I manual respectfully cause of the clutch packs and automatic the packaging, wrangler designers have to go as transmission minimal as possible with the planetary systems.
This level of choice jeep could be problematic and tiring if youre on a difficult and long trail.
Posts: 4,057 I see a lot of answers here that I think are manual off base.
This relinquishing of power is subjective but could also lead to overheating if the Jeep is on a long, burdening trail.
An automatic transmission is easier to use on the trail and the torque converter does a great job of selecting the proper gear for the particular demand.Manual transmissions can improve fuel economy, they generally last manual longer, require less maintenance, create less heat, sap less horsepower, and are typically less expensive and easier to repair and rebuild than their automatic counterparts.With a manual you mainly worry about two things: if it shifts and does.I'm used to it so i dont care much that i have to shift.On steep hills the oil pickup on many automatics will starve for oil, halting forward movement.This one isnt entirely a myth, as anyone who has sat in bumper-to-bumper traffic with a heavy clutch can attest.The manual clutch relies on the heat sinking properties of the flywheel and pressure plate for its cooling.Hmmm never knew that thks for the info _, 11:57 AM # 13 USAntigoon Jeeper Join Date: Jul 2008 Location: Six Lakes, MI Posts: 462": Originally automatic Posted by armere.

Are the autos prone to undiagnosable issues like story Chrysler transmissions?
Harder to maintain a naal steady gradual level of speed/power, making precise movements difficult.
If this heat is not removed transmission jump failure occurs.On that same note, if your battery dies for any reason an automatic transmission will need a jump start to get running, whereas a manual tranny just needs a push start.The auto in the rubicon is going to have the same crawl ratio (or darn close) to the std CR in a non ruby 6spd or Tj 5spd.A manual transmission will (almost) always get you home.I was getting worried reading through the thread._ Currently not a Jeep tamil owner.Charles., 10:44 AM # 27 BlackMountain Jeeper Join Date: Dec best font 2010 Posts: 523": Originally Posted by GEM1N1 Automatic able to drink coffee on the way to work.Petersens 4wheel and jump offroad is pretty good though.The overheating could then lead to gear slippage and serious damage if overlooked.Plus it's harder to chirp the tires between first and second with an auto.Taking a break from the "jeep thing", 07:50 AM # 9 mrbigjeep Jeeper Join Date: Apr 2006 Posts: 4,288": Originally Posted by amerijeep They certainly do suck and they crack think we suck.Nah i quit the water stuff.I could buy several clutches for what I paid for the transmission.