Originally Posted by oledirty
I've driven automatics my whole life and recently bought my yj and I have no idea how to offroad in a manual, any tips?
I've driven both autos and manuals offroad and one big difference is how you use your brake/tranny. Going down hills, for instance, keep it in lower gear and let the tranny slow you down ... using the brake will only lock up your wheels and you'll loose some control. With an automatic, unless you put it in D1, you'd want to use your e-brake, but carefully. I much prefer riding using a manual tranny. If you have to start it going uphill, don't use the clutch, keep it in first and just turn it over. The rest you'll pick up as you go.