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Old 01-13-2012, 12:24 PM   #1
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Driving techniques.

As a newbie, one of the first things I want to know are off road driving techniques. I have found lots of threads on how to wave, but not how to drive. Do you have soem tips and tricks to share?

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Old 01-13-2012, 12:26 PM   #2
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Find experience people in you area to go out with. best and quickest way to learn how and what to do.

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As far as learning to drive in snow goes....
My dad did this with me my first winter driving and I make it a point to do it every year I have a new car.

Go down to a local church or Meijers or something with a nice big open parking lot and play around. Whip some donuts, try to drift and recover, see what braking and turning is like. It's a really good way to learn you jeeps limits and get a good feel for what its going to do if you ever do lose control.

Knowing how your Jeep will react allows you to stay calm and act accordingly.
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:30 PM   #4
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Excellent advice, both posts. I have always used the parking lot technique for snow.

I was more concerned about off road, how to approach things, how to tell if you actually can GO this way or that way, ie, what you can get over, what you can't, and how to tell, and how to do it. Watching someone else is probably the best way.

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I would find your state forum on here and post up and howdy and find out where everyone wheels at and see if anyone is going out anytime soon. There are just so many things to consider for each type of obstacle it is hard to give specific tips.
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