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Unread 11-01-2010, 05:57 PM   #1
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Anyone else in here think that a 5 or 6 speed WK would be awesome?

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Unread 11-01-2010, 06:27 PM   #2
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Yes! I think about it daily. lol
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Unread 11-01-2010, 06:29 PM   #3
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I know right? I really wish they made em.
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Unread 11-01-2010, 07:06 PM   #4
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Eh. In a sports car, yes. In an SUV, what's the point? Especially if you wheel your Jeep, auto is so much better.
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Unread 11-01-2010, 07:09 PM   #5
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Eh. In a sports car, yes. In an SUV, what's the point? Especially if you wheel your Jeep, auto is so much better.
I always found a stick (manual) much much much better to wheel. If you know how to drive it is alot easier to play with the clutch than with the brake
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Unread 11-01-2010, 07:27 PM   #6
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I always found a stick (manual) much much much better to wheel. If you know how to drive it is alot easier to play with the clutch than with the brake
3 pedals is easier driver than 2? Okay, if you say so.

I personally would hate to wheel a relatively highly geared WK with a stick. I could see wheeling a JK Rubicon w/ it's 4:1 xfer case, but would still prefer the simplicty of one stop and one go pedal.
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Unread 11-01-2010, 08:00 PM   #7
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the point is its fun...
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Unread 11-01-2010, 08:14 PM   #8
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my yj is a stick and my zj is auto... I do mostly woods wheeling and I find that being able to choose your gear(with the manual) is better...
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Unread 11-01-2010, 08:17 PM   #9
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After a while it's just a natural thing. You don't think 3 pedals or two, you just know brake clutch.. lol.. I love wheelin with my 5 speed
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Unread 11-01-2010, 08:29 PM   #10
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I wheeled Moab and Ouray numerous times in rented Jeeps with manual trannies. Then I bought a WK with the automatic. Got used to it on the first rockpile and I'm never going back. The only thing I wish is that the tranny would STAY in the gear I SELECT all the time. Sometimes I WANT to start moving in 2nd gear, or DON'T WANT it to downshift under heavy throttle. Jeep needs to fix that.
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Unread 11-01-2010, 09:20 PM   #11
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Not hugely concerned about it, but a stick shift out of a Challenger has crossed my mind before. It would be interesting.

Not interesting enough to pursue though.
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