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mikemounlio 10-04-2011 09:32 AM

Jeep tech help
I am new to the hole jeep idea. I have been a car and bike guy for as long as i have been around. Well now i want to be a jeep and bike guy. I know very little about jeeps, 4X4, off road, or even trucks.

Can someone point me to a good site to learn? I do know i will be getting a 2011 or 12 unlimited rubi. (unlimited rubi is a-lot to start with but i like the best and have the funds)

Please help i am a very motivated learner

jrohan07 10-04-2011 09:34 AM

You are HERE. JEEP.COM. Get a 12

mikemounlio 10-04-2011 09:54 AM

I know im in a good spot. I mean a link or somethimg to a site that tells what all each part is and what it does.

I found one the other day but need to re read it.

MTH 10-04-2011 10:16 AM

Not sure what you mean . . . .

You're at a great site for ask jeep specific questions. If you're curious about how engines, or 4wd, or suspensions, etc. work generally, try googling the topic--you'll usually get a wikihow article or something similar that gives the general explanation.

Also try searching your questions here in the JK section. The typical "common" questions have been asked and answered many times, so you can get an overall sense of the answers. For example, try the "advanced search" to look for title threads containing "2011 2012." You'll get a bunch of threads debating whether folks should purchase one or the other.

mikemounlio 10-04-2011 10:22 AM

I have many questions that i am sure have been answered. I hate to reask a question thats been asked before because of the rage it causes. I only ask this question cause i was on a topic the other day that had all the different off road parts on one page and their info after that. It was great but i didnt have time to read it now i cant find it.

Slygrin 10-04-2011 12:22 PM

Here is a start...

Jeep - Capability - Capability Tour

mikemounlio 10-13-2011 01:48 PM

I have myy mind set on a 2012 Rubicon (AUTO). Black or green is the next choice.

What all tech will the jeep come with?

like hill start. If you guys can just give me the name of the opition i will look it up myself.

daggo66 10-14-2011 07:56 AM

Go to and start by looking at the specs. If there's something you don't understand, ask us.

OutlawJK 10-14-2011 08:01 AM

Go to a dealer and get a brochure
Test drive one

panthermark 10-14-2011 08:05 AM

The site (as pointed to earlier) has some good basic info.

Since you are new to 4x4's...may I ask why you are looking at an Unlimited Rubi? How will you use this vehicle?

mikemounlio 10-17-2011 07:34 AM

I will use it as a DD, weekend (mud, sand, rock, off road) toy, to go snowboarding, and To pull my motorcycle.

mikemounlio 10-17-2011 07:38 AM

I just like the 4door. I just want the rubicon. For me its all in or nothing. I have read about everything on the jeep website. I just didnt know if their was any little detail they didnt talk about. They said very little about their hill start.

I guess im all up to date on their tech then.

daggo66 10-17-2011 07:49 AM

Hill start will hold the Jeep in place when starting on a hill with a manual transmission. Some people have difficulty with this feature. The key to using it properly is knowing that how much it holds is directly related to how much pressure you apply to the brake prior to starting out.

ranjr 10-17-2011 10:13 AM


Originally Posted by daggo66
Hill start will hold the Jeep in place when starting on a hill with a manual transmission.

It works with the Auto also. My driveway is steep and I've tested it several times. It will hold about 5 seconds and then release.

mikemounlio 10-19-2011 08:59 AM

So is the hill start on all the time or do you have to hit a button or something?

Also how do you use hill descent?

I know about and understand tip start.

How to you unlock the sway bar on the new Rubi?

mikemounlio 10-19-2011 09:03 AM

I was reading lastnight but was to tired to fully understand what i was reading. The article talked about pushing the shifter to the left or right to engage or disengage some system. That is not a fuction of the wrangler is it?

I think it was talking about a TC system. Again i can recall what i was reading.

lokka 10-19-2011 10:24 AM

Try getting hold of the manual and reading it cover to cover. That should give you a very good start.

mikemounlio 10-19-2011 11:05 AM

That is what i want to do. I just have not found one yet

ranjr 10-19-2011 11:16 AM

If I remember correctly (may be confusing with Ram), there is a setting in the EVIC that allows you to turn it on/off. All you do is stop and it will hold the brake pressure for a few seconds after you release.

lokka 10-20-2011 12:02 PM

Manuals for 2004 thru 2012 is available online for free at:
My Jeep: Jeep Owners Service Manuals - 4x4 SUVs, Sports Utility Vehicles, Off Road

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