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Old 01-17-2011, 03:06 AM   #21
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I miss my CJ-2...

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Old 01-19-2011, 03:08 AM   #22
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I love my 2002 Chevy S10 ZR2. I can go anywhere haul anything. I have hauled boats and loads of wood. My stock Z is more than capable offroad vehicle. I would take the pepsi challenge with any other stock 4x4 truck/suv. I can do anything a jeep can and haul all the camping gear.



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Old 01-19-2011, 08:57 AM   #23
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How about a 4-Runner? I've also had a Tundra Rock Warrior, my 4 Runner has taken me WAY beyond anywhere I could get in the Tundra. River crossings, rock faces, etc.

The V8 is quite stout, but with the lift/tires, you'll get 11ish MPG....eh.



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Old 01-19-2011, 09:43 PM   #24
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I love my 2002 Chevy S10 ZR2. I can go anywhere haul anything. I have hauled boats and loads of wood. My stock Z is more than capable offroad vehicle. I would take the pepsi challenge with any other stock 4x4 truck/suv. I can do anything a jeep can and haul all the camping gear.
You mean 'many' things... The wheel base difference alone would make me tend to disagree with your claim to be able to do 'anything' a jeep can do.. and then there's all the metal sticking past the end of your rear axle that only amplifies the wheel base issue...

But, there are a lot of other benefits that you enjoy that jeepers don't.. such as the cargo capacity... but don't kid yourself in thinking that you can go 'anywhere' a jeep can... That's just not true...
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You mean 'many' things...
I have to agree with this. I've had two Jeeps, and two pickups. One of those pickups was when I was living in Colorado. I didn't have a Jeep while I was out there, but some of my friends did, and I can guarantee that I wasn't able to go places they easily could. I would carry the load when we went camping/fishing of course, but once camp was set up, the Jeeps got us into the deep-backcountry.
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Old 01-19-2011, 10:29 PM   #26
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I have to agree with this. I've had two Jeeps, and two pickups. One of those pickups was when I was living in Colorado. I didn't have a Jeep while I was out there, but some of my friends did, and I can guarantee that I wasn't able to go places they easily could. I would carry the load when we went camping/fishing of course, but once camp was set up, the Jeeps got us into the deep-backcountry.
We could drive right out my back gate, me in the YJ, and him in his Pick up.... and within a mile I'd be going places without even breaking a sweat, and he'd be breaking out the shovel, the jack, and the come along, with his GF on the cell calling triple A... (if she could get a signal that is)
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OK "many" of the things a Jeep can do. I haven't wheeled it too aggressively but never been left behind by any Jeeps. We are getting 8in of snow right now, just went and played in it. Now when you Jeep guys need someone to haul the kegs, give me a call.

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OK "many" of the things a Jeep can do. I haven't wheeled it too aggressively but never been left behind by any Jeeps. We are getting 8in of snow right now, just went and played in it. Now when you Jeep guys need someone to haul the kegs, give me a call.
No need.. I homebrew.. But thanks for the offer!

Now if you want to give a few young hotties a ride over here to help me drink it..
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I own an FJ and its awesome! Had it everywhere the Olympics, Hood, Cascades, various fishing spots and never had an issue. Its got a nice respectable 3in lift from Pro-Comp with sexy as **** wheels to go with. IMO the FJ has blindspots you really need to get used to but its alot quieter than a Jeep.

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OK "many" of the things a Jeep can do. I haven't wheeled it too aggressively but never been left behind by any Jeeps. We are getting 8in of snow right now, just went and played in it. Now when you Jeep guys need someone to haul the kegs, give me a call.
FJ or T4R = best of both worlds.

Offroad and keghauling ability.



The Tundra I had...My 4 Runner has gone far and beyond where I went in the Tundra. Not only does the suspension play a part, but that long wheelbase and long overhangs make it tough to get up or down steep slopes.

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