When An Automatic Is Better Than A Manual OffRoad (And When It's Not) David Tracy. 3: 09pm. Ive offroaded manual and automatic Jeep Cherokee XJs similar to the ones in the video An automatic transmission is the best choice for people who are either new to offroading or new to manuals (or both). You have to be pretty comfortable with the stick before you hop on an offroader. Mar 08, 2002 I have always had an auto in my offroading vehicles. A lot of people say Manual is better off road, and I am also drawn towards them due to price.
So which one does everyone think is better offroad. The Jeep Geek recommends the automatic transmission if the new Jeeper wants to do some offroading with their new Wrangler. Huh? Automatic is better for offroad? Gear Grinding: Is an Automatic or Manual Transmission Better for the Trail? A quick search on the Internet reveals that the preference of a manual or automatic transmission for offroad use is The old manual vs.
automatic argument doesn't disappear when you go off the pavement. In the world of offroaders, the debate on transmission choice is just as heated as it is among track rats and Offroading Manual vs. Automatic Transmissions While offroading in an automatic, you have to worry about torque converter flash rpm, stall rpm, shift point rpm and vehicle speed, vacuum and cooling lines, tranny pan leaks, loss of fluid, overheating, plugged coolers, uncovered sump pickups, burned fluid, and so much else.