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I figured that the weak point of the Ridgeline would be the off road performance. I hope the aftermarket gives us some suspension lift options. I would really like to see an airbag suspension similar to the AirRock system (http://www.offroadonly.com/products/suspension/airock/ )that fits on Jeep Wranglers. That would be really sweet!!
 

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Lets keep in mind that Edmunds attributed this lack of off road performance to the lack of appropriate off road tires on this one part of the course which was a steep grade. I have had very good results in low traction situations(deep sand) with this truck without even engaging VTM-4 lock. I've read other postings where people directly compared the 05 Taco to the Ridgeline on a steep muddy hill, and they thought the RL out performed the Taco. Yeah, the Taco has more than a inch more clearence and 1 second faster 0-60 time on the RL, but that's all it has over the RL.

Show me that damn hill Edmunds, I'll get my truck up it. :D
 

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Lets keep in mind that Edmunds attributed this lack of off road performance to the lack of appropriate off road tires on this one part of the course which was a steep grade. I have had very good results in low traction situations(deep sand) with this truck without even engaging VTM-4 lock. I've read other postings where people directly compared the 05 Taco to the Ridgeline on a steep muddy hill, and they thought the RL out performed the Taco. Yeah, the Taco has more than a inch more clearence and 1 second faster 0-60 time on the RL, but that's all it has over the RL.

Show me that damn hill Edmunds, I'll get my truck up it. :D

I don't know about you but I guarantee you that I will NEVER allow my RL to go anywhere that would results in the mud bath pictured on their review. That's not real world. The last time I checked, the parking lot at Lowe's is flat and is paved. My RL will do just fine for what I need it for!!
 

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I'm with you Denvrfan. I bet Edmunds did not try off-roading with 20s or 22s either ;)
 

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If I wanted a truck to do the off roading there talking about i would of kept my f250 powerstroke diesel, for a family of 4 who doesnt do any off roading who just wants the conveince of a truck for going to home depot or where ever this is the truck to have, i have taken mine to the beach and havent had any problems with it going
 
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