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

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Auto!!!
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Post by americanhorses » Wed Aug 21, 2002 2:55 pm

I can't vote I've only owned an auto 4x4
But my buggy is a manual, if that counts, I like em both

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Post by JohnnyB » Sat Sep 14, 2002 9:01 pm

Manual all the way(NV4500)! Autos are for those who dont know how to handle a clutch... :lol:

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Post by JMurray » Fri Sep 27, 2002 4:31 pm

manual, np435

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Post by KCSPONY » Sat Oct 19, 2002 7:52 pm

I just switched to an Auto from the 3 spd Rat. So far I am pleased. I will miss the ability to "rock" in and out of 1st and Rev to get out of a mud hole.

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Post by ripple » Sun Nov 03, 2002 3:04 pm

:twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :P :P :P manual
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Post by bronco408w » Sun Dec 08, 2002 7:59 pm

How about a C-6 with a manual valve body

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Post by JMurray » Sun Dec 08, 2002 8:06 pm

Manual

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Post by rokbrnc » Mon Dec 09, 2002 3:44 pm

Since I have used both manuals, and autos.....without a doubt...auto is definitely the way to go....

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Post by desertjunky » Thu Dec 12, 2002 12:52 pm

NP435 crawling animal :D

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Post by ToyBronco » Thu Dec 26, 2002 7:53 pm

Auto :D
I aint happy till I hear that jingle-jangle of my keys bouncin in the ignition.

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Post by promethius3 » Tue Jan 07, 2003 7:29 pm

manual transmission, more control of the car less of a hassle to work on.

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Post by thrakkor » Wed Jan 29, 2003 11:32 am

Manual all the way. More control.
Keep it Real and Keep it REAL LOUD!!!!
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Post by BwoncoHowie » Fri Jan 31, 2003 10:44 am

They are all good. I just happen to have a C-4 that came with mine, but me the buyer chose it that way. Anyone runnin a ZF 5-sp, My hat's off to them. :D BH
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Not sure yet.

Post by kw » Fri May 23, 2003 7:38 am

I a mnot sure yet. I have had a NP435 for the last 10 years and like the granny when offroad. However I drive it daily and recently bought a C4 & Dana 20 out of a 73 bronco. It's sitting in my back yard now. Difficult decision to make.
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Post by Tenacious-B » Thu Jun 26, 2003 9:59 am

I ran the stock C4 for a long time, then I went to the T/C 4 speed with overdrive. That was a bad idea. I had that box for 3 years and rebuilt it twice. I then went to the NV4500. I love that transmission. I will say that I would not have switched from the C4 had it come with overdrive, and I heard way too many horror stories to go to the AOD. After running the NV4500 I am now a converted granny gear man too. It makes negotiating obstacles a lot smoother. I did love that C4 though. That was a sweet juicebox. Overall I have to say manual, but I won't knock the automatic.
Love that 'drove 'round your Blazer the hard way to pull you out' feeling.

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Post by mad4mud » Mon Jun 30, 2003 6:27 pm

my choice is the automatic. torque multiplication. i wish i had a 700r4.
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Auto is the best

Post by HotWheels » Mon Jul 07, 2003 10:13 am

Let's look at this for longevity. I want to drive it 'til I die. How many geriatrics have manuals? I believe the auto is superior for the Bronco lifer.
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Post by caryt » Fri Aug 01, 2003 2:45 pm

Art Carr AOD with motorsport wide ratio kit and custom LOW stall torque converter :D
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Post by ROKCRLN » Tue Aug 26, 2003 5:32 pm

Well my first EB was a c-4 untill I swaped it out for a np435 :D then I my next EB ended up with a nv4500 mated to an atlasII and I thought it was the bomb. Now that I have driven it for a few years and am getting board I have started my plans for the next generation of EB's (tube frame truggies) and yep it get's the manual VB w/compresion braking built into a stought c-5 and the atlas behind it. :twisted: :twisted: This will be my final swap for I have had it all and time to build my all out rig for trail, comp, beer runs and pleasure!
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Post by SpawnBag » Fri Sep 19, 2003 6:34 pm

I'am here to tell ya all that its hard to beat low range 2nd gear with the factory 3 speed in the mud!

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Post by SpawnBag » Fri Sep 19, 2003 6:35 pm

I'am here to tell ya all that its hard to beat low range 2nd gear with the factory 3 speed in the mud!

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Post by JaxLax » Wed Oct 29, 2003 9:03 pm

C6. recognize. 8O
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Red 77- not stock-ish

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Post by dittohead » Tue Nov 25, 2003 11:18 pm

I had a C4 rebuilt w/ low stall converter, shift kit, etc, and it worked good but i had a 79 bronco that i swapped a 435 into and it had more control, so I ditched the C4 for a 435 in my 76, and up next will be a ZF :D

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Post by 69brightbluebronco » Sat Dec 13, 2003 8:57 pm

i dont mind my manual
but an auto would be fine too
i guess i dont know
probably
MANUAL!!
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Post by ROKCRLN » Thu Jan 01, 2004 1:52 pm

I must say drop it low with the atlass in low and 118 to 1 is great. One better is poppin the nv4500 in 5th on the freeway and cruisen 80 with 4.88's and 37's is just about unbeatable at 2300rpm's !
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