|06-02-2010 11:23 AM|
|06TJinVA||Yeah I have an 06 Tj with and auto and o/d. I think in 04 or 03 is when they started offering the O/D option which is awesome. I just flip the switch when I'm on a lot of hills and offroading.|
|06-01-2010 08:33 PM|
I have seen some of the trail you ride on via your website. i dont think i will ever be going on those...at least in my jeep
its just up here in MA most of the trails are nice and wet. no fun deserts to play in
i guess there are pros and cons to auto. since i have not had any problems so far, i have no regrets.
|06-01-2010 08:28 PM|
It's not so much that the automatic is easier to drive offroad, which of course it is, it is that the automatic's torque converter provides 2-3X more low-end torque (yes, that is true) than you get from a manual transmission. Not to mention an immense amount of added control on extreme level trails with an automatic when compared to a manual. Converting my TJ's factory 5-speed manual tranny to an automatic transformed my otherwise well built rock crawler to a nearly unstoppable but more controlled beast on the rocks. By the way, I have well over 40 years of driving stick shifts so it's not like I have a bias against manual transmissions.
Manual transmissions for sports cars (an automatic in a Porsche or Corvette would be a sin) but offroad vehicles do far better with automatics.
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|06-01-2010 07:53 PM|
|Jerry Bransford||Stock? I"d go no deeper than the bottom of the transmission and I'd be driving real slow. Auto transmissions don't like getting any water inside.|
|06-01-2010 07:47 PM|
|pakman55||sorry another quick question...how deep can i go stock?|
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|06-01-2010 07:43 PM|
|pakman55||thank you very much Jerry. This may turn into a weekend project!|
|06-01-2010 07:42 PM|
Here's a very good writeup on how to move the vent on a 32RH transmission which should be identical to what you would do on the more lightly built 30RH. Relocating vent on 32rh 3 speed auto - JeepForum.com
Yes in theory you could into water up to about the bottom of the headlights if you are certain the remote vent tubes for both axles, the transfer case, and the new one going to the transmission are connected properly.
|06-01-2010 07:36 PM|
What do you know about the auto tranny in a 2005 rocky mountain?
|06-01-2010 07:33 PM|
|pakman55||so hypothetically if I did that i could go into water up to the engine. also, is there a write upon how to do the mod?|
|06-01-2010 07:30 PM|
Ok if it's a 4 cylinder, it is an "SE", not a Sport. The Sport designation indicates the 4.0L six cylinder engine.
So your SE's automatic transmission is a 30RH (a member of the excellent and reliable Torqueflite TF999 family) which has an air vent on its front face where it bolts to the engine which means you can't take it through deep water. The good news is that vent can be moved to the top of the transmission and have a rubber hose attached to it to raise the vent point up to the top of the radiator level. The bad news is you have to pull the transmission to do it.
|06-01-2010 06:58 PM|
|pakman55||its an 01 sport i believe. its a 4 cyl.|
|06-01-2010 06:34 PM|
|Jerry Bransford||What model and year TJ do you have?|
|06-01-2010 06:01 PM|
auto tranny question
as i get more and more into wheeling, I am starting to worry about my auto trans. is it ok to go through water (not chadwick deep) and semi deep mud? the last thing i need is for my transmission to die. Thanks.