I've been reading about Jeeps for a few weeks now. I've been wanting a Jeep for years, and I finally took the leap. However, there's one problem I'm running into right now. I've been afraid to ask these questions since I started reading. I've become comfortable with being a newb though so I'm not worried so much about the lashings.
Okay. So, it's the vocabulary. Maybe I'm just impatient, but I'm having trouble following what things mean. I'm wondering if there's some silly "newb's dictionary" I can read somewhere so I can figure stuff out. Some of the words & phrases I'm confused by are:
- "You still have the shovel installed?" (What's a shovel? I looked over the pic and couldn't figure it out.)
- "I'd lunchbox both ends before id lift it anymore." (Huh?)
- "IT'S GOT A D35!!! HOW THE HELL CAN THEY PUT A D35 IN A 5.9?" (Yeah, I once compiled a Linux distro as a live CD so our new datacenter OS deployment went as smooth as BASIC on a IIe.)
And then there's some things I have no idea about because I'm SO new to this stuff. I'm basically in DunceLand here, and that theme park is no fun. Some of the stuff I want (no, need!) to learn about is:
- Transfer Cases
- Gearing Ratios
- Benefits, Pitfalls and enhancement differences between Suspension Lifts & Body Lifts
- Um, everything else.
Okay. After all that, I want to make a point here... I don't want specific answers to those questions, I just want a place that I can look up this stuff so I can get up to speed. Maybe there's a book, like a "Jeep Bible" or something similar that'll help me get up to speed on the first list? This is especially tricky because I'm googling for everyday terms in "regular life" that flood my search results with things like computer part serial numbers and how to best move snow during an Ontarian blizzard.
Can anyone give me some tips on how I can learn more about this stuff without asking more annoying questions? Also, because of my job, writing documentation is a strong point of mine. Would any knowledgeable folk here be game to matching my efforts in writing up a document for future members who just want to catch up quick and start learning? I figure I can learn a ton and help out others in the process. If this sounds good to anyone just let me know!
Until then, I'll keep reading and try to make sense of stuff. Thanks!