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post #31 of 68 Old 08-30-2012, 10:22 AM
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I would rage quit life if I lost my jeep.....

No insurance covers loss of jeep to off roading and water holes lol
Had to rebuild my engine

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post #32 of 68 Old 08-30-2012, 10:41 AM
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Sometimes it's deeper than it looks
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post #33 of 68 Old 08-30-2012, 06:31 PM
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I too am looking to go wheeling in my Rubicon (3" lift, 33" Nitto's on 20"s) and am reading some great advice here. But I didn't see it mentioned as to why no shifting/starting/clutching in deep water? Is it also advisable to lower tire pressure when going over rocks as well? I'm hoping to find a bunny slope here in MO to get my Jeep dirty this weekend
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post #34 of 68 Old 08-30-2012, 06:36 PM
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I did it to mine when i sunk it because i didnt know. When you mash the clutch nothing will happen because it just spins doesnt catch
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post #35 of 68 Old 08-30-2012, 06:42 PM
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Air down your tires. You may need to scout out a gas station or somewhere else to air back up beforehand.

If you are completely new to wheeling, the Jeep will do more than you would believe. But that being said, stay within your comfort level for now.
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post #36 of 68 Old 08-30-2012, 06:50 PM
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Air down your tires. You may need to scout out a gas station or somewhere else to air back up beforehand.

If you are completely new to wheeling, the Jeep will do more than you would believe. But that being said, stay within your comfort level for now.
I have a decent power inverter and a nice compressor. I may be able to use that to get my tires back up but definitely good advice about the gas station.

I definitely know my limits and feel that mud, shallow water, and some lightly rocked hills are my targets at the moment.

**Edit**

Actually, just opened up my storage area and found that I have the factory jack...I'm not sure this thing will reach in order to lift my Jeep lol. Guess I'm jack shopping.
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post #37 of 68 Old 08-30-2012, 06:50 PM
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A consolidated list:

-NEVER go alone, especially if it's your first time.
-Always let the experienced person go first, observe how they go through the trail.
-Get a high lift jack- you will need it eventually, and more often than not, it's right after you get it, or when you take it out.
-Get a tow strap. Not with metal hooks, a strap, 30,000lb is preferred.
-Bring SNACKS, always. Because the trail munchies are the worst. Don't forget water.
-Make sure your cell phone is charged.
-Fill your gas tank.
-Air down your tires, 20-25psi will be perfectly fine with those tires.
-Keep in gear when in deep water. If you stall out, let it die, restart in gear. The JK's should have a clutch cancel start in 4 low.
-Use your head above all. If you think you can't make it through, you probably can't. That doesn't mean your Jeep won't be able to motor through, worst case scenario is you have your buddy drive through it.

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post #38 of 68 Old 08-30-2012, 07:05 PM
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A consolidated list:

-NEVER go alone, especially if it's your first time.
-Always let the experienced person go first, observe how they go through the trail.
-Get a high lift jack- you will need it eventually, and more often than not, it's right after you get it, or when you take it out.
-Get a tow strap. Not with metal hooks, a strap, 30,000lb is preferred.
-Bring SNACKS, always. Because the trail munchies are the worst. Don't forget water.
-Make sure your cell phone is charged.
-Fill your gas tank.
-Air down your tires, 20-25psi will be perfectly fine with those tires.
-Keep in gear when in deep water. If you stall out, let it die, restart in gear. The JK's should have a clutch cancel start in 4 low.
-Use your head above all. If you think you can't make it through, you probably can't. That doesn't mean your Jeep won't be able to motor through, worst case scenario is you have your buddy drive through it.
Excellent! I really hope I'm not hijacking this thread and hopefully the OP will find this useful.

Funny you mention about the jack; as my last post was edited about that. I'm going to try the 4L starting procedure from the safety of my drive way tonight I need to get a tree protector so I'll add the tow strap to the list along with a jack.

*Edit*

Also just read this thread:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/d...hread-1410631/

I suppose I better crawl under my Jeep to see exactly whats installed on there. I really hope I don't have to replace a cheapo lift kit that I inherited.

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post #39 of 68 Old 08-31-2012, 09:49 PM
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So, any pics or stories from your first time wheeling?

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post #40 of 68 Old 08-31-2012, 11:07 PM
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You don't want to use your clutch when you are in water because not only does water get in it causing it to slip, but sand, silt, and other debris can get between your plate and your flywheel and really cause issues.
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post #41 of 68 Old 08-31-2012, 11:32 PM
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Everybody pretty much covered it all as far as beginner habits but there are some others to learn as stated before...
1. Take it slow
2. Never go riding alone you'll need some one to help you if you get stuck and ive seen lifted trucks get stuck on stumps before so its not just mud you have to worry about
3. Keep your eyes open if you cant see the ground have your friend get out and spot it for you and guide you
4. Take recovery gear, hi-lift jacks are dangerous if not used right so be carefull
5. If you get stuck in mud dont keep spinning the tires your just digging a bigger hole
6. If your in a river or deep water or mud if your tail pipe is submerged dont shut of your engine unless you have to and if you do dont try and crank it untill your out of the water

7. The most important habit to have is fallow your gut feeling if your not comfortable DONT DO IT! Even if your buddy is telling you " you got this man go for it" say no i no wranglers have roll bars but its not worth the chance or a costly fix

Just go have fun and wear your seat belt keep an eye on your temp gauge and oil gauge and listen for drive train noises if anythings out of the ordinary cut it off and check it out hope this helped
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Wheelin in your underwear is pretty fun.

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Wheelin in your underwear is pretty fun.
Lmfao
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post #44 of 68 Old 09-01-2012, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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So, any pics or stories from your first time wheeling?
Didn't happen


My friend *****ed out last min

I posted a thread to look for help and answers in my local area

IF anyone is in MASS and can help please let me know or PM me

I plan to go as soon as I find a spot........

I guess im on my own doign any of that
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post #45 of 68 Old 09-02-2012, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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Found a nice little spot today in my home town
Wasn't exactly legal.....
But I got to do my first up a steep hill over rocks and thru tree branches beating the **** out of my paint job experience lol

Had to do a 46 point turn to get out but it was a lot of fun

Prob a 2 on the 1-10 scale but still
Not bad for on my own

Gf was scared crap-less tho lol
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