Don't Get Too Jacked-Up About High Clearance

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Posted by Doug on December 17, 2003 at 20:13:26:

In Reply to: High clearance posted by Michael on December 14, 2003 at 18:09:02:

You don't need a "high clearance" 4X4 to negotiate many tough spots. I saw a guy last year on Rogers Pass driving a bone-stock new Grand Cherokee with Michelin Cross Terrain suv tires. When I asked how he got up there, he said he went up South Park canyon and was going back down through Pleasant Canyon. He admitted that his differentials and cross member contacted some boulders, but insisted that it wasn't hairy. He did have to back down the scree on the road north of the pass, but it was a traction problem caused by P-rated tires.

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