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My next ranger will be an Auto. I've had soo many problems with mine. I just had it fixed for $2000 and now its doing the same thing again. Maybe its because all transmission mechanics are con artists around here, or the transmission. I dunno. but my next one will be an Auto. Ehf all this.
the auto trans sucks with larger tires. also a bodu lift on the twin shifter trucks isnt good for the arms. they dont like it...
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i had a manual ranger as my first truck, then when i went ot buy this truck i thought i had to have an auto to see what it is like. well now i miss the manual.

at the same token i think i could switch to a manual but then i will miss the auto. so idk.
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i had a manual ranger as my first truck, then when i went ot buy this truck i thought i had to have an auto to see what it is like. well now i miss the manual.

at the same token i think i could switch to a manual but then i will miss the auto. so idk.
man trans are like $400 on ebay sometimes zach lol and you could get your chip flashed so the computer knows
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man trans are like $400 on ebay sometimes zach lol and you could get your chip flashed so the computer knows

no i need the manual trans PCM as well

along with main wiring harness, clutch, interior stuff and the list goes on. i need a donor truck.

maybe when i cant take it with my tranny anymore i will come up there and we will go junkyard hunting.
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i have an auto....sometimes i want a manual, and sometimes i am glad i got the auto....when i am cruising at the truck shows at a crawl i am glad i got an auto.....whenever i am awakened at 3:30 am to go to a fire run, i am really glad i got an auto so i can concentrate(sp?) on driving since i am half asleep......


in off-roading i would RATHER have an auto because you dont have to worry about shifting...you can keep both hands on the wheel and control the vehicle......for those of you that are saying that the manual off road because you can shift, you can shift into a lower gear with an auto.....with an auto in off road conditions, the tranny will decide what is the BEST gear.....that takes away that distraction for you.....also when your shifting using a clutch off road, whenever you push the clutch you lose some momentum(sp?)....with an auto you wont lose any momentum when it shifts.....momentum is the key when in the sticky mud........also in the desert trucks, i believe that most of them are autos....with an auto you can still go into 1,2, or 3rd gear....
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no i need the manual trans PCM as well

along with main wiring harness, clutch, interior stuff and the list goes on. i need a donor truck.
yup.....it would be cheaper to convert to a manual if you have a donor truck........if not the nit picky crap will nickle and dime you to death...
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i have an auto....sometimes i want a manual, and sometimes i am glad i got the auto....


in off-roading i would RATHER have an auto because you dont have to worry about shifting...you can keep both hands on the wheel and control the vehicle......for those of you that are saying that the manual off road because you can shift, you can shift into a lower gear with an auto.....with an auto in off road conditions, the tranny will decide what is the BEST gear.....that takes away that distraction for you.....also when your shifting using a clutch off road, whenever you push the clutch you lose some momentum(sp?)....with an auto you wont lose any momentum when it shifts.....momentum is the key when in the sticky mud........also in the desert trucks, i believe that most of them are autos....with an auto you can still go into 1,2, or 3rd gear....

that is true but when you are wheeling and you know how to drive a stick it just comes natural, you dont really worry about what gear you are in and such. atleast when i used to have one i never really thought about what gear it was more what rpm for what i was doing. idk its hard to explain.
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I could honestly care less, I like driving sticks more I guess, but it doesn't make or break the car to me, I love driving my Roady and my Cadillac and they are auto's (Never even had a stick shift option). My impala and my charger are autos and those are more fun to drive than any Ranger I have ever owned. I drive down a stop and go highway to work and run into traffic everyday. I will stop at the same light four times before I get through it. It is not a problem to have a stick but It get old after a while. I currently do not own a stick for the first tiem since I have been driving and I couldn't honestly care less. The next truck might or might not be, if it is a level II then definatly becasue that shifter kicksa$$.

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i have a manual, and will hopefully never own an auto again in whatever i drive.
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no i need the manual trans PCM as well

along with main wiring harness, clutch, interior stuff and the list goes on. i need a donor truck.

maybe when i cant take it with my tranny anymore i will come up there and we will go junkyard hunting.
you set the date and lets do it!
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you set the date and lets do it!
maybe next spring. im hoping the current tranny makes it through the winter. plus ive over spent on my truck this year as it is.
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maybe next spring. im hoping the current tranny makes it through the winter. plus ive over spent on my truck this year as it is.
We should just swap. :) Dont you want a manual Tranfercase, too?
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We should just swap. :) Dont you want a manual Tranfercase, too?

ha idk your truck has had alot of work done on the tranny.
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maybe next spring. im hoping the current tranny makes it through the winter. plus ive over spent on my truck this year as it is.
i hear ya!
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ha idk your truck has had alot of work done on the tranny.
Haha, how true. If the mechanics around here knew what they were doing, I'd be set. Bastards....
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my 99 is an auto its OKAY but my 91 4.0 is a 5spd and she moves out! nothing like bangin gears.
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I'll drive a manual as long as the left leg still works.

But; the clutch slave cylinder was a pain last week.!!

Still, manual.
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I've never owned an Automatic tranny equipped vehical.
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Advantage auto:
Easier stop and go commuting and coffee slurping
Higher max trailer tow rating
Better for some difficult offroad situations
NO slave cylinder!

Advantage manual:
$800~$1000 lower initial new vehicle cost
Lower transmission overhaul cost
Fuel economy may be slightly better
No troublesome electronics/hydraulics
Fun factor!
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Advantage auto:
Easier stop and go commuting and coffee slurping
Higher max trailer tow rating
Better for some difficult offroad situations
NO slave cylinder!

Advantage manual:
$800~$1000 lower initial new vehicle cost
Lower transmission overhaul cost
Fuel economy may be slightly better
No troublesome electronics/hydraulics
Fun factor!
you also have to remember that the resale value of an auto vehicle is more than one of with a manual....
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you also have to remember that the resale value of an auto vehicle is more than one of with a manual....
In most cases, yes.
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you also have to remember that the resale value of an auto vehicle is more than one of with a manual....
This is true! I had a ton of calls from people on my Level II that wouldn't buy it because I told them it was a stick. This was also when I was still asking 15K for it. I ended up at 11,500. <----although this was an extreme case, but It would have been sold long before if it was an auto.

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i LOVE driving a stick... but ive had knee issues since i was in middle school... so its a pain but i love it enough to drive it everyday. ill pay for it later tho
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auto for me
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stick

only time i didnt like my stick was when i got shot in the knee with a 2 1/2 inch nail. kept workin till i couldnt walk, then drove an hour and a half home.
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