Ordered through Lafontaine Birch Run. All they needed from me was a couple initials, and a signature. I asked about money down, to which the salesman replied "If you don't want it when it comes in, a whole lot of other people do!"
Why a manual for me? Because I miss it. I wanted a manual trans on the vw golf Alltrack I got for the mrs, but because my wife can’t figure it out, I went Auto.
I told my wife I ordered my Base with a manual and she said “But then I can’t drive it!” I said Exactly!
Maybe I’m all wrong, but the 7sp m/t comes with 4.46 geared axles. The ‘Squatch has 4.7 geared axles. Hopefully 33’s aren’t too much, as that is what I had planned for my 2 door Base manual trans.
I had 35’s on my ‘06 F250 with 5.4 auto with 3.73 gears, and it was a TURD.