual w/4.11 for me. I really like having control over the performance of the Jeep. It makes me a better driver because I pay more attention to the road and elevations. My trany shifts like a hot knife through butter. So glad I went with the manual.... Never had a 6 speed before only 5 speed manual... Such a fun ride ... Owned it one week and 275 miles driven ..
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The original OP posted: "Anyone regret getting a manual?"

This is really a "Yes, or No" Question!

Why all the, this is better, or that is?

My answer is "No".

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Because it would be a really boring thread with just a bunch of yes's or no's
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:39 PM   #255
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All through highschool and into college I drove an RX-7. It was an 83, the last of the "bubble but" body designs, and I loved it. Shortly after college, i had to sell it and picked up an automatic commuter car. For the last 15 years I have had little rice burner automatics.

I just picked up my 2013 Commando Green JKU Sport Unlimited, and decided to go Manual. It took me about 2 days to get back to the point that I could shift without thinking. Some things did surprise me.

When I first got it, I drove it like an RX7, shifting at around 3000-3500 RPMs. With the 3.73 rear end, this got me 12 miles per gallon. OUCH.

So then I started playing around with it. I drive only city driving, and often two and from work, which is moderate work hour traffic. If I shift at 2000-2500 RPMs, and then shift to 5th gear whenever I get around 40mph, I have been able to get 16mpg out of it.

I was surprised 1st and 2nd gear are SO SHORT! Half the time I wish I could just start off in 2nd gear. Now I feel like 1st and 2nd are "Start up... SHIFT SHIFT... accelerate.. Shift to third."

Getting good gas milage means slow rolling starts, no jumping out the gate. In fact, when I HAVE to jump out of the gate to pull into a traffic window, the Jeep behaves FANTASTICALLY. Even with 3.73, I have all the torque and power I want. But I can watch my MPG caculator drop.

Literally.

Ahh well.. if Gas Milage was a concern, i wouldnt have bought a Jeep. At least Im not running 35" tires and getting 8mpg.
I've had my 6 spd sport w/ 3.21 for a month now. I live in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. I drive about 35 miles to the loop for work. Half highway, half city. I average 20 mpg. It's not a fox body with a tremec, pro 5.0 shifter and dual friction, but its just as fun to drive.


It seems like people unfairly compare a manual jeep to a sports car. Its not supposed to ride or shift like a sports car. Its a jeep. Drive a manual jeep, then jump in your fast and furious car. I'll bet your going to have better e.t.'s. Nut up and stop crying about long throws and clutch pedals. It makes you a better driver.
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:27 AM   #256
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:16 AM   #257
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I've had my 6 spd sport w/ 3.21 for a month now. I live in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. I drive about 35 miles to the loop for work. Half highway, half city. I average 20 mpg. It's not a fox body with a tremec, pro 5.0 shifter and dual friction, but its just as fun to drive.

It seems like people unfairly compare a manual jeep to a sports car. Its not supposed to ride or shift like a sports car. Its a jeep. Drive a manual jeep, then jump in your fast and furious car. I'll bet your going to have better e.t.'s. Nut up and stop crying about long throws and clutch pedals. It makes you a better driver.
I don't see how screwing up my shift timing in a long throw jeep would improve my ability to shift my sports car.

I was a die hard standard trans guy, until I bought my jeep.

If I buy another fast car, standard all the way.
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:29 AM   #258
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I don't see how screwing up my shift timing in a long throw jeep would improve my ability to shift my sports car.

I was a die hard standard trans guy, until I bought my jeep.

If I buy another fast car, standard all the way.
^ This right here...and driving my Sports Car did not make me a better Jeep driver. IMO, driving a manual is driving a manual. My last three vehicles I've bought have all had manuals; 2002 VW GTI 1.8T, 2005 Subaru WRX STi, and my 2012 Jeep Unlimited Rubicon.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:26 PM   #259
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Nut up and stop crying about long throws and clutch pedals. It makes you a better driver.
See If I was a lesser man, id get offended, but as it is, I own a JEEP, so nothing really bothers me anymore! Plus I got a 25% nut increase just for purchasing a Wrangler.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:00 PM   #260
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Went from a 5 speed TJ to a 6 speed JKU. No regrets whatsoever
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:06 PM   #261
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I love my 6 speed, feels like driving a big rig.
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:24 PM   #262
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After having a manual YJs and TJs, I have a sissy automatic JK and love it.
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:44 PM   #263
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After having a manual YJs and TJs, I have a sissy automatic JK and love it.
^2 after driving a manual for the better part of 30 years, I must say I do like my automatic. When I miss shifting I put in manual mode, not really the same but it works.
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No regrets. Wouldn't have it any other way.
Havent read the whole thread yet but i agree. When i was jeep shopping i said it has to be manual and has to be 2 door.

Love it and wouldn't want an auto.
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I love my 6 speed, feels like driving a big rig.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:11 PM   #268
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stick or auto?

I've got a 2012 jku rubi. I live in DC and take the highway at times. A lot of people thought I was crazy for buying a gas guzzler in the city let alone one with a manual transmission but I feel connected to my jeep. I've owned a 2012 jku sport auto and traded it for my current rubi. To each their own but having driven both I don't regret the change one bit. I admit that it can be a nuisance at times in heavy traffic but I see it as being frustrated for maybe thirty minutes a day and when it's over, it's sweet shifting time. When I had the auto, there wasn't a moment that went by where I wished I had the six speed.
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Couple people on the trail last week wished they went with an auto. Nothing like trying to get over or out of sticky point and ya keep stalling.

We first looked at manuals. Drove the auto rubi... bought it. Felt more solid to me than than the manual.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:16 PM   #270
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The '12 is my 7th manual transmission vehicle.

The only downside is that my wife's bum clutch knee won't let her drive a manual. If that's a downside.....

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