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OverkillYJ
03-29-2006, 05:55 PM
im putting a 383 in my YJ and im re-doing all of the drive train (14 bolt rear, d60 front). i dont know if i should go auto or stick, i foud a turbo 400 with shift kit and tourque converter brand new for $1000 and thats really tempting. im planing on doing mainly trail riding but also some mudding. help me make a decision!

UU
03-29-2006, 05:57 PM
I like standard, unless you're a girl[f]. Auto is to easy, no skill required,

pumpkin
03-29-2006, 08:06 PM
Auto all the way. Unlimmited control on hills and such, without that horrible burning clutch smell. Mud can't get into an automatic and make it slipp. Unless you go with some high fulutin auto you can usualy get a used trans for the price of a clutch.[cheers]

rs9000
03-29-2006, 09:39 PM
id go auto i found when i put my standerd in the mud it slipped and the buring on the hills too

nykoma
03-29-2006, 09:45 PM
either or are good depending on the gears ratio but i lean more to the auto[cheers]

Nutbar
03-29-2006, 09:54 PM
I won't do anything other than a granny low standard in any of my 4x4s unless you can't drive a stick well. If you do go auto don't use a turbo 350 or 400 unless all you plan on doing is mudding they don't work well for trails going downhill compression braking and such they are geared way to high use a built up 700R4 at least they have a fairly low first gear and overdrive. Out of any of the autos I have used offroad the 700R4 is the most versatile.

monstercar
03-29-2006, 10:28 PM
turbo 400 11 inch converter stage 2 shift kit done brakes are cheap if worried about going down hill

pumpkin
03-29-2006, 10:53 PM
I won't do anything other than a granny low standard in any of my 4x4s unless you can't drive a stick well. If you do go auto don't use a turbo 350 or 400 unless all you plan on doing is mudding they don't work well for trails going downhill compression braking and such they are geared way to high use a built up 700R4 at least they have a fairly low first gear and overdrive. Out of any of the autos I have used offroad the 700R4 is the most versatile.

Ya but you drive a Jeep,,,,,,You don't have a choice.[f]

jeeper
03-29-2006, 11:33 PM
Hey Bob


Only girls drive autos :)

pumpkin
03-29-2006, 11:46 PM
YA well right now I'm drivin a standard. Dragging my ass on the ground 81 Grand Prix 350 5 spd. GM didn't build it I did, Its fun on the street, I just don't have the gearing or finess to drive a standard on the trails. Or the time to replace clutches from burrying it in the mud[cheers]

jeeper
03-29-2006, 11:49 PM
BOB !!!!!




Get the pumkin 2 runnin will ya :)

pumpkin
03-29-2006, 11:52 PM
Ya Ya This driving a car is KILLING me.

shockless
03-30-2006, 12:48 AM
i prefer standards, granny gear is really nice in trails. i think autos are worthless and for girls you cant even enjoy the vehicle. oh well thats just my opinion

Nutbar
03-30-2006, 01:09 AM
Ya but you drive a Jeep,,,,,,You don't have a choice.[f]

No I can't fit an auto in my current Jeep but I am gonna build a longer wheelbase Jeep soon and considered a 700R4 in that one as a matter of fact I have a 700R4 out of a blazer under the bench right now that was going to go into it but reconsidered shortly after and decided that I will build the new truck with a NV4500 5spd instead.

As far as clutches go get a GOOD clutch and a good inspection cover and fork boot and no real problems I have been running a Centerforce 3 in my CJ for 5 1/2 years it's been behind 4 engines(yes the SAME clutch not 4 different Centerforces) 2-383s, 1-406, and my current 350 and those who know how I wheel they can confirm if anybody is going to be hard on clutches it is going to be me and no problems here.

pumpkin
03-30-2006, 11:37 AM
No I can't fit an auto in my current Jeep but I am gonna build a longer wheelbase Jeep soon and considered a 700R4 in that one as a matter of fact I have a 700R4 out of a blazer under the bench right now that was going to go into it but reconsidered shortly after and decided that I will build the new truck with a NV4500 5spd instead.

As far as clutches go get a GOOD clutch and a good inspection cover and fork boot and no real problems I have been running a Centerforce 3 in my CJ for 5 1/2 years it's been behind 4 engines(yes the SAME clutch not 4 different Centerforces) 2-383s, 1-406, and my current 350 and those who know how I wheel they can confirm if anybody is going to be hard on clutches it is going to be me and no problems here.

Will that 700r4 you have bolt up to a 205? If it will, do you want to sell it?[36]

Jeepnut
03-30-2006, 11:45 AM
I like standard, unless you're a girl[f]. Auto is to easy, no skill required,




[stupid]

Nutbar
03-30-2006, 02:17 PM
Will that 700r4 you have bolt up to a 205? If it will, do you want to sell it?[36]

I do believe the 205 of of a turbo 350 would work (not posative on that but most stuff that fits the t350s fits the 700R4s) but no Bob I don't want to sell it I may build a daily truck with it.[cheers]