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Manual off road

Alright... traded in the 2 dr X tonight for a 4dr Rubicon with a manual transmission....

HOW do I off road with one? give me some tips? Manual is nothing new to me, my first car was a 5spd, learned to drive on a 96 F250 4spd with OD. So tips, tricks, ect...?

Now i gots to go and learn how to use these lockers and E-disco... good times await


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if you plasy on the rocks these work great


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Congrats on your new ride!!! You are gonna love it!

I am an "auto" guy- I would love to do a auto vs stick rock crawl challenge. I already have a couple of spots picked out for it! (Jack Hammer will be the first one)

Dont get me wrong- I have nothing against the stick- I know alot guys prefer it- my last Jeep was a stick and went just about everywhere.

You are gonna love the Rubi! Did I already say that?

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Congrats.....


wheres the pics?
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Alright... traded in the 2 dr X tonight for a 4dr Rubicon with a manual transmission....

HOW do I off road with one? give me some tips? Manual is nothing new to me, my first car was a 5spd, learned to drive on a 96 F250 4spd with OD. So tips, tricks, ect...?

Now i gots to go and learn how to use these lockers and E-disco... good times await
Woot Rubi is the way to go ,just lots of 4 low and be slow, you will go everywhere,just take a trail close by and it will come back to you, like riding a bike . I got a 4 door Rubi too but auto,i 4 low and slow with braking so i dont smash things,works for me.

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wheres the pics?
only got 1 and its a super crappy cell phone picture...

I am just wondering how much clutch will be used while crawling along? Also, the whole dont shift in water thing... what happens if I stall or I do need to reverse out?


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only got 1 and its a super crappy cell phone picture...

I am just wondering how much clutch will be used while crawling along? Also, the whole dont shift in water thing... what happens if I stall or I do need to reverse out?
Trust me,just hit the closes trail and just play around,try the 4 low thing and a big rock or log or car,just go wheeling,look up the near buy jeep guys and get out there ,will come to you very fast,not sure on the water thing,auto here,sorry

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I am part of a local club but all Auto's except like 2... O well best way to learn is stall out! haha

anyways here is a crappy cell phone picture. O did I mention I have half doors now?







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if you plasy on the rocks these work great

That doesn't work when you don't ahve a throttle cable??? we have electronic throttle controls.
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Alright... traded in the 2 dr X tonight for a 4dr Rubicon with a manual transmission....

HOW do I off road with one? give me some tips? Manual is nothing new to me, my first car was a 5spd, learned to drive on a 96 F250 4spd with OD. So tips, tricks, ect...?

Now i gots to go and learn how to use these lockers and E-disco... good times await
For rocks you will find that the lower your gearing the better. With high gears clutches get burned up really fast. Can't tell you about mud, i hate mud.
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You should hardly use the clutch at all in 4lo. The gearing is so low (especially in a Rubi), you can be on the brakes (lightly) and release the clutch without even touching the gas. If you are slipping the clutch to start off slower, you are in too high of a gear.

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Have fun with it... We just finished a month long 11,000 mile road trip across the country and got to play a few times in the Nat'l forests and stuff. There was this one really rocky road that is where I think I really dialed into the Rubicon's T-case. I would either use 4-Hi and 2nd gear with the sway-bar disconnected or drop to 4-Lo and Lock the rear for tough hill climbs. It justs floats with that sway-bar disconnected and the power and traction is awesome.

Wow, that got really long really quick...Cliff notes: Nice Jeep, I like the 6-speed, you'll learn easily/quickly, forest roads are fun.

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Congratulations Jeremy. You got a hell of a deal.

I still want to trade you for those half doors.
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That doesn't work when you don't ahve a throttle cable??? we have electronic throttle controls.
There is an electronic hand throttle available for the JK.

http://www.4x4rockshop.com/Scripts/p...dproduct=13640
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There is an electronic hand throttle available for the JK.

http://www.4x4rockshop.com/Scripts/p...dproduct=13640
that is a hell of a lot more expensive than the old bicycle shifter shown. Glad i have an auto. With low enough gearing the hand throttle isn't needed anyway.
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The hand throttle works great on autos though. I wish I had a Rubi

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Jeremy - Mine is a YJ and all, but I wheel with the manual. I find myself heel-toeing a lot. Especially to start off, when on an obstacle. Once I'me moving, I left foot brake. Both of these are skills I picked up racing, but they work well on the rocks.
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Jeremy - Mine is a YJ and all, but I wheel with the manual. I find myself heel-toeing a lot. Especially to start off, when on an obstacle. Once I'me moving, I left foot brake. Both of these are skills I picked up racing, but they work well on the rocks.

o i know about the the heel toe move coming from my mountain run days!


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When you're in 1st with the Rubi xfer case you crawl at I think .4MPH so you don't even need to worry about shifting when crawling....you'll be surprised how easy it is with the 4:1!!!!!

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