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post #1 of 22 Old 07-01-2009, 07:56 AM Thread Starter
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Off-Road Tips and Techniques

Found these on youtube and thought they would be useful for new and veteran Jeep owners alike.

Off-Road Tips and Techniques

The first thing you need to know about off-roading is to "Tread Lightly" - make very little impact on the environment. Don't leave trash or anything behind and make sure to pick up any trash other people left behind. Stay on the Trail - because damaged & trashed trails give all 4x4's a bad name and give people a reason to close a trail. Then noone is happy.

Tread Lightly! - http://www.treadlightly.org/
Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yV1Z42qiFPo

Preparation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JZf4XqF04A

Taking It Easy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFKJz4xf3JE

Gravel Roads
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytehDG29Bxc

Climbing Hills
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDkXC7HeGws

Mud
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY7S0gQfhbs

Rock Crawling
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVOTjlaoppk

The Rubicon Trail - A 4x4 Adventure with Driving Tips
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zV3RK61igvo

More General 4x4 Tips and Tricks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aYpdKXTOJs

Recovery Tips - Using a winch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZL_llOwuDaw

Important Considerations of the Hi-Lift
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xsV2FJin_A

Recovery Tips - Using a Hi-Lift
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxyvKdV2IEU

Winching with a Hi-Lift #1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xldBPnzohtI

Winching with a Hi-Lift #2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOcQHqLx90g

Recovery Gear
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emBkIaMwXoU

Rust Prevention
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6m2SRm75xo

DIY 4WD Preparation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKy-pmv12kc

Feel free to add more tips & techniques!

Enjoy & happy 4-wheeling.

admins...feel free to move this if it should be someplace else

Winch Techniques:
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Fellas I'm a self proclaimed newbie when it comes to winching. I have a winch on the way to aid myself this year when out wheeling and thought it would be a good idea to get some help from people who know more about the correct way to winch out people. John Rich has a video on youtube that has been posted on this forum numerous times that has helped me in the past to strap up a vehicle for recovery.

While this is good is still doesn't really show me what I can do with a winch. So I went out on the prowl to find some suitable videos that where actually enlightening and taught me something. And I think I found them, if these have already been posted sorry, I couldn't find them.

These videos talk about the correct basic recovery kits to have, whats good and what's bad and what to look out for. Talks about hand signals and general winch safety and what to look out for. It also covers differences in electric, hydraulic, and industrial winches. And then they go on for several parts showing basic winching, 2 line winching(moving pulley), sideways winch, dual winch etc. It's put out by a group of guys called Badlands Off-road Adventures and I found them pretty informative and helpful, hopefully a few other Jeepers will appreciate these videos like I did.

So for all the other newbies out there, and for some of the old timers wanting to maybe brush up here they are!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTUnwpH_8RE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YscTH3JF68
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vacvM0YPlI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfztE0mNCTc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8gjwRjy3R8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKea2S-ZdwA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gp2qGgCLQ-I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHSOUZLRw60
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caYwTghQYBE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrpV2xqHG5w
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUpD4Lrj_M0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mGhuAzY3QI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uPFbmwm8jA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8Lxgja2xGw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-41rLcrSaU0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl-JSmpJ7No
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5mf6fztT5E
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8fyYlPV2R4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1O9rXd-3Lj8


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post #2 of 22 Old 07-01-2009, 08:18 AM
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Good stuff. Thanks for posting this.


Just a heads up - some of the links are duplicates.

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good info but what a bunch of wierdos!

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Nice collection. Thanks for posting.
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I think those Aussies just like getting stuck, that's why they use those street tires out in the bush

Thanks for sharing.

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i leave a small note letting people know that there jerks for letting me be the one to clean up there trash for them..it dosent work tho,,they still leave there trash as if they know me or someone else will clean it up..im used to it..
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cool infos. . . they are very helpful!safety and useful techniques are needed right now. Wish I can share more about it.
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I added a few of those Off Roading Tip videos on our Club website in 2007.


They are very useful with great tips.

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Sticky anyone?

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Nice tips. They are useful and practical.
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can someone give me some tips for offroading manual...i'm new to it lol (:

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Good and useful info. Thank you for sharing.
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