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Old 05-25-2012, 06:48 PM   #61
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Learned from experience:

Don't try to crawl over rocks (or ahem, parking lot dividers) in a manual transmission using only the clutch and the gas. That's what 4-Low is for.

Don't be rough with the Freedom Tops; the foam can tear and leave your cabin a little wetter in rainfall.

Read your owner's manual closely and search for your topic before posting questions on the WF. Chances are good that your questions have already been addressed many times over.

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Old 05-25-2012, 07:00 PM   #62
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Read your owner's manual closely and search for your topic before posting questions on the WF. Chances are good that your questions have already been addressed many times over.

This guy is guilty of that I have done it many times. Kinda a reason I made this thread so when I see a NEWB I can just post this thread on there page lol.

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Old 05-25-2012, 08:01 PM   #63
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NEVER go over a sand dune without checking whats on the other side first! Many years ago when I had my CJ5 we were playing in the dunes and I drove over one only to find a 20' shear drop off on the other side, landed on the nose and the over on its back. Young (expensive) rookie mistake.
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NEVER go over a sand dune without checking whats on the other side first! Many years ago when I had my CJ5 we were playing in the dunes and I drove over one only to find a 20' shear drop off on the other side, landed on the nose and the over on its back. Young (expensive) rookie mistake.
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Yea, thats probably what our 20 something year old faces looked like when we went over! Luckily I had 3 point harnesses in the jeep and we weren't hurt.
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Never disconnect your sway bar and think its smart to drive on the freeway.
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:27 PM   #67
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I ran through the puddle in my profile pic in my first 15 minutes up at Rausch.. it's not that deep at all (my stock JKU made it through) but it was stupid of me to go through it without knowing how deep it was.. (thankfully it wasn't froghole)
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I ran through the puddle in my profile pic in my first 15 minutes up at Rausch.. it's not that deep at all (my stock JKU made it through) but it was stupid of me to go through it without knowing how deep it was.. (thankfully it wasn't froghole)


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Old 05-25-2012, 09:19 PM   #69
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I never took note of those symbols before When the top comes down over the weekend, I will do that. Thanks
See I swore that's what that panel was for (because it's logical) but mine refuses to come off or move at all. I take mine, un-Velcro the bottom of the cloth around the roll bar right there an stuff them up inside and Velcro it back up. Holds them nice and tight and it's simple.
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:02 PM   #70
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Check the 10 day forecast b4 goin topless & doorless. I don't mind riding in the rain, girlfriend hates it.

Driving in daylight storms is fun, just not on major hiways ;(.
Windshield wipers only work when the water is on the outside of the windshield..
Rain at 65 mph hurts... Yep I am guilty of these.

Bottom feel out of the sky and had left my top and doors at the house, middle of nowhere with nothing to park under. Good times, good times.
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If it's a DIY mod bring tools and parts to fix it if it breaks ie. I have my DIY quick disconnects on my jeep paid under 10 bucks for parts and have extra parts in case I loose or break one.
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:31 PM   #72
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Another thing dont plan on working on your rig and not have a good set of metric wrenches at a least 23mm and lower.
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Old 05-26-2012, 11:45 AM   #73
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Never listen to your buddy in the passenger seat saying you got it man its not deep I went threw it last week.

TIP they are in your rig asking you to go threw it cause they either got stuck in it or are to scared to try and cross it.
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Never listen to the guy recording you doing something if you dont know him.
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Old 05-26-2012, 11:17 PM   #75
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Never listen to the guy recording you doing something if you dont know him.

That has to be the most true so far.
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Yes watching your fuel gauge wile out is a rookie mistake.
Watching your fuel gage AT ALL
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Old 05-26-2012, 11:31 PM   #77
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Watching your fuel gage AT ALL
True almost I dont watch it to see how much I am burning I just have to watch and make sure I dont run out and can keep playing.
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Old 05-26-2012, 11:49 PM   #78
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1st mistake-Don't try to install that stupid universal ball CB mount on the rear corner. Just stupid and I had to cover the hole with rear corner body armor which actually worked out cause I like it now.

