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Old 02-23-2011, 08:30 PM   #31
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This has been more like a chat room than a tread but it's been fun. So back to the tread, a driving habit I also have is letting my Jeeps warm up for a few minutes before driving. I won't start it and cut it off just to move it an inch. I have always hated to start and stop an engine immediately for some reason.
I've read It's actually better to drive your jeep at lower rpms than to let sit idling.

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Old 02-23-2011, 08:59 PM   #32
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I've read It's actually better to drive your jeep at lower rpms than to let sit idling.

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Well that could be true to but idling for a short period of time allows the engine's heat to transfer to the transmission and really just gets the blood pumping before take off. Iding doesnt hurt the engine, if you idle for a longer period of time like stuck in traffic, just change the oil more frequently. Think of yourself in the morning, do you feel better waking up and slowly getting out of bed or would you rather open your eyes and jump up and start running immediately? If I did, I'd pass out. LOL! There really is no right or wrong, taking off on a cold engine won't hurt it but if you have JEEP-OCD, you may think otherwise..

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I also go to second before , it makes the syncros line up better lol
op i thought i was the only one lol
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:08 PM   #34
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Well that could be true to but idling for a short period of time allows the engine's heat to transfer to the transmission and really just gets the blood pumping before take off. Iding doesnt hurt the engine, if you idle for a longer period of time like stuck in traffic, just change the oil more frequently. Think of yourself in the morning, do you feel better waking up and slowly getting out of bed or would you rather open your eyes and jump up and start running immediately? If I did, I'd pass out. LOL! There really is no right or wrong, taking off on a cold engine won't hurt it but if you have JEEP-OCD, you may think otherwise..
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:21 PM   #35
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Welcome to the "Jeep facing up" club! I was starting to feel lonely!
Yay another one. I stick the key in with jeep having me so when its started it faces up. Feels weird the other way lol.

When I start my jeep to go somewhere I atleast let the rpm fall to 900 but try to let it warm up until the thermometer moves a bit.

When I park, I turn off the engine, pull the parking brake, let off the brakes, THEN let out the clutch. That way all the force is resting on my parking brake and not the transmission, but if the parking brake fails the transmission is still there to catch it.

Finally I put it in 5th before reverse. Sometimes when its cold reverse is stubborn so it makes it easier.

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Old 02-23-2011, 09:55 PM   #36
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Yay another one. I stick the key in with jeep having me so when its started it faces up. Feels weird the other way lol.

When I start my jeep to go somewhere I atleast let the rpm fall to 900 but try to let it warm up until the thermometer moves a bit.

When I park, I turn off the engine, pull the parking brake, let off the brakes, THEN let out the clutch. That way all the force is resting on my parking brake and not the transmission, but if the parking brake fails the transmission is still there to catch it.

Finally I put it in 5th before reverse. Sometimes when its cold reverse is stubborn so it makes it easier.

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Right on bro! I do all of that exactly the same except for the 5th before reverse, but i might try it out LOL! I hardly ever down shift either, I figure the brake pads and rotors are a lot cheaper to replace than wear and tear on my clutch and tranny.
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I tend to think my jeep has a 6th gear while on the highway. well my mind thinks that and my hand drops it into 4th haha. Wakes you up a bit.
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Right on bro! I do all of that exactly the same except for the 5th before reverse, but i might try it out LOL!
It sure helps when its 7 degrees out side!

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I tend to think my jeep has a 6th gear while on the highway. well my mind thinks that and my hand drops it into 4th haha. Wakes you up a bit.
Hey its better than trying to drop in in reverse GRIND CRUNCH CRUNCH.

Also sometimes at a stop light on level ground I let off the brake while sitting in neutral or first with the clutch in just to mess with the people behind me lol.

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Old 02-23-2011, 10:13 PM   #39
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when its icy out and i was recently in 4wd and Im going into 2wd because pavement or dry dirt is coming, i gotta stop and do a burn out to makes sure its in 2wd.
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:23 PM   #40
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I always put my seatbelt on before touching the ignition or pedals every time. I think I just had a good mother. Or maybe it happened after I went through a windshield...? Most people think its weird that I seatbelt before anything else!
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:44 PM   #41
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I always put my seatbelt on before touching the ignition or pedals every time. I think I just had a good mother. Or maybe it happened after I went through a windshield...? Most people think its weird that I seatbelt before anything else!
That's a good one! Great habit you have, now that I think about it, I do the same! That is after I "right the key" for ignition lol! However I do work for a highway safety organization so I am programed to buckle up.
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some times on a full moon i'll kill the lights,an do a whole trail lights out.
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bahahah I have done that
on a down hill, flip off the lights, put it in neutral, and just ride... I feel like Batman!
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Old 02-24-2011, 05:44 AM   #44
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Also sometimes at a stop light on level ground I let off the brake while sitting in neutral or first with the clutch in just to mess with the people behind me lol.

