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Old 03-28-2008
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Stick shift is probably the most efficient and reliable, but auto is better for towing and easier if you need your hands while driving offroad especially.

I'm a ham radio guy and offroad I'm often coordinating or navigating and use the CB radio a lot so I'm partial to an automatic despite it's other obvious disadvantages.

It really just depends on what YOU want. Either gets it done.
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ok i have a front and rear end jet up now. my body just got new ones for his old school bronco so he's giving me his old ones. And i have also decided to go with coil spring. the same bro is getting me a serious welder he sitting in his shop. so as soon as he get the APB out on a courier i should be set to do the job.
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ok thanks for the imput, but i think i'm going with the 5 speed. i want it to do atleast 70 and with the geardown i'm doing i'm going to need all 5 gears but i dont think it will be to much hasel offroad but you never know i might change my mind by morning
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how will you use it offroad?

rocks?
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mostly for a hunting rig back home in the north west. but i dont have a big thing about crawling, its just not my thing.
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then a manual would probably be fine... not that you cant crawl in a manual, its just a little trickier
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sounds good to me. i just cant wait to get this project startd. i'm calling my buddy today to ask him if he has tracked down a welder for me. once thats done that i have to move then i get to start
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