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...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...
 

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congrats on your off-roading.

Me too.. am waiting for the winter to take our Pilot to Tahoe in snow.

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...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. i just hope it's winter season already...i wanna try it driving on a snowy terrain...
 

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Excellent ....

I wish I had the balls to take my brand new SUV four wheeling ....

PrG
 

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i was kinda unsure too to go off roading w/ this car...but you just have to choose where you're going...if it's too tall, high, deep or if you just feel like you don't wanna cross the path, don't cross it. i used my good judgement whether to cross the path or not, people behind me would just laugh why i would bust a u-turn...but i did'nt care! like what i said...i checked the terrain first b4 crossing it and don't forget the rule of thumb, speed kills. i was only rolling under 10 mph on a rough and hilly obstacle and as far as i'm concerned i did not push my cars limit. i followed exactly what it says in my manual. nothing more but fun. and also...our 1st time off roading turned out to be great!
 

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Excellent !!!!

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