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3 speed or 4 speed for the trails?

3 speed or 4 speed for the trails?


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There'd really be no difference on the trail since you rarely get into 2nd gear, let alone 3rd or 4th.

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3 speed or 4 speed for the trails?

Automatics are better...

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3 speed or 4 speed for the trails?
Understand that high gear in both transmissions is one to one. The difference is in the first gear ratios and the splits between the gears. A simple example is a three speed with ratios of three to one in first, two to one in second and one to one in third. The four speed would have ratio's of four to one, three to one, two to one, and one to one in forth. you can see the relative differences in how the transmissions would work. For trail riding and other mild wheeling, the three is fine. For more technical applications, the lower first becomes more important
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3 speed or 4 speed for the trails?
3 or 4 speed what, for the trails?

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automatic is not better than a stick shift
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Since the only 3 or 4 speed transmissions available on a Wrangler are both automatics, I'll guess he's asking about an automatic transmission.

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Since the only 3 or 4 speed transmissions available on a Wrangler are both automatics, I'll guess he's asking about an automatic transmission.
That actualy brings up a good question. What ARE whe talking about? I was assuming he was asking about his third of the CJ.
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That actualy brings up a good question. What ARE whe talking about? I was assuming he was asking about his third of the CJ.
Oh I just saw that, I thought we were discussing his '98 SE. Don'tcha love it when there are too few details given to know for sure?

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Oh I just saw that, I thought we were discussing his '98 SE. Don'tcha love it when there are too few details given to know for sure?

...and I was gonna assume he was trying to decide between the Stak 3-speed and the new Atlas 4-speed t-cases...

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...and I was gonna assume he was trying to decide between the Stak 3-speed and the new Atlas 4-speed t-cases...

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or could it be a 3 speed or 4 speed electric fan for inside the cab?

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I think your average 4 speed has a little better first gear ratio than a 3 speed.. probably not enough to make a big difference unless it was a granny gear though. If you've got the T150 three speed, then by all means, swap it out for a granny tranny for trail use.. either a T18, NP435, SM465, SM420 or even an NV4500.


However..... an auto is better than all them offroad.

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yeah, I was talking about the CJ. After having driven the CJ I have become a little more fond of my slushbox

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