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Let's settle this once and for all! Manual or Auto transmission? NO CONDITIONS!! It's ONE or the OTHER!!

Manual!!!
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Auto!!!
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Post by Bogbronc73 » Thu Jan 29, 2004 6:11 pm

Manual

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Post by montanabronc » Tue Feb 03, 2004 9:00 am

manual can't beat that np435 for granny
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Post by maverickconner » Mon Feb 23, 2004 1:08 pm

Everyone knows me to love the 5 speeds, ZF... Granny low, great on the highway....

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Post by 68broncdriver » Tue Feb 24, 2004 11:21 am

It's all about the three speed
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auto for control

Post by schaan » Tue Feb 24, 2004 1:34 pm

ive wheeled with both and i really prefer the auto. one less thing to concentrate on in off balance situations . plus my wife can drive it without to much difficulty
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Post by BoltBuster » Wed Feb 25, 2004 12:24 pm

C6 Auto

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Post by SaddleUp » Tue Apr 06, 2004 2:22 am

Having run both I can vote with a good conscience. I say auto due to the terrain I drive. A manual has its strong points but you can't beat an auto when you need to get moving on a steep incline in an off camber situation. It sure beats the smell of roasted clutch when you need to jockey 3 pedals in a situation where one slip will send you rolling over a bank. Even with a brake lock this can get quite interesting. I literally remember using my hand to push the accelerator while simultaneously letting out the clutch and brake pedals to get moving.

There are only two points where a manual has the edge. 1: They usually have a lower 1st or granny gear. (This I will eventually correct by using dual T-Cases) 2: If the engine dies going down a hill a manual will maintain engine compression to slow down. (I already fixed this by converting to EFI so it doesn't die on the hills)

With this in mind the only way I would run a manual is if I ran the ZF to get the best of both highway and off road gearing in one package and would only do so if I had a line lock for the brakes for hairy situations.

Since the cost is comparable I think I'll just add another T-Case and keep my auto.

Rick

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Post by tonto » Wed Apr 14, 2004 2:32 am

Does anyone running an auto have any fluid starvation problems when the front of your E.B. is pointing at the sky?
If so what solutions did you come up with to over come this?
I seem to loose alot of fluid out the vent in this position a catch can would catch the fluid but my ATF fluid level would still drop sometimes below the pick up and I loose gear or start to slip backward.
Has anyone modified there pick up to always be in the fluid, possible a weighted flexable tube that can fall to the lowest point in the pan where fluid would be?
Any ideas ?
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Post by SaddleUp » Thu Apr 22, 2004 3:12 am

I haven't noticed any problem when pointing skyward. You can add a vent line to the tranny vent hole to get it in a position where it is less likely to spill over. I haven't checked to see if there is a line on mine yet so I do not know what difference it might make. (Since I haven't seen one I am inclined to think it does not have one) As to slipping I have an extra quart of fluid running in an external fluid (oil) filter (I.E. A Remote Oil Filter Setup is added in the tranny line) that is positioned in the area underneath behind the passenger seat. (There is a small pocket there that is fairly well protected) This alone may make a big difference since it adds extra fluid to the system and may explain why it isn't an issue for me.

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Post by broncoparts downunder » Mon Jul 05, 2004 11:23 am

automatic
what are you talking about, my head hurts

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Post by Dawg_enD » Mon Jul 05, 2004 11:36 am

Odd, I can't vote. Well, Auto anyway, even if my vote doesn't log in above.

Grrr..

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Post by furray » Mon Jul 26, 2004 9:06 pm

I can always get my auto in reverse when the going gets tough.

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Post by Merlin76 » Mon Aug 09, 2004 6:35 am

MANUAL!!!
70, 72, and 73 broncos.... God I love 'em.

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Post by bronctango » Fri Sep 03, 2004 2:07 am

8) MANUAL is for real MEN !

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Post by tckwarrior » Thu Sep 09, 2004 6:35 pm

manual

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Post by meanjean » Tue Nov 30, 2004 2:43 pm

Auto for me.
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Now on the east coast :( No Tillamook OHV here?

