Manual vs Automatic Off-road, Which is better for off-road?
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    • Levi Roch
      Levi Roch

      This was ridiculously informative

      about 3 days ago
    • Paul Lutonja
      Paul Lutonja


      about 3 days ago
    • thatmar1neguy

      Hey Ronnie
      Septic tank tank here with a question.
      So firstly I drive a manual 18 wheeler and have driven manual my whole life currently I have a 2014 Rubicon automatic but my primary off-road was a manual I placed a 5.3 V8 and an automatic transmission in it. And it’s been a headache ever since, because the transmission keeps placing the engine into fault mode, it hangs low, and the damn thing is so long that my drive shaft is only like 18” (45.72cm) which is not good for articulation
      all that was to ask you, being that I’m headed to Moab to hit the hot tubs,the Rubicon trail, and more. Would you go down the rabbit hole of trying to figure out automatic transmission issue?
      Or say screw this and go back to the manual AX15?
      Which would you do?

      about 4 days ago
    • Robert Quattrini
      Robert Quattrini

      My 1999 Jeep Cherokee Xj has almost almost 400,000 miles and is just like new.. Transmission is still like new too..4.0AW4 BEAST

      about 4 days ago
    • Kevin Noy
      Kevin Noy

      Not bad. I would suggest that you NEVER NEVER NEVER. Touch the clutch pedal when going up or down steep hills. People need to learn and understand the stall recovery method. I drive a manual because it gives me more control using this method

      about 7 days ago
    • Pierre B
      Pierre B

      My mum always told me. If he didn't drive a manual you probably won't be here...

      about 8 days ago
    • P.L. W
      P.L. W

      Extreme Down hill you can put the reverse gear when you have an automatic... you will go very slowly

      about 9 days ago
    • TomTit
      TomTit In reply to P.L. W

      I've used this method very successfully with my Auto GU Patrol. Takes some practise though as rev means slow and throttle off for more speed. Too much momentum though and the engine can stall. Keep slow.

      about 7 days ago
    • Eric

      Most of the time automatics come with all kinds of other bells and whistles which cost a lot and aren't must haves, rather save $6k with a manual

      about 9 days ago
    • vasil sivilov
      vasil sivilov

      Manual mate:)

      about 9 days ago

      You did a great job explaining the difference. In my 33 years on the road, I have only had one automatic vehicle and I am with you on the manual trans.

      about 10 days ago
    • Koito rob
      Koito rob

      I'm able bodied and have good hand/foot/eye coordination so don't need an automatic box. Most of the reasons you give for an auto being better than a manual can be rectified with the use of the handbrake...
      Also you can't really compare a modern auto with an old manual. Compare eggs to eggs, not apples. Most modern manuals have TC and hill descent just as the autos do.

      about 10 days ago
    • Fedor Kosourikhin
      Fedor Kosourikhin

      i absolutely love auto's, big downside for me is engine braking tho :'(
      also why no auto 79 series????????

      about 10 days ago
    • Peter Wallström
      Peter Wallström

      I know there is not so much ice in Australia, but in mud and ice I would use Manual. Towing I would use Automatic. But in general my off-road vehical has automatic with autobreak terrain mode and I love it. So when I go over a rock it would keep the same speed over the rock up and down, super good. When I driving downhill it will break when Im in autobreak mode. Super good.

      about 13 days ago
    • jamie kelly
      jamie kelly

      i cant fault his breakdown of individual situations but i go off road for fun and manuals are more fun

      about 14 days ago
    • Dale Johnson
      Dale Johnson

      I have used both transmissions and I agree that the auto is a better overall transmission. I will be getting a new transfer case set up on mine which has a massive reduction in 4 low which negates some of the issues you covered in relation to the auto like less control in some of the older transmissions on a downhill situation. It also has the advantage of an auto-lock axle with the automatic so that you can shift into 4 wheel while traveling which is very nice in hard rain, mud, and snow.

      about 17 days ago
    • GR Wolf
      GR Wolf

      Great comparison and well thought out reasoning. I am a manual fan myself but they are harder to find lately in the US.

      about 19 days ago
    • kwizera aime Lambert
      kwizera aime Lambert

      Manual transmission is the best guys

      about 23 days ago
    • Edward mah
      Edward mah

      great video and break down of each!

      about 23 days ago
    • jeff okello
      jeff okello

      Manual for me all day everyday

      about 23 days ago
    • Kendall Warnock
      Kendall Warnock

      Had 2018 tacoma with the auto. Traded it for the manual....I'll never go back.

      about 24 days ago
    • Kendall Warnock
      Kendall Warnock

      2019 Tacoma TRD Off Road...... 6 SPEED MANUAL !

      about 24 days ago
    • Bago Bago
      Bago Bago

      in libyan desert in north africa manual is better than automatic... in manual no damages

      about 25 days ago
    • The Revolution
      The Revolution

      Your comparing the oldest kind of automatic boxes instead of comparing it to a 6speed Tiptronic which are alot better these days.

      about 25 days ago
    • Reinhard Van Der Merwe
      Reinhard Van Der Merwe

      REAL 4x4's have 3 pedals. And 2 gear levers.

      about 26 days ago
    • RockShock Offroad 4x4
      RockShock Offroad 4x4

      Awesome video manual hands down love my manual Jeeps Rock

      about 1 month ago
    • LA PERRA
      LA PERRA

      I learn so much on this channel.. thanks Ronni!!

      about 1 month ago
    • Gary Carpenter
      Gary Carpenter

      I like the automatic because I have a bad left knee and I think the automatic would be better for me.

      about 1 month ago

      auto gear is for GIRLS

      about 1 month ago
    • gibby jones
      gibby jones

      people like automatics for ONE reason, and they will NEVER admit it - LACK of driving skills.

      about 1 month ago
    • Frank Pearce
      Frank Pearce

      Automatics are for the yuppies

      about 1 month ago