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Old 08-04-2014, 10:28 AM   #1
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First time off-roader

Hello my fellow jeep friends!

I am new to the jeep community. I just bought a 2014 willys wheeler unlimited!! I am beyond excited and I couldn't love my jeep more!

A few questions ..

I am going off roading up in PA on Friday at Rauche creek .. I will be doing the beginners course but if anyone has any tips for me that would be great!!

Also I have the freedom top and the soft top. Anyone who has advice on what cleaning products to use on the hard top and soft top would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks friends!
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Old 08-04-2014, 01:35 PM   #2
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This resource is a great read for anyone:

Air down those tires, I'm sure others will chime in here but the usual is 12-18psi.

As far as soft-top care, go with Bestop cleaner and protector (sold in kits too). Also I've heard that Marine-grade vinyl products work well too. Bestop is the company that makes the tops for Jeep to install from the factory (if memory serves).

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Old 08-30-2014, 12:09 PM   #3
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That guide is amazing even for someone with off road experience. I might print it off and keep in my glove box or order a copy.
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Old 10-03-2014, 03:04 AM   #4
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Awesome Guide

Thanks for the link to that guide. I didn't intend to read it in one sitting, but there ya go.
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Old 10-04-2014, 02:47 PM   #5
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That was a fantastic link! Thanks peepz!
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Old 10-06-2014, 07:24 AM   #6
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This is a must read for all newbe's like me! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 10-06-2014, 08:27 AM   #7
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Very helpful - thanks for the link!

As with most things, a little common sense goes a long way.
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Old 10-15-2014, 11:31 AM   #8
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Everyone is most welcome for that link! Tons of other resources around there too, just keep clicking
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Old 01-12-2015, 02:41 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by Fuzzra99 View Post
Everyone is most welcome for that link! Tons of other resources around there too, just keep clicking
thanks for the post
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Old 01-12-2015, 01:05 PM   #10
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We recently did the beginners off road course, and it was exceptional. Make sure you pack a lunch, it's a long day! They will air your tires down when it's appropriate, and fill them afterwards. We had a great time, and we learned a lot. We spent the next day exploring the park on our own (with a friend. My wife is much more comfortable wheeling now, and we are planning on returning often. Enjoy!
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Old 01-12-2015, 04:03 PM   #11
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I believe they have I4WDTA Trainers, you should get plenty of great tips from them also.
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Old 01-15-2015, 01:43 PM   #12
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This was really helpful for me. Just checked their website out, looks like a fun place! I'll be taking the lesson since I'm a newbie. Thanks. Hopefully I'll get comfortable to venture out there if a group gets together

Keep Calm and Jeep On
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