Hey guys - I'm a week into my new jeep. I have years of manual transmission driving experience and my immediate car just before the jeep was also a standard. I like to start in 1st gear at idling rpms whenever possible to be nice to my clutch, but I am finding that difficult in the jeep. When the jeep starts and engine is warming up, idling is around 1500-2000 rpm (I think) and getting off the line is easy at that rpm if not a bit too quick. After the jeep is warm, idling is around 500-700 rpm (i think) and getting off the line is pretty tough - especially if their is even a slight incline. On flat ground, I have been feathering the gas to get to about 1000-1500 rpm, and that seems to do the trick. On even a slight incline, I seem to have to get to 2000-2500 rpm. Is this what I should expect and okay for the jeep clutch, or can I improve my technique? would love to hear from other row your own'ers here.