Nothing. There’s absolutely nothing you need to do to a Rubicon before taking it on the trails.
Perhaps search online to read up on basic dos and donts of off-roading.
Welcome to the forum and have fun!
- Keep the vehicle leveled side-to-side as much as possible; avoid getting the vehicle tilted sideways; the Jeep can move forward and backward, but it cannot move sideways.
- Preferably go wheeling with another vehicle in case you get stuck/break down.
- Avoid backing up unnecessarily on a trail. We unconsciously avoid obstacles driving forward that we forget were there when we back up.
- Make sure you know how and practice how to engage 4H and 4L, and how to disengage and engage the swaybar disconnect, before you need to. You will find Rubicon’s 4L a bit tricky to engage. There are helpful tips on YouTube.
Good point. After having owned several Wranglers, I’ve learned that it is good practice to enjoy our Jeeps stock at first before we embark on a quest for never-ending mods.View attachment 4453658
Agreed. These things are beasts right off the showroom floor. This is mine on an offroad trip 3 days after I bought it. The only thing I did was buy a tow strap in case I got stuck and needed a pull out. Didn't even need it. The longer you own it, the more you'll learn about what upgrades you need (or just want) to do.
Welcome to the forum. I hate the auto start/stop so my first mod was this:As this is my first Jeep what did owners do or should have done to their new JL before putting miles on it or taking it wheeling? Swap tires? Undercoating? Armor?