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Hey gang just looking for you all's input into the actual field user seat of the pants experience with the Pioneer P2 or P4 when climbing hills and rough, steep trails or inclines. How about descending the same ? Any real large issues with either ? The fact that there is no manual shift control like the ATV's have.. is that a potential issue while out riding the trails or washes ? I'm stepping up to a SxS from a 700 Kawasaki 4x4 that has gobs of power. Just can't simulate the real knowledge gained from a test run across the dealers parking lot if ya know what I mean. From what I have heard & read the ability to negotiate the above terrain is no big deal. Probably likely to climb over most anything in 4 Locked mode just as my ATV is capable of. Thanks for any input/help that you are willing to share. Happy Trails.
 

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The Pioneer has some of the most aggressive engine braking you will find. You'll have good control on descent.

I have rarely used 4wd diff lock. It just doesn't need it.
 
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On my little test ride yesterday of 15 miles I was surprised Moose how little I really even needed 4wd.

I love the engine braking. It is nice and aggressive.

And from what I have seen so far on the hill climbing it seems to go up anything I would care to go up. I even went up a little hill that was a bit of a clencher and it had no problem.
 

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Yes. I think sometimes people think we aren't pushing it hard when we say that. I feel like I'm pushing it plenty hard and if I was in something else I would be in low or diff lock.

The Pioneer is a goat. Sure footed as I have seen. I'd say my new Trailhawk is the only thing I've driven less likely to spin a tire
 
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