I have been looking online at my local dealership for a manual tranny to be in stock. Today they had one on the lot and I took it for a spin. I have driven a few auto's and wanted to try the stick. The clutch travel was not bad and I think I could drive that around town without problem. It was a MWCOD3 version. I liked the bumpers, but everything else was not my thing.
Back to the tranny's. I have questions about water crossings. We have two "family farms" that I can play on. One is hills and rocks, but the other has 3 or 4 major water crossings on it depending on the rain. I drove my Ranger into a hole the other day and water was momentarily over the hood. I know that you don't want to shift gears when in water. I know that it is recommended to extend the breathing tubes on the difs and transmission as well. Is there a real pro or con for either one if you were going to be crossing water several times a weekend? I don't plan on parking it in the water, but there are a few spots that are 20 yards wide. Maybe I am over thinking this, but I don't want to buy one and then find out that the auto/manual has ...........problems with water. Yes I have searched and read a few posts. Thanks for your help.
This is one of the branches of the Flint river on the property.