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01-03-2013 09:15 PM
JReed615
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Originally Posted by sinepome

Heel toe in a jeep! Ha. I catch myself doing that after driving my Honda for a while. The body lean reminds me my jeeps a little higher!
Ha neutral jiggle. Ha. That's me too.
When siting at a red light I usually sit in neutral. If I do put it in gear, no matter when, when the light changes I always take it out of gear, jiggle a little to make sure it's in neutral then back to first.
I have a tendency to do that too, haha. Gotta make sure it's in the right gear!
01-03-2013 07:19 PM
sinepome
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Originally Posted by djwrangler
I used to own a few sport cars and ride sport bikes and now I always rev match/heel-and-toe while downshifting even the Jeep. I also do the neutral jiggle lol. Always go to 4th before reverse.

My girl drives an auto, so I'm always looking for the clutch when I drive it.
Heel toe in a jeep! Ha. I catch myself doing that after driving my Honda for a while. The body lean reminds me my jeeps a little higher!
Ha neutral jiggle. Ha. That's me too.
When siting at a red light I usually sit in neutral. If I do put it in gear, no matter when, when the light changes I always take it out of gear, jiggle a little to make sure it's in neutral then back to first.
01-03-2013 07:02 PM
djwrangler I used to own a few sport cars and ride sport bikes and now I always rev match/heel-and-toe while downshifting even the Jeep. I also do the neutral jiggle lol. Always go to 4th before reverse.

My girl drives an auto, so I'm always looking for the clutch when I drive it.
01-03-2013 06:07 PM
DrewG Great...more stuff for me to be weird about. I currently have in my repertoire: the 2nd to 1st shifting, seats at the same distance and reclination, jiggling the shifter in neutral, and smashing the imaginary clutch pedal on auto cars. Add to that the fact that I can’t have the volume on an even number and things are getting pretty weird behind the wheel. Thanks a lot for all the other ideas though…I’m sure THAT won’t make people stare at me even more.
01-03-2013 02:24 PM
timmysixgun
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Originally Posted by wavebacktothetj
My passenger seat has to be the same distance forward and the back has to be at the same angle when nobody is sitting in it
This. ⬆

Also if I see someone bent over I have to (open the window in the winter and) make a fart noise. I giggle like a school girl.
01-03-2013 11:33 AM
WatchThis!
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Originally Posted by fastrevmd View Post
I like to let my jeep drift, to and from the white line on the left, just barely staying in the lane. It makes everyone pay attention. passengers, cyclists, other motorists, and the fuss.
Got pulled over in my last truck for swerving. (01 chevy 1/2 ton with 39's) I asked the officer if I was crossing the lines and he said no. So I told him good thing the road wasn't cold or then he would really have had something to give me a ticket on. He gave me a headlight ticket and sent me on my way.
01-03-2013 11:14 AM
fastrevmd
lazy difting in wide lanes...

I like to let my jeep drift, to and from the white line on the left, just barely staying in the lane. It makes everyone pay attention. passengers, cyclists, other motorists, and the fuss.
01-03-2013 08:16 AM
Xikky Putting it in first gear before reverse
03-07-2011 11:01 PM
jcf
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Originally Posted by shewoolf View Post
ME TOO!!! every time I get in to my jeep I think about everything I have read here LOL
Do you think we have a problem with this forum's effect on us?
03-07-2011 10:56 PM
drivebytruckerz I always let the idle settle down after cranking before I turn on any additional electronics (a/c, heat, lights etc.) and always turn them all off before I turn the key off so they don't start up when I crank the next time.
03-07-2011 10:53 PM
jspeer1130 I'm a very process or checklist driven so now that it's been mentioned I always go through the same process for startup/shutdown is turn key partway give it 5 seconds turn key further start jeep....wait for all warnings to go out then power up the heater and then the radio...

Process changes for shutdown as well as summer top off operations

I guess it's the checklist mentality ingrained in me for flight training that keep me almost subconsciously doing so.
03-07-2011 10:35 PM
Phil05LJ
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Originally Posted by Firemangully View Post
I do this too!

I also use the beep beep beep to time when I turn the key to start the Jeep, I guess its my way of letting the fuel pump initiate???

