Unless your an experience off roader stay with the auto. Manuals are much harder to wheel.So I've been thinking of getting an JLU Rubicon. Will be a daily driver for my mainly 2-lane commute and light to moderate off-roading. Might work my way up to Beasley Knob ORV trails (7-9 rating on Badge of Honor system). Would love to eventually go to Moab as a bucket list adventure.
I haven't had manual tranny in several years and like the idea of going back to one. How is off-roading in the manual with say a 2" lift and 35's compared to the automatic? Plan to keep this one forever so long-term durability/service life is a high priority.
Any input appreciated.
Unless your an experience off roader stay with the auto. Manuals are much harder to wheel.
Gearing is key with a manual. The 4.10 Rubicon gears are a perfect match for my 37s. It would not be so easy on non-Rubi 3.45 gears.I think manual transmissions on a JL should come factory with no higher than 4.88 gearing if you’re going with 35s in the near future