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Post by BUCKETOBOLTS » Mon Dec 13, 2004 8:30 am

You can always count on the 'ol NP435 to be there when it counts...
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Post by Bart » Tue Dec 28, 2004 4:13 pm

With a torque converter multiplier of 2+ my 2.84 first gear is 5.68+. That's close to the badest manual around at 6 ish to 1.
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Post by Homer J » Fri Dec 31, 2004 5:34 am

Can't go wrong with a manual.
435's, cheap, simple and nearly unbreakable
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Post by Mark Troy » Sat Jan 01, 2005 8:25 am

Automatic
Gotta be able to eat while driving, plus your ready for fast hand gestures. :wink: (waves to other broncos for instance)
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Post by bronxster » Sat Mar 19, 2005 9:23 pm

:finger:
Well I went out today with some jeeps and LC's and I have to say I really appreciated my auto.
They spent more time restarting there rigs and fighting the clutch restarts that it actually was annoying and time consuming.
Not to say almost hairy due to engine stalls. :roll:
If you are going to run manual at least have a decent e-brake.
Just my 2 cents. But what do I know, roll on guys. :alien:
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Post by broncomaidenxxx » Fri May 20, 2005 6:10 am

Automatic, but only if it has Overdirve
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Post by Rollbar » Sun Sep 25, 2005 10:00 pm

Auto....
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Post by gibsonplayer45 » Thu Sep 29, 2005 1:44 pm

for an everyday driver deff auto. for off roader 3 or 5 speed

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Post by broncoboy6677 » Tue Oct 18, 2005 8:49 pm

manual

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Post by twisted77 » Sun Dec 04, 2005 6:55 pm

what a manual, dont you read those if you are confused like the rest of use.
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Post by twisted77 » Sun Dec 04, 2005 6:56 pm

see what I mean I have one, manual all the way
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Post by Sonofthunder13 » Mon Dec 05, 2005 12:22 am

Manual-Why?
Auto- Why not?

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Post by clay » Fri Dec 16, 2005 4:38 pm

my C4 shifts in to high gear at 30 i dont like it
i vote manual

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Post by Sonofthunder13 » Sat Dec 17, 2005 10:39 pm

Adjust the modulator pin on the back of your tranny...

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Post by redleg » Tue Jan 24, 2006 3:22 pm

I prefer manual, even though I am told that real men are secure enough to let their transmission shift for them. :P
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Post by HotWheels » Tue Jan 24, 2006 3:36 pm

I love my auto. Makes my daily driver much more usable running over "rushhour" traffic.

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Post by billie » Tue Jan 24, 2006 3:46 pm

Everything I own has a manual, except that POS GMC. For sale BTW. 04 Mustang GT-5 speed; 03 cummins-6 speed; ZF on the bench for my 77. My wife drives 'em all and would rather the standard. BUT.. I have to concede the virtues of an auto in some applications. Still manual is just more fun!

Manual.

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Post by Puff Daddy » Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:08 am

I'm with redleg. (Only, the way I heard it was that "Real men don't drive stick shifts, because they're confident enough to let the car do the shifting for them.") That said, I like to shift myself. Then again, I also like to drink coffee on the way to work. I'll stick with my automatic for now.
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Post by HotWheels » Wed Jan 25, 2006 4:48 pm

Puff Daddy wrote:I'm with redleg. (Only, the way I heard it was that "Real men don't drive stick shifts, because they're confident enough to let the car do the shifting for them.") That said, I like to shift myself. Then again, I also like to drink coffee on the way to work. I'll stick with my automatic for now.
besides...w/o a stick shift in the way the passenger has better access to the driver's stick shifter...(did I say too much?)...officer...she dropped her contact! :twisted:
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Post by jhayes » Sat Apr 01, 2006 10:54 pm

Auto, Baby!
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Post by Ohio Bill » Tue Jul 04, 2006 9:17 pm

manual for me. :thumbup:
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Post by BRONCO2 » Tue Jul 25, 2006 10:53 am

i would say for 4wheelin go AUTOMATIC,street drivin,gas mileage,STANDARD

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Post by bronco69 » Wed Aug 09, 2006 9:21 pm

NP-435 is the shiznit!!
Automatic= :rainbow:

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Post by onebadd73 » Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:55 pm

auto !!!
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