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06-16-2013 10:41 AM
Zed Nice!!!
06-15-2013 10:33 PM
BLK00TJ
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And skid your diffs! They can take a beating on the rocks there
I picked up this beauty after smashing my stocker up there last trip. 3/8" thick plate steel from RuffStuff.
06-15-2013 06:10 PM
Zed
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You can do it, but you have to be mindful of the limits of your Jeep and it's build level. But that goes with any non-trailered rig that needs to drive itself home. Armor for the oil pan would be a good upgrade for any trail rated over blue.
And skid your diffs! They can take a beating on the rocks there
06-15-2013 08:03 AM
BLK00TJ You can do it, but you have to be mindful of the limits of your Jeep and it's build level. But that goes with any non-trailered rig that needs to drive itself home. Armor for the oil pan would be a good upgrade for any trail rated over blue.
06-14-2013 11:46 PM
n00g7
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I lack your experience, so I have no helpful support to my comment other than what other people I know (that have gone and wheeled in beginner courses using a manual) have told me. Until I can get up,there, I'll have to take your word for it.

Don't worry about, just take things slow. Put it in 4lo, pick your gear (1st, 2nd or 3rd) depending on how slow you feel you want to go and how the terrain is -- you don't really need to rev past 2500 rpm. Quite often I'll let it stay at idle and let the gearing do its work in 1st over slow stuff.

Once you're on an incline, and NEED to downshift, stand on the brakes, drop into 1st and just stay in 1st until you get to the top.

Upshifting, don't even try to do it like in normal driving, you don't have nearly enough speed in 4lo on an incline to hit the next gear. Stop, like above, and test the next gear up, if it pulls when you let (slowly) off the clutch (with the brake held down) you're good to go and start slowly letting off the brake. If not, stay in the gear you were in and do the same.

The parking brake may not be enough to hold you from rolling back. Don't follow anyone infront of you too closely. Give them room to roll back to a safeplace before attempting the obstacle.

Work on taking everything smooth with a minimal amount of gas -- the latter because when you hit a bump you will hit the gas on/off rapidly (not good).
06-14-2013 11:38 PM
1jeeplvr I was there a few months ago.Drove 4 hrs & stayed at I think the comfort inn.I did some of the harder stuff.Ended up bending my tie rod bar,into my diff.Luckily I had a spare than I had to change my front wheel bearing before I could head home.Just bring tools & a few spare parts in case. It was a blast.Remember,they wont let you wheel alone.
06-14-2013 10:18 PM
4wheelin
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Hu? That's what your transfer case and 4lo is for. With the 4:1 on my rubicon I can't even stand on the brake and pull on the ebrake to cause it to stall. Even with the 2.72:1 or w/e it is you have, there should be no problem. I can stop on a ridiculously steep incline if things are going too slow in a gear, stand on the brakes, pop into the next gear up, start letting out the clutch till I feel a slight pull and let of the brake to start cruising up at idle ~600rpm. You need worry about nothing.
I lack your experience, so I have no helpful support to my comment other than what other people I know (that have gone and wheeled in beginner courses using a manual) have told me. Until I can get up,there, I'll have to take your word for it.
06-13-2013 04:56 AM
n00g7
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It does sound like a lot, doesn't it?!

I haven't been there yet, but I have the same dilemma. From what my friends tell me, the answer is "yeah, it's worth it".

You also have the camping option. Go up Saturday and spend the night.

I have a manual tranny. I'm also concerned that I won't make it all day constantly pushing the clutch.

Let me know if you go, and how it went. I'll do likewise.
Hu? That's what your transfer case and 4lo is for. With the 4:1 on my rubicon I can't even stand on the brake and pull on the ebrake to cause it to stall. Even with the 2.72:1 or w/e it is you have, there should be no problem. I can stop on a ridiculously steep incline if things are going too slow in a gear, stand on the brakes, pop into the next gear up, start letting out the clutch till I feel a slight pull and let of the brake to start cruising up at idle ~600rpm. You need worry about nothing.
06-13-2013 04:27 AM
Csahara I was just there recently. Drove my TJ from Queens NY and back no issues. Just keep the cruise control on at 70 =)
06-12-2013 10:24 PM
GoldenSahara00
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What KBR said. You can camp in a little area off the parking lot. Porta potties on site or fast food restaurants one exit down.
If your as good as me you don't even have to use the porta potty all weekend. Tactical bathroom use age!
06-12-2013 08:49 PM
Zed
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just camp the night, its free and gives you some much needed rest after a long day on the trails.
What KBR said. You can camp in a little area off the parking lot. Porta potties on site or fast food restaurants one exit down.
06-12-2013 08:46 PM
KBR97 just camp the night, its free and gives you some much needed rest after a long day on the trails.
06-12-2013 01:29 PM
lynn Each spring and fall I join a group of 40+ friends for a 3-4 day camp and wheelin outing. I've been doing this since '86.
170 miles each way for me. (I used to do this same trip in my CJ5 until 2007)

