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#16 JD DANNELS OFFLINE  

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Posted July 23, 2015 - 09:44 PM

Miss the manual shift! My F150 an isuzu axiom are both automatic.
I get in the Axiom and reach for the shifter on the column, it is in the console.
I get in the Ford and try to shift on the console that is not there, shifter on the column.
Forgot to add the headlight mixup.
ford has headlight on the dash, same location on the Isuzu is 4 wd selector. Isuzu headlights are on the turn signal pod.
Never mixed them up when I had the s10, 5 speed.

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Posted July 24, 2015 - 04:42 AM

The big one for me, This morning,

 

I have 35-ish years driving standard trucks, Up to 3 ton.

 

I've been driving my Automagic Safari van, or similar, for about 20 years as a daily driver.

 

Jumped in the wife's new Jeep wrangler today for a parts run.

 

I do NOT like it.

 

It doesn't FEEL right.

 

Stalled it twice on a left turn light.

 

The power doesn't come on right, the clutch doesn't have any feel. It is definitely not normal compared to my experience.

 

 

Not surprising she loves it.

 

My biggest curse, from years gone by, was the extra wide brake pedals they put in cars back then. They always get in the way when looking for the clutch pedal at a stop light. :):)

Porbalby just the jeep we have and 09 wrangler with the 3.8 6 speed and it gutless you just got to remember that everything is different


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Posted July 24, 2015 - 06:15 AM

Drove nothing but a standard trans. since 1978 until I got a 2014 Mazda cx5. It's a sweet 6 speed automatic. After over 2 years with the auto. I still use the emerg. brake all the time just like I always did with a standard trans. I do find the auto trans works better with the awd and traction control system than the standard in the Subaru Forester I had. 


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Posted July 24, 2015 - 09:03 AM

Porbalby just the jeep we have and 09 wrangler with the 3.8 6 speed and it gutless you just got to remember that everything is different


The new 3.6 engine started in 2013 285hp is a huge improvement over the 3.8. The 3.8 will barely get out of its own way.
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Posted July 24, 2015 - 02:23 PM

The new 3.6 engine started in 2013 285hp is a huge improvement over the 3.8. The 3.8 will barely get out of its own way.

Thats what i have heard but wont believe it till i drive one in a 6 speed


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Posted July 24, 2015 - 03:17 PM

Just sold my F-150 with a 5 speed and I already miss it. 

Catching the corner of the brake pedal in an automatic is a real attention getter. Stalling the engine at an intersection after driving the auto and getting into a stick is embarrassing.  :mad2:


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Posted July 24, 2015 - 07:01 PM

Thats what i have heard but wont believe it till i drive one in a 6 speed


You would be impressed. Totally different animal!
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Posted July 24, 2015 - 08:29 PM

You would be impressed. Totally different animal!

With 35's


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Posted July 24, 2015 - 08:42 PM

I learned to drive in my Dad's F100 with a three on the tree. Since that I have always preferred a standard trans. Jump in a automatic, and panic at a stop sign when my foot missed the clutch, and remember....... This is an automatic.


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Posted July 24, 2015 - 09:20 PM

My son has an unlimited with he Pentastar V6, he previously had one with 3.8, both bought new, day and night difference. The 3.8 was bad enough, why they used that old engine instead of the 3.7 was never explained, then the 4 speed auto didn't do anything to help the power delivery.the 3.6 has a 5 speed that keeps it in the power band much better. Both his came with 3.73 gears and 33" tires, he put 35's and 4.56 gears in both, the new one feels like a rocket compared the old one.
He previously had an original 2 door unlimited with a 4.0 and 5 speed Manual, as well as a couple other Wranglers and a CJ 7. They sure have changed! The new Unlimited is just an SUV for the guys that want to say they drive a Wrangler.

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