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cat in the baby
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yum [View Article]    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-22-2005 14:04
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other than those pictures looking totally epic, how can u not have damaged anything on the underside going through all those jagged rocks? everything under there looks pretty damn exposed. maybe there should be options for skid plates or covers of some sort. oh and btw my gf said "thats hot"
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Re: yum [View Article]    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-22-2005 14:29
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Honestly, we damaged nothing. Wait until you see our off-road videos. The Ridge is one tough truck!

Ryan

RAdams
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Re: yum [View Article]    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-22-2005 16:06
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My fiancee hates it but I suspect it will be my next vehicle anyway. I'm very anxious to see the video and any additional pics!
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Re: yum [View Article]    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-22-2005 23:27
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Has she been in one?
Take her for a ride in a Tacoma, and then in a Ridgeline, I suspect she'll "get it" after that.

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good off roader? [View Article]    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-23-2005 00:50
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Can't wait to see the video's ryan, don't keep us in suspense!

Have you taken many other vehicles off roading and have a good base to compare the Ridgeline to? I'm assuming the ride height is the main limiting factor preventing you from going on more harsh paths, would this be correct?

Does the FWD biased AWD system seem to have any weekness's in low traction dirt? Or can you keep the RWD turned on all the time?

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Re: good off roader? [View Article]    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-23-2005 09:15
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siegen wrote:
Does the FWD biased AWD system seem to have any weekness's in low traction dirt? Or can you keep the RWD turned on all the time?


Yes you can lock the VTM-4(4wd) in 1st, 2nd, and reverse. So as long as your not going 50mph you would have no problem in just about any terrain.

<~PAUL~>

RAdams
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Re: yum [View Article]    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-23-2005 11:11
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shingles wrote:
Has she been in one?
Take her for a ride in a Tacoma, and then in a Ridgeline, I suspect she'll "get it" after that.



She's not really a car person, so it's not as if she has a beef against the Ridgeline for being different -- I think it's more that the Ridgeline LOOKS different.

RyanDL
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Re: good off roader? [View Article]    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-23-2005 11:58
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siegen wrote:
Have you taken many other vehicles off roading and have a good base to compare the Ridgeline to? I'm assuming the ride height is the main limiting factor preventing you from going on more harsh paths, would this be correct?

Does the FWD biased AWD system seem to have any weekness's in low traction dirt? Or can you keep the RWD turned on all the time?


Nope, haven't taken any other vehicles off-road for testing. I know that's pretty narrow-minded, but we just don't have the resources. Honestly, though, we took the Ridge through some pretty knarly stuff without any problems. If you can find stuff you'll need to traverse that's any tougher, I suggest a Hummer or moving closer to your destination!

We drove the Ridge in VTM-4 Lock and VSA off most of the time when off-road.

Ryan

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Re: good off roader? [View Article]    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-23-2005 15:20
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When accelerating, the AWD system in the ridgeline always applies power to the rear. It only "becomes" FWD if the conditions permit, ie no lose of traction etc etc.

 
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