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Old 10-03-2008, 01:12 PM   #1
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Anyone want to swap their manual for my auto?

I have a 1997 TJ and I am considering doing an auto to manual swap. Anyone interested in a 3 speed auto?

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Old 10-03-2008, 01:57 PM   #2
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Why? Majority of Jeepers are making the opposite decision. Is it due to your wheeling style? I was a diehard "stick" or manual trans fan until I purchased my 3speed TJ, I won't be going back to a manual.

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Old 10-03-2008, 02:11 PM   #3
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Keep it, your TJ will lose much of its offroad strengths if you convert to a 5-speed. I converted from a 5-speed to my current 3-speed automatic earlier this year and it completely transformed my TJ offroad. The auto improved my TJ's offroad abilities much like when I converted from front and rear Truetracs to front and rear lockers.
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Old 10-03-2008, 02:50 PM   #4
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i learned how to drive stick when i was 15 down the shore with the top down and doors off in a tj.. so when i turned 17 i bought an auto tj.. i love drivin my jeep around when its stripped down to nothing but i miss shifting gears using both feet... my jeep only has to conquer small trails and mudd and occassioal 3 to 4 feet water passings..my jeep will never be put against those mountains i have seen in ur website because i cant risk being without a vehicle .. its my daily driver and im in college so im not looking to beat it off road to badly because i have to drive it 220 miles each time i go home.. and a 5 speed will just put a big smile on my face because ive always wanted one
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Old 10-04-2008, 12:41 AM   #5
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Yor right. The only BIG disadvantage of the 3spd auto tranny is that it doesn┤t like water. It has a breather hole somwhere where the tranny is connected to the engine.

With the 5spd manual tranny you don┤t have a torque converter. The TJ will be more sluggish with the big 33s than with the auto tranny.
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Old 10-06-2008, 08:01 PM   #6
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i love my auto

it is exactly like they say, makes offroading easier
especially up steep hills and such
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Old 10-06-2008, 10:14 PM   #7
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i just love the 5 speed.. anyone willing.. or is there another way to get another tranny in good condition
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Old 10-21-2010, 08:40 PM   #10
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Did you do the swap? I have a 2003 5 speed TJ and want an auto trans so the wife can enjoy the Jeep.
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