Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Kitchener, Ontario
It was a fun event, but I was met with a mild amount of the usual 4x4 snobbery. I have been on runs and stuff before, so I totally expected this before I arrived. I even warned my passenger on the way to the event that we'd likely get some scoffing. And we did, of course. There was the usual cat calls like "Hey, this isn't a car show, you know", or the blank look on the faces when registering as if to say, " You're registering THIS vehicle?" There was one cat caller who exclaimed that I must be a drug dealer to take a vehicle like this into the event. Not quite sure what his line of thinking was on that one. But as usual, I get the satisfaction of passing vehicles stuck in the mud, or me taking the more difficult option while others in JKs veer off to the easier fork.
All in all, I am once again not let down by the capabilities of our Trailhawks. They may have some car DNA, but they are made tough. There was one fork where I decided to take the harder option and it ended up being some seriously dug in ruts. They were about 2 feet deep and about 2 feet spaced apart. Around maybe 8 of them in a row. Sort of like a mini dirt roller coaster. I went into the first one and landed on my skid plate and my front wheels just spun. I backed up a bit, took a different line and throttled out with relative ease. It was a bumpy ride to be sure, probably the worst thing my TH has seen to date as far a suspension workout goes, but I made it out and later saw several other vehicles stuck in the same spot and needing help. That always makes me feel good for some reason.
Last edited by dmaker; 09-12-2016 at 05:12 PM.