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Yesterday 09:27 PM
Mr AMC
Quote:
Originally Posted by Old Dogger View Post

One of my Posts, transferred from another Thread!

Manual verses Automatic.
Hard tops verses soft tops.
2 door verses 4 door.
Color verses color.
Painted Hard Top and Fenders verses Black not painted.
33's verses 35's verses 37's.
3.73 verses 4.10 verses 4.56 verses 4.88 verses 5.13 Ratio.
Leather verses cloth.
Wheel spacers verses don't use wheel spacers.
Wheel size 15' verses 16's verse 17's verses 18's verses 20's.
Wheel width 7.5 verses 8.0 verses 8.5 verses 9.0 verses 10.0.
Chrome wheels verses Black wheels.
CAI verses Stock air filter..
Synthetic oil verses Conventional oil.
5w20 oil verses 5w30 oil.
Oil change intervals, 3,000, 5,000, 7,500, 10,000, verses or never, because my warning system never came on.
Mopar oil filters verses other Brand of filters.
Mobile 1 verses Chrysler/Jeep recommended oil's.
OAT Antifreeze verses HOAT Antifreeze.
19/60 springs verses 10A springs.
Tinted windows verses non-tinted windows.
87 Octane fuel verses 89 verses 91.

It's a choice!!!!!!!!!
Don't forget: Ginger or Mary Ann.
Mary Ann btw
Yesterday 09:23 PM
Mr AMC
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Originally Posted by DryCreek View Post


I had just sold my "Hairy Chested Man Truck" a 1978 Dodge W150 Power Wagon with 360-4bbl and 4 speed manual.
Drooling here! (not about the hairy chest stuff... about the Power Wagon stuff... didn't want anyone getting the wrong idea)
Yesterday 09:22 PM
monkeeboy73
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Originally Posted by Tater Todd View Post
Auto vs. Manual threads are like a one year membership in the Jelly of The Month Club. It's the gift that keeps giving the whole year.
I see what you did there. Classic!
Yesterday 09:03 PM
Tater Todd Auto vs. Manual threads are like a one year membership in the Jelly of The Month Club. It's the gift that keeps giving the whole year.
Yesterday 08:16 PM
Old Dogger
Quote:
Originally Posted by monkeeboy73 View Post
I choose bacon! (Sorry, couldn't resist)
^^^
Yesterday 08:14 PM
Old Dogger
Quote:
Originally Posted by JEEPDON View Post
Merry Christmas, all!!!!!!!
^^^And the same to you Sir!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yesterday 08:08 PM
DryCreek
Quote:
Originally Posted by jk'n View Post
My wife had an auto PT Cruiser after driving standard for years (she was converted when she met me) and now is driving the Black 2 door Rubi with standard and absolutely loves driving the jeep.
My wife was driving a 1973 Chevy C10 with three-on-the-tree when we met*. And yes, she knew how to jiggle the linkage to free it up from when it would bind. It was always such a pain to change the nylon wear spacers to keep that from happening. Sometimes you could wiggle a thin tie-wrap in there and it would work. Sort of.

She grew up learning to drive an early CJ with three speed on the floor. It is still in her family, and maybe someday we will get it.

* I had just sold my "Hairy Chested Man Truck" a 1978 Dodge W150 Power Wagon with 360-4bbl and 4 speed manual. I was able to buy an extended cab 1981 Datsun pickup (manual, 2WD) and a 1981 Datsun 310GX (manual) with what I sold it for!
Yesterday 07:50 PM
monkeeboy73
Quote:
Originally Posted by Old Dogger View Post

One of my Posts, transferred from another Thread!

Manual verses Automatic.
Hard tops verses soft tops.
2 door verses 4 door.
Color verses color.
Painted Hard Top and Fenders verses Black not painted.
33's verses 35's verses 37's.
3.73 verses 4.10 verses 4.56 verses 4.88 verses 5.13 Ratio.
Leather verses cloth.
Wheel spacers verses don't use wheel spacers.
Wheel size 15' verses 16's verse 17's verses 18's verses 20's.
Wheel width 7.5 verses 8.0 verses 8.5 verses 9.0 verses 10.0.
Chrome wheels verses Black wheels.
CAI verses Stock air filter..
Synthetic oil verses Conventional oil.
5w20 oil verses 5w30 oil.
Oil change intervals, 3,000, 5,000, 7,500, 10,000, verses or never, because my warning system never came on.
Mopar oil filters verses other Brand of filters.
Mobile 1 verses Chrysler/Jeep recommended oil's.
OAT Antifreeze verses HOAT Antifreeze.
19/60 springs verses 10A springs.
Tinted windows verses non-tinted windows.
87 Octane fuel verses 89 verses 91.

It's a choice!!!!!!!!!
I choose bacon! (Sorry, couldn't resist)
Yesterday 07:23 PM
JEEPDON Merry Christmas, all!!!!!!!
Yesterday 06:47 PM
Mr AMC
Quote:
Originally Posted by Old Dogger View Post

It's a choice!!!!!!!!!
True... but that doesn't make it any less funny.
Yesterday 06:38 PM
Old Dogger
Quote:
Originally Posted by JEEPDON View Post
Yup! Now an we get an old sport/rubi, CAI, or some other dead horse discussion going, too?
Oops... 4door/2door. Lolol
One of my Posts, transferred from another Thread!

