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Old 10-26-2011, 01:16 PM   #152 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jamesqf View Post
But most of us - ok, some of us - don't live lives that involve doing only one particular thing. But I can also drive up the mountain on a snowy winter day to go skiing, or ford streams on dirt roads out in the desert.

I worked it out as about 17 HP, from the fact that it'll hold about 65 mph on a 6% downgrade.
No offense but I think this is part of the problem with the US, there really is no need to be able to go 65mph fording streams going up a mountain.

My 82 suburban pulling 2 trailers weighing in at a total of 10,000lbs would climb a mountain, I see no reason that going 65mph up the mountain was a necessary requirement, but it could go up any legal grade, albeat slowly.
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