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I'm getting ready to buy a 99-2002 powerstroke truck. The last one I had was an 96 with an automatic. I loved the truck but sold it about 7 years ago. I like the idea of a 6 speed manual but wanted to get some opinions on why people think one is better than the other. I have heard people say they kept tearing up the automatics but I know other people that haven't had any trouble. Also I remember reading somewhere that one of the advantages of an automatic is you don't have to let off to shift so you don't loose any boost between shifts.
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I really loved my 6 speed but it was a pain to drive it daily. Shifts are slow and deliberate even after you get used to them. Couldn't beat the fuel mileage or the smile you have while pulling weight. I don't see a need for it on a DD though unless you haul frequently. Auto's are faster all things being equal and you get a rebuild sometime between 100k and 200k. The 6 speed lasts pretty much forever if maintained beside clutches.
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I love my 6 speed it'll shift just as quick as a small car in my mind its easier to drive it then my girlfriends kia


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i like my 6spd also but the patern takes a little time to get used to.

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the first gear is a bull low isnt it

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I too love my 6spd, but as a daily driver in traffic it sucks. Maybe it's time to buy another pickup....

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I too love my 6spd, but as a daily driver in traffic it sucks. Maybe it's time to buy another pickup....
Or do a swap with my 4r100..


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Nope keepen the six speed for towing, but should bet an auto for a daily

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I love my 6 speed it'll shift just as quick as a small car in my mind its easier to drive it then my girlfriends kia
Are you talking about your Ranger or your SD? Or is that Kia a POS?
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My SD just learn to drive a stick


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01 f250 4dr LB 6spd
s&b, cfm+
4in straight pipe
DP tuner
boost pyro and engine oil temp
AIH delete, hpx, frx
05 harleys 8000k's
billet grille and painted shell
17"welds and 35-12.5's toyo mt's
cab lights
southbend con ofe waiting to go in
fresh 7.3 from reviva


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