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Unread 01-12-2014, 10:10 PM   #1
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auto to manual swap

K maybe Im nuts here but im thinking of swapping the 32rh auto with a manual on a 2001 tj. im going to pull the engine this summer and will probably drop and remove the trans for a rebuild as well. So im having a bi polar moment and contemplating converting to manual ????????? dont hold back just fire away and talk me out of it LOL
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Unread 01-12-2014, 10:19 PM   #2
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.... So im having a bi polar moment and contemplating converting to manual ????????? dont hold back just fire away and talk me out of it LOL
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Yep being bipolar would explain perfectly wanting to convert from a functional 32RH to a manual transmission. I went the other way, converting from a manual to the 32RH.
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Unread 01-12-2014, 10:20 PM   #3
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K maybe Im nuts here but im thinking of swapping the 32rh auto with a manual on a 2001 tj. im going to pull the engine this summer and will probably drop and remove the trans for a rebuild as well. So im having a bi polar moment and contemplating converting to manual ????????? dont hold back just fire away and talk me out of it LOL
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Personally, I'd keep the 32RH if you're using it for both on road and trail use... IMO
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Unread 01-12-2014, 10:26 PM   #4
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Being a huge fan of manual transmissions, I once did this swap, though it was an xj. I loved having the manual, however it was a huge pain to do. I wouldn't do it again. The 32rh is a good transmission.
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Unread 01-13-2014, 12:30 AM   #5
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32RH for the win. I specifically sought out that auto when I bought mine.
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Unread 01-13-2014, 12:37 AM   #6
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Why doesn't anyone near me have these crazy thoughts. I want an auto
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Unread 01-13-2014, 01:11 AM   #7
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Why doesn't anyone near me have these crazy thoughts. I want an auto
I was thinking about an auto at one point... but I LOVE my manual and wouldnt trade it for an auto ever.
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Unread 01-13-2014, 01:18 AM   #8
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I was thinking about an auto at one point... but I LOVE my manual and wouldnt trade it for an auto ever.
If so, why did you ever even think about swapping an auto? 5.5 years later, I'm glad I sought out an auto, and never once wished I had a manual.
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Unread 01-13-2014, 06:43 AM   #9
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If so, why did you ever even think about swapping an auto? 5.5 years later, I'm glad I sought out an auto, and never once wished I had a manual.
I was thinking about it when I first got my TJ.. now that Ive put 3 years into a manual, I wont have it any other way.
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Unread 01-13-2014, 08:00 AM   #10
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I've had many of both.The auto is much better offroad.
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Unread 01-13-2014, 08:15 AM   #11
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32rh has a pretty good reputation, I can't imagine there would be tons of people with experience with the 32rh would willingly swap it out especially given how much work it would take. I'd take my old 32rh over my pain in the rear 42rle in my rubi 7 days a week and twice on sunday....
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Unread 01-13-2014, 11:27 AM   #12
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I've had many of both.The auto is much better offroad.
I disagree
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Unread 01-13-2014, 11:49 AM   #13
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I've had many of both.The auto is much better offroad.
I agree
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Unread 01-13-2014, 12:19 PM   #14
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Ask anyone.You're wrong.
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Unread 01-13-2014, 12:56 PM   #15
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All you have to do is look at what is used in offroad competitions (KoH, Ultra4, RCCrawl, etc). If manual was better, most of them would be running them which they most certainly are not.
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