x3 with the 4 low.
Originally Posted by Dre40
-This is "Dre40"'s daughter-
Thanks for all your guys help
I'm pretty sure I'm going to get the YJ. It's an excellent deal, and the clutch is super easy to do, I'll just have to get to know the whole shifting part. As much as I'll miss my much loved Cherokee, I'm excited to try out, and hopefully enjoy a Wrangler :]
Getting into gear is just about the hardest part. From there is all about knowing when to come off the gas and push the clutch in, then moving the shifter to the right gear. All I can really say is don't move the shifter until the clutch is all the way in. When you get good, you can start to syncro the gears, or basically shifting without the clutch.
1st and 2nd need to be found by pushing it to the left, and pushing forward for 1st, or pulling back for 2nd. 3rd and 4th gear basically find themselves, just push it or pull it and it generally finds itself. 5th gear you really won't use unless you're cruising on the freeway, and I really only use it on long flat sections or downhill bits.
Don't be afraid to take that engine to 3500rpms either before you shift, they're made to run at that RPM range all day long.
Other than that, definitely learn on a big dirt lot in 4 low- it's gotta be in dirt because of the way the 4WD system works, so the front tires can slip slightly. Try it on concrete and turn hard- you'll see what I mean
The Jeep will only top out around 35mph in 4 low and 5th gear wide open, so you can take things slow enough to learn how the gears work. That's what I did when I first learned. When I moved to the road and into 2 high, everything just came naturally.