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Old 06-15-2013, 10:33 PM   #1
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Offroad weekend coming up. Need help.

So next weekend here in chihuahua mexico of course we are gonna have a jeepers reunion. And its a huge event. 3 days of no civilization 3 days off road.
But this is my first time in this type of event im only a 1 day off road adventure.
So the thing is i don't know what to carry or what not.
Could you help me a little bit also thing to check in my jeep and do's and dont's.
My jeep is a stock 06 rubicon manual with 51,000 km.

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Old 06-15-2013, 10:41 PM   #2
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Some of these are obvious, but

Gas
Food
Water
First aid kit
Tools
Spare parts (u joints, etc)
Tire plugs
GPS
Map
Fluids (diff fluid, oil)

I'm sure there's a lot I'm missing but it's a start

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Old 06-16-2013, 07:00 AM   #3
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And of course everything you will need to sleep out there if you aren't staying somewhere. Will you have cell service? If no, look into getting a CB radio if you don't already have one to talk to others.
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Old 06-16-2013, 10:39 AM   #4
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Aside from the basics like having tow hooks front and rear on your Rubicon, here is one thing that most new offroaders don't like to do but they must... and that is to air your tires down enough. Most new offroaders are afraid to air their tires down enough to help, they are overly afraid the tire will come unseated off the wheel.

For your Rubicon, reduce the tire pressure in your tires to between 11 to 13 psi. Yes, that low. No, you will not have to worry about the tire unseating off the wheel. When we talk about airing our tires down, they're not even aired down until you get below 15 psi.

I had a new Rubicon owner in an offroad group who was having a LOT of trouble on relatively easy parts of the trail. I asked him if he had aired his tires down since his tires (very good Goodyear MT/R tires) were not gripping the trail very well & they were spinning/slipping excessively. He insisted his tires were "aired way down" but wouldn't tell me what air pressure. After he continuously had trouble on the trail, I stopped him again and asked him about his tire pressure again. He angrily replied he had aired "way down" & finally said they were at 20 psi when I pressed him further. That was his problem, 20 psi was way too high. We forcefully convinced him to air his tires down to 12 psi & he had no more problems the rest of the day.

So air down enough & carry a compressor so you can refill your tires before you get back onto the highway. I air my tires down to between 6 and 8 psi if the trail is difficult enough so 12-13 psi is not all that low.

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Old 06-16-2013, 08:02 PM   #5
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Ok thanks and what parts are more needed? im short of money but if needed ok i will.
Example
U joints? What else?
The difficulty on the trail im running is for vehicles stock up to 3 inchs and 33's in scale of 10 being 40inch tires or crawlers. And 1 being loose gravel its 5-6.
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You aren't even close to needing spare u-joints for that level of trail, worry more about making sure your TJ has frame mounted front & rear tow hooks to be used as recovery points should you need a tug or need to be winched. A snatch (recovery) strap is recommended too. No tow straps with hooks, those are dangerous for offroad use, they are only for highway towing.
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:44 PM   #7
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Well my ruby has front and rear tow points.

Can a 10,000lb recovery strap do the work for me?

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