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Old 04-27-2013, 07:23 PM
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New to Jeeps

Hey guys,

I'm planning to buy a 2013 rubicon.

I'm new to jeeps and auto mechanics, so I dont know some of the terminology.

I'm just wondering what I can do with the jeep in terms of off roading without modding it. I think the term is called "stock".

How big of rocks can I ride over without doing damage? How deep in the water can I go? What to avoid?

Also, what is a good source to learn how upkeep the jeep and do mechanical work on it. I dont know if I'll ever actaully do the work myself because I dont think I could ever afford tools, but I would like to know the ins and outs of my jeep and what maybe wrong with it if something goes wrong.

Hope yall can help me out

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Old 04-27-2013, 07:51 PM   #2
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You won't know until you try!

We took my husbands 2012 sport out bone stock just a couple days after buying it (before I had a jeep and before all of our ensuing mods!). We were able to go a great many places just by disconnecting, airing down, and being very selective about what lines we took. I was insanely impressed.

The best thing you can do is find a local jeep group and go out with some experienced people to teach you the ropes and make sure you don't make any *serious* rookie mistakes.

As for working on them, its probably one of the easiest vehicles out there to work on. Simple hand tools and a jack and stands is about all you really need for most of the work you will be doing.

This forum is FULL of information, and if you just search your questions you are bound to find at least several threads with answers.

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Old 04-27-2013, 07:52 PM   #3
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A jeep rubicon is arguably the most capable offroad vehicle ever mass produced for sale in the United States.

You can do a lot. In the right hands, it'll go places you don't expect vehicles can go. Heck, ordinary Wranglers do that too--the rubicon is just the next level.

That said, it's just a tool. Like any other. My wife has an incredibly sophisticated triathlon bike. But that doesn't mean I have any idea how to ride it, or that I won't break it if I just start yanking switches and jamming on the pedals.

Many new jeepers don't understand that. They go buy a rubicon, assume it can do "anything," and just point it at whatever pile of dirt, roots, mud, water, and rocks they see, and floor it. But with poor technique and a bad understanding of offroad driving, you'll get stuck and damage your jeep in situations that more experienced drivers could take LESS capable vehicles.

Having the fanciest pair of mountaineering shoes doesn't mean I can climb Everest, even if the guys who can climb Everest routinely wear those same shoes. And having the best bike ever made doesn't mean I can keep up with the pack at the Tour de France.

You need to use this forum to hook up with some local jeepers and go out on the trails. That's your best bet. You need the "know how" to go with the jeep. Otherwise you're just another guy with a high end tool and absolutely no idea how to use it without breaking it.
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:12 PM
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Thanks guys. I'll look into finding a local club. I guess that would be the best way.
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