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    Manual Trans

    Currently have a 15 wrangler unlimited automatic. Thinking about getting a 2018 JK Manual but not sure on how well those transmissions hold up and if there are any known problems with the JK 18 Manual Trans? Debating the JL Manual any input?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Joeyd94 View Post
    Currently have a 15 wrangler unlimited automatic. Thinking about getting a 2018 JK Manual but not sure on how well those transmissions hold up and if there are any known problems with the JK 18 Manual Trans? Debating the JL Manual any input?


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    The JL manual imo is much better than the JK manual. But the 8 speed in JL blows both away

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    Quote Originally Posted by 13_gecko_rubi View Post
    The JL manual imo is much better than the JK manual. But the 8 speed in JL blows both away

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    That’s interesting, what changed on the manuals?


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    Quote Originally Posted by JKbrick View Post
    That’s interesting, what changed on the manuals?


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    It's a different tranny (Aisin) with a cable shifter. Not sure about the ratios but should be similar to the JK. Manual tranny is supposed to be quite a bit stronger than the JK tranny and the cable shifter much less prone to failure than the jK linkage.

    Edit: I seem to recall that the new manual tranny has a much lower first gear ratio than the JK. Would give a much better crawl ratio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 13_gecko_rubi View Post
    The JL manual imo is much better than the JK manual. But the 8 speed in JL blows both away

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    I haven’t drove the 8 speed auto yet.

    But what’s your opinion on JK manual vs JL Manual. My wife really wants the manual in the Truck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeB-JKURX View Post
    It's a different tranny (Aisin) with a cable shifter. Not sure about the ratios but should be similar to the JK. Manual tranny is supposed to be quite a bit stronger than the JK tranny and the cable shifter much less prone to failure than the jK linkage.

    Edit: I seem to recall that the new manual tranny has a much lower first gear ratio than the JK. Would give a much better crawl ratio.
    I'm confused, have never seen a cable shifted manual trans before. Gonna have to look into that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by QuicksilverJK View Post
    I'm confused, have never seen a cable shifted manual trans before. Gonna have to look into that.


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    The case is definitely a cable not so sure about the trans. Seems counterintuitive to me.


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    Yeah me too. Also confused what linkage is supposedly prone to failure on the JK NSG370


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    Again all cables on a JK the tcase cable can break if you try forcing it

    TJs and XJs used a linkage which sucked

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    I have had several manual transmissions over the years. I did not care for the one in the Jeep. The gear ratios are real close. Meaning, I took one for a test drive and drove about 10 miles and shifted about 50 times. Fuck that all I did was consistently shift gears. It got real old real quick.

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