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Old 03-15-2012, 07:27 PM   #1
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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.

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You pretty much know what you have to do. The manual states 30" but to check Diffs/TC/tranny after and drive slow. Either will do, I think the auto would be better for your situation though.
They make kits to extend the breathers also and you can start in 4 low with the 6 speed, this helps with not shifting while under water.

Great link I found.

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Old 03-15-2012, 10:29 PM   #3
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Thanks for the link. Yeah we have established trails across the streams but I had to go around a fallen tree and did not walk it. I've moved my intake on the ranger thankfully. I found a hole that woke me up.
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