I agree, take it easy on the trails, and camp overnight.
Post pics when you get back!
06-12-2013 12:53 PM
workshop4ever I drive about the same trip as you (from Morris county, NJ) to Rausch and its not too bad. Even had a few things break on my old chevy blazer out there, and still made the trip back home with it. Done it about 6-7 times so far. Just take it easy, and try not to break anything. If you go out there and put your foot to the floor...you may be finding a tow home. If you break something small, you can usually still limp it home....or there are usually plenty of helpful people there to help you get it back on the road.
06-12-2013 10:54 AM
Arik The Newb "Bump"
06-12-2013 10:49 AM
1997 I have a friend who rents their cabin that is about 20 miles away from RC if you're interested. Nice play and cheap. Send me a PM and I will get you in touch.
06-12-2013 10:34 AM
GoldenSahara00 You can do it, I would suggest camping though. You are welcome to join the forum/my group ride July 19-21. We will have a ton of people out there, well over 50 rigs.
06-12-2013 10:28 AM
schnutzy
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I know this might sound like a stupid question but I want to go to rausch creek offroad park and its 142 miles away from me. My question is will my TJ be able to handle all of that in one day, driving down there, then wheeling for the day and then driving all the way back home.
your TJ will have no problem handling it. the real question is whether you can handle it.
there have been many times that i wished my day trip to RC was instead an over night trip, as i was trying to stay awake on the drive home.
im about 150 miles from RC
06-12-2013 09:14 AM
geiman Yes, you certainly can. Our club does that all the time, some drive even further. We try to make it a weekend event so anyone that wants to can spend the weekend instead of doing all that driving in one day, but either way it's certainly doable.

They have primitive camping available for free; there are no amenities though, only porta-potties. The hotels close by are pretty reasonable though; the comfort inn is close by and probably the best value. if you mention you're wheeling at Rausch they'll typically give you a discount on your stay.

And it is most definitely worth the trip. The wheeling in this area doesn't get much better than Rausch; there is a reason they have KoH qualifiers there.
06-11-2013 10:50 PM
4cylToy If you're worried, camp out or stay in a motel for the night. I plan on going there soon
06-11-2013 10:43 PM
JYJeep In SOCAL myself and at least one other well know SOCAL jeeper towed pop-up campers from San Diego to Big Bear, somewhat over 3 hours and climbing up over 7000 feet. Wheel a full day on some awesome trais. BBG/potluck with the group after, hence the popup to stay over then drive home. Your Jeep will make it to Rausch. Oh thats after I towed the camper from CT to CA in 2010 and then back in 2012.
06-11-2013 09:57 PM
bhsanchez72 O well I have an Auto tranny so its not as bad but ya I will let you know
06-11-2013 09:14 PM
4wheelin
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I know this might sound like a stupid question but I want to go to rausch creek offroad park and its 142 miles away from me. My question is will my TJ be able to handle all of that in one day, driving down there, then wheeling for the day and then driving all the way back home.
It does sound like a lot, doesn't it?!

I haven't been there yet, but I have the same dilemma. From what my friends tell me, the answer is "yeah, it's worth it".

You also have the camping option. Go up Saturday and spend the night.

I have a manual tranny. I'm also concerned that I won't make it all day constantly pushing the clutch.

Let me know if you go, and how it went. I'll do likewise.
06-11-2013 08:56 PM
bhsanchez72
Rausch Creek

I know this might sound like a stupid question but I want to go to rausch creek offroad park and its 142 miles away from me. My question is will my TJ be able to handle all of that in one day, driving down there, then wheeling for the day and then driving all the way back home.

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