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Old 12-10-2011, 04:44 PM   #1
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Hello everyone! I just got my jeep a couple days ago and so far the only complaint I've got is I don't like how the entire "friction zone" on the clutch is in the first couple inches of pressing the clutch in, unlike what I want it to do, which is make as much of the clutch pedal's travel the friction zone, so that I can shift easier, and start/stop on hills without being so nervous.

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Old 12-10-2011, 04:49 PM   #2
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Hello everyone! I just got my jeep a couple days ago and so far the only complaint I've got is I don't like how the entire "friction zone" on the clutch is in the first couple inches of pressing the clutch in, unlike what I want it to do, which is make as much of the clutch pedal's travel the friction zone, so that I can shift easier, and start/stop on hills without being so nervous.

Thanks for the help guys!
Your clutch is hydraulic. No need to depress all the way to the floor. You will get used to it trust me, it takes some time.

And on the 6 speed.

Wait what year is your jeep?
Think in 08 The HSA was added. My 07 does not has it.

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My 08 Rubicon doesn't have HSA either.

on the 6 speed.
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My 08 Rubicon doesn't have HSA either.

on the 6 speed.
Maybe 2010?

Thank god seems some hate it.
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Old 12-10-2011, 07:07 PM   #5
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Mine friction point is about 2/3 of the travel distance from the floor. My 92, which has hydraulic linkage as well is approximately the same. Same type of shifting on both. I don't have to go all the way to the floor to shift. I've gotten totally used to it.
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Mine friction point is about 2/3 of the travel distance from the floor. My 92, which has hydraulic linkage as well is approximately the same. Same type of shifting on both. I don't have to go all the way to the floor to shift. I've gotten totally used to it.


Shifts are smoother once I found the happy point
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^^ That was my issue too. My first 08 Sahara with 3.73 I stalled it a lot coming off of the stop. The 4.1 in the 08 Rubicon helped to solve that problem along with finding my happy point. Now, the function is practically automatic.
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^^ That was my issue too. My first 08 Sahara with 3.73 I stalled it a lot coming off of the stop. The 4.1 in the 08 Rubicon helped to solve that problem along with finding my happy point. Now, the function is practically automatic.
Ever try starting in 2nd?
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Occasionally I do that if I'm pointed down hill from a stop. If the jeep is moving at all I'm in second and if I'm moving slow enough....almost stopped I'll slip the clutch the same as starting off in first. I rarely shift into first while moving. I think having 4.1 gears makes first almost optional at times.
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Occasionally I do that if I'm pointed down hill from a stop. If the jeep is moving at all I'm in second and if I'm moving slow enough....almost stopped I'll slip the clutch the same as starting off in first. I rarely shift into first while moving. I think having 4.1 gears makes first almost optional at times.
The jeep will pull itself along in 2nd just fine without giving it the gas. Can be done with 0 slippage. Some days I can do it some I can. I usually try to time my lights anyhow.
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maybe 2010?

Thank god seems some hate it.
2009. :d
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Clutches are like blue jeans man. They always feel a little funny at first until you wear them for a bit and then it's like second nature
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2009. :d
2009 it is
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:21 AM   #14
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Thanks for all the insight, and opinions everyone. I would personally prefer the clutch to be more "open" than it is.. But I do think I'm handling it better than when I first got it.. And that's only 4 days and 500 miles ago, hehe. I know I'll get used to it soon enough.. But man I wish it was looser so I wouldn't have to >.<

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