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Join Date: May 2011
Location: East Tennessee
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Is it just me or do these trucks SUCK off road?
I'll start by saying for the past 7-8 years, I've had a 2000 GMC Sierra 4x4 1500. For a stock truck, it was pretty capable offroad. I'm not talking rock crawling, but general trails in dry, and even mud and snow, it was pretty good!
Coming to my current truck, an '05 F350 4x4, I've gotta say, this thing sucks! There are two places (in the dirt) on my property that I sometimes have to park. With my GMC I _NEVER_ had problems getting the truck parked there. As soon as one tire loses traction, the damn thing just spins. I can't believe that this truck doesn't have posi.... and if it does, IT SUCKS! Even 4 wheel drive seems like it's really "two wheel drive", just a single wheel on each axle spinning.
Anyone else feel this way? It just seems that the second this thing has to flex/articulate a little, it instantly stops moving and just spins... and 4wd is just as useless in this scenario.
If there is a reasonable fix, I'm all ears. I don't need a rock crawler, but I do ask that the truck can climb a 4ft dirt slope once in a while without having to have momentum to carry it up!