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Off Roading with 2500

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by GMC99, Aug 7, 2003.

  1. GMC99

    GMC99 Senior Member
    from 60188
    Messages: 753

    Im gonna be towing a friends baja to the Indiana badlands next weekend, and was wondering if anyone has taken there 2500 series on the trails? Any do's and don'ts, Im not planning on doing anything hardcore with it just wanna have a little fun with it!
  2. ToolManTimTaylor

    ToolManTimTaylor Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    DOKeep the rubber side down!
    Don't Attempt super steep approaches as you can starve the oil pump on the 360 motors or puke oil on a CTD
    DO bring a towline that is rated 2x the trucks weight (Ya never know)
    Don't Listen to your stupid buddy who thinks he is a four wheeling god and tells you that your going to make the crest no problem and to keep going once you crest it to make the slick pass thru the fire washout trail :rolleyes:
  3. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    Tim covered most of the basic already :D

    If you lose the 4WD you have probably knocked off or broken one of the plastic vacuum lines for the front CAD motor.Take some spare rubber line to repair the plactic lines with,you may need it.

    After you get back on the road,clean the mud out of the front axle tubes,or you'll be doing seals real quick.Wouldn't hurt to get the mud and dirt out of everything else too.

    If you do any water crossings,check and\or change the diff fluids,and have the brakes serviced.

    Make sure you have safety stuff and recovery tools handy.Don't pull sideways with the stock Dodge trailer hitch,as it will buckle and twist.Don't ask me how I know ;)

    Good luck,and have fun.
  4. szorno

    szorno Senior Member
    Messages: 308

    Another couple items-
    Take an air compressor with you if you can. Then air down the tires for the soft or rough stuff. You can generally go to about 20 lbs or less without popping a bead if you keep your speed down. Always try finesse first before power in a bad spot. Don't be afraid or ashamed to get out and look before going on.

    Hope you have fun and we never hear from you.
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