Manual verses Automatic.
Hard tops verses soft tops.
2 door verses 4 door.
Color verses color.
Painted Hard Top and Fenders verses Black not painted.
33's verses 35's verses 37's.
3.73 verses 4.10 verses 4.56 verses 4.88 verses 5.13 Ratio.
Leather verses cloth.
Wheel spacers verses don't use wheel spacers.
Wheel size 15' verses 16's verse 17's verses 18's verses 20's.
Wheel width 7.5 verses 8.0 verses 8.5 verses 9.0 verses 10.0.
Chrome wheels verses Black wheels.
CAI verses Stock air filter..
Synthetic oil verses Conventional oil.
5w20 oil verses 5w30 oil.
Oil change intervals, 3,000, 5,000, 7,500, 10,000, verses or never, because my warning system never came on.
Mopar oil filters verses other Brand of filters.
Mobile 1 verses Chrysler/Jeep recommended oil's.
OAT Antifreeze verses HOAT Antifreeze.
19/60 springs verses 10A springs.
Tinted windows verses non-tinted windows.
87 Octane fuel verses 89 verses 91.

It's a choice!!!!!!!!!
Yesterday 06:07 PM
Scythian
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Originally Posted by BlackMountain View Post
can you really not drink coffee while driving a manual? i do it on the regular, its not that difficult
I have a 6 speed manual, I drive with my knees, eat, drink no problems, I love a stick and would never own anything else.
Yesterday 06:02 PM
JEEPDON Fom the other thread just today!!!!!!!
And this has them all beat... Drive this one, city boy!
Lolol
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Yesterday 05:59 PM
Scythian Stick all the way !!
Yesterday 05:50 PM
JEEPDON
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Originally Posted by Old Dogger View Post
WOW, this old Thread was brought back from the grave..........

It is a choice, so get whatever makes you happy!!!!!!!!!!
Yup! Now an we get an old sport/rubi, CAI, or some other dead horse discussion going, too?
Oops... 4door/2door. Lolol
Yesterday 03:48 PM
Old Dogger WOW, this old Thread was brought back from the grave..........

It is a choice, so get whatever makes you happy!!!!!!!!!!
Yesterday 03:01 PM
seatux Well... All that reading and all I got out of it is basically a 50/50 split in preference. Wish there was more objective opinions. Just as undecided as before I read this and many other similar posts.
05-11-2013 10:37 AM
jk'n My wife had an auto PT Cruiser after driving standard for years (she was converted when she met me) and now is driving the Black 2 door Rubi with standard and absolutely loves driving the jeep.
05-11-2013 10:33 AM
jk'n I drove an auto for seven years before I got the jeep and I was SO ready to get back to a manual. I've owned it and the previous jeep now for 6 years and absolutely love the manual in all kinds of driving. Six speeds? Yah, sometimes....most of the time it is less than six, mostly a four speed. I skip gears all the time. I find myself going 1, 2, 4, 6 a lot and even more going 1, 3, 5. Around town in hilly areas I tend to stay in 5th so that she responds quickly to the accelerator.
05-10-2013 08:02 PM
JackedUpMedic Waiting on a JKU manual....
05-10-2013 07:34 PM
Senojelyk
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Originally Posted by Ponderosa View Post
I've never known anyone who has an auto to say I wish I had the manual. Other way around? Oh, yes, tons of them...
Add me to the list.. Drove an auto for the past year and a half and hated it.. Missed my manual in my YJ. So glad I got it in the new JK
05-10-2013 07:29 PM
Ponderosa I've never known anyone who has an auto to say I wish I had the manual. Other way around? Oh, yes, tons of them...
05-10-2013 06:03 PM
AmandaWells09
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Originally Posted by ChopperCharles View Post
So, I drove the 2013 auto and stick, 3.73 gears in both. That auto is the best auto I've ever driven. it shifted fast and precisely, under all conditions. The manual was fun, and I've always had manuals, and the manual is cheaper, all of which are reasons I wanted a manual... but I'm not so sure. With a 6-speed manual transmission, that's an awful lot of shifting. True, I can start off in 2nd pretty easily... the big thing is, I don't think I could ever shift the manual as quickly as the auto shifts. The 2013 has one hell of a motor, and when stomped the auto just takes off. The manual does too, but I don't think I could shift fast enough to win a drag against an auto. Auto also has more leg room because the clutch is actually much closer than the gas and brake, and that doesn't leave a lot of place to put my left foot. With the auto and the doors off, I can hang my left leg outside on the running boards for even more legroom.

I do really like driving a stick... and I like having a ready-made excuse: "no, you can't borrow it, you don't know how to drive a stick"... but at this point I'm really not sure which I would enjoy more.

