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Old 12-10-2006, 10:08 AM   #1
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Default Those with Autos - 1st gear discussion

I've seen it on a few forums about owners stating they think 1st gear is too low in the Autos, as in it shifts too fast to be of any good. If there are any of you who felt that way, how did you feel after you wheeled and needed to throw it down into L(4LO) for long downhill decents?

I personally love how low it is now after wheeling yesterday at Paragon.
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Old 12-10-2006, 01:26 PM   #2
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I like the low ratio of 1st gear for long, steep decents. I really hate the delay between 2nd and 1st when downshifting on a slope. It sort of freewheels for a couple of seconds before it goes into 1st. If you're not ready for it, it sort of gives you a little adrenaline shot while your eyes bug out and experience temporary loss of sphincter control.
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Old 12-10-2006, 04:30 PM   #3
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I noticed the same thing. Plus when it finally does go into 1st it almost feels like you hit a brick wall.
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Old 12-10-2006, 05:17 PM   #4
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I noticed the same thing. Plus when it finally does go into 1st it almost feels like you hit a brick wall.
I like it. Especially with my 5.38 gears. It really crawls.
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Old 12-10-2006, 05:21 PM   #5
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I noticed the same thing. Plus when it finally does go into 1st it almost feels like you hit a brick wall.
Yep, because at that point, I'm all over the brakes and the motor is idled down.
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i don't mind the low 1st ratio on the roads, and i love it when i'm in 4lo doing some crawling.

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Old 12-10-2006, 07:54 PM   #7
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I like it. Especially with my 5.38 gears. It really crawls.
Do you have a dual transfer cases? I'd bet it would be real low then.
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I like it. Especially with my 5.38 gears. It really crawls.
Any word on when you're getting your crawler box?
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Do you have a dual transfer cases? I'd bet it would be real low then.
Not yet
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Any word on when you're getting your crawler box?
I talked to him last week and need to call him tomorrow about it. I'm hoping to have it in and ready for Calico this next year coming up.
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what kind of moron would bitch about 1st gear being too low?
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I talked to him last week and need to call him tomorrow about it. I'm hoping to have it in and ready for Calico this next year coming up.
Well hurry up and get it, then we can have the turtle race!

I'll be SAS'd before you're crawling
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Well hurry up and get it, then we can have the turtle race!

I'll be SAS'd before you're crawling
You too now?

I just saw a picture of your truck posted by another member on another site, and I must say....you really made that regular cab into a offroading machine.

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Well hurry up and get it, then we can have the turtle race!

I'll be SAS'd before you're crawling
LOL. you may be right
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You too now?

I just saw a picture of your truck posted by another member on another site, and I must say....you really made that regular cab into a offroading machine.

Two thumbs up!

I'm not about to hack mine up like that until it's paid off. When it is, I'm hunting you and AwsumDC down!
Come on in. The waters fine

And hurry, It's kinda lonely out here in '05+ sas land
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Come on in. The waters fine

And hurry, It's kinda lonely out here in '05+ sas land
LOL its pretty darn lonely here in 05+ crawler land too!
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I've had trucks that did not have a low enough 1st gear... sucked. Low 1st gear in a truck is a must IMO.
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what kind of moron would bitch about 1st gear being too low?
LOL! Sh*t, theres been a couple of times I wished mine was lower!
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