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Old 10-12-2013, 07:21 PM
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Hey guys !

Any recommendations for a trip up to mount Washington?
Nub driver when it comes to tricky roads .
2014 overland here

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You mean the auto road? Corollas get up there so you should be just fine. Left my Jeep at the bottom in August and went up the old fashioned way. Enjoy!
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Re: Mount washington

My TraiBlazer had no problem a few years back. I don't remember anything tricky about the road.

http://mtwashingtonautoroad.com/drive-yourself/



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My TraiBlazer had no problem a few years back. I don't remember anything tricky about the road. http://mtwashingtonautoroad.com/drive-yourself/ ---
I've read that too but I wasn't sure if I'll be ok on auto :P
4low is definitely overkill but I wasn't sure if I should manual switch to 1gear during the descent part . Never had a manual transmission car
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Re: Mount washington

Maybe you just take the car out of the ECO mode. But you do not need 4-LO for that. 4-LO is strictly for off-roading or some extreme scenarios like towing someone out of a ditch.
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Would enabling hill decent be worth while here?
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I think hill assist is only available in 4low
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4-Lo is the way to go descending the rock pile. You won't have to touch be brakes unless someone wants to pass.
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4-Lo is the way to go descending the rock pile. You won't have to touch be brakes unless someone wants to pass.
Yeah but you wouldn't want the diff locked on the paved road, I'm sure there are some sharp switch back turns.
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You will not need or want hill decent when heading down. You'll be ridiculously slow and quickly have a lot of traffic behind you. As others have mentioned there are paved sections and tight switch backs which are not conducive to 4 low.

Use your paddle shifters and keep it in the appropriate gear that requires as little braking as possible (probably 1 or 2), you'll inevitably need to do some.

Also, its closed for the year. So you'll have to wait until spring.
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Travis Pastrana sets hill climb record at Mt. Washington.
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That was pretty cool. Little faster than the choo-choo.
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