It’s been a long time since I’ve owned it but my old truck seemed to need downshifting on inclines with factory tires just as much as when I upped to 35” tires running 3.73. This was with the old dodge 5.2 with 5 speed.
If I change to a Braptor, my badlands does not get allocated to the dealer, it is still my order is the way I’m looking at this. My reservation doesn’t split.
Also why are you feeling that it’s shady if somebody else has to pay more because they didn’t jump on the hype wagon and don’t know how...
What? If this is available to order at same time as reservations you can order it with your reservation. Nothing will be stranded. I “reserved” a badlands but at order time I can order whatever the hell I want, including this if it is available and I feel I can afford it.
I got stuck one time and that was enough for me to know that at minimum I need the rear locker. 1 rear wheel and 1 front wheel spinning on ice, spent the night in the truck lol. Simple rear locker would have had me out of there no problem.