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Unread 10-03-2006, 06:31 PM   #1
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06 Six Speed Tranny Question

Are there any issues with this tranny. Is it as reliable and strong as the old 5 speed ? Smooth shifter ?

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Unread 10-03-2006, 06:35 PM   #2
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I have the 5 speed, and heard the 6 speed is great. I heard that it is notchy going into 2nd at times... it sounds like there is a few more pet peeves about it over the 5 speed. I'll let a 6 speed owner chime in, as I am only going off what other people posted.
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Unread 10-03-2006, 06:39 PM   #3
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Other than that notciness going into second (as was posted above), I've had no problems. I'm on 33s with 3.07 gearing and its doing pretty good. I've got no complaints...other than that notch into 2nd. If you shift it right, though, it goes away. You just need to give it a little lovin'.
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Unread 10-03-2006, 06:51 PM   #4
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2nd is notchy here too... has been since I got it but it's never been a problem. It is worse in the winter, but it goes away once everything is warmed up.
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Unread 10-03-2006, 06:53 PM   #5
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Before I totaled mine I had a 4.0 with 4.10's and the six speed sitting on 33's and that baby worked Great. The clutch was alot lighter on it than my old jeeps 5 speed was which meant less sore of a calf while wheelin lol! I would have got another sixspeed but I went with an auto this time cause I couldnt beat the Price I got it for!
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Unread 10-03-2006, 07:01 PM   #6
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I have it and have had no issues with the tranny. I have grinded reverse a couple times when I got in a hurry, from 5th to 6th. I have heard it said before from someone, you have to shift it like its a tractor sometimes I can see this, but when you want to get her up and go, I haven't had any problems.
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Unread 10-03-2006, 07:01 PM   #7
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I would rate the shifting as OK and the strength as very good.

2-3 is eh....

Sometimes into 6th is a little easy to hit R..... <grind>

1st is low low low.... Super granny....

Other than that and the fact that mine is in the shop right now for a hydraulic clutch assembly problem... rate as good...
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Unread 10-03-2006, 07:15 PM   #8
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personally i like the six speed because on the highway drives my five speed wit the 4 cyl is hittin about 3k rpm at 70 mph. which is killer on the mpg. the six gives it a bit higher of a gear to keep rpm's down on hgihway
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Unread 10-03-2006, 07:26 PM   #9
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personally i like the six speed because on the highway drives my five speed wit the 4 cyl is hittin about 3k rpm at 70 mph. which is killer on the mpg. the six gives it a bit higher of a gear to keep rpm's down on hgihway
Actually the 5 speed has a better overdrive ratio than the 6 speed... so at the same speed with the same tire size & rear axle gears, the 6 speed Jeep will turn a higher RPM.
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Unread 10-03-2006, 07:35 PM   #10
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I have an 05 six speed. 1-2 is a little notchy, especially on cold mornings, but you learn how to do it right, and when it's warmed up you don't even notice it.
I've never driven one with the 5spd so I don't know whether it's better or worse.
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Unread 10-03-2006, 08:07 PM   #11
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slight notchiness, most went away after i changed my tranny fluid to synchromax
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Unread 10-03-2006, 08:19 PM   #12
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I would rate the shifting as OK and the strength as very good.

2-3 is eh....

Sometimes into 6th is a little easy to hit R..... <grind>

1st is low low low.... Super granny....

Other than that and the fact that mine is in the shop right now for a hydraulic clutch assembly problem... rate as good...
What kind of problem were you having with your clutch. The reason i ask is because ive been having a problem with my clutch also.

I agree with all that was said above. My six speed is notchy and crunches once in a while when going to gear.
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Unread 10-03-2006, 08:47 PM   #13
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Mine has has al kinds of problems. I lost 4th adn 6th gear on a raod trip to california(conveinient, try cali rush hour with half a tranny). The warranty covered it but all the internals were coming unscrewed. When I went to drain the fluid a bolt fell out the hole. It was weird. Not to say it isnt good, but it has had plenty of trouble. 15,000 on the ticker at the time.
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Unread 10-04-2006, 01:00 AM   #14
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Mine has it's "issues." The 2-3 notch is there, but it seems to have gone away after 10k miles (prolly ground the gears nice and round)...

Reverse sometimes takes some persuading, but other than that I don't have any complaints.

1st gear is almost never used, unless I feel like getting a good laugh out of my friends as the tires chirp into second while I pass a Maxima or something off the line...and I know I'm too old for that...
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Unread 10-04-2006, 08:39 AM   #15
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I've had both the 6sp and 5sp (AX-5 - 4cyl.) and I've been happy with both of them. Like stated before, drive it like a tractor and you'll be fine.
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