2nd-Don't let the girlfriend now Ex drive your Jeep







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Old 05-26-2012, 11:52 PM   #79
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Man that hurt my feelings seeing that. My wife can drive a manual but dont like driving my jeep she is to scared after the lift and tires my baby is safe now lol.
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Old 05-27-2012, 02:06 AM   #80
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When driving in sand or mud make sure to turn of the ESP system by holding the button down for around 5 to 7 seconds. It will need to be turned back off every time you stop the engine or go back to 2wd. Or, turn off permanently using the steering wheel dance at the start of the trip. I would recommend turning it back on at the end of the trip.

If you dont turn it off you will suffer a lack of power and get bogged a lot easier.


Procedure To Turn ON (or OFF) The Permanent ESP Disable Feature:
a. Verify that the automatic transmission selector is in the “Park” position, and that a manual transmission is in neutral gear.
b. Shift the transfer case into the 4H range position and ensure parking brake is firmly set.
c. Turn the steering wheel until it is centred and the wheels are pointed straight ahead.
d. Turn ignition on (and optionally start engine to make turning the wheel easier – will work with or without engine running) and wait approximately five (5) seconds for the system bulb check to complete.
e. Turn the steering wheel one-half (˝) turn to the right (clockwise).
f. Press and hold the “ESP OFF” button for 7 seconds exactly then release and wait for chime.
g. Turn the steering wheel back to centre, then continue turning the steering wheel one-half (˝) turn to the left (counter clockwise).
h. Press and hold the “ESP OFF” button for 7 seconds exactly, release and wait for chime.
i. Turn the steering wheel back to centre.
j. Press and hold the “ESP OFF” button for 7 seconds, release and wait for chime.
k. Cycle the ignition switch to the “OFF” position.
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Old 05-27-2012, 03:21 AM   #81
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I did not know it worked like that hmmm I thought when I just hit the switch and the light stayed on it was off am I not rite on my 2010?
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:43 AM   #82
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Watching your fuel gage AT ALL
lol. I had a pretty nervy experience in Moab watching the gas gage (although it was in a rental car not a Jeep)
Picked the rental up in SLC, filler up and head to Moab (4 hr, 230mi). Drive from Moab to Arches and all about in there, then back to Moab. Next day drive to Moab and up to Dead Horse and Canyons/Island, close to 40 miles just to get in there. After a couple of hours driving around in Canyonlands I look down at the odometer and its at like 360 miles on the original tank and the gas light comes on.
I know its an hour out, but luckily mostly downhill. It was almost a real long walk back to town. Luckily that little Chevy Cobalt got like 35+mpg
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Wheeling alone is a huge rookie mistake, especially without enough recovery gear and knowledge to be reasonably likely to unstuck yourself if needed.
Jest letting you know this 'rookie' took your advice & let a couple vets take me out, had a blast by the way. And I can't figure out how to quote more than one comment so to the "dont follow to close" comment, I definitely listened to that and didn't ram anyone. Thanks for the advice
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Windshield wipers only work when the water is on the outside of the windshield..
Rain at 65 mph hurts... Yep I am guilty of these.

Bottom feel out of the sky and had left my top and doors at the house, middle of nowhere with nothing to park under. Good times, good times.
Yes this happened to me last week. No cover and yes it does hurt like crap going down the road. I felt so bad for my 6 year old that was in the back seat. She handled it like a pro(probably alot better than I did). Finally found a tree that offered a little cover. I told her I was going to buy a roll of plastic at walmart and keep in it in case it happens again!!
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Dont buy a jeep thinking your not going to spend money on it. Even if you think it great stock you will never mod haha you turn the corner and see one with something you like.
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Dont buy stuff you dont need when you can spend that money on your jeep.
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:28 AM   #88
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Never a good idea to ride around with the doors off and hard top on unless you open the back window.
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I have seen several that have bought new Jeeps that the little lady could drive; then were on here crying because she had commandeered it within hours of bringing it home!! If the little lady can't drive a stick-- DO NOT buy an automatic!!!! or you will be driving the Prius!!!
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I have seen several that have bought new Jeeps that the little lady could drive; then were on here crying because she had commandeered it within hours of bringing it home!! If the little lady can't drive a stick-- DO NOT buy an automatic!!!! or you will be driving the Prius!!!
LOL true never let the wife/ girlfriend in the jeep if she can drive it you will never get it back.

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