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Old 09-03-2013, 10:49 AM   #1
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Fun with the Jeep this weekend.

Hello everyone.
I had some fun in my jeep this weekend. A friend of mine and I went down by this bridge, where it had a trail going down to the water off the side of the road. It was a muddy trail. Splashed through it no poblem. He went around one of the mud pits though. He has a Silverado, 198? Four wheel drive, no lockers. The mud was fun. I felt the jeep catch in a rut going through and pulled slightly to the side. I just went with it, and kept the momentum up. I was in 4 Hi since I needed to keep my speed up to make it through.

Found a rock garden too. He went firstover them, so I droped down into 4 Lo and crawled over them no problem. That was fun. I forgot to turn my lockers on till almost the end. Haha Still didn't have any trouble.

Noticed something though. While crawling over the rocks, in 4Lo 1st gear, at Idle, the Jeep seemed to lunge some. Like it would go forward, stop rock back and go foraward again, like it was rocking back and forth on the slack in the drivetrain.

Is this normal for a manual rubicon when crawling over rocks? Or wasI doing something wrong. I was takeing the tall rocks like I have read that i was suposed to. That way the tall ones dont smash my axles ect. Only thing I didnt do was air down, because I had no way of airing back up.

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It seems like what's happened to my buddy when we went out in his. Very similar story. His Jeep was fine after, but seemed to rock a little when we were there crawling. How's the driving now for you?

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It seems like what's happened to my buddy when we went out in his. Very similar story. His Jeep was fine after, but seemed to rock a little when we were there crawling. How's the driving now for you?

It shakes some at highway speeds. I got mud cacked into the rims so bad it's throwing my tires out of balance. Other then that it drives great. I took it to the car wash and tried to wash it all off, but it was still vibratiing some at highway speed. I'll have to take the wheels off one at a time to clean to out. If that doesn't help Ill take them to get re-balanced. I'm going to get my oil changed/tires rotated for the first time in a few weeks anyway, might as well ask them to balance them while they are off anyway.

Also glad I wasn't the only one who's rocking on the rocks...
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