|03-23-2012 06:14 PM|
|03-23-2012 06:06 PM|
...yeah, my back was already screwed up some from years of abuse basically...i do have a 'lumbar support' cushion in use ( stock seats, for me, suck ).
...it was actually a guy at work who made the connection, jeep/back, for me.
...oh, and i'm very familiar with the chiropractor's voodoo. life savers.
...i didn't buy the Jeep to be a DD in the first place so having a reason like this to relegate 'er back to weekend jaunts might just be a good thing.
|03-23-2012 04:35 PM|
Give this a try--
You have to depress the clutch ALL THE way for IGN. start, but from then on, just depress the clutch pedal 1' for each shift--
It's hydraulic, the first 6" disengageit !!
|03-23-2012 04:28 PM|
|New2012JEEP||Can definitely see this happenning, its like the clutch is made for 6'1 plus people. When I test drove the 12 jk manual, I felt my whole seated area sliding around to put the clutch in. that's why I went auto.|
|03-23-2012 04:26 PM|
|44Blues||Yes...it could easily be a factor. I blew my back out many years ago and driving a stick on my daily commute hampered my recovery when I'd have a relapse.|
|03-23-2012 04:22 PM|
|flyinion||You're probably aggravating something that's already there. Try Casotakar's suggestions and maybe see a chiropractor if you haven't before. I DD mine and don't have any problems, but then I don't have the 30 mile bumper to bumper commute that I used to have in Seattle anymore (had a stick then too). I will say, the Jeep is way better clutch-wise than my previous vehicle a 350Z. Sports car clutch + DD is a pain. It was about twice as stiff and engagement was pretty much it was in or out and if you did it wrong you got chatter and/or would stall it.|
|03-23-2012 04:19 PM|
|mxman122||It's more likely lack of Lumbar support in the seat..... You can get a cushion at back stores that works well. If your not sure, try a small throw pillow if you have one.|
|03-23-2012 04:09 PM|
|Casotakar1229||I don't know about causing you to throw out your back from driving a clutch even if it is a jeep...you don't even have to fully push the clutch in all the way to shift...shift your seat forward an inch or two? get some lumbar support in it too, maybe a small pillow for now. my seats are comfortable!|
|03-23-2012 04:01 PM|
|rics1997||Don't think it will cause it be if you have back injuries it will aggravation the situation. The reason I had to get a Auto was because of my back issues and sciatica.|
|03-23-2012 03:58 PM|
|kik||My Rubi clutch is like a luxury vehicle compared to my YJ. I think if I was going to do the DD thing I would have gotten an auto. Traffic in my area sucks to have a manual for every day use. I don't know about throwing your back out though. Maybe there's another issue going on. Age is something that hopefully happens to everyone.|
|03-23-2012 03:57 PM|
My back is messed up from years of commercial construction and boxing. Sometimes I'll tweak it just right and it'll flare up for a day or two. And some days I don't even know what I did to it.
|03-23-2012 03:31 PM|
Manual Transmission Back-ache
...anyone here old enough to be familiar with this phenomenon?
...i've had to use the 2010 JK as a daily driver this last year and my back has gone out on me at least 3 times and i'm thinking the common denominator is hammering down on that clutch 6 days a week to and from work.
...i think i gotta take the jeepster out of DD duties.
...am i on to something or am i just on something?