XLT FX4 5.0 went off-roading

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Took the new beast off-roading this weekend at Bee Canyon to San Jacinto trail with @Tizzzo
Running 295/70/17 nitto ridge grapplers with method wheels and readylift 2inch level
They performed amazing. Aired down from 40 to 28 psi For this trail.

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Did you have to use the Rock/crawl mode at all?
No. Honestly wasn’t necessary. Had it on 4x4 half the time but even then didn’t really need it with these tires. Only found myself using the locker once. These trucks are high under-estimated for off road use
 

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No. Honestly wasn’t necessary. Had it on 4x4 half the time but even then didn’t really need it with these tires. Only found myself using the locker once. These trucks are high under-estimated for off road use
Awesome, still waiting for mine but i went with Sport instead of getting the FX4 package. But it still has the locker. So eager to try it out to see how it handles. Def want to add some skid plates once I get the truck.
 
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Awesome, still waiting for mine but i went with Sport instead of getting the FX4 package. But it still has the locker. So eager to try it out to see how it handles. Def want to add some skid plates once I get the truck.
My buddy above also had the 4x4 sport and performed the same. You won’t need rock crawl mode unless you’re doing some jeep/Moab stuff. I have much more confidence in my trucks abilities off-road now
 

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Awesome to see and hear how it was out there. Thanks for posting. I'm so jealous. I cant wait to get my tires, skids, level and get my 5.0 4x4 sport e locker out there too.
 

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Nice. Love to see folks that aren't afraid to get a little dirty! I took my stock XLT off-road twice in the first month, but just forest service roads. Did fine, but I can't wait to get it leveled for a bit more ground clearance in the front. What offset are those wheels? I may go for a bit less "poke" but would still like a little.
 

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Doesn’t look like you had any issues with the air dam either? I’ve taken mine off road a few times on high pass/old logging mining roads in Colorado. Was worried about the air dam but didn’t find it getting in the way, I’m guessing because it’s tucked so close to the wheel it doesn’t really impact the approach. I’m wrong stock height with Wrangler Duratracs.
 
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Doesn’t look like you had any issues with the air dam either? I’ve taken mine off road a few times on high pass/old logging mining roads in Colorado. Was worried about the air dam but didn’t find it getting in the way, I’m guessing because it’s tucked so close to the wheel it doesn’t really impact the approach. I’m wrong stock height with Wrangler Duratracs.
No it wasn’t an issue at all. Forgot I had it on.
 
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Awesome to see and hear how it was out there. Thanks for posting. I'm so jealous. I cant wait to get my tires, skids, level and get my 5.0 4x4 sport e locker out there too.
Thanks man!
 
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Nice. Love to see folks that aren't afraid to get a little dirty! I took my stock XLT off-road twice in the first month, but just forest service roads. Did fine, but I can't wait to get it leveled for a bit more ground clearance in the front. What offset are those wheels? I may go for a bit less "poke" but would still like a little.
These method 305 17’ are 0 off set! And thanks!
 
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