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Awaiting my (repeatedly delayed) delivery to HI….Wondering if anyone out there can share their experience with steep declines and crawl speeds. Basically, the access road I use everyday is a 1.4 mile poorly paved/rutted out 4WD-only road with an average incline of 25 degrees and a max incline of 45 degrees. Because I immediately pass through several 2-3 ft deep waterways after my decline, it’s critical that I don’t use friction brakes on my descent…lest I warp those hot brakes upon cooling in the water. Currently my 2014 Taco handles the work just fine in 4LO. Rivian has replied with cautiously optimistic enthusiasm in emails saying the decline holding capacity is actually inferior compared to Magna Steyr 4LO systems. But I certainly cannot afford to have a $75k hunk of metal delivered to me only to end up useless on my daily commutes into and out of the valley below. Looking for anyone who’s dropped their R1T down anything remotely similar to my steep situation. Thanks in advance.