...we went to hollister hills. they had 4 courses ranging from easy, medium, hard and hardest trail. we only conquered the medium one coz the hard one was already tricky from what i examined. i first checked the depth of that hole we were supposed to cross but decided not to take any chances of scraping my underchasis against those dried mountains of clay. as i was going uphill on a tricky, loose graveled and bumpy terrain i switched to 1st gear got the vtm-4 locked on and it sure did a good job transferring the torque where it's really needed. the only problem we encountered was...dust!...the high range awd system is a kudos! i was cruising on the flat plain of sand and it sure got it's grip where it belongs. and the steering is just set right, no steering wheel kickback, i did'nt even feel those rough terrain feedback through the steering wheel, it was just responsive and doing it's job to steer and i just can't say it's too numb either. i just hope it's winter season already...i wanna try it driving on a snowy terrain...