Dealing with ditches dongas and sand ridges in a 4×4
Cross obstacles at an angle, one wheel at a time. This increases the clearance of the vehicle, at all time try to avoid cross lifting your wheels.
- Enter the obstacle slowly, using engine compression in 1st gear low range to have control and stability.
- Crossing a sand ridge or donga head on may cause you to foul your undercarriage, or damage the rear end as which is generally longer than the front of your vehicle.
- Be aware of your break over angle, ground clearance and wheelbase. A long wheelbase vehicle requires careful driving.