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Old 12-03-2012, 12:25 AM   #1
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Any schools for 4x4 tech?

I plan on opening my own shop someday that specializes in off-road modification. My problem at the moment is that I dont know a whole lot about working on cars. Does anyone know of any reputable schools that offer 4x4 classes and such. I guess I am looking for a school like UTI, but they dont offer and Jeep courses. Any ideas on where to look?

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Old 12-03-2012, 12:32 AM   #2
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I think the best thing you could do is talk to some local offroad shops to see what they say. You might want to start working at one before you open your own.

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Old 12-03-2012, 12:55 AM   #3
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You can go to school for mechanical engineering or study automotive engineer
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:20 AM   #4
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The school of pirate4x4, it's free and the best part is, it's all on your own at your convenience
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Originally Posted by darkproximity View Post
The school of pirate4x4, it's free and the best part is, it's all on your own at your convenience
Throw the boy to the wolves, Dark man!!

Go to UTI and get your base knowledge. Pay special attention to the driveline classes. Tranny rebuilds are an inch away from T/C rebuilds and all differentials are basically the same. The rest is pretty much general automotive and applies to all vehicles.

You should be able to do the rest with a little OJT and good manuals or do an internship at a 4x4 shop. Most of it isnt hard and the more you do, the better you get at it.

Good luck!
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:00 AM   #6
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UTI, AAI etc. would be a good start toward employment. You will need to know the basics. Good luck.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:25 PM   #7
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Thanks for the input everyone. My main focus for looking into schooling is so i know how things work in the jeep. I could definately take a car apart and put it back together in working order, but that wont do me much good if i dont know what the hell i was talking about. "This thing is attached to that there doohicky". You know what i mean?

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