I like a standard transmission. I've wheeled with a standard for about four years and i like it. It takes a little getting used to, but it's fun. I've honestly never wheeled with an auto tranny, but I like the manual. Plus its fun when people tell you its so hard to rock climb with a manual, but I do it all the time.
2012 JK Rubicon, Crush. RK 1.5" Max Travel, Bilstein 5100, 35" MTZ.
Personal preference... I love my auto for wheeling but long trips on the highway really eat into the gas with no overdrive. Also, as far as the braking goes... when it comes to descending long grades you can still downshift an auto. I know I do on those long steep grades. Also, offroad I put it in 4 low and hardly ever need to hit the brakes.
1990 Jeep YJ 4.2
Howell EFI, BDS 3.5" lift, M.O.R.E 5/8" Boomerang shackles, 1" Daystar BL, 1" JKS MML, TFI, Crager soft 8s w 35" Dunlop Mud Rovers, Ford 8.8, 4.88s, Dana 30 E-Locker, Terra Flex SYE, Tom Woods CV shaft, Warn M8000.
I like auto also but have an ax-15 right now that needs a rebuild it has crossed my mind to put an auto but i dont know how much trouble it would be .I have had jeeps with both the auto is nice when hunting holding weapon coffeeand you know what i mean .
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