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Old 03-26-2013, 01:38 PM   #1
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Learning to offroad

Hey, while I am waiting for my JK might as well ask where you all learned your off-roading skills, rock crawling, etc.

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Old 03-26-2013, 03:12 PM   #2
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I learned by doing with members of my club, they are all a good bunch of people that help in any way needed. They give pointers/advise when I'm about to do something I have not done before and they do it in a very positive way, not heavy handed like some people can be.

I also have an "advantage", I have been riding dirt bikes for 45 years so I seem to make good line choices, hey it's all good.

Do a Google search for 4 wheel drive clubs in your area and go to a meeting, it very well could be the best thing you do!

BTW put your city and state in your profile, it does help.

So what are you getting? We all want to know.

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Old 03-26-2013, 03:19 PM   #3
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I learned to drive a manual on my Dad's '79 CJ7. It wasn't long before I was his designated driver on every hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, or 4 wheeling trek we took.
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:49 PM   #4
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Best place to learn is on the easy trails with a club that has members to show you how.
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:06 PM   #5
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I learned by doing with members of my club, they are all a good bunch of people that help in any way needed. They give pointers/advise when I'm about to do something I have not done before and they do it in a very positive way, not heavy handed like some people can be.

I also have an "advantage", I have been riding dirt bikes for 45 years so I seem to make good line choices, hey it's all good.

Do a Google search for 4 wheel drive clubs in your area and go to a meeting, it very well could be the best thing you do!

BTW put your city and state in your profile, it does help.

So what are you getting? We all want to know.

Thanks, i will add my city to my profile.
I ordered a 10th anni Rubicon. Just playing the waiting game now.
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:37 PM   #6
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No problem. I will bet you just can't wait until delivery day huh?
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:30 PM   #7
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No problem. I will bet you just can't wait until delivery day huh?
YES!!! I am trying not to get super crazy about it, but I am.

I have upgraded headlamps on order.

The dealer told me it could be 10 weeks.
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Hey, while I am waiting for my JK might as well ask where you all learned your off-roading skills, rock crawling, etc.
Self taught, trial and error along with some common sense
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:34 PM   #9
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i learned in a 2wd truck how to off road (keeping up with my buddy's rigs) took me a long time to figure out how to pick lines and learn how to tell if i will make it now i got my jeep and i use the same ideas
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:12 AM   #10
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From my dad. Just little things he'd mention when we'd be headed to a hunting spot like go over rocks to not rip sidewalls etc. I still have a lot to learn though.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:14 AM   #11
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Hey, while I am waiting for my JK might as well ask where you all learned your off-roading skills, rock crawling, etc.
Started when I was so small that I had to stand up in the seat of the old Ford truck to see over the steering wheel while driving so my Pappy could throw the hay off to feed the cows!!! Been a couple days ago! Things were just a natural progression from there!

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