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Old 12-23-2013, 08:09 PM   #1
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Trade manual for automatic

I have a 2004 Rubicon with a 5 speed manual. Hoping there is someone in Colorado with an automatic that would be interested in trading.

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Old 12-23-2013, 08:23 PM   #2
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OK, I'll ask... why? Just curious.

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Old 12-23-2013, 08:36 PM   #3
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Old 12-23-2013, 09:16 PM   #4
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The likely reason being why so many of us have converted our Jeeps (me included) from manual to automatic transmissions. The automatics develop 2-3X more low-end torque and are more controllable in difficult offroad environments. That is why most of the competing vehicles in high-end competitions like King of the Hammers and rock crawling champion ships are running automatics. The winners of the various King of the Hammers classes and similar events were equipped with automatics.

Because I was getting into what most would consider very hardcore wheeling, I converted my previous '97 TJ from its 5-speed AX-15 to the 32RH automatic and the offroad benefits were dramatic to say the least.

Not to mention the more mundane benefits of how much nicer autos are to drive in heavy stop & go traffic like I get into quite a bit.
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Old 12-23-2013, 10:22 PM   #5
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The likely reason being why so many of us have converted our Jeeps (me included) from manual to automatic transmissions. The automatics develop 2-3X more low-end torque and are more controllable in difficult offroad environments. That is why most of the competing vehicles in high-end competitions like King of the Hammers and rock crawling champion ships are running automatics. The winners of the various King of the Hammers classes and similar events were equipped with automatics.

Because I was getting into what most would consider very hardcore wheeling, I converted my previous '97 TJ from its 5-speed AX-15 to the 32RH automatic and the offroad benefits were dramatic to say the least.

Not to mention the more mundane benefits of how much nicer autos are to drive in heavy stop & go traffic like I get into quite a bit.
Thanks Jerry once again , I was told when looking for mine that Manuel is what I wanted,he is a rock crawler dude , so I figured he was right , now I feel better I found an auto .
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The likely reason being why so many of us have converted our Jeeps (me included) from manual to automatic transmissions. The automatics develop 2-3X more low-end torque and are more controllable in difficult offroad environments. That is why most of the competing vehicles in high-end competitions like King of the Hammers and rock crawling champion ships are running automatics. The winners of the various King of the Hammers classes and similar events were equipped with automatics.

Because I was getting into what most would consider very hardcore wheeling, I converted my previous '97 TJ from its 5-speed AX-15 to the 32RH automatic and the offroad benefits were dramatic to say the least.

Not to mention the more mundane benefits of how much nicer autos are to drive in heavy stop & go traffic like I get into quite a bit.
Thanks for answering,I was just wondering if there were some mpg gains or something like that. I can see how it would be beneficial in rock crawling and stop and go traffic.
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Old 12-25-2013, 12:50 AM   #7
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I hate shifting
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Old 12-26-2013, 07:52 AM   #8
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I have a plow on mine and the manual tranny sucks. Where do you find an auto?

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