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Old 02-11-2013, 02:34 PM   #4495
The Phenx
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2003 Imprezza Wrx


Originally Posted by HighWayDrifter View Post
Yeah those are the types of trails i get the hatchet/ax/saw out and start getting creative (if it is private land where i have permissions of course). Or i start practicing my reverse skills. You are absolutely correct, and i will say this.

IT IS NERVE RACKING DRIVING A RAPTOR ON A JEEP TRAIL! That being said its fun as hell and a bit more challenging when you have to plan your angles 2, 3, or 4 turns out. It is also EXTREMELY rewarding fitting in between two large trees with 1/8th of an inch on each side of your folded in mirrors.

That being said, the raptor is WAY WAY WAY more fun on high speed roads/fields/etc. I just really am not a fan of ignorant "a raptor cant do that because its not a jeep" bull****. Most raptors will never see a jeep trail because their owners worry about the paint or body, so i can understand that view. But for those who like to test their trucks and driving skills they are extremely capable vehicles.

I get a lot of guys with a case of the itis wanting tours thru Jeep trails. I have led, FJ's, Hummers, Land Cruisers, etc...

They are all very capable vehicles in their own right, but are too heavy, too wide, low turning radius, not geared right.

The last bunch took about 100k in damage between the lot, and they followed me on a class 5 (of 10) trail.. that I drove while sitting on my rollbar with the trottle control on, and steering with my feet.

Raptors are meant for being pseudo desert racing trucks... its like taking my rockcrawler at 130 mph whoops... Not that it will go above 80mph but you get the point.
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