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I've been shown, learned , read-about or seen some pretty useful things in the time I have spent crawling Jeeps. I thought I'd start this little 'general' discussion thread to share.
I always find myself telling other Jeep owners about some process, product or bit of information that I've picked-up or figured-out on my own that's come in handy so I will pass along one a month in case it might be useful .

Some of these you'll know about, others maybe not.

It's simply stuff I have learned



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Tip #1 March of 2019 :

carry a spare serpentine belt.

everyone does , especially if you check out Ultra4 rigs.

You will need it one day.

I find the spot behind my '11 JKUs battery tray against firewall is a good spot to GripLoc one:



 

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I've been shown, learned , read-about or seen some pretty useful things in the time I have spent crawling Jeeps. I thought I'd start this little 'general' discussion thread to share.

I always find myself telling other Jeep owners about some process, product or bit of information that I've picked-up or figured-out on my own that's come in handy so I will pass along one a month in case it might be useful .



Some of these you'll know about, others maybe not.



It's simply stuff I have learned







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Tip #1 March of 2019 :



carry a spare serpentine belt.



everyone does , especially if you check out Ultra4 rigs.



You will need it one day.



I find the spot behind my '11 JKUs battery tray against firewall is a good spot to GripLoc one:



I also carry an extra belt and a pulley. When they seize u need both

I'll be interested in what else comes up

I can add there are some really knowledgable folks on JKO that I would rely on info wise

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Take a pair of nitrile gloves, cut the fingers off and zip tie them over the coolant overflow tube. It helps keep the coolant from flowing over onto the serpentine belt causing it slip off.
 

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I had never thought about carrying a spare belt until one time I was on the Rubicon and a couple with a JK were on the side of the trail asking people if they had a spare. such a cheap part and takes almost no space.
 

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I will add 02 sensors to my list of things I have learned. My shitty mileage was getting progressively poorer and I'm at 130k and was idling around 800 rpm/a little rough.

Changed all 4 and purring like an old kitten

No codes but if over 100k not an expensive maintenance item

They look a little well done.


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Could apply to more than jeeps/few things but if you enlarge install instruction to be able to actually read them be careful if what your installing has a template and you print it out....my 4.5" template turned out almost 5"-lol.

I did notice prior to cutting

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I always keep the old belt under the hood of every vehicle when I put a new one on. It came in really useful once when I was a teenager and have been doing it ever since. Thanks to my grandpa.
 

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For those with a manual- if ever you kill it on a hill, while in 4 lo, you can restart it without having to press in the clutch. To avoid rolling backwards. Saved my butt more than once ;)

Also, a fun thing to do is 4 low, stand on the brakes, don't give any gas, let the clutch out. Rubi t case makes this more entertaining, but even a 3:1 is fun.


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For those with a manual- if ever you kill it on a hill, while in 4 lo, you can restart it without having to press in the clutch. To avoid rolling backwards. Saved my butt more than once ;)

Also, a fun thing to do is 4 low, stand on the brakes, don't give any gas, let the clutch out. Rubi t case makes this more entertaining, but even a 3:1 is fun.


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The crawl option still exists for those w/
either automatic slushbox. You stand on brakes, chunk-it into "1" ( lowest gear selected) on the 42RLe or the 3.6l's autotransmission while in 4Lo. Then , you can just allow it to poke along at crawl speed w/out doing more than tapping brakes if necessay. This experience is even better if ya have steep gearing.


 
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