- Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:57 am
Difficulty 4+: Larger then stock off-road type tires and 2 traction devices required; body armor recommended; Vehicle damage likely
Difficulty 4: Larger then stock off-road type tires and 1 traction device required; body armor recommended; Vehicle damage possible
by defenition that truck would be a 4+. now keep in mind you would still have relatively short tires and really weak axles to be considering running a real 4+ trail.
for example: I could put 2 real lockers and some 33's on my 4 runner. It would be just fine for ice man, but I would not make it through the first obstical on kong without desroying my rockers and 1/4 panels. by the second obstical my steering would be wasted, and by the 3rd my clutch will have taken a permanent vacation!
a stock jeep rubicon with an auto trans, a mild lift and 33's should be able to make it all the way through without a winch!
the ratings are just a guide, lots of other things to take into consideration when choosing what trail you and your rig will be comfortable on [smiley=beer.gif]
get out on some runs with some of the old guys. Ice man is actually a really good trail to learn on. not really hard most of the time but lots of little 4+ places along the way to play and challenge your ability's. Once you get a little seat time on some harder obsticals then it's time to move up to some of the harder trails!
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