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Last weekend I was up at Big Bear and managed to find a few super long trails/fire roads up into the mtns.
I have 4wd and though it's only touted as minimally helpful, there wasn't any area I couldn't go. I actually found the limits of the rear electric system. Good to know IMO. Now, I wasn't rock crawling or hangin the suspension, but there was some nice sand, rutted tracks, and steep woop-dee-doos. I definately went some places a 2wd would not have been able to get.
anyone else taken their rig offroad or am I the only one that uses an SUV with 4wd for what it's designed for? (beyond snow, and don't say it's technically a 'car on frame' design.)
I know alot of places my 04" Chevrolet Tahoe will go but my i4WD Highlander Hybrid won't go, the Highlander's 4WD system is stupid to even be called 4WD in my opinion, it gives the wrong impression, it's more like all weather AWD system to help traction in light snow, mud, and wet take off's. It's great though for "light" offroad conditions. But not for serious offroading like a Tahoe can do.
I absolutely agree. It's for 'light' offroading only. But that's the trade off we make for now until someone gets savvy with a hybrid and low torque. Maybe we'll see a diesel hybrid in the next few years with a low gear etc...