January 7, 2005My turn now, Thanks to the US military, I have been in many places in this world and have wheeled them all. I've spent a few years in the louisianna mud, gotten stuck many times, and broken a few parts. Then moved to and area with sand dunes and jumped the heck out of my jeep, also breaking parts depending on how stupid I got. Of course there is the snow of Wyoming and montana I played in and although I got stuck many times, no real memorable breakage. My lastest four wheeling has been the unforgiving rocks of New Mexico and for both driver and vehicle these are a mother. I can think of no where in mud, sand, or snow that a 80hp 4 cyl engine can destroy a full spool in a dana 44. this is just one of the many, many breakages i have had on the rocks. I run a stock worn out 4cyl and custom dana 44 with ctm joints and hardend axleshafts with a detroit up front, while the back sports another dana 44 with a spool and full floater hardened axle setup. whenever I go out, I plan on breakage, because even with this seemingly unbreakable combination in a light underpowered jeep, it happens. - My vote has got to be for rocks, followed by high speed sand/desert, then mud, then snow - James
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January 13, 2005never done rocks. too slow. my favorite is desert racing. as for the hardest, since i dont know how to drive on snow yet, must say thats the hardest for me. also scares me the most
January 13, 2005After watching this video, I have to say rocks!
February 4, 2005hans down rocks above all because i quote "for mudding all you need is a powerful enough engine and big enough tires and a heavy enoug lead foot and your good to go" where as rock there are alot more aspects that come into play such as rock condition(wet dry) your also more likely to havet trail repairs while rock crawling cause of the over all stress that is put on your rig thats why you also need a more specialized rig for the extreme rock crawling where when it comes to mudding you can get away with using your daily drive as your mudding rig by simply swapping out the street tires that you might use during the week to get to and from work where as on the weekend swap them out for the big boggers to go play with.
February 4, 2005A trail ride as in said in 1 of the other posts,Why???Cause your never sure what you gonna be up against,whether it be mud, downed trees, tree roots. wet leaves,rocks.This means you need to be skilled at all the above driving.
Have I done any actual rock crawlin?No.Have I come across obstacles that included some maneuvering over rocks?Yes.I seen trails that offer all those challenges and more.Some take a certain amount of skill more than others,lets not diss 1 or the other,by saying this is harder than this.We all enjoy what we do and thats to offroad where most people only can think about goin.Lets leave it at that
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