Join Date: Oct 2002
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Re: Driving on slick muddy road
The other thing to remember is to upshift! (Don't laugh) Even if it's in low, don't stick to 1st gear - there's 4 others right there beside it. The engine can only spin so fast, so drop to second quickly (Don't lose momentum) and keep going. Try to keep the momentum smooth. That doesn't necessarily mean to keep accelerating, just keep the speed of the vehicle steady. If it's really muddy, you might need a LOT of wheelspin to maintain the same speed. Get the momentum and wheel speed up and keep it there. Sometimes that's the only way you'll get the tires to clean themselves - particularly AT's. Some AT's work decent in the mud. Mud tires will almost always be better, because well, they're made for mud. AT's nice for a DD but you'll have to make up for the shortcomings they usually present. There are several MT's that ride like AT's but still shine offroad - something else to consider BFG MT's, SS TRxus, etc.