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#21221 of 23397 Jeep Wrangler Manual vs. Automatic
Mar 21, 2006 (7:48 am)
I had a 1999 Jeep Wrangler Sport with a manual transmission and sold it three years ago. I have regretted ever selling it and now I am going to buy a new Jeep Wrangler. I am looking at the 65th anniversary addition. The only issue I have is whether I want a 6 speed or an automatic transmission. I live in Phoenix, which is growing, and traffic is getting worse. I am concerned it would not be as fun with a manual if I am stuck in traffic alot. I was at a dealer last night, and the sales rep indicated that 75% of the Jeep Wranglers that are sold from his dealership are automatic. I am also planning on keeping this jeep for ever . . .so I am concerned that I may become tired of stick. However, I have always enjoyed driving a stick. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.
#21222 of 23397 Re: Jeep Wrangler Manual vs. Automatic [jtbaz]
Mar 21, 2006 (10:09 am)
I went auto this time. I like them offroad as well. I do think you give up some performance, but the mileage isn't noticeable. Plus, no clutch to ever wear out.
I feel like you do in that I'll keep it forever. Do things to it I couldn't afford when I had my 89. Maybe a v8, even. Heated Bestop seats. Streetable lift, etc.
My extended family was/is in Phoenix. I would go a couple of times per year to Mesa to see them until they passed away. I couldn't believe how fast it was growing. Drove up to Flagstaff in a rental last time. Made me sad, as lots of places asked "do you have a 4wd? There's lots to see if you do". May have to road trip back down sometime.
If you get the 65th anniversary, are you getting the new green? I would think black will roast pretty good in the AZ sun...
#21223 of 23397 Re: Jeep Wrangler Manual vs. Automatic [drewmeister]
Mar 21, 2006 (6:32 pm)
I am going with the green. I was actually looking at silver, but then when I was at the dealership I saw the Jeep Green and thought it looked pretty cool. Phoenix is growing real quick I have lived in Phoenix for 6 years and I am amazed at the growth.
#21224 of 23397 Re: Mirrors without doors [skyking49]
Mar 21, 2006 (8:54 pm)
Hey Skyking, Naugatuck is very pretty, I like the areas around the river. Anyway, I don't recall what I said in that post, but I ended up buying brackets from these guys http://www.jeepit.com/bracket_gallery_2.htm They simply just bolt into the same spot the doors do. I would have to guess that these would work on an '06 but I don't know for sure.
I then bought the round 6" mirrors from Autzone(as suggested by the guys that sell the bracket). Worked out pretty well. I can't wait for the warm weather to get here and stay for good. I'm ready for topless /doorless Jeepin'
#21225 of 23397 Re: Jeep Wrangler Manual vs. Automatic [jtbaz]
Mar 22, 2006 (7:41 am)
Go with what you want. Either way will be nothing but fun. Welcome back to Jeepworld. KB2
#21226 of 23397 2005 Wrangler Rubicon (side step/running boards)?
Mar 22, 2006 (12:29 pm)
I just became the proud owner of a 2005 Wrangler Rubicon. I am interested in getting the best running board/side step, but I am concerned about installation. I particularly like the "Rock Barz" by Warrior Products, because they are very low profile and will not impeded off-roading. The problem is that they must be drilled into the frame.
Does anyone know of a good running board that does not require drilling?
#21227 of 23397 Re: Mirrors without doors [99tj]
Mar 22, 2006 (12:50 pm)
Yep..I like Naugy although housing prices jumped 20% last year. So..when I remove the doors I bolt the brackets where the doors were? I wish I had a diagram of it. I haven't had a chance to check it out much...heck, I thought the doors were just held on by a straps. I was reading some forum and the guy showed how he drilled holes etc. I definitely don't want to do that. Thanks for the reply.
#21229 of 23397 Re: Mirrors without doors [skyking49]
Mar 22, 2006 (2:58 pm)
heck, I thought the doors were just held on by a straps
Your doors are restrained from opening too far by straps. To remove a door, release the strap then remove the nut from each of the two hinge pins. Carefully lift the door from the hinges, then remove the appropriate fuse to prevent the interior lights from coming on.