standards have better power transfer. meaning more power to the wheels.Burt said:Whats your opinions about a automatic trans vs. standard, I wanted a standard shift but only see people selling automatics over here. What do you all prefer, im sure the standard has more power yes?
Yeah, it's easier.. but what man have you ever met that wants to do things the easy way?NorcalPR said:I like the automatic on my truck, because it is easier to yank a load or a boat, and not worry about frying a clutch. I'm not saying that it's impossible, but it is easier, especially on the loading ramp.
Manual tranny's get better fuel mileage, and more hp, not to mention less parts can go wrong and you can fix it yourself.
If you do get a Auto, a tranny cooler and a gauge goes a long way.
YoTRacer158 said:I remember the first time I ever drove a manual...I was 14 and had never driven before and my dad parked the truck on a steep ass hill and told me to trade seats with him and drive. I stalled a few times, and then burned out for about 300ft on the 3rd try. Now, I hate driving anything other than a manual. Once you get used to it, it's nothing. People complain about manuals when they're stuck in traffic, but it doesnt bother me at all.
I can see that in a rockcrawler maybe, but other than that, I don't buy it.02tacotim said:I read a lot of mags and watch a lot of shows a month and there is a slioght edge on auto's over standards whern people are truly "building" a truck. I wouldn't change my auto for anything. Torgue convertor as mentioned earlier is an easy fix. Either way still gotta drop the tranny
Well thank god I'm not a man then... (Viva la difference!)StemsCornfedTaco said:Real men drive Manual. If you bust up your manual its cheaper to fix(most of the time) than an Automagic is.
I'm with Molly on this pretty much! lol! Except I don't think my automatic will hold me back anymore than a manual would in a different situation and I'd have to argue the 4runner instead of tacoma statement.Lysmachia said:Well thank god I'm not a man then... (Viva la difference!)
Automatics are pretty shaweet to wheel in. I can tell you I have never stalled my truck 5 million times while trying to go up a nasty obstacle. But ribbing aside, having an automatic did finally top out for me while doing pritchett this past fall. I could not control my power quite like I could have if I were in a manual. If you are planning to wheel your rig on some nasty stuff, consider that at some point your automatic will likely hold you back.
So instead of saying a blanket statment like "Real Women Drive 4 Runners instead of Taco's..." (LMAO) At least I explain why... *smirk*
Yeah, if I didn't haul loads and yank my boat, I'd be drivin a stick. I love drivin manual trannies over auto's anyday. Even in the traffic I prefer a manual tranny. Just give yourself some space, and let the clutch out on 1st gear.Eztrog88 said:Yeah, it's easier.. but what man have you ever met that wants to do things the easy way?
Just kidding... but honestly, when you drive a stick every day, it becomes just as easy as driving an auto. People like to joke about needing a third leg and shit, its simply not true, just takes a little practice and a little skill.