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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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Bogbronc73
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2004 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Manual
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2004 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

manual can't beat that np435 for granny
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maverickconner
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2004 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Everyone knows me to love the 5 speeds, ZF... Granny low, great on the highway....
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2004 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's all about the three speed
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2004 12:34 pm    Post subject: auto for control Reply with quote

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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BoltBuster
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2004 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

C6 Auto
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SaddleUp
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2004 1:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2004 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2004 2:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2004 10:23 am    Post subject: auto or manual poll Reply with quote

automatic
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2004 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

Grrr..

Dawg

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2004 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can always get my auto in reverse when the going gets tough.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2004 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MANUAL!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2004 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool MANUAL is for real MEN !
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tckwarrior
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2004 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

manual
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Auto for me.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2004 7:30 am    Post subject: Manual Reply with quote

You can always count on the 'ol NP435 to be there when it counts...
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2004 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2004 4:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't go wrong with a manual.
435's, cheap, simple and nearly unbreakable

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2005 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

one finger up
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. Rolling Eyes
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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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2005 5:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Automatic, but only if it has Overdirve
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2005 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Auto....
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

for an everyday driver deff auto. for off roader 3 or 5 speed
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

manual
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