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lol manuals dont really overheat, dont gotta worry about none of the above :)
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I still don't know which I prefer.
why cant we have both?

I miss: shifting gears, saving gas, having power on demand, and the ability to rock my truck out of a hole, push starting when the battery is dead,
I don't miss: slave cylinders or the smell of burn clutch, rolling back on an icy hill, grinding a gear when I get a little too excited, or the lag time between shifts.
I like the auto because: I can push the pedal and go, no roll back, makes stop-and-go traffic more tolerable! I don't have to wait to get in a drivable gear. less jerk between shifts. (so i dont spill my starbucks on the way to the job site (actually dunken d's coffee is 100x better.)
I hate the auto because: burns alot more gas, only does what I want half the time, I feel like im going to break the damn thing when selecting P to R to D every time i pull out.

And I seriously don't know how to drive an auto because sometimes ill mash the gas and the truck will haulass, other times it will just kind of accelerate.
I think i may be getting the hang of it though. when I use the gas pedal like it was manual it will shift up when i want it to. Now, if some could tell me how to down shift it when i want it to ill be happy.
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i've said it before and i'll say it again.....


i don't know how to drive an automatic

i have driven autos before and i always reach down to shift or stomp the floor hoping to hit the third pedal

i prefer it because it helps me pay attention while driving, personally i think everyone first starting to drive should use a stick ESPECIALLY teenage girls.
they would spend less time dicking around texting on they're cell phones or putting on makeup and pay more attention to the road...or else end up in a ditch....i know it may sound harsh but hey, survival of the fittest. if you feel the need to text while driving and you crash and burn...then the gene pool doesn't need your contribution.
The first time I got into an auto truck after driving nothing but a stick for over a year I went to do a gradual stop but my left foot thought the brake was the clutch.
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lol manuals dont really overheat, dont gotta worry about none of the above :)

Oh really? Ever smelled a burning clutch?
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The first time I got into an auto truck after driving nothing but a stick for over a year I went to do a gradual stop but my left foot thought the brake was the clutch.
ha yeah i do the same thing, my winter truck is a stick and my other one is an auto. i still find myself going for the clutch lol. but id rather have an auto offroad any day.
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I prefer an auto for....everything, really. I hate shifting. I used to always want a manual, but I will stick with an auto.
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I will stick with an auto.

ha ha, you made a funny lol......ok maybe not

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I've owned 15 vehicles and only 4 have been automatics.
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Having an auto is nice off road, but I really prefer driving a manual. It is more fun, I have more control over the vehicle, and it just gives me something to do while am driving. I feel like I am actually driving the vehicle and not just riding in it.

I really wish my truck was a manual even though it would make crawling a little more cantankerous.
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ha ha, you made a funny lol......ok maybe not

ps. your avatar is awsome!
^ see what I did there?
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Having an auto is nice off road, but I really prefer driving a manual. It is more fun, I have more control over the vehicle, and it just gives me something to do while am driving. I feel like I am actually driving the vehicle and not just riding in it.

I really wish my truck was a manual even though it would make crawling a little more cantankerous.
I'll trade ya trucks straight up then.
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I'll trade ya trucks straight up then.
I'll trade you a Dodge with a V8 and a manual, straight up.

I can't wait until I get the Ranger fixed. I'm soooooooo sick of shifting, LOL!
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Lets just say for the wheelig I like to do, an automatic would make life so much easier. No burning up the clutch or shocking the driveline, or accidental stalling.
like i said below.. clutch's are cheap, burning up a tranny isn't..

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lol manuals dont really overheat, dont gotta worry about none of the above :)
exactly.. and its far cheaper to replace a clutch and slave than it is to get an auto trans rebuilt when **** starts slipping.

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Oh really? Ever smelled a burning clutch?
thats not an overheating transmission moron..
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just because the clutch is burnin doesnt mean the trans is over heating..... maybe he will learn sumthin new today?
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probably not

my rig will always be manual.. when you get to extreme angles with automatics you lose fluids where you need them, and since an auto works off fluid pressure... when you lose fluid, you lose pressure, and then you lose the ability to drive lol..
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probably not

my rig will always be manual.. when you get to extreme angles with automatics you lose fluids where you need them, and since an auto works off fluid pressure... when you lose fluid, you lose pressure, and then you lose the ability to drive lol..
I couldnt agree with you more matt.
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yea im due for a new clutch... i should change the slave while its gettin do right??
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They aren't overrated. They give you more control if you know how to use it properly. The problem is that most people don't know what they are doing when they drive stick.
BS offroad. On the street is where a manual has more control.
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yea im due for a new clutch... i should change the slave while its gettin do right??
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Dont get me wrong i love a manual i have two, One is a lifted f150 with a 351W and a granny gear 4 spd, but it is a lot easier to control an auto on trails. As for fluids most people wont get to extreme enough angles with stock tranny's to lose f;uid
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x2 i love driving a stick but off roading imo it s b**** but oh well...
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you just ain't doin' it right.
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x2 i love driving a stick but off roading imo it s b**** but oh well...
Put in in 4low and 2nd gear and just crawl no messing with the clutch at all,
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just to add my $.02, I love my manual offroad. Nothin like being able to rev and pop the clutch for ***** and giggles. But some days it would be nice to have an auto (ie. traffic on I-410)
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Dont get me wrong i love a manual i have two, One is a lifted f150 with a 351W and a granny gear 4 spd, but it is a lot easier to control an auto on trails. As for fluids most people wont get to extreme enough angles with stock tranny's to lose f;uid
its not just losing fluid, its fluid getting out of the pump.. An automatic relies completely on fluid pressure(w/o it, its useless) unlike a manual being fully mechanical..

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x2 i love driving a stick but off roading imo it s b**** but oh well...
just learn to drive, learn how to get your right foot on both the brake and gas at the same time and balance it.. its not too hard, I can be at pretty crazy angles and not roll back more than an inch if at all.

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Put in in 4low and 2nd gear and just crawl no messing with the clutch at all,
1st
2nd and 3rd is for romping
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