Should I always let air out of my tires when off-roading through trails? I'm only familiar with driving on the beach. Also, will a stock track bar snap easily?
Yes, and air down on sand too. Make sure you have a way to air back up.Should I always let air out of my tires when off-roading through trails? I'm only familiar with driving on the beach. Also, will a stock track bar snap easily?
When I go the Rausch Creek, I just air down from the start. I also keep it in 4L and disconnect the sway bar from the getgo. I only use lockers when needed though.When would be the only time you won't need to air down?
And can someone tell me when to use 4H and 4L. When to disengage the sway bar and axle lock.
The gears in the transfer case are non-synronized and will grind if they are still moving.When I went offroading yesterday when I had it in 4L when I had to switch to 2nd it grinded twice. Any reason why? My jeep never grinded before. I'm pretty sure I had the clutch in. Also when I get it to 2nd gear the jeep would shot forward. I don't remember pushing the gas for it to do that.
Thanks! That helps a lot.Switch from 4L to 4H and vice versa should be done when rolling at 5 mph or less.
If the trail you are riding allows you to exceed 20-30 mph easily, you want to be in 4L. When the terrain is nasty enough that makes you slow down below that the you might want to consider 4L. If there are lots of big rocks , off camber spots consider engaging 4L. It's hard to engage it when you need it and are stuck on a rock or a hill or something.
Excess use of 4L will heat up the transfer case, especially when the speed is higher, say > 15 mph. You may want to take breaks or dunk in water / mud so it cools down a bit...I think Rubicons come with a temp gauge for that, my Sport did not have one.
Should be able to disco the sway bar on a sport.. may need hand tools to do that.. and less some special order only the rubi come with f/r lockers.. look for button on the center console.. You can install lockers after market of course.Ok, I have a stupid noob question as well...
Can you disconnect the sway bar on the Sports and does it have locking diff (lockers ???) or is that just with the Rubicons?