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Old 07-14-2013, 10:16 AM   #1
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Offroading yesterday

Me and my buddy Rabuck who is a member on here took his jeep on an excursion. Had a blast till we found the only patch of soft sand and just buried our own grave lol
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:42 AM   #2
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nice, LOL at the useless piece of plastic under your front bumper

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nice, LOL at the useless piece of plastic under your front bumper
Lol ya that and the the grill popped off
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looks like fun.
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looks like fun.
Good ole' time
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About like me on Saturday. Running a few trails and found some of that quick mud...the kind that looks dry on top, but ends up soupy underneath.
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About like me on Saturday. Running a few trails and found some of that quick mud...the kind that looks dry on top, but ends up soupy underneath.
That is literally an, "Oh shit," moment!
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Mud? Water???? What are these things you speak of?

Hasn't been any measureable rain in the SOCAL desert in two yrs. Guess that is why they call it a desert.

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Anybody have any tips on how to... 1. Get ocean city out of my frame
2. Tighten my e brake back up
3. The rattle I had before in my transmission that went away when clutch is engaged is worse any ideas how to quite it up?

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About like me on Saturday. Running a few trails and found some of that quick mud...the kind that looks dry on top, but ends up soupy underneath.
Did you advise everyone in the vehicle like I did " hey guys... Uh we're sinking..."
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Did you advise everyone in the vehicle like I did " hey guys... Uh we're sinking..."
HAAAA you were more like," oh shit, we're sinking" repeatedly
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OP, if you had aired down first this probably wouldnt have happened. Or did you, and it happened anyway?

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About like me on Saturday. Running a few trails and found some of that quick mud...the kind that looks dry on top, but ends up soupy underneath.
Airing down won't help that one. I almost pulled one of those recently. Theres a lot in downtown benton harbor that used to have a building. The concrete block foundation is leveled off at ground level and there is a sand inside the foundation. I often go fishing at the site, as theres a little two track that goes to an old railroad bridge on the river, that no one seems to notice. everyone just pulls in right next to the street to just go fishing. (and i have to back out of the two track as well). Anyway, a while back I tried driving across the foundation. Thankfully I had a little bit of doubt in my mind and went REALLY SLOW and was already in 4lo with the torque converter locked in. As soon as my front tires crossed the foundation, i sunk in up to my axle. If i hadn't had 33x12.5s i probably wouldnt have been able to back out of the situation, but i did....
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[QUOTE="michiganadam;3963590"]OP, if you had aired down first this probably wouldnt have happened. Or did you, and it happened anyway?

I was going to air down before anything but was too excited and went straight to offroading adventures, I then tried to air down when I was stuck but couldn't tell how much I was letting out and didn't want to over due it.... So yea I was banging my head but what would you guys prefer airing down to with 36x12.5 x15 on 15x8?
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HAAAA you were more like," oh shit, we're sinking" repeatedly
I need one of those boat jeeps
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I was going to air down before anything but was too excited and went straight to offroading adventures, I then tried to air down when I was stuck but couldn't tell how much I was letting out and didn't want to over due it.... So yea I was banging my head but what would you guys prefer airing down to with 36x12.5 x15 on 15x8?
Well, i sure wouldn't have aired down after the jeep already sank unless there was no one to pull me out whatsoever. You probably would have needed to use a shovel also at that point.

I also use a digital tire pressure gauge. I'm not sure how well that'd work underwater either.

And man, i didnt realize those were 36s.

I understand being excited.

I run 33s, and i am sure you know that the bigger the tire, the less air pressure you use generally.

And when you air down, you are at risk of popping the bead off on the rim. Which will cause a flat. And you better have some kind of plan on how you're going to jack the jeep up to put the spare on if that happens.

Airing down would depend on the circumstances. I usually air my 33s down to 12 psi. It can be driven on the street slowly and carefully for a few blocks at that pressure. And you may have still gotten stuck, depending on how soft that stuff was. I've seriously just walked in the woods before on what seemed like solid ground and sunk in to my thighs in a mudhole with no warning at all............................


By the way, just sayin, i keep my spare tire aired up to the maximum tire pressure rating listed on the sidewall just incase it loses a little air for some reason...
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3. The rattle I had before in my transmission that went away when clutch is engaged is worse any ideas how to quite it up?
It still goes away engaged? Since it changes it sounds like either a piece of friction material came off or something got up in there through that horribly designed vent in the bottom of the trans. When the clutch is engaged its trapped, when disengaged its bouncing around.

I'd see if whatever it is could be grabbed through those holes while the Jeep is parked. You might also get it to move around by blowing into the vent with compressed air.

Hopefully not something with the throwout bearing, though that seems to be a pretty common issue as well.
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I'll try the compressed air tonight, I've already had my throw out bearing and clutch calender
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I've already had my clutch slave cylinder and throe out bearing replaced
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I need one of those boat jeeps
Here u go Buck

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Old 07-15-2013, 11:56 AM   #21
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Anybody have any tips on how to... 1. Get ocean city out of my frame
2. Tighten my e brake back up
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Nice pictures! did you worry about flooding your engine?
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Nice pictures! did you worry about flooding your engine?
I didn't worry about that as much because water wasn't at my intake but I did worry about pressing in clutch while under because its so natural to push in to start and go to reverse but as long as I was in 4 lo it starts without clutch
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That thing is freaking sweat!
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That is literally an, "Oh shit," moment!
Yeah. It was. LOL.

It never really sank, just kind of fell in. Got it pulled out 10 minutes later. I'm still washing the mud from underneath! Fun stuff.
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I didn't worry about that as much because water wasn't at my intake but I did worry about pressing in clutch while under because its so natural to push in to start and go to reverse but as long as I was in 4 lo it starts without clutch
why would that hurt the clutch?
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Because when you engage your clutch it exposes the clutch plate and pressure plate and flywheel surfaces to muddy water and it gets full of grit which will cause excessive wear and chatter if not premature failure.
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About like me on Saturday. Running a few trails and found some of that quick mud...the kind that looks dry on top, but ends up soupy underneath.
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