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Ok, Here is my Noob question. :mrgreen:

I am about to purchase a truck, and I was wondering if it is better to have a manual or an automatic 4x4 for off road? Or is it just personal preference. Any advice is appreciated, thanks
 

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Welcome to the board. :thumb:

There are pro's and cons to each setup and I dont think that there is a clear cut answer. Some people swear by the different setups. I think it all boils down to what you feel comfortable with driving around. I have run both and prefer the automatics myself unless its a small vehicle like a toy or Sami. Then I like the manual.



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What kind of people? And then what happened. Interesting deduction. I'm not sure if I like it. I'm not sure if I like the manual. I like chatting with people online.
 

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offroading..

yeah, I agree with sandman, it is a matter of personal preference, and what sort of wheeling you do. Personally, I am starting to like automatics, but I also have had a yota, and a manual is the only way to go there..
 

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It depends on the type of wheeling I do. For the sand I like having an auto because I dont have to worry about shifting too slow, and I can also downshift without slowing down too much. I havent spent any time on the rocks to know which I like best there.

Personally I like driving a manual better because I just like to shift gears.

Automatic
Pros:
Quick shifts (good for sand and mud)
Easier to control
Dont have to worry about burning up the clutch
Cons:
Tend to overheat while wheeling (A good cooler is highly recommended)
Usually weaker than a manual
Overheating can quickly kill it

Manual
Pros:
Most are pretty strong
Can easily go hundreds of thousands of miles with little or no work
You have control at all times
Cons:
Clutch can burn up if you ride it too much
Takes longer to shift (usually have to pick a gear and stick with it in mud or sand)
Have to worry about clutch linkages binding up under flex (hydraulic excluded)

It's mostly just personal preference and driving style. :grin:
 

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I still need to see the videos from Moab! :mrgreen:

We do need to set something up. :deal:

We can use my house if no where else works.



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yeah!!

YEAH!! KEGGER AT SANDMANS HOUSE!!! TOGA! TOGA! TOGA!! :deal: :finger: :firedevi:
 

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Your going to need the beer to put up with my kids farting all the time. :deal:



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I like to fart :thumb: oh I mean drive with an auto in my blazer but my zuk I love the manual. If you get a manual just learn to live with the fact you are going to kill it sometimes. :rotfl: :rotfl:
 

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doubler

I finally found the cheapest source that I could find for a doubler setup. If you have your own NP205 and NP203, this company that gave me the quote sells the adapter and shaft, basically everything you need for $750
 

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Keep in mind driveshafts and building crossmembers etc that is involved with the doubler It gets expensive quick Also I don't know if this is the case with the 203/205 setup but some people a couple years ago were selling the Toyota doubler setup for cheap, problem was they were using the wrong metal and crappy machine work had a freind in Boise that got hosed by them :banghead: :rotfl: :rotfl:
 

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friends?!?!?!?! when did this happen? we better clue em in for their own sakes.. :finger: :rotfl: :rotfl:
 
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