Offroading Tips, Guides, Etc. - Jeep Renegade Forum
 8Likes
  • 4 Post By smithk1944
  • 2 Post By smithk1944
  • 2 Post By Nick1236
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-12-2015, 01:37 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
smithk1944's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 76
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16 Post(s)
Garage
Post Offroading Tips, Guides, Etc.

Well I see that there are many questions regarding off-roading and figured why not make a little guide of videos, links, etc. to help drivers. I have been off-roading for about ten years and by no means a pro. I started with a little Nissan Pathfinder then picked up a Rubicon which I still use as a DD but my trail rig is a little ATV (the places I have gone with that thing scares me sometimes). Please keep it civil as everyone has there own techniques, etc.

Here is the official Jeep Tread Lightly Video links they are dated but still relevant:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...A03DB4E991C030

A little bit of reading material to read before hitting the trails:
http://www.offroadexperience.com/offroadguide1.htm

Ours:
2015 Anvil Trailhawk Renegade

His:
2009 Rubicon 2DR - Traded In
1947 Willys CJ2A

Hers:
2003 Mini Cooper

Last edited by smithk1944; 08-12-2015 at 01:38 AM. Reason: Grammer Nazi
smithk1944 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-12-2015, 04:27 AM
Senior Member
 
Hdreserve's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: New River AZ
Posts: 471
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 138 Post(s)
Thanks.... Great idea! I know all this information is going to be very helpful to me!

Eileen
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Hdreserve is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-17-2015, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
smithk1944's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 76
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16 Post(s)
Garage
Always willing to help out fellow Jeepers. Spent this Sunday out on the trails with the Grizzly burning up and down the Kettle Valley Railway (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kettle_Valley_Railway) old lines and figured it would be a nice place to test out the TH once she arrived.

Another quick tips guide for others to read also includes how to Jeep Wave:

http://getdirtyoffroad.com/tipsandtricks.htm
Hdreserve and LittleRedJeep like this.

Ours:
2015 Anvil Trailhawk Renegade

His:
2009 Rubicon 2DR - Traded In
1947 Willys CJ2A

Hers:
2003 Mini Cooper
smithk1944 is offline  
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-02-2015, 12:18 PM
Senior Member
 
Nick1236's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 190
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 65 Post(s)
Garage
I have a tip that I learned this weekend.

I noticed that when offroading in my TH and it seem like I was stuck or not going anywhere, adding more power always helped. The thing with the brake loc differential is, when it applies brake to the spinning wheel, you need more power to overcome the brake and get the other wheels moving.

So remember! when you feel stuck, give it some more go juice. I was able to pull myself up and out of some pretty big ruts this weekend where one wheel was completely sunk and one wheel in the air. Check my 2015 TH adventure thread for videos.

If in doubt, throttle out!
Nick1236 is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-27-2016, 01:33 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
I have a 2015 latitude with the daystar 1.5" lift. Last weekend I bottomed out on a rock and blew a hole in my rear diff. Anyone ever seen anything like this?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	0621161339_1467002003199.jpg
Views:	254
Size:	116.1 KB
ID:	45954  
dmiller94 is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-30-2016, 02:43 AM
Super Moderator
 
raz-0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: US - NJ
Posts: 2,497
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 850 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by dmiller94 View Post
I have a 2015 latitude with the daystar 1.5" lift. Last weekend I bottomed out on a rock and blew a hole in my rear diff. Anyone ever seen anything like this?


On a renegade, you are the first. But yeah, that can happen. It's why they make differential protectors. There are a few rear diff guards for subies.

Beat on a casting hard, and it will crack.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
raz-0 is online now  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-30-2016, 03:35 AM
Senior Member
 
The Drifter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 586
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 241 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by dmiller94 View Post
I have a 2015 latitude with the daystar 1.5" lift. Last weekend I bottomed out on a rock and blew a hole in my rear diff. Anyone ever seen anything like this?
Dang that is crazy. I'm going to either buy or fabricate a diff shield before I go out on any rocky trails...


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2016 Renegade Latitude 1.4T, 4x4
2016 Buick Enclave - wife's
2007 Nissan 350z - Track Car
The Drifter is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Renegade Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



  Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ZF Offers Tips for 9 Speed Woes Jeep Renegade News Jeep Renegade News 74 08-04-2015 05:55 PM
Tool Tips - Must Have White_THawk DIY & How To 6 06-10-2015 06:03 PM
First time new car buyer here. Any tips, tricks, or general battle strategies? drunkbus Purchases and Orders 22 06-07-2015 05:35 PM
TH for Offroading K_Snow Owners Check In Area 4 04-24-2015 08:31 PM
Trailhawk Offroading from Instagram timsvtgen1 Jeep Renegade Pictures 1 10-01-2014 03:40 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off