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Auto or manual

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jeeptuff, Apr 30, 2006.

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What is your tranny

  1. Manual

    39 vote(s)
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  2. Automatic

    64 vote(s)
    62.1%
  1. jeeptuff

    jeeptuff 1/2 ton status

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    What do you run

    Myself I run manual.. SM465
     
  2. Russell

    Russell LB7 Tahoe Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Manual here too. However something is wrong with mine, and she is making a sick ticking noise...
     
  3. unclematty

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    Manual Tranny all the way
     
  4. southernspeed

    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Auto. Smooth shifting on slick mud and greasy clay. No let up in drive when you're shifting, no stalling and easy to left foot brake to help traction when you've got an open front with a spinning wheel! I love 'em! And the 700 has been the best. (the 5 speed auto in my D*dge is nice but that don't count!!!
     
  5. southernspeed

    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Old skool dude! wake up and smell the ATF! :D :D :D (j/k!!;) )
     
  6. unclematty

    unclematty 1/2 ton status

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    Youy know it man! look at my Blazer in my signature!:D

    Just wait till I get that Spicer 520C, 5 speed out of a duece and a half, 6x6 that thing will kick ass!
     
  7. southernspeed

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    Well at least you've built up a strong left leg with that clutch pedal!:D
     
  8. unclematty

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    Thighs like a beer keg!
     
  9. Paxx

    Paxx 1/2 ton status

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    It's all about the gear grinding!! You just can't beat the feeling of slamming through those gears. :D
     
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    I am old and lazy, or is that wise and mature, auto all the way.
     
  11. big94gmc

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    SM465 waiting to be installed into....something. Manuals all the way. Why? Get your truck bouncing while trying to get up an obsticle. As soon as you're in the air, push the clutch in. Viola! All engine force if off the drivetrain. With an auto, the force stays applied, and you run I higher risk of breakage.

    That's the philosophy I live by, anyway.
     
  12. Paxx

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    I believe it's old and lazy :wink1: :haha:
     
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    manuals are cheaper to maintain, hella reliable, good for gas mileage on a DD and easier to deal with if they blow up... for pucker-filled offroading though, I personally don't want to be a fraction of a second from rolling my rig and have to worry about clutches and shifting. TH400 for my trail rig, 5-speed manual for my DD. I am gonna build a toyota buggy at some point... it'll be manual too... but I'm going to have a hand-throttle on it.

    j
     
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    Manual 465 its fun with the granny gear:D
     
  15. tRustyK5

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    SM 465...no worries, great low gear, engine braking where I don't need the brakes unless it's near vertical, don't need to wonder about tranny temps when crawling, I can bump start it if need be, I can bolt up a PTO to it.

    Rene
     
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    Saginaw 3 speed and Dana 20 TC, cause that's what it came with in 1970.
     
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    I dumped the TH400 for a SM465 the first opportunity I got....and now can't imagine not having the shifter there....
     
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    STICK ALL THE WAY!!!




    Do you not like the smell of burnt clutch in the morning?


    So much more reliable and cheaper to maintain. Also so much more control. I love engine braking, I couldn't imagine a world without it.

    With an auto you can't rev it up and drop the clutch and actually get your tires spinning on dry roads. Sadly, its the only way my 305 can spin em.
     
  19. 1967k10

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    Manuel all the way. 465 in the trail rig,ZF6 in the D-Max :D .
     
  20. tarussell

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    Do they even offer an automatic tranny in real trucks ???? Ha,ha !


    Can't beat the reliability of manual geared tranny's .

    Tom
     

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