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Old 03-22-2017, 12:57 PM   #11
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It was at this point we realized that either the Bronco's 4x4 stopped working or was never working. either way, we think it had something to do with the auto hubs not engaging. front hubs were very hot to the touch. This was on some 4x4 ofshoot trail before soda lake.

Hey bemerritt --- how'd that bit work out for you guys with the apparent non-functional 4WD on the Bronco? Did you guys resolve it.....or just soldier on? Looks like you had to winch the Brocno out at least once....

Really want to run this Mojave Road, and I think I've got adequate lift and tires....but I'm still 2WD (although with a proper full diff locker.) Wondering if 2WD/locker is enough to pull through on this trail? (when conditions are dry, anyway?).

The hill descent looks like the scariest part of what you've reported back on........"4WD Low" must be a real benefit in conditions like that for controlling descent speed safely.

Thanks for sharing such a great report!!!!
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Old 03-22-2017, 02:45 PM   #12
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I think you would be fine. The above picture is on a side trail. At no time did he get stuck on the main trail.

If i had what you have i would still do it. Tire pressure around 20-25 and max tracks just incase. There are a couple soft sections, but he kept his speed and made it thru fine. Ill upload the video of him going down the wash in 2wd.
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I think you would be fine. The above picture is on a side trail. At no time did he get stuck on the main trail.

If i had what you have i would still do it. Tire pressure around 20-25 and max tracks just incase. There are a couple soft sections, but he kept his speed and made it thru fine. Ill upload the video of him going down the wash in 2wd.
Very cool --- looking forward to seeing that "O.J. Simpson" 2WD descent video clip!
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Well played, 2WD playa!!

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Looks like fun! We have done that route many times and plan to do it again soon. We go with a rather quick crowd and end up doing that route west to Avi and then back in a weekend. Definitely a good time!

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