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Common Off-Road Issues In Modified Jeeps

It's no secret that modified Jeeps are becoming more and more popular. Unfortunately, with their increased popularity comes an increased number of off-road issues. In this article, we will discuss some of the most common off-road issues that Jeep owners experience. We will also provide tips on how to fix these issues. So, if you are a Jeep owner who likes to take your vehicle off-road, then this article is for you!

Flat tires

One of the most common off-road issues that Jeep owners experience is flat tires. This is because, when driving on rough terrain, it is easy for your tires to become punctured or damaged. If you find yourself with a flat tire, the first thing you should do is check your spare tire. If your spare tire is also flat, then you will need to call a tow truck.

If you have a flat tire and a spare tire, then you can try to fix the issue yourself. First, you will need to remove the lug nuts from the wheel with a wrench. Once the lug nuts are removed, you can then remove the wheel from the vehicle. 

Next, you will need to locate the puncture in the tire and plug it with a tire plug kit. Once the puncture is plugged in, you can then re-inflate the tire and put the wheel back on the vehicle. If you do not have a spare tire or a tire plug kit, then you will need to call a tow truck.

Dead battery

Another common off-road issue that Jeep owners experience is a dead battery. This is because, when driving on rough terrain, it is easy for your battery to become disconnected or damaged. If you find yourself with a dead battery, the first thing you should do is check your owner's manual. In most cases, there will be instructions on how to jump-start your vehicle. However, if you cannot find your owner's manual or if the instructions are not clear, then you can call a tow truck.

If you have a dead battery and jumper cables, then you can try to fix the issue yourself. First, you will need to find another vehicle with a working battery. Once you have found another car, you will need to connect the positive terminal of the dead battery to the positive terminal of the working battery. 

Next, you will need to connect the negative terminal of the dead battery to the negative terminal of the working battery. Once the batteries are connected, you can then start your vehicle and let it run for a few minutes. After a few minutes, you can then disconnect the batteries and drive your car as normal.

Broken axle

Another common off-road issue that Jeep owners experience is a broken axle. This is because, when driving on rough terrain, it is easy for your axle to become damaged or dislodged. If you find yourself with a broken axle, the first thing you should do is call a tow truck.

If you have a broken axle and a jack, then you can try to fix the issue yourself. First, you will need to jack up your vehicle and remove the wheel from the affected side. Once the wheel is removed, you can then take a look at the axle. 

In most cases, the axle will be bent or broken in half. If the axle is only bent, then you can try to straighten it out with a hammer. However, if the axle is broken in half, then you will need to replace it.

Transmission problems

Transmission problems are common in modified Jeeps. Many Jeepers will install a higher-geared transmission to go along with their larger tires. This is all well and good, but if not done correctly, it can lead to premature transmission failure. The best way to avoid this problem is to have your transmission professionally rebuilt by a qualified shop before you make any modifications.

Another common issue is driveshaft vibration. This can be caused by many things, but the most likely culprit is an imbalance in the driveshaft. This can be easily fixed by having the driveshaft balanced at a qualified shop.

Suspension damage

Finally, one of the most common problems we see in modified Jeeps is suspension damage. This is usually caused by one of two things: either the Jeep is used for hardcore off-roading and the suspension isn't up to the task, or the Jeep has been lowered without taking into account the new center of gravity. Either way, it's important to make sure that your suspension is up to the task before you take your Jeep off-road.

These are just a few of the most common problems we see in modified Jeeps. However, if you keep these things in mind, you can avoid them and have a great time off-roading in your Jeep. Dixie 4 Wheel Drive is here to help you with all of your Jeep needs, so give us a call or stop by our shop if you have any questions.


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