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Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: The great state of Warshington
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These things are heavy, so it all depends on the conditions. If things are soft and soupy you've got to make sure to keep the speed and revs up (think 2k). A good set of tires goes a long way. I've gotten my EX LB 4X4 into some pretty tight situations, but limitted slip diffs and 35" KM2's have always pulled through. Even managed to sink it up to the axles in a corn field while duck hunting a month ago. Funny how ground that looks solid at 5 am looks different a noon. With some effort she managed to pull herself out.
One thing I will say is, before doing any serious 4x4 crawling, make sure to install a trans cooler with a fan. These E40D (assuming you have an automatic) run hot, and high revving, high load, low speed 4x4'ing is a recipe for dissaster with them.
Just keep in mind it's not a mid-80's 4runner. These trucks are capable without a doubt, but heavy...not to mention expensive to fix.