Lippincott Rd

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4x4 Explore
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Lippincott Rd

Post by 4x4 Explore » Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:43 pm

Im getting mixed reviews...

Will a 4x4 Suburban 2500 make it through?

I've seen pics of full size trucks supposedly on the trail and I've been told a 4dr wrangler barely fits. Which is it???

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Re: Lippincott Rd

Post by D.A. Wright » Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:38 pm

Tight in one spot where the road is sloughing away in the bottom half. Possible two point turns in the switchbacks. A spotter helps.
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Re: Lippincott Rd

Post by Sparky of SoCal » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:36 am

What kind of answer are you really looking for? A report you could quote saying after rolling it down the hill " They Said It Was Safe". There are numerous videos showing trips up and down the road. I use to drive a 3/4 ton Suburban with lift,4wd,and desert pinstripes and I am pretty sure with a spotter worth their salt I would drive up it. Do you have steps on the side that maybe will catch a rock and rip off and tear up the side of the truck? You still made the trip but you lost a step and some paint, you good with that? Or do you have real rock rails you can drag along a rock to pivot around a tight narrow turn? Do you have the skill to back up a 1/2 mile (or more) around corners to a place to turn around if you feel you can't make it. Maybe a vehicle coming the opposite direction will require you to back up that distance. You capable of those situations?

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Re: Lippincott Rd

Post by 4x4 Explore » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:40 pm

Thanks. I couldn't tell if any of the videos were of the full road. I kept hearing its tight but never saw anything that worried me.
I have a ton of offroad experience. Years of rock crawling, trails, etc. I even work in the industry.
Last 2 years have been more about xploring though. I have yet to do Lippencott and I know my current rig will walk right through it. With a new dog added to the pack my jeep is getting small so Im looking at options. I know I could get through Goler with it if I wanted to but I didn't want to paint myself into a corner by eliminating Lipp from my map.

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Re: Lippincott Rd

Post by 4x4 Explore » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:42 pm

Oh, and I can parallel park a 53 footer if that helps.

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Re: Lippincott Rd

Post by fatherdaddy » Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:07 pm

I made it in a stock Ram 3500 4wd with a full length rack on 8/24/18. We had some work at Furnace Creek and took a little side trip to the Racetrack. My lack of research said that it would be no problem. It turned out alright, but it was tight. However, I had no previous experience driving roads like that, or even driving in 4wd. Anyone with half a brain to use proper equipment should have no problem, when it's dry.

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