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Lol... Always mess with people on hills, I ways roll back..pull up...roll back ....pull up....and watch there faces in the mirror.

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Old 02-24-2011, 07:46 AM   #45
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I used to drive fire trucks for a living...sometimes I find my self making fire truck noises as I drive down the road...on the outside a '99 SE and a 35 ton 2001 E-One Tower are a lot different, but they are both fun to drive.
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:53 AM   #46
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I also like rolling back on hills especially when the guy behind me keeps inching up, until he realizes im moving, wakes up suddenly and braces the wheel. Lol.

Also I always go to first before reverse. And if there's a stop ahead and im still accelerating ill shift up to the next gear leave the clutch in and then go to neutral.
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I have a habit and yes it is strange. I like to be driving along and fart.
Nothing like having people looking for the window handles that do not exist!
I have half doors and there are no window handles! BWAAAAHAhAhAhAAA!
But the fun part is ,is thinking of things to blame it on.
Wasn't ME! Must be something outside. Let me turn the vent off.
I don't know what that is. The world stinks I guess.
Who smelt it delt it!
Yeah I smell that too. I did give your mother a lift earlier.
Urban sprawl does have it's benefits.
You may have a youngster with you that says it stinks but kind of smells like rotten hamburger and onions.
Just point to a Burger King and say ,yeah I think it is coming from there as you wipe the mustered from your mouth and stuff the double Whopper wrapper under your seat.
They call that the Jeep Oven...
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I have a habit and yes it is strange. I like to be driving along and fart.
Nothing like having people looking for the window handles that do not exist!
I have half doors and there are no window handles! BWAAAAHAhAhAhAAA!
But the fun part is ,is thinking of things to blame it on.
Wasn't ME! Must be something outside. Let me turn the vent off.
I don't know what that is. The world stinks I guess.
Who smelt it delt it!
Yeah I smell that too. I did give your mother a lift earlier.
Urban sprawl does have it's benefits.
You may have a youngster with you that says it stinks but kind of smells like rotten hamburger and onions.
Just point to a Burger King and say ,yeah I think it is coming from there as you wipe the mustered from your mouth and stuff the double Whopper wrapper under your seat.
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Did that wasted bout 10 yrs ago.

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Oh is that why it happened to me? I thought it was just from being an import
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I have done the invisable clutch after driving a standard, slowing down and down thinking downshift and hit the brake makes for quick stops.
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Sometimes when I roll into my driveway I'll turn my engine off before I even stop so I literally just roll very quietly to a stop. It's kinda weird I know...
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I have this weird habit of waving at all the other Jeeps I see... :d

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I have many strange driving habits...
I always fasten my seatbelt between the "beep - beep - beep" between ignition and startup.
I always lower the radio volume when slowing down (trying to loose that habit now)
And of course i use my left foot to catch my door before it smashes into the car parked next to me (we all do that right?)
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Sometimes when I roll into my driveway I'll turn my engine off before I even stop so I literally just roll very quietly to a stop. It's kinda weird I know...
I also do this, ur not weird (we both are)

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I have many strange driving habits...
I always fasten my seatbelt between the "beep - beep - beep" between ignition and startup.
I always lower the radio volume when slowing down (trying to loose that habit now)
And of course i use my left foot to catch my door before it smashes into the car parked next to me (we all do that right?)

The foot catch was #1 in the thread " you know u drive a wrangler when" lol

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The foot catch was #1 in the thread " you know u drive a wrangler when" lol

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Hell, I do that when I drive my wife's van out of habit. I also do the phantom clutch and wave at Jeeps while driving the van. I hate that thing. It's the only reason I have to shovel a driveway.

As for things I do when I drive my jeep, I tap the accelerator if a passenger is about to take a drink. It's fun to ride the rumblestrips if they are dozing off too.
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It's always fun when you've been driving a manual anything for a while, then go to drive an automatic and plant your left foot on the floorboard expecting to feel the clutch and momentarily find yourself confused.
Or when you accidentally hit the brake when you're trying to stomp a clutch that isn't there. "Just testing the brakes, officer."
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Or when you accidentally hit the brake when you're trying to stomp a clutch that isn't there. "Just testing the brakes, officer."
Never done that, but do find myself looking for the shifter that is not there : )

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Or when you accidentally hit the brake when you're trying to stomp a clutch that isn't there. "Just testing the brakes, officer."
ive done that before and as i did i shifting the car from drive to neutral...driving manual becomes second nature i cant not do it now.

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