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    JL manual trans

    So what are thoughts on the manual? i have auto in my JK and thinking going back to a manual when i get a JL. thoughts?


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    If you do any off-roading in rocks the manual can be pretty challenging. Unlike Kaitlyn, the new 8 speed auto tranny is pretty sweet. Have you driven one yet?

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    Some days I wish I had an automatic. Then I remember I’m a real man. 🤣

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    havent driven a JL yet. going shopping soon. i miss the manual in my TJ


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    Quote Originally Posted by nbunga View Post
    Some days I wish I had an automatic. Then I remember I’m a real man. 🤣
    Agreed!


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    My first JK was a manual. My second was a auto....


    I hated the buzzes, popping out of gear, wobbly stick, bad synchros,etc etc

    But I miss rowing gears. If they gave the manual some attention or updating I would consider it. At this point though it’s a hard pass.
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    The JL manual it's much smoother. But only benefit is if you like shifting. It's slower, worse fuel economy, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ddays View Post
    If you do any off-roading in rocks the manual can be pretty challenging. Unlike Kaitlyn, the new 8 speed auto tranny is pretty sweet. Have you driven one yet?
    I had to get a muffler I could hear while off roading to keep from killing it or killing the clutch


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    Can't dump the clutch in an automatic on steep climbs.

    I prefer MANual

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    I have a manual JK and don't find it that difficult off road. I do like the selectability of it, however the new 8 speed auto is the key to the 3.6l. When I get a JL I plan on going auto. Plus it seems 37's are no problem and it doesn't need a regear

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