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post #16 of 68 Old 08-29-2012, 11:00 AM
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...4hi still requires the clutch to be pressed in.
The clutch safety switch can be bypassed so you can start in gear without using the clutch. Anyone that goes off-road should try this out before hitting the trails so they know what to expect.


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post #17 of 68 Old 08-29-2012, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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By the looks of your picture those are the stock 32s.

As far as water depth, I believe I recall something stating 19" stock. I wouldn't push it unless you have to, I would keep it bumper level or lower.

Nope, Jeeps website says 30"

http://www.jeep.com/en/jeep_capabilities/trail_rated/
Best link provided to me in a forum lol

never thought to actually look at announced by factory rules lol

Thanks 4 this!!


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What is a "High Performance Off Roading Clutch"? Did this garage install it for you? If they didn't, how do they know what clutch is in it?

You've gotten some good tips so far. The only thing I'll add is don't be afraid to say no. Don't let anyone talk you into something that you don't feel comfortable with. It's your rig. You are paying for it and you will have to pay for anything that breaks. As you do more you will develop confidence in what your rig will do and have a better understanding about what it won't do.
They didn't install the clutch it was already in there
They were gonna replace it with a stock one because of a Jeep TSB that was released

I just said keep it in
I have 0 info beyond that
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post #18 of 68 Old 08-29-2012, 11:07 AM
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If you have carpet, and you care about it, take it out.

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You had me at bacon wrapped. :drool:
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post #19 of 68 Old 08-29-2012, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
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If you have carpet, and you care about it, take it out.
Bwahahaha
Yeah I already decided to pull it out again

I Rhino Lined the entire interior weeks ago just for occasions like this...
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post #20 of 68 Old 08-29-2012, 11:16 AM
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Bwahahaha
Yeah I already decided to pull it out again

I Rhino Lined the entire interior weeks ago just for occasions like this...
Don't know if anybody said it, but let some air out of your tires. I run 33s, and when I'm wheeling, I run about 15 psi in them. Some say that's high, some say it's low, but it works for me.

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post #21 of 68 Old 08-29-2012, 11:23 AM
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Also, if you go topless and doorless, bug spray is always good. And a snack/drinks if youre out for a while. Never know if you'll be stuck AND starving.

As far as anything else, as previously mentioned, don't do something that you're not comfortable with. And don't do this:
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You had me at bacon wrapped. :drool:
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post #22 of 68 Old 08-29-2012, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
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Also, if you go topless and doorless, bug spray is always good. And a snack/drinks if youre out for a while. Never know if you'll be stuck AND starving.

As far as anything else, as previously mentioned, don't do something that you're not comfortable with. And don't do this:

WTF happened here?

No one looked to see how deep that was or?
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post #23 of 68 Old 08-29-2012, 11:58 AM
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Looks to me like he is still moving, I think this is more of a warning about finding the limits of your Jeep the wrong way.
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post #24 of 68 Old 08-29-2012, 12:08 PM
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I had crossed there earlier. Apparently earlier I was closer to shore. But what^^^^he said. This isn't the right way to do it. I made it though, and nearly **** my pants.
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If you are going into water and it starts to look deep just hit the brakes and let the engine stall. I drive a manual and I've done this a few times when I could see my hood approach the water line. Then shift into 4lo and shift into first without using the clutch. You can start the jeep in 4lo very easily with the clutch engaged.
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post #26 of 68 Old 08-29-2012, 02:07 PM
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First off take your time, it is not a race. Go easy on the gas pedal.

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post #27 of 68 Old 08-29-2012, 10:47 PM
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I had crossed there earlier. Apparently earlier I was closer to shore. But what^^^^he said. This isn't the right way to do it. I made it though, and nearly **** my pants.
You're all good. Water still below the headlight. So as long as you don't create a huge wake, you're golden.

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You're all good. Water still below the headlight. So as long as you don't create a huge wake, you're golden.
Yeah, but still scary for a first timer. Lol. I shoulda double checked first to be extra safe though.

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Yeah, but still scary for a first timer. Lol. I shoulda double checked first to be extra safe though.
Check water holes before you go in them i lost my rubi to a water hole
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post #30 of 68 Old 08-30-2012, 07:06 AM Thread Starter
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Check water holes before you go in them i lost my rubi to a water hole
I would rage quit life if I lost my jeep.....

No insurance covers loss of jeep to off roading and water holes lol
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