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    Quote Originally Posted by kingsize View Post
    Can't dump the clutch in an automatic on steep climbs.

    I prefer MANual
    Seems like dumping the clutch offroad is a perfect recipe for disaster.


    My JK is an auto. Stick shifts are at home on the track or the street. I’ll take an auto offroad any day over a stick.


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    Quote Originally Posted by longarmwj View Post
    Seems like dumping the clutch offroad is a perfect recipe for disaster.
    Maybe, if you cant drive. But what do I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingsize View Post
    Maybe, if you cant drive. But what do I know.
    Dumping the clutch in 4 low will definitely clear out everyone in front of you. Nobody will spot for you either.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kingsize View Post
    Maybe, if you cant drive. But what do I know.
    Pretty sure being able to drive has nothing to do with engaging that much power at that many RPMs at once. Seems like a good way to grenade the transfer case


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    Quote Originally Posted by longarmwj View Post
    Pretty sure being able to drive has nothing to do with engaging that much power at that many RPMs at once. Seems like a good way to grenade the transfer case


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    Not really it’s instant power. Unlike the auto with the lag.


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    Quote Originally Posted by OverlanderJK View Post
    Not really it’s instant power. Unlike the auto with the lag.


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    There is a place for both in my opinion.

    My JK is the first auto I have had off road.

    In rocks and technical climbs, it is hands down easier, more comfortable, and I venture to say safer, since you are not at risk of rolling back while trying to inch forward.

    Sand, mud, snow, I would still prefer a manual. The auto is good, but sometimes it decides to be in the wrong gear, and even when in manual mode it shifts when the computer doesn't like what you are trying to do.

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    I prefer a manual all the way around. Once your use to it is pretty easy in the rocks. Just my two cents 🤷*♀️


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    I drove them both multiple times. In all I think I test drove the JL about 5 times. And honestly, the manual was the most fun so that is what I got. It also happened to be the only one on the lot and they were more than happy to discount it since they don’t sell as many. My JK was an auto and it was great but way to easy once it was built. Point and shoot. No problem. The manual is more of a challenge off road and I enjoy that challenge at this point. In the future I do plan on getting a Gladiator and that will probably be an auto but only time will tell.
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    I loved my manual, grew up always driving manual. I'll admit auto is easier when rock crawling but that's not the reason I switched to auto. My wife wouldn't drive the manual and very uncomfortable learning, and wanted no part if it. So auto was a simple compromise to keep her involved when we are out on the trail, otherwise she got board just sitting there and didn't love to go. I will say though that JL 8spd is a pretty nice set up. I'm happy either way, and it's better when I can have her there when I drag it over rocks to justify a lift Haha

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