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Old 10-30-2008, 01:53 PM   #50 (permalink)
Tony Raine
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Join Date: May 2008
Location: Bono, AR
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Daily Driver - '01 Ford Explorer Sport
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Originally Posted by MazdaMatt View Post
Bet you lost traction in the mud where they were designed to be used.
nope. i carry a small, 12v portable air compressor with me. freedom of psi choice in different terrain

Originally Posted by MazdaMatt View Post
I always hated the term "handling". Does that mean response, feedback, wander or ultimate traction? Seems everyone with a pickup says it "handles great". Meh. My cousins mudder handles like the mud its made to drive on

Originally Posted by Tony Raine
-handling is very noticeably improved (its still a lifted suv, but its much better than even bone stock)
when i take a turn onto an onramp and accelerate, it doesn't bounce all over the place.

i've owned 2 lifted SUV's and 1 lifted pickup in my life. one is a Bronco II that would make "consumer reports" **** a brick sideways. none of them handled great. in fact, they handle like crap compared to just about any car. but i prefer the "feel". i like ground clearance, better visibility, and a stiffer ride. i have never been in a situation where a car would have handled an evasive maneuver any better. i've been run off the road, airborne, drove in dallas during rush hour, the mountains of northern new york in the dead of winter, and have had little brats run out in front of me. i just drive my vehicles within their limits. i learned a long time ago that being in a big hurry just makes life go by faster.
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