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Old 02-25-2011, 05:14 PM   #61
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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 the brake. thats always fun

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Old 02-25-2011, 05:15 PM   #62
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i have all sorts of weird quirks.

i jiggle the shifter. who doesnt?
i shift back and forth from 1st to second when stopped.
90% of the time, i shift from 3rd to 4th with no clutch.
i tap the window when i see a jeep of any kind.
i tap the roof (ceiling, if you will) when i see a headlight out. "padiddle." or however the heck youre supposed to spell that haha
i tap the dash when i see a mail/ups/fedex truck.
i skip 5th gear
i pretty much refuse to downshift driving uphill. ill lose 20mph before i jerk myself and passengers all over the place.
i beep at people walking down the road. and when i see a "deaf child area" sign.

just a few.. i have like a billion hah

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Old 02-25-2011, 06:26 PM   #63
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I wave at motorcycle riders. All the time. I can't break it. I forget that I'm not on my bike and I go to throw my left hand out....I can't tell you how many times I've bashed my wedding band against the window. I'm waiting for it to break one day.

My worst one is that I HATE HATE HATE left lane drivers. If you are not passing, GTFO of that lane. NOTHING drives me more insane. As a result, I must always be driving faster than traffic. i am a habitual speeder.
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:49 PM   #64
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x1000! I will pass people on the right, merge in front, and slow down until they merge right to pass, then accelerate on my merry way. It only works sometimes (others they'll jump right back left like they own the damn thing,) but it's somewhat satisfying to try to "educate" people. my old man used to be a deputy and would write people tickets for hogging the left lane. "Obstructing traffic" was the citation, I believe.

per my own weird habits:

I used to always turn the key then press the clutch; but that stopped when I did the clutch switch bypass mod.

I almost always go from 1st to 2nd w/o using the clutch, and again from 3rd to 4th.

my driveway is on a hill, so I always back into the garage just in case the battery dies so I can just push start it w/o having to have help around or mess w/ jumpers.
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when my armrest is locked when im already moving i put the jeep in neutral, turn it off, unlock the lock, and then turn the key on and put it in gear then let out the clutch to start it all while going 65. i started timing myself doing this because i frequently forget to unlock it. it only takes about 2 seconds but it makes passengers wonder if you're alright.
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when my armrest is locked when im already moving i put the jeep in neutral, turn it off, unlock the lock, and then turn the key on and put it in gear then let out the clutch to start it all while going 65. i started timing myself doing this because i frequently forget to unlock it. it only takes about 2 seconds but it makes passengers wonder if you're alright.
Lmaoo I do that tooo! I hate when it happens though!!
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when my armrest is locked when im already moving i put the jeep in neutral, turn it off, unlock the lock, and then turn the key on and put it in gear then let out the clutch to start it all while going 65. i started timing myself doing this because i frequently forget to unlock it. it only takes about 2 seconds but it makes passengers wonder if you're alright.
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Old 02-26-2011, 09:44 AM   #68
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x1000! I will pass people on the right, merge in front, and slow down until they merge right to pass, then accelerate on my merry way. It only works sometimes (others they'll jump right back left like they own the damn thing,) but it's somewhat satisfying to try to "educate" people. my old man used to be a deputy and would write people tickets for hogging the left lane. "Obstructing traffic" was the citation, I believe.

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I used to always turn the key then press the clutch; but that stopped when I did the clutch switch bypass mod.

I almost always go from 1st to 2nd w/o using the clutch, and again from 3rd to 4th.

my driveway is on a hill, so I always back into the garage just in case the battery dies so I can just push start it w/o having to have help around or mess w/ jumpers.
Oh nooo!!!... hope this doesn't start the "you can't pop start a TJ with a dead battery debate again" lol

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Old 02-26-2011, 10:29 AM   #69
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when my armrest is locked when im already moving i put the jeep in neutral, turn it off, unlock the lock, and then turn the key on and put it in gear then let out the clutch to start it all while going 65. I started timing myself doing this because i frequently forget to unlock it. It only takes about 2 seconds but it makes passengers wonder if you're alright.
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:29 AM   #70
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when my armrest is locked when im already moving i put the jeep in neutral, turn it off, unlock the lock, and then turn the key on and put it in gear then let out the clutch to start it all while going 65. i started timing myself doing this because i frequently forget to unlock it. it only takes about 2 seconds but it makes passengers wonder if you're alright.
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LOL... hate it when that happens.

Although I normally wait till a stop sign or light. I'm not that talented!
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:46 AM   #71
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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.
My dad did that once only problem was that there was a pedal there it was the ebrake!
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Old 02-26-2011, 11:02 AM   #72
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I always turn the blinker on before I hit the brakes for a turn. Even if I let the corner sneak up on me. Pisses my wife off, she's a brakes before blinker type chic.
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Old 02-26-2011, 11:12 AM   #73
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I always turn the blinker on before I hit the brakes for a turn. Even if I let the corner sneak up on me. Pisses my wife off, she's a brakes before blinker type chic.
You are less likely to get rearened if you signal first. have you explained that to your wife?
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Old 02-26-2011, 11:20 AM   #74
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You are less likely to get rearened if you signal first. have you explained that to your wife?
It's all good shewoolf, she does it her way, I do it mine. We've been ragging on each others silly quirks for 20 yrs.
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LOL I hear you there! Same with me and my hubby LOL we have disagreed on driving for 20 years also lol
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Old 02-26-2011, 11:38 AM   #76
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I can agree with the whole driving an automatic and thinking it's a stickshift....almost put my old man through the windshield one day when I went to stop and ended up "testing" the brakes.......! What made it even more difficult is that for a few years I was driving a pt cruiser with a 5 speed, but both my mom and dad had the same pt cruiser...only with the automatic in it.

