Driving ruts


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Steer in ruts following the bonnet, not what you think. Keep the bonnet level and steer TOWARDS the side that dips. Forget the back wheels, you can't control them as well.

John U

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I've been taught that the drivers sight line through their foot on the accelerator is a good rough guide for the position of where the front right wheel is hitting the ground.

Does anyone else use this?

Has worked for me and been handy when trying to straddle ruts.


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When drivers my very deep ruts that you know you will bottom out in drive up the side of the rut and steer into a he embankment to force the wheels up of the bottom of the rut