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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!!!
52%
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Auto!!!
47%
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twisted77
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what a manual, dont you read those if you are confused like the rest of use.
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twisted77
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

see what I mean I have one, manual all the way
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Sonofthunder13
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 11:22 pm    Post subject: Tranny Reply with quote

Manual-Why?
Auto- Why not?
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clay
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my C4 shifts in to high gear at 30 i dont like it
i vote manual
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Sonofthunder13
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adjust the modulator pin on the back of your tranny...
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redleg
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I prefer manual, even though I am told that real men are secure enough to let their transmission shift for them. Razz
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HotWheels
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

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billie
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.

Cya

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Puff Daddy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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HotWheels
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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 Evil

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Auto, Baby!
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Ohio Bill
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

manual for me. big thumb up
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BRONCO2
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i would say for 4wheelin go AUTOMATIC,street drivin,gas mileage,STANDARD
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bronco69
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NP-435 is the shiznit!!
Automatic= rainbow
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onebadd73
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

auto !!!
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highlander
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

auto
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bronko69er
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aboslutely love my ZF 5spd!
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All4FunBronc
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2006 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Explorer had an A4LD (automatic) I loved it for wheeling but the damn thing didn't last very long. My '68 has a 3 spd. and so far I'm liking it over the auto just because I have more control and I like that I can rock the car back and forth from 1st to Reverse with ease
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Black Stallion
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 8:52 pm    Post subject: Manual Reply with quote

Manual all the way! Auto's are boring.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

manual :thumbup:
auto :2up:
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hlt75
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a 76 manual and a 77 auto at the same time the auto got around way better so much I swaped around wheels and tires just to see if the trans was the difference and it seemed mostly be the trans.
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Carboy213
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is nothing like shifting through the gears. manual rocks
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Freakyfordman
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Manual, if ya cant find em` grind em`!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have driven manual for over twenty years. When I found a '73 with C-4 I decided to make the switch. Broncos that function as part time daily drivers in Calif commuter traffic are better with auto. big thumb up I still like manuals, but Auto is more practical.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a 76 with an Auto and now have a 69 with an NP435 manual. The NP435 I have found is better for wheeling. I am still running a Dana 20 so I need the lowest gearing I could get and this gives it to me. Plus I added one of the ironbender gear bangers wild horses sells and it is really fun to bang through the gears.
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