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yea how are our ....

how are our 5 speed autos paired with the 4.0 sohc?
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there there...they do the job..hate bigger tires and like to blow up later on...why...anything specific to this question?
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Don't know about life span, but in my opinion, they are awesome.

I have owned several 4x4 5 speeds and now, I wouldn't go back. Too much trouble. Auto is the way to go unless it's a 11 second and slower street car you want to have fun with. Even for a race car, no where to look but auto. If we could do everything better by hand, why would we need to build machines :)
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4.0 SOHC + auto = poop

After owning one with only 28k miles I hated it. It shifted rougher than any auto I've ever driven in. It only had 28k miles! lol It started getting rough and acting stupid around 15k and the dealer would always say "We'll make a note of that". pshh

My new truck had 51k on it when I got it with a manual tranny. With bigger tires and 5" of lift, it has more acceleration than the auto did. I can shift the sucker 5x smoother than the auto shifted.

Manuals are much cheaper to fix when you have problems as well.
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Don't know about life span, but in my opinion, they are awesome.

I have owned several 4x4 5 speeds and now, I wouldn't go back. Too much trouble. Auto is the way to go unless it's a 11 second and slower street car you want to have fun with. Even for a race car, no where to look but auto. If we could do everything better by hand, why would we need to build machines :)
um no thanks manual is life, live and die by it...only way. i hate auto's there never in the gear i want they take forever to respond to full throttle.. i love manuals, drop a gear pop the clutch and dump the gas and guess what it does.....it WORKS all with out hesitation...stupid auto's and there oh lets think about shiftin..ya no not today...wait wait OH MY GOD it just shifted WOW W00T lets have a party it worked!!!... no thanks..i'll stick with a real trans....
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My friends would think I was crazy when I'd smack the dash and yell "Wrong gear you stupid f*in truck!!" lol
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My friends would think I was crazy when I'd smack the dash and yell "Wrong gear you stupid f*in truck!!" lol
ahh yes brings back memories when i owned the splash and my escort...never agian will i own a auto if i can help it...sadly the new vehical i am looking at i can only find auto's BUT its easy as crap to swap in a manual hehe....
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That is a opinion shared by many, but when you can't get from the tree to the 60ft beams without shifting twice and the slightest bobble or tire shake on the launch will break 1st gear or 2nd depending on what you are in right off the shaft, A MVB Art Car C4 is one your best friends :)


I really like this one because I am just getting lazy in my old age. I have never owned an auto in 15 years of driving that wasn't a full blown race car. All my DD's have been 5 or 6 speeds. Just trying something new. :)
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thanks for all your replies just seeing what you all thought of them and im not entirely impressed... it only will downshift at wot lol. and i as just wondering how long they last i got the tranny serviced by ford 250.00 lol
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They only downshift WOT because they were designed to. It computer controlled, not vacuum like old school trannies and if you read the owners manual, it even tells you that you have to go WOT to downshift :)

It's working as advertised, how can you knock it for that?
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just cause its an auto!!!
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i was always under the impression having a chip installed helped autos to where they shift when and where they are supposed to....? am i misguided..teach me my yodas
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