And I turn my lights and AC/Heater off before shuting it down. (I don't know if this does anything beneficial).
Ha! I turn everything off before I kill the engine to. I'm really mad about the 3 beep thing, I caught myself doing that the past few days, lucky for me I broke that newly acquired habit! . I give it one beep and " fire in the hole"!
03-07-2011 10:27 PM
Phil05LJ
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Originally Posted by FirstJeep4Me View Post
I do the same thing. The "Jeep" letters have to be facing me. I wish I had a key that says "Jeep" on both sides, would make life much easier.
Oh no! You must have the good side, "Jeep" and the bad side "Chrysler" inserted correctly. A double sided key would screw up the whole vortex theory! One side is lucky, the other is trouble. I'm just kidd'n! I'm not superstitious but it is a funny habit none the less!
03-07-2011 10:03 PM
shewoolf
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Originally Posted by jcf View Post
This thread is making even weirder than I already was, now I do everything everyone has talked about no wonder people are looking at me funny on the road
ME TOO!!! every time I get in to my jeep I think about everything I have read here LOL
03-07-2011 10:00 PM
FirstJeep4Me
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Originally Posted by Phil05LJ View Post
Geez! I don't think you should be driving! jus kiddn! My habit is I won't start my Jeep unless the letters "Jeep" on the key are facing me in the ignition. I'm not superstitious but it's just one of those little things. Any one who just read this will be cursed with this awful habit.

I do the same thing. The "Jeep" letters have to be facing me. I wish I had a key that says "Jeep" on both sides, would make life much easier.
03-07-2011 05:06 PM
DSH [QUOTE=Phil05LJ;1077490]My habit is I won't start my Jeep unless the letters "Jeep" on the key are facing me in the ignition.


I do this too!!
03-07-2011 11:20 AM
jcf This thread is making even weirder than I already was, now I do everything everyone has talked about no wonder people are looking at me funny on the road
03-07-2011 10:46 AM
zeus8582 The key has to be face up!!!!!!!!!!!! When at a stop light i always have to move the shifter left to right until the light turns green..... i guess its an ocd thing........
03-07-2011 09:15 AM
StreetsideStig
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Originally Posted by yjrestoinprogress View Post
when theres really no one on the road ill try to change lanes quick enough where i wont hit the reflectors so far ive only been able to do it once lol
Just tell the officer you were keeping the tires warm.
03-06-2011 04:26 PM
yjrestoinprogress when theres really no one on the road ill try to change lanes quick enough where i wont hit the reflectors so far ive only been able to do it once lol
03-06-2011 01:21 PM
jspeer1130 thanks guys...now when I get in the jeep I have to make sure the seats are in the correct position....AND the key is facing up.....

I never did this until this thread came along :-D
03-01-2011 10:35 PM
That99SaharaGuy
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Originally Posted by InvertChaos View Post
Is your name Robert Stevens perhaps?

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03-01-2011 10:25 PM
MM1993 When ever i come out of 4WD i always back up about 15 feet to make sure my 4WD disengages

Another thing ive noticed is that when ever i turn on my headlights i alway flip on my fog lights. add that extra light

Another habit is before starting i push in the clutch and put the shifter and neutral then start up
03-01-2011 08:21 PM
InvertChaos
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Originally Posted by slow2run
When driving on dirt roads, always look for TM 47 and TM 48 tank mines, and ambush sites.
Is your name Robert Stevens perhaps?

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03-01-2011 07:24 PM
slow2run When driving on dirt roads, always look for TM 47 and TM 48 tank mines, and ambush sites.
03-01-2011 06:23 PM
Mud I had to revisit this so I made a list

Jeep key up CHECK
Shift 2nd to 1st at stops CHECK
Tailgater roll back CHECK
Phantom clutch usage CHECK
Pointing out places I could get through ie swamps,ditches,pits CHECK
Placed a penny I found outside my Jeep the day I got it that shared the year made date in between the window seal on the windshield (its still there) CHECK
Wave at other Jeeps CHECK
Make fun of Jeeps with BIG shinny rims and street tread CHECK
I am sure there is more....
03-01-2011 03:05 PM
shewoolf
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Originally Posted by MM1993 View Post
When I come to a stop and put the jeep in neutral (stick) I always move the shifter left and right to make sure it's in neutral before letting up the clutch.
x2
03-01-2011 02:52 PM
MM1993 When I come to a stop and put the jeep in neutral (stick) I always move the shifter left and right to make sure it's in neutral before letting up the clutch.
03-01-2011 02:47 PM
Peepers
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Originally Posted by Chuck_wccr View Post
It's alot easier than you think. You need to be kinda selfish. If your driving a big rig are you going to wait for someone to let you in or nudge your way in?

I drive the Coke truck and I flash my lights if someone let's me in. Common courtesy
x2 I do the same thing when I'm driving a bus...
03-01-2011 02:44 PM
Chuck_wccr
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Originally Posted by InvertChaos

That's kinda cool. I can't imagine what it must be like merging with that thing.

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It's alot easier than you think. You need to be kinda selfish. If your driving a big rig are you going to wait for someone to let you in or nudge your way in?

I drive the Coke truck and I flash my lights if someone let's me in. Common courtesy
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