Charles.
I have a 2013 4 dr manual transmission and I absolutely love it. I haven't had any problems with acceleration speed. I can keep up with just about any automatic jeep/car. I would recommend getting it. Plus it's a jeep, it should be manual !! If you have any questions just let me know
05-10-2013 05:58 PM
ChopperCharles So, I drove the 2013 auto and stick, 3.73 gears in both. That auto is the best auto I've ever driven. it shifted fast and precisely, under all conditions. The manual was fun, and I've always had manuals, and the manual is cheaper, all of which are reasons I wanted a manual... but I'm not so sure. With a 6-speed manual transmission, that's an awful lot of shifting. True, I can start off in 2nd pretty easily... the big thing is, I don't think I could ever shift the manual as quickly as the auto shifts. The 2013 has one hell of a motor, and when stomped the auto just takes off. The manual does too, but I don't think I could shift fast enough to win a drag against an auto. Auto also has more leg room because the clutch is actually much closer than the gas and brake, and that doesn't leave a lot of place to put my left foot. With the auto and the doors off, I can hang my left leg outside on the running boards for even more legroom.

I do really like driving a stick... and I like having a ready-made excuse: "no, you can't borrow it, you don't know how to drive a stick"... but at this point I'm really not sure which I would enjoy more.

Charles.
12-28-2010 10:15 AM
JIMBOX Heh Heh, this post will go on as long as we have sticks/autos !

I've already said that I'll never have a stick in a jeep again and another reason is, changing the clutch, machining flywheel, replacing throwout brg, is all expensive, even if you doit yourself !

I don't know for a fact, but I assume that the new JK "no stall" feature is a computer controlled throwout brg % pressure, that lets the clutch SLIP-I think ths will cause premature wear on clutchs-

Maybe some JK owners with sticks, and over 40,000 miles (having used the "no stall" a lot) will chime in !

Just like the ESP sys causes premature wear on rear brake pads and

The major reason I'll never have another stick in my jeep is

----------------------IT'S MY JEEP--------------------------

Cheers

JIMBO
12-28-2010 09:59 AM
ESP
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Originally Posted by doclouie View Post
I will never own a stick for my Jeep. Imagine this...You are 300' into a 600' sandstone hill climb and you are on a 20-30 degree slope and you must stop. If you let go of the brake even a little you will be rolling backwards and if you do not let out the clutch as smooth as possible the Jeep's front end will come over on you. I know it can be done, but getting your foot from the brake to the gas that fast can be very difficult and in some peoples case impossible. Yes I love sticks for sports cars and around town, but never in my Jeep.
Hill assist on the new JKs is your friend.
12-28-2010 03:17 AM
MBLG
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Originally Posted by doclouie

Actually yes this a common thing for me. I do not live far from Moab and I make it down there to help their economy about 10 times a year in a good year. I live for those trips and my favorite trails are the sandstone hills. This of course is not the only reason I have an auto, but I could not do what I love to do safely in my mind without it, especially with my boys in the Jeep.
Okay, yeah I can understand with you living so close to Moab, and it being safer, and easier. As someone has said 4lo is a pretty safe solution in that situation with either transmission.
12-27-2010 12:04 PM
Tarby
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Originally Posted by doclouie View Post
I will never own a stick for my Jeep. Imagine this...You are 300' into a 600' sandstone hill climb and you are on a 20-30 degree slope and you must stop. If you let go of the brake even a little you will be rolling backwards and if you do not let out the clutch as smooth as possible the Jeep's front end will come over on you. I know it can be done, but getting your foot from the brake to the gas that fast can be very difficult and in some peoples case impossible. Yes I love sticks for sports cars and around town, but never in my Jeep.
If you are in a standard, or auto, you would obviously be climbing in 4 low. No clutch needed to stop and go. turn the vehicle off to stop and also start it in gear. Never touch the clutch or even the brake sometimes. If your jeep has the cut out switch in the ignition, this is what it is for. The gear ratio is low enough that you can actually climb a log or a stump with it in gear and by just turning the ignition and letting the starter do the work. Also works great for steep downhills
12-27-2010 11:34 AM
doclouie
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Originally Posted by MBLG View Post
That's the only reason you bought an auto, for when you stop half way up your 600' climbs, this is a common thing for you? Serious question, not sarcasm.
Actually yes this a common thing for me. I do not live far from Moab and I make it down there to help their economy about 10 times a year in a good year. I live for those trips and my favorite trails are the sandstone hills. This of course is not the only reason I have an auto, but I could not do what I love to do safely in my mind without it, especially with my boys in the Jeep.
12-27-2010 09:26 AM
Tarby On trails-manual. I put my jeep in first right after I air down and usually never touch the clutch the rest of the day till I'm done wheeling. Granted, I don't do much rocks, but stumps and logs have a lot of the same characteristics in getting over. I start and stop with the ignition and in gear (low range) and never had a hot clutch or failure yet. If I go faster than 4-5 miles an hour, I miss stuff in the great outdoors.

On long rides-auto...cause my wife can drive...lol...
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