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Spongethug 10-08-2009 11:41 AM

STD vs AUTO
 
Hello everyone I'm about to purchase a jeep wrangler my first :) my big question is I wanna do alot of off roaring as if you didn't all ready know ...so here's my big question ...for off road use which transmission works better STD or AUTO thanks for reading

-Jon

nicolas-eric 10-08-2009 11:42 AM

For off road use an auto tranny is the best option.

Cons_Table 10-08-2009 11:45 AM

it is all a matter of preference and what people feel more comfortable in, personally i like the standard tranny

joemd60 10-08-2009 11:46 AM

Most of my vehicles have been standards, I do not like automatics.

jgano23 10-08-2009 11:46 AM

are you going to be doing a lot of rocks or mud? i like auto better, but it you plan on doing a lot of mud or water then you need to extend the transmission breather tubes.

Cons_Table 10-08-2009 11:50 AM

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Originally Posted by jgano23 (Post 455739)
are you going to be doing a lot of rocks or mud? i like auto better, but it you plan on doing a lot of mud or water then you need to extend the transmission breather tubes.

x2...we had a big rain storm where we live about a year ago, and EVERYTHING was flooded...our main streets were rivers and since i live in the desert, it was a giant mud pit...a while after the storm, i started getting grinding in my tranny, took it to the shop and they drained the oil and said that there was water in the tranny, turns out my warranty didnt cover foreign elements, such as water :banghead: but they were willing to pay half the cost of a junkyard motor

jwells36 10-08-2009 11:53 AM

I have had both in a TJ and i prefer the auto. Much smoother to drive on and off-road. It is much easier to crawl up on things with out having to worry about smoking your clutch.

jw

nicolas-eric 10-08-2009 11:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jgano23 (Post 455739)
are you going to be doing a lot of rocks or mud? i like auto better, but it you plan on doing a lot of mud or water then you need to extend the transmission breather tubes.

The old 3spd auto tranny in YJs and TJs doesn´t have a breather tube. There´s only a little hole in the bell housing.
The new 4-spd tranny in 2003 (or 2004) to 2006 TJs has a breather tube that ends beside the battery. That should be high enough.

05GT-O.C.D. 10-08-2009 11:54 AM

I'm just curious... has this question ever been asked before on this forum?

jpdocdave 10-08-2009 12:00 PM

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/auto...ual-32343.html

csamn2007 10-08-2009 04:42 PM

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Originally Posted by 05GT-O.C.D. (Post 455750)
I'm just curious... has this question ever been asked before on this forum?

I love the search button! :rofl:

motokeen 10-08-2009 05:34 PM

I like both but on very uneven trails and hills a stick is a pain in the A$$. On the other hand Sticks hold up a little better. I guess if I had to ride stick it would be ok but I would add a hand throttle for those sticky situations.

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iamagolfspaz 10-08-2009 05:42 PM

I like Manuals but I try to avoid STD's

Cons_Table 10-08-2009 05:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iamagolfspaz (Post 455986)
I like Manuals but I try to avoid STD's

:rofl:

motokeen 10-08-2009 05:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iamagolfspaz (Post 455986)
I like Manuals but I try to avoid STD's

Apparantly 12 people like STD's so far.

Cons_Table 10-08-2009 05:51 PM

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Originally Posted by motokeen (Post 455991)
Apparantly 12 people like STD's so far.

Only in their jeep or sportscar tho...hmm

Jeepzcb09 10-08-2009 10:32 PM

I like manual,even on the trail, but if your doing alot of rocks you will want to get an Auto. Also I have been in some deep water and mud and havent had a ploblum with my tranny so what are you guys talking about?

Scout 10-08-2009 10:44 PM

Manual transmissions are for sports cars...automatic transmissions are for Jeeps, if you're crawling rocks.

buckshot500 10-08-2009 10:49 PM

The question really is how well can someone drive a stick offroad.

It's different than driving on flat ground, but you'll get used to it after a while if you do it right.

I had an auto in my Ramcharger & it was easy to drive over stuff, but I like the idea of being in gear to slow my descents. An auto relies on the brakes only.

Also nice to be able to pull the coil wire & use the starter motor to crawl really tough rock spots. Can't do that with an auto.

inzgary 10-09-2009 10:01 PM

How many times is this question going to be asked? At least we can all agree on driving Jeeps. Not much else though...

jeep41 10-11-2009 12:28 AM

Auto, I'm lazy

Rogerg 10-11-2009 08:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scout (Post 456217)
Manual transmissions are for sports cars...automatic transmissions are for Jeeps, if you're crawling rocks.

x2...im all about easy :)


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