I have a 2013 regular cab 4x4 manual transmission. Everything is completely stock and I have never been off road before. I read the stickies about all the items to bring along on a trip like this, and I will make sure to get everything in order before going.
I have a friend who has a 2012 double cab trd off road package. He is also very inexperienced with off road driving. He said there is a trail that he made it half way up in a 2wd before and wants to try to get to the end. It ends at a lake where we would like to do some fishing.
I looked up the trail on the local 4wd club. They said the trail difficulty is easy and even the most inexperienced drivers should be able to complete the trip. They said it's a great trail to try out new 4wd vehicles as well.
I was wondering if anyone could offer any advice on driving off road up and down hills with a manual transmission. Also for something like this would all the add ons be recommended like skid plates, sliders, etc.?
If you have any questions feel free to ask.
Thanks in advance for the help.