What Do i Need To know About Jeeps And Going Off Road With Them.?

So i just bought a 1988 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4×4, 4.0 Inline 6.
And i was thinking about joining a Jeep Club, There always oing Mudding, and Off Road, And like Rock Crawling or how ever you say it. Anyways My Bud Is In The Club And He Has The Same Jeep Cherokee Laredo as i do, and his is all jacked up with a lift, big asss mudding tires, head lights on the front rack, he has a rack on the roof with another big mudding tire strapped on it with some more head lights, And thats how mine is going to turn out, i know am going to have to lay down some money for all of that, but thats fine. all i want to know is what do i need to know about mudding, and off roading with jeeps, and rock crawling. Please If any of you know anything any websites i can go to, tips, advice, do’s and dont’s. Help Me out here Thanks.!

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5 Responses to What Do i Need To know About Jeeps And Going Off Road With Them.?

  1. stan gordy November 17, 2010 at 12:53 am #

    so the # one thing you need to know your going to break your rig don’t think of it as might but will the bigger you make it the more likely you will drive into a hole and blow your trany or axle or crawl up some big rock face and blow a bead on a 500$ tire and wreck it or break axles run ito tree roll your rig down a mountain i 4×4 allot alot more mudding than anything and i try not to break it but it happens be ready and don’t quit most people quit because they break something and don’t want break it again

  2. john November 17, 2010 at 12:53 am #

    very often when someone takes a old truck off road that has just been driven on smooth ground/streets.
    there is a lot of junk that settled in the bottom of the gas tank over the years.
    Then when you go bouncing around , the junk gets stirred up and clogs your fuel filter.

  3. cj lawrence November 17, 2010 at 12:53 am #

    the first thing you need to know is it can be dangerous and you need to build some kinda of role cage first so you dont role over and die…and always have a spotter when your starting out….and always hit mud holes slowly because you never know how deep there are and if you dip a hot engine in cold water it will crack it or blow it up, and when you got stuck try feathering the gas instead of flooring it…i have a 94 grand cherokee 5.2 and its pretty stock and wheels great.

  4. Desert Dust November 17, 2010 at 12:53 am #

    If you are really planning and doing any serious off-roading, you’ll need to look into lockers and heavier axles.

  5. Marty November 17, 2010 at 12:53 am #

    Watch and listen to the other guys. Go on a ride along and get familiar with how to drive, how to use 4×4 and when, and how to wrench on your vehicle. Go for a few ride alongs first before you take your new jeep on any hard trails. Then learn how to build your jeep up yourself (so you’ll know how to fix it) and you’ll be on your way. Ask questions and listen, don’t be all gung-ho and a mr. know it all when you’re inexperienced. take it easy at first and learn the basics, just like anything else.

    oh yeah, just empty every pocket