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Old 10-05-2010, 09:15 PM   #151
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Just got results on the dyno. My 6-spd made 156 REAR wheel hp and 180 rear wheel torque. That's cold, so it goes downhill from there!

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Old 10-05-2010, 11:41 PM   #152
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manual hands down

lovin the 6 speed rubi, way better than the 5 speed in my old 99 TJ....5th gear was useless on the highway and 4th wasnt much better, the only benefit i can see with the automatic is the ability to shift when bogged, but if ya grab the right cog to begin with its no big ol deal

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Old 10-06-2010, 08:38 AM   #153
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I guess I'll use this tread since its already up! Not that it was a major concern but its something this thread really made me wonder!
Is it really that hard to do rock crawling with a manual?
i'm looking to get a jk and I'm getting it manual either way since I've been driving stick for the past 15 years... I'm going to be completely new to jeeps though.

I wouldn't think rock crawling would be that tough with a manual (just gotta know how to drive it) -- all the pro's rigs are manual! Especially since the wranglers come with hill assist these days. I'm not much of a fan of the hill assist on the road, but it has been handy a time or two on the trail. Basically the jeep does the old "hand break until you clutch and gas trick" for you. Like I said annoying on the road, but when you have a small space to turn around on the trail and steep drop next to you it sure does help. I wish they had an on/off switch for it next to the traction control.

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Old 10-06-2010, 08:52 AM   #154
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When you twist your knee/ankle trying to right your rig or dig it out, you'll wish you had an auto.

When you're crawling and it pops out of gear or you miss the gear or your muddy boot slips off the clutch pedal, you'll wish you had an auto as you go slamming down the hill.

When you fry your clutch after the umpteenth water hole / mud bog and can't get it into gear to get up that last hill, you'll wish you had an auto.

When you've got to go to the bathroom really badly but you're on a tight trail with no place to pull over and go, you'll wish you had an auto.

If you saw the Steve Martin movie Parenthood and don't want to crash your Jeep, you'll wish you had an auto.
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Old 10-06-2010, 02:09 PM   #155
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I guess I'll use this tread since its already up! Not that it was a major concern but its something this thread really made me wonder!
Is it really that hard to do rock crawling with a manual?
i'm looking to get a jk and I'm getting it manual either way since I've been driving stick for the past 15 years... I'm going to be completely new to jeeps though.
If you are rock crawling in 4 low, especially in gears 1 to 4, there is so much torque, even if you are a little hard on the brake, chances are it won't stall. In first you can stand on the brake and it will still go forward. Only way to stop it really is clutch and brake almost simultaneously. No, I don't have any problems crawling with it. I enjoy doing it. I find the YAHAHA post amusing but I don't see those issues with my jeep. I stand by my post that the standard allows more control as the positive and is more technical as the negative. The rest is purely preference.
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Old 10-06-2010, 07:37 PM   #156
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Ok so I have had my manual for about a month it has been 15 years since I drove stick and I have a dumb question. Is your transmission suppose to wine when your in the different gears?
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Ok so I have had my manual for about a month it has been 15 years since I drove stick and I have a dumb question. Is your transmission suppose to wine when your in the different gears?
Does the whine change with the RPMs?
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Does the whine change with the RPMs?
Yes it does
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Old 10-06-2010, 08:12 PM   #159
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I would use something safe to check your pulleys. The idler pulley makes a whine if the bearings aren't up to par. But if it is the idler pulley it will be fine. It would just have an annoying whine lol.

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