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post #1 of 11 Old 01-23-2009, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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simple off roading questions.

Say your off roading you see a huge mud hole, pretty deep and decently long. You have to try it:
-4low or 4hi, and what gear in each.
-shifting IN the hole, bad or ok idea.
-how fast to hit it, creep in or fast.
-how deep can one go before running into some major problems.

I have a manual.

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post #2 of 11 Old 01-23-2009, 02:02 PM
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4low and second for me
Never shift in a hole. You will stop quickly
creep in. Never know whats lurking at the bottom
If you bury the axles, your in trouble.

I drive a i6 manual. hope this helps.
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I know the hole very well, nothing is down there i wouldnt know about. My buddy went through in a huge sami. I dont wanna get stood up to by that. He hit it fast and shifted from 2nd to 1st in 4hi and had clutch problems the rest of the day.
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He hit it fast and shifted from 2nd to 1st in 4hi and had clutch problems the rest of the day.
yeah dont ever shift in mud or water unless you really want to replace your clutch.
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so going in is fine say up to my air intake but if i get stuck dont shift gears, get someone to pull me out?
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post #6 of 11 Old 01-23-2009, 03:23 PM
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so going in is fine say up to my air intake but if i get stuck dont shift gears, get someone to pull me out?
Naaaa leave it there as a monument!
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I know the hole very well, nothing is down there i wouldnt know about. .
Keep thinking that . Ive been stuck in a hole i "knew" . Apparently, Some yahoo came by with some big boggers and ate the hole up. Went in and sunk.

Your limited slip differential sucks.

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Any video of the sound?
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Keep thinking that . Ive been stuck in a hole i "knew" . Apparently, Some yahoo came by with some big boggers and ate the hole up. Went in and sunk.
This happens alot.

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post #9 of 11 Old 01-23-2009, 03:49 PM
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dont shift and if you are familiar with the hole then go in with some decent speed, but not fast by any means. you want to create a small wave in front of the jeep to help clear some water and things away, but again, not fast

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At least the Sammy wasn't a Hummer. In fact, you might want to make sure that Sammy is there for when you are floating in that hole and need a pull.

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I have an '04 SE, 5-speed......I found a big mud puddle too:





I hadn't learned yet not to shift under water. I shifted into 1st and reverse many, many times, as well as 2Hi, 4Hi, and 4Lo many many times. I've yet to have any problems relating to the clutch, but my power steering pump whines like a banshee now. I have a Cherrybomb Glasspack on my Jeep, and at 3k RPM and up all you can hear is my power steering pump.

I was extremely lucky as not to have any bigger problems than that. All my fluids except power steering were ok, had to drain that system out. Still whines though
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