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Jakkall 10-12-2013 07:21 PM

Mount washington
 
Hey guys !

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

Thanks !

johhn14 10-12-2013 08:25 PM

Re: Mount washington
 
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!

bill_de 10-12-2013 08:34 PM

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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Jakkall 10-12-2013 08:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bill_de (Post 909508)
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 :D

f1anatic 10-13-2013 08:46 AM

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.

mswlogo 10-13-2013 09:39 AM

Re: Mount washington
 
Would enabling hill decent be worth while here?

Jakkall 10-13-2013 10:42 AM

I think hill assist is only available in 4low

nek121328 10-13-2013 10:53 AM

Re: Mount washington
 
4-Lo is the way to go descending the rock pile. You won't have to touch be brakes unless someone wants to pass.

mswlogo 10-13-2013 01:08 PM

Re: Mount washington
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nek121328 (Post 909746)
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.

TurboRush 10-14-2013 07:34 AM

Re: Mount washington
 
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.

Booze_Traveler 10-14-2013 07:53 AM

Re: Mount washington
 
Travis Pastrana sets hill climb record at Mt. Washington.

mswlogo 10-14-2013 06:36 PM

Re: Mount washington
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Booze_Traveler (Post 910189)


That was pretty cool. Little faster than the choo-choo.


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