There is no set rule to this. Sorry.Hi, just got my 2000 jeep sport a couple of weeks ago and wanted to ask what is the best way to offroad in a manual? Such as what gears to run and so on?
I can tell you one thing not to do: deep water crossings while working the clutch at the same time, no es bueno
Nothing like a little mud or muddy water flowing in between the clutch disk and flywheel to ruin the rest of your wheeling day.We had a guy on a little night run a few weeks ago. He always talked smack about our automatics. Well, he got up against an underwater ledge and had to reverse and reset. After reversing he had to be towed to go forward... ...all the way back to town...
Nothing like a little mud or muddy water flowing in between the clutch disk and flywheel to ruin the rest of your wheeling day.
and the best part is if its slippery and you use the engine instead of brakes your front tires are still rolling so you have steering, where if you use breaks the front tires will lock up and you just skid out of controlFor steep downhills, engine braking is very useful and very easy with a manual transmission. Do not ride your brakes down a long steep hill. Let the engine do the work. Put it in first or second and let it idle down the hill. It may rev the engine a bit but it will keep you at a safe speed while going downhill.