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Unread 03-21-2006, 03:18 PM   #1
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Hand Throttle

I'm looking for one for my manual.
What do you think guys, which one is better : Rubicon Express or 33 Engineering?
33 Engineering claims their throttle has "......a little extra something in for Jeep 4.0 Liter owners that don't have cruise control to make this a super simple install"
Does anybody know what they are talking about? Does RE one has that "little extra something"?
33 Engineering is also $3 cheaper

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Unread 03-21-2006, 03:35 PM   #2
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I have the 33 Engineering awaiting install. If you look on their review section of the product, people on their site like it better than the RE one. Also if you make a review of one of their products, next time they will give you 5 or so percent off. Just a thought.
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Unread 03-21-2006, 03:37 PM   #3
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I have the RE one. It's fine, works for me anyways. There really isn't much to it though.

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Unread 03-21-2006, 03:42 PM   #4
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im not sure of the difference between the homemade versions,
33 eng. and RE.

FWIW i have the RE one, simple design and does what i need
it to do. primary used as my cruise control on the interstate and
to hold the rpm's when using the winch.

DISCLAIMER!! a.k.a. CYA:
i dont recommend that it be used as cruise control, its just something
i do and im smart enough to know it DOES NOT disengage
when you press on the brake as factory installed cruise does
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Unread 03-21-2006, 03:50 PM   #5
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Any benefit for doing this if you have an auto? I thought maybe with a winch or OBA it would work to keep the RPMs up.
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Unread 03-21-2006, 04:07 PM   #6
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I wanna check out the 33 engineering one , any one have a link ?
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Unread 03-21-2006, 04:09 PM   #7
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Unread 03-21-2006, 04:21 PM   #8
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So it's still a bike shifter but it looks like the only difference is better instructions than the RE , that makes it better ?
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Unread 03-21-2006, 06:20 PM   #9
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Take a look at the whole concept, a hand throttle is a dream when crawling or moving along at low speeds. Helps keep the surging down anyway. At high speeds it's more of a hazard than a benefit, so I would not use it personally. Especially, with a auto !
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Unread 03-21-2006, 06:30 PM   #10
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i understand that the hand throttle helps with a clutch, but can you guys tell me how much of a difference does it really make?
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Unread 03-21-2006, 06:38 PM   #11
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i understand that the hand throttle helps with a clutch, but can you guys tell me how much of a difference does it really make?

makes a huge difference when winching. To say the RE express directions are lacking, would be an understatement
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Unread 03-21-2006, 07:00 PM   #12
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imagine you are on a hill, up against an obstacle and the clutch is in, brake is pressed. now you need start rolling again, without losing traction. without a hand throttle you have to jump on the gas when you pull off the brake. the jeep rolls back a bit, and as you engage the clutch the wheels spin. you can't get over the obstacle. now imagine you are holding your jeep in place with the brakes, and can slowly engage the clutch as you work the gas with your hand throttle. you can ease the jeep up and over the obstacle without the harsh jolt causing wheelspin. bottom line: it makes a HUGE difference in the rocks. also helps when in the mud or water, because a sudden jolt by unseen dips won't cause you to accidently jab the gas pedal, and it also allows you to increase the alternator output when winching or airing up. best $ i ever spent on my jeep.
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Unread 03-21-2006, 08:33 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by JeepRocks86
I have the 33 Engineering awaiting install. If you look on their review section of the product, people on their site like it better than the RE one. Also if you make a review of one of their products, next time they will give you 5 or so percent off. Just a thought.
Gee, kinda like buying positive feedback for your products you mean? I have the 33Eng belly up skid, and I love it, and Mikes a good guy, however what you point out here has nothing to do with the use of the product. It's a hand throttle, there isn't much of anything to it, glad to see the marketing works though.

Regardless of which one you get, it's about the best low-buck mod going IMHO.
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Unread 03-21-2006, 10:13 PM   #14
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Do they both (RE & 33 Engin.) have the "feature" that allows you to set/lock the RPM's while winching?
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Unread 03-21-2006, 10:18 PM   #15
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The "feature" that you refer to is a set screw on the side of the shift lever. My RE has that feature yes.
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