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Old 08-01-2021, 07:25 PM #1
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Driving down steep fsr

I am new to off roading, I have a 5th generation 4runner. What is the best way to travel down a steep fsr without having to burn out the brakes? Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

The road is relatively smooth, it was just graveled to smooth out the pot holes but it's steep
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Driving down steep fsr

Use the manual shift option and drop
Her down a gear or 2


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Keep the gears down on the transmission, if it's REALLY steep you can use 4LO, but I cant imagine that on a graded road.
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Keep the gears down on the transmission, if it's REALLY steep you can use 4LO, but I cant imagine that on a graded road.
Like spooner said. If it's extremely steep go 4 lo and use your DAC. You won't even need to touch your breaks. In fact that disengages DAC as soon as you touch the brake.
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In the Rockies, there are dirt roads where second-third gear in low range is the ticket.

For trails, the gearing is not low enough so if the spot is not terrible (then crawl control is perfect), there is nothing you can do but first gear low + brakes.
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