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You guys think I'll end up breaking my front/rear differentials ?

Yeah that's a retarded question without giving details... here:

I don't go to moab to watch, I go to play. The last three years before it gets too hot, I pile up my friends and a big tent in my rodeo and take off, make camp and wheel all day for a couple days. I don't go on the toooo crazy wicked stuff, maybe the worst of what you would find on "fins n' things" is the most i drive on, I don't creepy crawl slowly too often, sometimes I fly along those trails as I've got quite the suspension travel and flex on the rodeo, i know i'll have to slow it down a bit with my factory bilstein suspension on the truck, quite a bit less wheel travel and pretty stiff in comparison.

Or, should I WAIT and bring the almighty rodeo again because it's just proven that it stands up to anything, then when I run across a titan locking rear diff and a titan front diff, THEN take the truck to moab?
 

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you will be fine just stay off the gas. most of the people that have broken difs are from being lose in sand, mud, hill climbs etc. and there wheels are spinning then grab traction. It's the stress from not having a load on and then bam a sudden load. It is like driving full speed in to a brick wall.
 

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Know your limits, pick a good line, and easy on the gas when the parts are under stress. I've never been there but it's my understanding that there are several different trail difficulties out there. Just don't get in over your head.
 

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J_L has been taking his CC Nismo to goneMOAB for the past 3 years iirc. granted he's got a lot of armor and the coilovers/UCA combo up front

so if you're ok with this...



and this...



and more of this...



then have at it, but since you have a fairly dedicated trail rig, i'd probably just use that and not mess up such a nice truck :thumbsup:
 

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at least get some lift on there before you take on anything higher than blue level trails...
 

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Im Registered To Go........
 

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Do you have a CB? If not..get one. It is required for Moab this year. You will want skids and if you don't have any lift don't pick any crazy hard trails. LISTEN to your spotter and stay OFF the skinny pedal. For more information on Moab please check out : goneMOAB
 

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you will be fine just stay off the gas. most of the people that have broken difs are from being lose in sand, mud, hill climbs etc. and there wheels are spinning then grab traction. It's the stress from not having a load on and then bam a sudden load. It is like driving full speed in to a brick wall.
^ this.

i don't think i have ever read of someone breaking their front diff when they weren't doing anything wrong.

1. go light on the throttle- if the tires break loose, then shut it down and try another line.
2. if you can't make it by crawling, stop.
3. if you have to 'charge' or 'bump' up the obstacle, you risk breakage.

spinning tires and 'cutting' the tires is most beneficial for rigs with locked (and strong) front diffs. bottom line is, you can't wheel a stocker like you see some people wheel built rigs on youtube. i don't know if its impatience, or lack of knowledge, but its why people break.
 

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Thanks for the many suggestions everyone... Real help!

Yeah, I can sure be smooth on the throttle if I really gotta, It'll be some getting use to. The rodeo, not having a locker and not having the traction I want, sometimes I do get in those situations where I have to back up, get speed and bump up, or just full throttle all the way up my obstacle and... wah la!.. but being in my frontier I'll be nicer to it... I surprisingly didn't use a spotter much at all in my last few trips to moab. I live in a offroad county, all the crap we do is always offroad... but it is always safe to use a spotter when you have absolutely no idea where your tires should be on an unfamiliar and very challenging obstacle.

Just installed a uniden 520XL CB in my center console, hardwired er' up and installed a PA loudspeaker in the engine compartment, I've got a Lo Pro light bar on the way here soon also. Skids, probably are a must, eh? .. I had skids on my first rodeo, never put any on my current rodeo and I slide all over the place on that thing when I have to, no body damage yet! yikes! It's got skidplates on everything critical though like the nismo frontier came with.

I better get signed up.
 
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