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  • 2015JKU
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    Good advice. I relate with the "As slow as possible, as fast as necessary".

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  • Mogwai
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    That's MooMooMan's grandson's advice, too...



    Link in case the embedded video doesn't work:
    https://vimeo.com/198790383

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  • Only In A Jeep
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    Originally posted by hondo View Post
    here is MetalCloaks guide http://www.armoredworks.com/metalclo...nt-Version.pdf

    MMMBeer and Cal fail at tip #36

    Tip # 36: Don?t spin to win. Try not to let the tires spin, which means that they have lost
    traction. Ease off the throttle and let the tires regain traction. Don?t bounce your rig
    either if you want it to get home in one piece.
    When in doubt throttle out. Works every time.

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  • Da Cooyon
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    Originally posted by Mogwai View Post
    , I'm envisioning Al and Cal standing on either side of the right line like a goalpost. It's okay to bounce off the posts, as long as you still go in between them in the end it's worth points!



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    See!?!?! He gets it!! LOL

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  • Mogwai
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    Originally posted by Gator Bait View Post
    If ya mean back of off and hit it somewhere between Al and Cal...
    , I'm envisioning Al and Cal standing on either side of the right line like a goalpost. It's okay to bounce off the posts, as long as you still go in between them in the end it's worth points!



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  • oldhippe
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    As slow as possible, as fast as necessary.

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  • Da Cooyon
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    Disagree. Just b/c someone wrote it, don't make it so.

    Wheel spin to dry and heat your tires works. Also to hunt for traction when hung up. Slow is the way to go, but sometimes the skinny pedal is needed. Is it a risk? Of course it is. If the tires grab traction suddenly that energy has to go somewhere and if it's not forward movement, it'll be the weak link in your drive train. But when you're hung up sometimes you go for it. David and I both made the exit of Ingrids by nothing other than luck and heavy skinny pedal while working the steering. Tim was spotting. When my Jeep decided to go, it was in the exact same spot it wouldn't a moment b4. Regardless....made the obstacle and didn't break...both luck!

    That said...very light throttle and 'hunting for traction" is exactly how I broke my u-joints on the YJ's D30. ...twice... So...equipment counts. And maybe a lil experience with what not to do (steering angles).

    Bouncing. If you mean when the jeep starts dry humping the obstacle...ya...no good. If ya mean back of off and hit it somewhere between Al and Cal... I didn't know there was any other way to wheel!!!

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  • hondo
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    here is MetalCloaks guide http://www.armoredworks.com/metalclo...nt-Version.pdf

    MMMBeer and Cal fail at tip #36

    Tip # 36: Don’t spin to win. Try not to let the tires spin, which means that they have lost
    traction. Ease off the throttle and let the tires regain traction. Don’t bounce your rig
    either if you want it to get home in one piece.

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  • MudMan
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    :slap:

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  • wushaw
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    Originally posted by hondo View Post
    I heard it was driver error in both cases.
    I'm sure....both are hard headed.[emoji3]

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  • Da Cooyon
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    Originally posted by hondo View Post
    I heard it was driver error in both cases.
    See...he always blames the driver. Its a pattern!

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  • hondo
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    Originally posted by Gator Bait View Post
    Hmmmm......I see a trend with that guy....


    I heard it was driver error in both cases.

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  • Da Cooyon
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    Originally posted by Hardtimes View Post
    Yeah.....What Al said.



    Hmmmm......I see a trend with that guy....


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  • Hardtimes
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    Originally posted by wushaw View Post
    Sometimes a spotter is giving bad advice and needs to hand the reins over to someone else.

    Yeah.....What Al said.


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  • Da Cooyon
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    Originally posted by wushaw View Post
    Sometimes a spotter is giving bad advice and needs to hand the reins over to someone else.
    To borrow an Al-ism.....'That ain't no [poop]'. Spotting should be taken very seriously. If you don't know what you are doing let someone else spot. There are only a few people I'll listen too spotting. Someone w/o a clue can put you in a really bad position. I personally hate spotting. I don't feel I'm experienced enough to be able to determine from outside the Jeep what it will do. I consider spotting a skill beyond driving. ...Masters degree stuff.

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