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post #76576 of 92953 Old 12-29-2015, 05:43 PM
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That's never bothered me with any of my manuals, but I will say I thought I would miss the 5 speed in my old XJ but I don't. The trusty AW4 does just fine by me so far, only thing I do miss is other XJ owners jealousy.
Yeah I've never had issues with mine. If

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Manual vs Auto...Ahhh the great debate. When I'm driving my Heep or the other suv's I've owned I prefer an automatic but driving my ex-hubby's Mustang 5.0...5-speed all day long; heck I helped him replace the clutch and tranny in his 88 Notchback so I know what that baby can do...oh how I miss driving that car sometimes.
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Today I installed a brand new original new old stock mopar shift knob. I replaced the grenade shifter I made years ago.
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Manual suck offroad?! You can put the jeep in 1st gear and 4l. Hop out and walk next to your jeep lol. On some obstacles you're right. You wear thru clutches. But I always have had stage 3 clutches.
I did that before. 4.10s, 1st gear and 4 low is so slow but makes going down the steepest hill super easy. Also not having g the extra hand keeps me off my stupid phone or avoids me from eating while driving.

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My mk4 golf is also a 5 speed, and sometimes I forget that its not automatic. Its just such a toy compared to the MJ
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See I thought manual sucked off road, made some things more challenging but you have more control with an automatic.
I feel I have much much more control with a manual. I know exactly what is happening and where it will engage and pull and how hard. It's more predictable. I know when it's slipping and when it just isn't grabbing. I am more comfortable with my manual off-road.

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I feel I have much much more control with a manual. I know exactly what is happening and where it will engage and pull and how hard. It's more predictable. I know when it's slipping and when it just isn't grabbing. I am more comfortable with my manual off-road.
If you had a manual lock up switch on an automatic you would say otherwise. I totally understand what you're saying though

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If you had a manual lock up switch on an automatic you would say otherwise. I totally understand what you're saying though
Can't you not do that on the 97+ AW4's? I love my auto in my Cherokee for DD use but off-road I like the control of a manual.

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With a clutch it isn't just about shifting gears. If you know your clutch well enough, you can 50/50 the two pedals and hold yourself on a hill.

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With a clutch it isn't just about shifting gears. If you know your clutch well enough, you can 50/50 the two pedals and hold yourself on a hill.
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I'm earning my keep at work...have to keep the XJ in the lifestyle she's accustomed to....lol
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Ahhh...the joys of making a parking lot repair after work. On my last break I happened to notice something under the Jeep...crawled under the cranky brat and noticed the covering on the e brake cable was looking like it was coming apart. Had a buddy of mine, who used to work at the auto hobby shop on base, take a look and he comfirmed that's what it was...said the cable itself is ok. So I grabbed some Gorilla tape, crawled under the brat and wrapped it up...love laying on wet pavement at 6:45 in the morning. I just had the Xj inspected a few weeks ago...they should have seen that.

Oh well...guess I'll look for a new cable and replace it when it dries out.
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