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Rock Crawling – Basic Tutorial / Guide How To

Rock Crawling is a form of off road driving that can range from driving over small bolder to extreme size bolder and walls of rocks.

Instructions

  1. Get the right equipment. Obviously you are going to need a capable offroad 4×4 vehicle.
  2. Locate a local offroad site that offers rock crawling. The terrain is important here...
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What vehicle for Rock Crawling

Most 4×4 can be used for rock crawling, but many standard vehicles will struggle.  Most offroading vehicles are modifled in some form and outfitted with custom parts. Power is usually not an issue, as rock crawlers typically lower their gear ratios in order to drive more slowly over obstacles without stalling the engine.

Modifications can include:

  1. locking differentials
  2. taller off-road tires
  3. upgr...
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What Is Rock Crawling

Rock Crawling is a form of off road driving that can range from driving over small bolder to extreme size bolder and walls of rocks.

Wikipedia defines Rock Crawling as:

Rock crawling is an extreme form of off road driving

Rock crawling is an extreme form of off road driving using vehicles anywhere from stock to highly modified to overcome obstacles...

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How to and when to Lock your Auto Hubs.

With Auto locking hubs remember that when you ® reverse in 2H, you unlock your hubs, when you go to change into 4H you will have to stop then select 4H.

If your Auto Locking Hubs are Locked, then you can change between 2H and 4H with out having to stop, but remember when you reverse in 2H they unlock

How to Lock your Auto Hubs.

1. Stop your 4×4
2. move the small gear lever in to 4H position.
3...

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After You Have Been Offroading

After you have been off roading in your 4×4  there are some general maintenance checks you should perform to keep you vehicle in top running order.

Cleaning

First step after offroading is to wash off dirt and mud from your vehicle. Make sure you clean your windscreen, windows, mirrors, number plates and lights after leaving a offroad centre of leaving a greenlane and joining a main road...

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Prepare to drive your 4WD vehicle off-road

How to prepare to drive your 4WD vehicle off-road.

Before you head off road, it’s always a good idea to prepare your 4×4, whither that’s is a Landrover, Jeep or Suzuki etc, before heading out.

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When to use Four Wheel Drive

When to use four wheel drive and true four wheel drive.

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Prepare your vehicle for winter driving

Here is some advice on how to prepare your vehicle for winter driving if you have to make a journey and what to do should you be caught out in bad weather.

BEFORE YOU LEAVE

Tyres: Ensure your tyres are inflated correctly and that you have a minimum of 3mm of tread on your tyres to cope with wet and slippery conditions.

Battery: In winter, the battery will run down quicker than in warmer weather...

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