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Old 09-05-2019, 07:04 PM
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Wide Open Throttle (WOT) from a stop bad?

I have a 2018 Wrangler JK (5 speed auto in automatic mode), and there are a few places in town where you can start out on a road from a stop with 50 mph speed limit. At those few locations, if nobody is in front of me, I like to WOT till it reaches 50 mph. Have about 4500 on it so far. No problems at all.

Is this occasional behavior hard on the Jeep? <engine, tranny, etc>
It's fun and I do enjoy it, but don't want to break anything.
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The is nothing wrong with that, as long as you aren't driving like a nob.
A Jeep is no different than any other vehicle in that respect. Hitting the gas pedal hard is perfectly acceptable as long as it is done safely.
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Let it rip, might as well do some neutral drops as well.
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Let it rip, might as well do some neutral drops as well.
No. Last thing I want to do is hurt the jeep. I love it. That's why I made this thread. Sounds like short burst of WOT from a stop is not damaging. It seems to enjoy it.
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No. Last thing I want to do is hurt the jeep. I love it. That's why I made this thread. Sounds like short burst of WOT from a stop is not damaging. It seems to enjoy it.
I do it all the time. Probably better than lugging it.
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Straight-away section of ramps onto highways...I feel the need to get up to merging speed
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I have always had a lead foot and little to no muscles in my ankle. WOT more than I care to admit.
That being said I have had to repair EVERY transmission in EVERY vehicle I have owned before 100K miles. Automatic, and stick. I purchased all of these vehicles brand new.
I can only surmise that the loose nut behind the wheel was the cause each and every time.
Now I’ve decided to drive like an old lady so I might not have to replace yet another transmission. I do gun it once every couple months, but otherwise I baby my Jeep.
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