I’m a long way from being personally comfortable with a L8 trail, but it looks crazy and awesome! I’ve hesitated on any fender/flairs that aren’t removable, and you kinda reinforced that hereHey 6G,
As many of you know, we like to do some testing on our new products and Pre-Run some future trails for the 4xMore Runs. Pinyon Mountain is one of the Jeep Badge of honor trails, its considered a level 8 trail due to 3 big obstacles. Its always been on our list to run, but many of us wondered if the new Bronco would fit. As far as we knew, no 6G Bronco has yet to attempt it, or completed the trail. So myself and the Ocotillo Trail Riders Club set out to test it this weekend.
The first, which is also the gatekeeper for the trail, is a famous section called the squeeze. It’s an extremely narrow rock opening that cascades down into a wash. This is the definition of threading the needle. They key is to press your passenger tire up against the rock to push you off the rock, you then need to turn into the hole at the bottom to pull your rear cap away from the rock as you keep going. For a stock bronco with aftermarket rock sliders you can do this no problem. If you remove the plastic fender flares, you'll have plenty of tire to space you off the rock to passenger as your sliders engage with it. We took no structural damage going through it, we only left paint and doubts behind.
Quickly after that obstacle you are greeted with window rock, which is an offset step up that if you don't take far enough to the passenger with late cut to the driver.... you'll discover why it earned its name. After you get through here, you'll have about a mile of rock crawling trail to help build the suspense to what's next.
The next obstacle, and basically the last part of this trail is Heat Attack hill. Heart Attack Hill, is just over a hundred foot long downhill that reaches angles in excess of 70 degrees, and has pot holes littered on the way down. Making any simple mistakes or over breaking a costly lessons that have led to rollovers in the past. The key is to manage the momentum and place the tires in ways that balance the side movement of the pot holes.
After Heart Attack Hill its a nice drive through Fish Creek wash out to the highway. We want to thank the Ocotillo Trail Riders Club, they're knowledge and experience with this trail and that area is second to none. If you live in the SD/Socal area I would highly recommend joining thier FB group. They are often the people behind the scenes breaking the trails collapsed due to rain, or fixing them when people completely destroy by others. For those of you who want to see more videos, dont worry we'll be posting them on the @4XMORE_Bronco Instagram.