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Old 01-25-2009, 07:35 PM   #1
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Offroading with a 5 Speed?

Guys since my 4.0l is a 5 speed im loooking for any tips you can share on a good way to off road without breaking anything..Im use to my automatic and its a big diffrence..Thanks for the feedback guys

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Old 01-25-2009, 07:53 PM   #2
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i learned on a 1991 5 speed while driving for a tour company in sedona, az. scared the heck outta me. it's just a matter of learning rpm's, clutch and gearing. due to the frequency of shifting i had to steer one handed. kinda tough in the beggining but you get used to it.

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oh yeah, trust your ears. listen and learn.
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due to the frequency of shifting i had to steer one handed.
i dont think the steering would be as big problem as having only 2 feet and 3 pedals. Its nice being able to hold the brake while you're trying to get moving on a big rock or a hill.
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i love wheeling the manuals, i feel more in control cuz i control the engagement of the clutch and the rpms. and i know auto's are the way to go now, but i won't give up the manual, and i'm building mine manual by choice. and navychief said it all, just learn the gearing and rpms and its all good.
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IF you know how to heel toe the brake and gas you can wheel with the best of them. Just work on working the brake and the gas with your right foot.
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IF you know how to heel toe the brake and gas you can wheel with the best of them. Just work on working the brake and the gas with your right foot.
Lol i know how to heel and toe when racing or likewise conditions but never messed with it on slow hill climbs since I dont offroad but thats another story
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Trip or you could be like me- I am so fast that I almost have 5 feet while driving!
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IF you know how to heel toe the brake and gas you can wheel with the best of them. Just work on working the brake and the gas with your right foot.
The other option is the Rubicon Express hand throttle. Looks like a 10-speed shifter that attached to the gear shift handle. Since you most likely have one hand on the shifter anyway a fingertip throttle control eliminates the need for three feet.
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ya if you've ever run a dozer, or excavator, wheeling a manual is easy, and thats why i like it, i think if you are good, you can do as good or better than the auto guys. plus mine will be geared so low, and crawl so good you won't need a brake pedal.
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Jp the old thing must be settin in. Moving slow walking slower now wheeling slower? What is this world coming too?!
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The other option is the Rubicon Express hand throttle. Looks like a 10-speed shifter that attached to the gear shift handle. Since you most likely have one hand on the shifter anyway a fingertip throttle control eliminates the need for three feet.

Now that would be a cool thing but would it set me back the price of my truck?
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Now that would be a cool thing but would it set me back the price of my truck?
lol its like 20-30 bucks if you buy it and like 5 bucks to build with your own toys.
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lol its like 20-30 bucks if you buy it and like 5 bucks to build with your own toys.
hmm could make cruise control that way. write up on how to build it? cruise control could come in handy when doing trips.
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hmm could make cruise control that way. write up on how to build it? cruise control could come in handy when doing trips.
it could be used as cruise control but there are couple problems to it. Cruise control manually controls the engines power. On uphill it gives it more gas, on downhill it gives it less gas while this thing would not change. So speed would increase on downhill and decrease on uphill. At last, when you hit the brakes, cruise control automatically disables. With this, it will not disable automatically.
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i'm building my own finger throttle.
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Lol i know how to heel and toe when racing or likewise conditions but never messed with it on slow hill climbs since I dont offroad but thats another story
so are you comin to the badlands this summer?
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I'm with jpdocdave on this one...

I love my manual. Hell, I don't even have power steering.

The last time I went wheeling, I had no problems on the trail.
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so are you comin to the badlands this summer?
if i make the millions over the summer then yes. That seems to be the problem now. With even more screwed up classes, i barely work 12-13 hours a week. Barely enough to pay my gas.

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i was thinking of this but my jeep might block my view
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I can drive stick no problem but what Im asking is what gears are you in for diffrent terrains..Like when ur crossing a lake 2nd gear? I figured that the only time to use 1st would be when Im coming to a complete stop AKA know as stuck
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I can drive stick no problem but what Im asking is what gears are you in for diffrent terrains..Like when ur crossing a lake 2nd gear? I figured that the only time to use 1st would be when Im coming to a complete stop AKA know as stuck
unless you are in wet terrain such as mud or water or want to break something, go in 1st.
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yea if you r going through a mud water pit 2nd gear it and keep the tires moving! I also know there is a way to get the breather tube for your manual up in the engine bay too. I am doing that to mine so if I do get it deep in the water I do not flood my tranny.
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dude you have a location where the breather hose is on the manual tranny? I wanted to do mine too but i dont know where its at. Go to the store, buy some hose and extend it.
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ya, hill descent use 1st gear, foot off the clutch, usually don't need to brake. hill climbs are mostly 1st and keep the rpms up but not enough to spin the tires. then if its a hard climb you can't make like that, then you gotta back up and use momentum and 2nd gear.
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Lol i know how to heel and toe when racing or likewise conditions but never messed with it on slow hill climbs since I dont offroad but thats another story
Then why are you giving advice about "offroading"?
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Then why are you giving advice about "offroading"?
i thought you'd be the first one on that.

he's read a lot about it
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i thought you'd be the first one on that.

he's read a lot about it

My pager goes off when 88 88 88 a logs on. I just hope he doesn't get anyone killed.
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I just hope he doesn't get anyone killed.
nvm, you're right they should just fly on 2nd gear with 50mph bouncing off the rev limiter up a 5ft rock.
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