- Nov 12, 2022
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- Frisco, TX
This might actually be one of the best threads for me… as an immigrant .. first truck in my family history…
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Thanks, Mr. slayer! Well written and helpful response. I’ve been to raptor assault but they really didn’t get into the “what will break your truck” because it was mostly a promo for how awesome Ford stuff is.4wd means you go a few hundred yards farther than the 2wd truck with good tires before you get stuck.
Any time you’re off road and doing stuff that peasant cars can’t do, the risk of parts breakage is there. A lot of breakages are understandable in context, but often times, not so much to the driver.
So, you’ve lost traction and are losing forward momentum, you floor it, suddenly your front right tire hits high traction and -- SNAP.
This can happen to any off road vehicle.
be mindful of traction capability, if you’re in doubt, get out an walk the path first.
Tire pressure matters. if you decide to hit the beach - air down. It does make a difference. What pressure you need depends on the terrain. Can you off road at 38psi? Yes. It won’t be as comfortable, or as compliant but you can.
Donuts. 2wd. Can you do it in 4wd? Yes. but if you suddenly catch traction with the front, things can go really bad, quickly.
pull people out going forward if you are at all able to. Reverse is not the preferred way to get someone out.
Water crossings are an unknown. if you don’t know how deep it is, probably best not to drive your 80k dollar truck into it.
If you haven’t been to Raptor Assault, go.
Off road with locals or local Raptor owners. Don’t be ashamed of being a n00b and asking n00b questions. All of us have been n00bs and asked those questions.
I find my most used modes are Normal & Sport for street, M&S for off road.
I’ve tested the other modes - rock and Baja but I keep coming back to mud and sand. Not quite as high strung as baja, good throttle response etc.
Why would you attempt donuts(slipping the rear) in 4wd? Makes no sense.I learned the hard way not to full lock the wheel when doing donuts and chewed up my LCA stops.
Also Donuts on /snow ice in Auto is no no Hubs/IWE replaced. Oopsy
Made sense at the time, Its called learning.Why would you attempt donuts(slipping the rear) in 4wd? Makes no sense.
Why would you attempt donuts(slipping the rear) in 4wd? Makes no sense.
Ill ask you again considering you also have a torsen front .