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Unread 08-07-2011, 09:10 AM   #1
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5 speed to Automatic

OK I found a very clean 93 Yj 2.5 5 speed. Now my daughter really wants a wrangler but she isn't very keen on driving stick she has a Cherokee now. did they make a automatic behind a 2.5 would it be a big deal to swap a auto for a Stick? What would the cons be? I can get the YJ for 2 grand with a hard top. there's no rust on the body.

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Unread 08-07-2011, 09:28 AM   #2
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they do make a YJ 2.5L with an automatic. both of our jeeps are auto's and when i bought them, that's what i specifically looked for. we're not extreme off-road'rs so it makes it a lot easier to really enjoy the trails. wheeled for a couple of decades now and its just easier.

nice looking jeep for 2k though and i personally found standard wranglers to be a very easy to drive.

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Unread 08-07-2011, 09:47 AM   #3
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Nice looking and no one is very good with a stick shift when they start out but it doesn't take long especially for a kid they learn very fast.
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see my old thread..
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/s...-swap-1198929/
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Unread 08-07-2011, 10:11 AM   #5
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You will be much happier with the stick. The 2.5 doesnt put out much power. The 5 speed will help, and the axle ratios should be 4.10. Besides a stick is just more fun! Teach her to drive a stick and she will love it
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Unread 08-07-2011, 12:05 PM   #6
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I definitely wouldn't suggest the auto 4cyl. I have one and while it hasn't been offroad or anything yet, its a complete slug on the road. I can get to 70mph on the freeway, but that's really pushing it hard. It will drop to 60 when I have to go up any sort of small incline...like an overpass.


I guess it would be ideal for a teenager now that I think about it
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Unread 08-07-2011, 01:17 PM   #7
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I've got an auto in my '91 wit a 4.0L. It's what I wanted. I can just cruise around with out having to mess with shifting. I avent gone off road with it yet though.
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Go to a vacant dirt lot with her, hop out, hand her the keys, and get to teaching. Nobody is fond of manuals at first. The dreaded stall is the biggest thing, but once she figures out how it all works, then things start to go smoothly.

My dad explained to me how the entire clutch system works, and that's how I began to understand how the whole thing works. Dunno if she's the same way as me, but it's worth a shot

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I definitely wouldn't suggest the auto 4cyl. I have one and while it hasn't been offroad or anything yet, its a complete slug on the road. I can get to 70mph on the freeway, but that's really pushing it hard. It will drop to 60 when I have to go up any sort of small incline...like an overpass.


I guess it would be ideal for a teenager now that I think about it
Hate to break the news to you, but even the manual hates hills, although it seems to do 65 up any sort of incline relatively easy... 80 is the top speed I've found...
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Unread 08-07-2011, 01:50 PM   #9
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Both my daughters learned with a manual trans and they took to it very easy, now it second nature, just take her out, be very patient and she will pick it up quick...
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that's what i'm trying to tell her. so any words of encouragement will help..
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Hmm, maybe try:

Everybody stalls or has stalled a manual transmission, so don't frett over stalling. It's all part of the learning process.
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Let her learn a skill instead of pushing it away.
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Unread 08-07-2011, 04:29 PM   #13
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One trick is to put it in low range so she can get the feel of coming off the clutch with out having to give it throttle
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Unread 08-07-2011, 07:14 PM   #14
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Thanks for all your guys help I'm pretty sure I'm going to get the YJ. It's an excellent deal, and the clutch is super easy to do, I'll just have to get to know the whole shifting part. As much as I'll miss my much loved Cherokee, I'm excited to try out, and hopefully enjoy a Wrangler :]
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Go to a vacant dirt lot with her, hop out, hand her the keys, and get to teaching. Nobody is fond of manuals at first. The dreaded stall is the biggest thing, but once she figures out how it all works, then things start to go smoothly.

My dad explained to me how the entire clutch system works, and that's how I began to understand how the whole thing works. Dunno if she's the same way as me, but it's worth a shot
Put it into 4 low as well.
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