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Proper O.R. Hill Descent Question.

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by 2TRunner, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. Apr 6, 2011 at 8:39 PM
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    2TRunner

    2TRunner [OP] Don't give up here just yet

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    I am 2.7/4x2/Auto/Base Model (none of the fancy diff systems or array of traction switches)

    What is the proper way to descend an incline/hill with moderate terrain and not ride the brake the whole time?
     
  2. Apr 6, 2011 at 8:40 PM
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    malander

    malander That's some tight butthole

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    Throw her in low and creep to the bottom
     
  3. Apr 6, 2011 at 8:42 PM
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    2TRunner [OP] Don't give up here just yet

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    Appreciated fella's.
     
  4. Apr 6, 2011 at 8:51 PM
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    malander That's some tight butthole

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    Yeah you should be fine. Fwiw I went down a steep (maybe 10% grade) hill that's about 1/5 mile long in low with a trailer full of mulch and it took me until about half way to hit 17 mph.
     
  5. Apr 6, 2011 at 9:01 PM
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    2TRunner [OP] Don't give up here just yet

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    Even on non-sand/snow terrain?
     
  6. Apr 9, 2011 at 12:15 AM
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    4lo first gear. Try not to ride your brakes and let your gears do the work.
     
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