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Old 05-06-2013, 11:18 AM   #1
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Granny gears

I've heard the term for an extra set of gears that are lower than 1st for rock crawling... Is this correct and have any of you delt with them before?

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Old 05-06-2013, 11:27 AM   #2
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Do you have a Jeep Wrangler now? If so, shift your transfer case into 4Lo which is a great "granny gear" which is very useful for rock crawling. You need to be either stopped or barely rolling to shift into 4Lo though.

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Old 05-06-2013, 11:40 AM   #3
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Thanks. I just got a 1998 Wrangler about a week ago. Need to do a lot of work to her. I went to an offroading event last summer and got hooked, still learning alot. This is my 1st Jeep and there is so much to know and do to/with it. I have a list of things I need and want to do to her. I figure it will take me a few years before she is where I want her.
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Another few questions... When shifting through the 4Hi.. 4Lo should I hear a click or anything notating that it is in gear? I sat in fornt of my place testing them just so I could make sure that it would shift correctly. It was hard to move through the gears there, Is that normal?
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The transfer case shifter will be 'notchy' passing through the gears, it doesn't shift smoothly/easily like an automatic transmission shifter does.
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:51 AM   #6
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Thanks. I just got a 1998 Wrangler about a week ago. Need to do a lot of work to her. I went to an offroading event last summer and got hooked, still learning alot. This is my 1st Jeep and there is so much to know and do to/with it. I have a list of things I need and want to do to her. I figure it will take me a few years before she is where I want her.
That list will never end! Haha. I bought mine two years ago and love it. Always looking at the next upgrade. What I have found is to go bigger. Much cheaper than re-doing things. My initial 31" tires are now 35" and my 2" budget boost is now 4 1/2" coil lift with fix shocks.
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:25 PM   #7
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I need to do some upkeep with it first. I had a small radiator leak, that's now fixed. I need to have the pinion seal replaced and the front diff looked at. There are some rust spots(which I fully expect) that will need to get buffed and primed. Need to have it go in and get a once over to find out what else needs done. Not looking forward to the emmisions and inspection that is due at the end of the month, think I have a small exhaust leak.

She already has a 3" lift and 32" tires. Cosmetically the soft top is shot, several of the seams have split and the velcro won't even match up so I can get it partially closed and the zippers are all hard to work with some grease I might be able to remove them so I can at least have the windows out. I don't dare take the top down, don't think I will ever get it back up, the material is so stiff. Took the front windows out, the frame for those are rusted. I can't take the doors off due to the rust on the hinges... though the guy I bought it from said he usually drove it with no doors.

I knew this was going to be a project vehicle when I bought it but GOOD GRIEF!!
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Once it warms up the top won't be nearly as bad. As for the doors PB blaster/kroil and walk them back and forth while lifting, they'll inch out.

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