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That was great.

Weight was a huge factor there. I’ve wheeled really light rigs and really heavy ones. Depending on the terrain one can be better than others but it definitely plays a big role.

I really wish one of the Japanese makes would give us a simple, real little 4x4 in the US.
 

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Also, the whole idea is backwards.

They shouldn’t be shocked that a simple little 4x4 is good Offroad.

They should be impressed that the big, luxurious Range Rover is as good as it is. Land Rover’s traction electronic wizardry is truly incredible.
 

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That's what makes it so impressive.
 

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I think this is a regional thing. Out west, ground clearance is everything, and angles are a close second place. All the tech in the world can't help you if you don't have enough ground clearance and angles to get over the rocks and sheer ridges found in trails out here. So much of the offroading out here looks like this pic I took years ago with a friend of mine.
The traction is impressive in the right circumstances. Notice you mostly see them shown off in wide open offroad parks or out west in the desert? No one actually uses them for wheeling in the woods. But mostly, impressive as it is, newer Range Rovers are designed to be insanely sure footed getting you up the ski resort, or out to your mountain cabin.
 
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