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Old July 18th, 2010, 01:33 PM   #21
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Only thing I am worried about is my jeeps short arm/radios arm suspension sucks in 2wd reverse (its almost usless backwards)
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Old July 18th, 2010, 01:38 PM   #22
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2wd all over the place is the only way to fly unless dragracing... Jim I see you in 2wd all the time also. Corse you have paddles and a V8 and a YJ (best damm front clip ever) lol
Actually Dave, I sold the paddles a year ago. I go everywhere I want in 2wd with my Iroks. Maybe you should follow me up the right side of test hill and the second hill. Those are a workout in 2wd.
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Old July 18th, 2010, 01:45 PM   #23
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I'll run most of the day in 2wd just for the fun of it. I have a LSD and 33" ATs, so I have sort of a perfect set up for 2wd on a stock motor. LOW PSI will do you well, I have went up test in 2wd on the steepest part that day, but it took a few tries and a decent run.

As mentioned, tow points and a strap and have fun!!
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Old July 18th, 2010, 01:54 PM   #24
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Do not run more than 10 psi in the rear tires, someone earlier suggested 15, you would not make it up the entrance ramp. When you have enough low pressure you should see a significant bulge in the sidewall of the tire between the whell and the ground, one pound can make a big difference in smaller tires. I suggest testing low pressure in your tires in your driveway, looking for the sidewall bulge at different low pressures. Do not try tight turns or spin donuts with low pressure!
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Old July 18th, 2010, 02:00 PM   #25
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You will be fine.
You will have fun, you won't know until you try it though.
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Old July 18th, 2010, 02:04 PM   #26
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Jim I am going next weekend 25th come up and u can lead.. And remember the right side was where you pulled me of the 2nd hill where my BOA wasn't good enough for my speed..lol
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Old July 18th, 2010, 02:21 PM   #27
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friend of mine run up there with me and he has an identical truck as to what you described and the key was 6 psi front 8 psi rear and he had brand new bfg at not a very good tire in my opinion but i only pulled once when he thought the water hole was a good idea i think once you learn how the work the skinny pedal with those tires you will do fine and be happy
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Old July 18th, 2010, 02:41 PM   #28
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I have ran almost every hill out there in my dads Rubi (Rear LSD, or locker if needed) on 33" M/T in 2wd. My grand cherokee (5.2l, open diff) on 31" A/T's is absolutely useless in 2wd, every time I got on it to get some momentum the tires broke lose and i didn't go anywhere. But then again, I can hardly climb a curb in that thing without making a smoke show

I would imagine with some weight in the bed of your truck, you could probably keep traction with the V6 and it would be fun out there though. Worth a shot for sure, even if you do have to get pulled out a few times, it would still be a blast.
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Old July 18th, 2010, 03:11 PM   #29
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Ok guys, thanks for all of the advice so far. whiterhino said that just a hitch pin in my hitch was not good enough for a tow point in the rear. Would it be ok to use one of these in a hitch like this except mine doesn't have all of that material removed for the one ball system. Or should I just get one of these? Sorry about all the questions. I would rather play it safe for when I do get stuck. I do already have a 4"x30' strap.
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Old July 18th, 2010, 03:45 PM   #30
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Just get a normal incert take the ball out and put a clevis in its place
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Old July 18th, 2010, 03:55 PM   #31
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Just looked at your links, the last one is the best. And I won't ever use pin style clevis only screw in style so you don't have to worry about the pin coming lose
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Old July 18th, 2010, 05:23 PM   #32
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No, hitch pin is not good enough.
What is wrong with that?
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Old July 18th, 2010, 05:27 PM   #33
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What is wrong with that?
The sharp edges from the hitch mouth can cut the strap when pulling on a an angle, either up or down.
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Old July 18th, 2010, 05:29 PM   #34
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Get a shovel.
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Shovel is a good tool to have.
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Get a shovel.
I actually have an old wwII folding shovel from my grandfather.
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Old July 18th, 2010, 07:55 PM   #37
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The receiver with the threaded pin is best, don't get the pin with the clip.

And forget that tiny folding shovel, you'll only piss yourself off in a sweaty fury. Bring a full size flat shovel, since you have the room in a pickup.

Oh, and I seen a late 80's Crown Vic on top of test hill one year when I was there!
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http://www.flemingoutdoors.com/littl...hannelid=FROOG

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Old July 18th, 2010, 08:28 PM   #39
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A pin isn't good enough for a hard pull as its just a 9/16 bolt persay and could bend with out the aid of the recever
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Old July 18th, 2010, 09:56 PM   #40
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As said, hitch pin by itself will bend and you can cut a strap. Yes, people do it but your choice of this http://www.tractorsupply.com/winches...hackle-1834119 is best.

A hitch pin style clevis can get twisted sideways and then all the load is on the 1/8" diameter. And as someone else posted, never pull on a trailer hitch ball. They've been known to break and then become a cannon ball.
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