How to Go Off Roading

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How to Go Off Roading

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Want to go off-roading? If you’re a first time 4 wheeler then there are things you’ll need to know.


Get an off road vehicle, if you don't have one already.


Big trucks aren't good, unless you plan on spending a lot of time in the mud. They are just too big to fit on trails.


Get supplies for you and your vehicle. Extra oil, spare tire, jack, water, and things for you in case of that small chance you get stuck and have to hike back.


For beginners, find a easy trail, but not just a flat dirt road. Old Mountain Back roads that aren't used often are usually good for beginners.


Once arrived at the start of the trail, engage your vehicle's 4x4 option.


Start down the trail.


Watch for rocks in the center of the trail, some may be too big to straddle. If you try drive straight over a rock that is too big you can damage the bottom of your vehicle. You could also hit the oil pan and then your vehicle is stuck.


Learn your vehicle's wheel location and placement. This will help you go over difficult spots without a spotter to tell you where to drive up. Still, a spotter always helps. A good way to do this is setup aluminum soda cans in a parking lot, and then try to crush them with the passenger side tires. Successfully doing this in reverse a few times is really helpful if you find yourself at the dead end of a wrong trail.


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