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Old May 12th, 2008, 11:53 AM   #21
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I run a stock auto for my tj and an atlas. In the Rocks as the questions asks there is no question the auto is better. Gearing is key in an auto as it is with a manuel.
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auto in the rocks, no question.

keep this in mind; if the pickup tube in the trans gets uncovered then there is a good chance that the one in your engine is too. what good is being able to drive your vehicle when you are killing your engine?

and the only time I have experienced an uncovered pickup tube in the trans was when I was pointed up a 50* climb and was about 2 qts. low on fluid.
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Old May 12th, 2008, 04:21 PM   #23
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A stock manual is better then a stock auto (read some of the points acid washed made, they make sense), an auto properly set up will kill the manual.
I agree

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I drive a manual, simple, fun, reliable......
last time i ran the numbers I am round 50:1 75% of the time this is deep enough, 25% i have to work the clutch a bit more.....
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IMO the auto trans has some advantages. In steep climbs where the front end is light or it's very technical the precision of an auto is nice. I've seen many people almost go end over after being to rough on the clutch when they are trying to bump an obstacle.

The problem Hagger describes with needed to push the gas to get the vehicle moving is fairly easily remedied by two-footing the peddles.

I also prefer an automatic because it seems to have a cushioning affect on parts--seems to me that manual trans vehicles are harder on shafts.

I like manuals because they are stone-reliable, and light weight. if you get water in the trans it wont blow up. I don't like them because the smell of burnt clutch material sucks-and it seems like alot of people get them hot.
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