thankfully I traded it in for a jeep!

for things I do....I wave at all OLD cars. I always roll the drivers window down half a crank so that my knee doesn't hit the knob on the handle. I run the stock soft top all winter....and then run the bestop trektop in the summer. I refuse to run the a/c in the summer no matter how hot it is.....roll the windows down and take the top off right? A few times since I got my jeep (automatic trans) I'vefound my right hand reaching for the shifter and grasping thin air.

When driving my 65 comet for the first 20 minutes while it warms up I have to drive with one foot on the gas and the other on the brake...(needs a carb tuneup once I rebuild the engine/transmission).
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Also when driving the 48 willy's which is a 3-speed on the column I'll always try to start out in 3rd instead of 1st.....and on the 37 ford if I don't let it warm up enough I'll stall trying to back it out of the garage.
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Old 02-26-2011, 02:42 PM   #78
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Geez! I don't think you should be driving! jus kiddn! My habit is I won't start my Jeep unless the letters "Jeep" on the key are facing me in the ignition. I'm not superstitious but it's just one of those little things. Any one who just read this will be cursed with this awful habit.
I've started doing this now, its no joke. Its a curse, feels like if I don't shes gonna quit on me or something
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I live in philly and there is no way I'm leaving my top down and doors off anywhere around here! Maybe for small trips where I'm not moving far from my jeep I can't watch it with my eyes. Can't trust people no matter where you live! Unless you live in Canada lol
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I use Cruise Control when ever I can. Even in 40mph zones. I got a lead foot so it protects me from speeding tickets.. Worked for 5 years so far..
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My passenger seat has to be the same distance forward and the back has to be at the same angle when nobody is sitting in it
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I cant stop picking my nose...
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My passenger seat has to be the same distance forward and the back has to be at the same angle when nobody is sitting in it
That is one thing I never noticed me doing
I don't even think about it, if I see the seat up or back it bugs me out, has to be even hahahhahaha..... good call!

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That is one thing I never noticed me doing
I don't even think about it, if I see the seat up or back it bugs me out, has to be even hahahhahaha..... good call!

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My passenger seat has to be the same distance forward and the back has to be at the same angle when nobody is sitting in it
Holy ish. I thought this one was too weird to include, but now I'm disappointed I wasn't the initial contributor.

I don't do the Jeep key thing from sight, but I have to have my index finger in the "cavity" created by the Chrysler logo so 6/half dozen.

When a semi replies back with a rear light "thanks" for flashing them back over into the granny lane, I smile a little.
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When a semi replies back with a rear light "thanks" for flashing them back over into the granny lane, I smile a little.
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In the TJ, I drive pretty slow--so i sit in the far right lane, usually with the cruise on 67. When an 18-wheeler passes, they usually want to return to the right lane (granny lane) as soon as they clear the vehicle they passed.

If you are a passee and it's day, flash your lights to let them know they can safely get back over.

If you are a passee and it's night, drop down to parking lights for a second.

As long as the semi-driver wants to return to the right lane, you'll usually get an immediate turn signal plus a double flash of all rear lights of the trailer.

Give it a shot on a road trip--it's one of those old-fashioned forms of highway communication...
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When a semi passes you on the freeway or interstate and they put their right signal on to pull in the right lane in front of you, a flash of the high beams let's them know the back of the trailer is clear. Keep in mind they are on the road working, merging with a 53' trailer os not easy, most of them appreciate some help. If you have a CB, you can tell them on channel 19.
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In the TJ, I drive pretty slow--so i sit in the far right lane, usually with the cruise on 67. When an 18-wheeler passes, they usually want to return to the right lane (granny lane) as soon as they clear the vehicle they passed.

If you are a passee and it's day, flash your lights to let them know they can safely get back over.

If you are a passee and it's night, drop down to parking lights for a second.

As long as the semi-driver wants to return to the right lane, you'll usually get an immediate turn signal plus a double flash of all rear lights of the trailer.

Give it a shot on a road trip--it's one of those old-fashioned forms of highway communication...

I grew up in a logging/trucking community. Every one I knew did this. It was so weird moving to the big city and noticing no one did it. I think it should be part of the drivers manual ;-)
I always smile too!

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In the TJ, I drive pretty slow--so i sit in the far right lane, usually with the cruise on 67. When an 18-wheeler passes, they usually want to return to the right lane (granny lane) as soon as they clear the vehicle they passed.

If you are a passee and it's day, flash your lights to let them know they can safely get back over.

If you are a passee and it's night, drop down to parking lights for a second.

As long as the semi-driver wants to return to the right lane, you'll usually get an immediate turn signal plus a double flash of all rear lights of the trailer.

Give it a shot on a road trip--it's one of those old-fashioned forms of highway communication...
That's kinda cool. I can't imagine what it must be like merging with that thing.

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