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jeep123 03-05-2014 10:06 PM

JK Wrangler manual transmission
Can anyone tell me who makes the NSG370 6-speed manual transmission that comes in the Wrangler. I know it was a Daimler Chrysler design. Is it currently made by a factory in Germany or in the USA?

Also, does anyone know if Fiat Chrysler is readying a different manual option for the Wrangler now that the NSG370 is a decade old?

Thanks in advance!

jeep123 03-12-2014 07:00 PM

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I'm stunned that no one on this site seems to have this info.
Beuller? Beuller? Milous? Milous?

Or...perhaps people know but they won't reveal it. Yes. What I thought was an innocent question has clearly uncovered...nah I'm just kidding.

wmshay6 04-29-2014 02:50 PM

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Late to the party I know. . . It's a Daimler / MB Transmission.

jeep123 06-16-2014 07:13 AM

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Right, but where is it currently being made? For example, the new 8 speed auto is a ZF transmission but it is now being made in US factories for use in Jeeps and other Fiat Chrysler products.

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barnettdlb 06-21-2014 07:04 PM

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"The Chrysler NSG370 is a six-speed overdrive manual transmission sourced from Mercedes and built in the Stuttgart Transmission Plant.[1] It is Jeep's first six-speed manual transmission and Chrysler's second after the Dodge Viper T-56." ... according to Wiki... I guess we need to confirm.

Tristar 06-21-2014 09:54 PM

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What's the reason for line of questioning?

jeep123 06-24-2014 12:56 AM

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Thanks for the info. If anyone who knows what is what at Chrysler could confirm or deny that'd be great.

The less Mercedes sourced parts that are in a Jeep Wrangler the better. It is bad enough that the Grand Cherokee is full of them. Repair costs are very high as a result.

I've driven a Wrangler with the NSG 370 and I thought it was just so so at best. I've also read countless reports online from drivers who have had lots of trouble with theirs ranging from inconsistent performance to annoying clicking to major issues requiring replacement. It is overcomplicated and overpriced which is not in the spirit of the Wrangler. Not surprising though. Daimler was terrible for Chrysler. Nothing they did seemed to be done with the Chrysler customer in mind.

I'd be more likely to buy a Wrangler if the NSG 370 was not the manual choice or maybe if at least it is manufactured in the US or Canada which would keep its costs down.

barnettdlb 06-24-2014 06:49 AM

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The source of the Tranny is not driving the price of the JK or the former DM connection... it is the market... people will actually pay the jacked up prices on the new JKs and trade them back in after a few months because it isn't "refined" enough for the money, it just looks cool :thumbsup:

I have owned my 08 JKU 6 speed manual since October 2007 and at nearly 90k I have yet to have a problem.
I am a good driver and I do regular maintenance... including servicing the tranny.

jeep123 06-27-2014 01:09 PM

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Regarding the cost issue I was speaking more about the cost to own one rather than purchase price...price of repair on a German part and inconvenience of potentially having to take it to the shop a lot or just not liking how it shifts. This is based on reviews I've read of the transmission and when I drove it.

I am glad to read that you've had a good experience with yours. Regular maintenance never hurts. Continued good luck to you with your JK!

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fsu6288 06-28-2014 09:49 PM

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Somehow I think you'd find another excuse not to buy a wrangler if the manual was made in 'merica. I mean next will be those fiat sourced turn signals right? They're like 22 cents more than the old Chrysler ones.

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barnettdlb 06-29-2014 09:56 AM

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The 6 speed is a utilitarian workhorse. It is reliable and rugged. "It is not smooth with tight throws". It feels old school to me and because I loved my two previous manual CJ7s and how they felt... I think it is great!
I think the metric to look at when deciding on a manual is the driving environment you live in. Dealing with a lot of stop and go traffic would not be fun.

Numbercruncher 06-29-2014 04:32 PM

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I'll take a German built tranny over one assembled in China any day.


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