stickshifter

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You know what is funny about that is you can get a manual Hellcat Challenger. The only FCA engines mated to a manual now (at least that I'm aware of) are the 3.6 and the 6.2. There is nothing in between. You'd think a medium duty transmission would exist for the 5.7/6.4 but nope. You either get a NA V6 or the 700hp V8. The 2.7 with a manual would be the way to go. People who get a 2.7 Bronco are going to be very pleased its a good engine that can make some good power.
Yeah - FCA has been the exception by providing a manual with a high-powered engine (the Hellcat Challenger, and the the Viper for a while). Unfortunately, when they sold a manual in the Ram 2500 (6.7 Cummins diesel) the engine was detuned to 660 lb/ft of torque, while the auto got 800 lb/ft, and the high output version found in the 3500 got 930 lb/ft (paired with the Aisin auto).

Overall, demand for manuals is low, so manufacturers can't justify the cost of producing manual versions of most models, which gives consumers fewer options for manuals, further depressing sales. Classic negative feedback loop, a.k.a. downward spiral. Even though options are limited for manuals in the Bronco, Tacoma, and Gladiator, I appreciate Ford, Toyota, and Jeep for keeping them around.





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You know what is funny about that is you can get a manual Hellcat Challenger. The only FCA engines mated to a manual now (at least that I'm aware of) are the 3.6 and the 6.2. There is nothing in between. You'd think a medium duty transmission would exist for the 5.7/6.4 but nope. You either get a NA V6 or the 700hp V8. The 2.7 with a manual would be the way to go. People who get a 2.7 Bronco are going to be very pleased its a good engine that can make some good power.
You can buy a manual Scat Pack (6.4L) Challenger.
 

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Just out of curiosity, if this resolves the issue, why wasnt this done the first recall? By far cheaper then doing any kind of clutch replacement. Makes you wonder, no? Thats my issue.
I read the note from Jeep Cares very carefully. There is no temperature sensor. The temperature of the clutch pressure plate is calculated based on speed sensors e.g. engine side and driveline side. SO - even if your clutch is not overheating it is possible for the vehicle computer to throw the limp code.

No thanks.

I want a better (stronger) clutch. Maybe this will also allow them to up the tow rating as I understand the lower tow rating for 6MTs is based on the clutch capability and not the rest of the vehicle which can (as you all know very well) tow up to 7000 when otherwise properly equipped...
 

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Just like those "rare" Ford Pintos! :CWL:
Except there were over 3 million Pintos made. It was meant to be cheap transportation for the masses. The Gladiator is basically the exact opposite, and only 6000 of them have been made with the 6 speed.
 

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Except there were over 3 million Pintos made. It was meant to be cheap transportation for the masses. The Gladiator is basically the exact opposite, and only 6000 of them have been made with the 6 speed.
Only 6,000? I thought I read somewhere it was like over 40,000? Maybe I misread? In any event ^MT FTW (unless boom/fire :headbang:)
 

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Only 6,000? I thought I read somewhere it was like over 40,000? Maybe I misread? In any event ^MT FTW (unless boom/fire :headbang:)
40k Wranglers and Gladiators combined. Only 6k of that were Gladiators.
 

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