Originally Posted by Homeslice
if I'm on the freeway with a headwind I can't accelerate in fifth I will start slowing down and have to downshift to fourth
But isn't that why you bought a manual? I like having an overdrive gear to keep the rpms down and mpg up. I get 2 mpg better on the freeway with 35s vs 31s because of the rpms. Sure, I have to down shift when I go up a big hill unless I'm going 75+, but so what. If you can't maintain your speed in top gear on relatively flat ground, then you need more gear. If you don't like shifting, then buy an auto. My last jeep with the 5 speed, 3.73s, and 33s, needed more gear.