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Thanks for the video but your link didn't work I did find it at
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When watching video like that i wish we could see the taco an Chevy twins doing the same thing. I really wish the G2 had a very low gear.
 

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Kinda surprised the truck pulled that off as well as it did with OEM tires. I think the Truxxx 1.5" front lift and AT tires would help it out in the deep ruts and loose sand. It looked like it bottomed out on one of the asphalt diagonal climbs -- I'd like a good look at the undercarriage and front air dam after all that.
 

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You own one, go put it to the test with your friend takin pics and get back to us.
Nah, last time that happened was a 16 year old son who confused my brake with the accelerator. Ended up almost putting a minivan into the ditch across the street. Just would be interesting to know if I lose my mind and let the younger son learn to drive with my truck....
 

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Great video, and nice job Honda! The G2 did more in that video than 99% of owners will ever require.:wink: IMO, lift kits and huge tires are great for cosmetics, but as demonstrated in the video, not required for any appreciable amount of performance 0:)
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When watching video like that i wish we could see the taco an Chevy twins doing the same thing. I really wish the G2 had a very low gear.
I was thinking the same thing. Actually, any other pickup TRUCK. I wonder if the wheels would just spin. Do the twins have the lock up on the front axle?
 

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lift kits and huge tires are great for cosmetics, but as demonstrated in the video, not required for any appreciable amount of performance 0:)
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"Lift kits are a joke." Really to each his own some do or would like some extra height especially on this truck. If you think yours is so great spend the extra $ and see what more it can do without damaging parts but im thinkin your a store crawler bar hopper. I did on my "06", you dont do what some of us do with this truck. Are you a styler in some fancy shirts and shoes, its all cosmetic on your looks while im wearin some old Carhart coat and $hit jeans. Honda could have done a bit better to make us all happy and it wouldnt have takin much. Remember it still is a truck I think.
 

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"Lift kits are a joke." Really to each his own some do or would like some extra height especially on this truck. If you think yours is so great spend the extra $ and see what more it can do without damaging parts but im thinkin your a store crawler bar hopper. I did on my "06", you dont do what some of us do with this truck. Are you a styler in some fancy shirts and shoes, its all cosmetic on your looks while im wearin some old Carhart coat and $hit jeans. Honda could have done a bit better to make us all happy and it wouldnt have takin much. Remember it still is a truck I think.
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Lol! WTF? Lol! .... Nobody can figure out what you are saying here, ... or why you are saying it ...? You have no-doubt heard about not drinking and driving, ... Well, here's another one for ya Pal, .... Don't drink and start posting ! :x
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"Lift kits are a joke." Really to each his own some do or would like some extra height especially on this truck. If you think yours is so great spend the extra $ and see what more it can do without damaging parts but im thinkin your a store crawler bar hopper. I did on my "06", you dont do what some of us do with this truck. Are you a styler in some fancy shirts and shoes, its all cosmetic on your looks while im wearin some old Carhart coat and $hit jeans. Honda could have done a bit better to make us all happy and it wouldnt have takin much. Remember it still is a truck I think.
What in thee eff?
 

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If you look at CQ's channel on youtube, they have quite a few tests. Saw some with various SUVs, Tacoma, Subaru Forester....they all performed about the same on the diagonal.

I did not see a test for the Colorado. They did have a preview of the ZR2 Colorado, and it looks impressive; however, they listed it's towing capacity at 5000lbs (which "truck guys" ridicule the Ridgeline for being limited to 5000lbs), and payload at just 1100lbs. It is made for off-roading, not doing work.
 

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Well, here's a 4x4 and 4x2 Tundra doing the same test. See for yourself. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5z0ae_nA4U
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I think the Tundra did well in both 2wd and 4wd versions. I did notice that the 4wd tires had screeching/skipping tire noises while turning away AFTER the tests, indicating rigid lockup. Seeing the more ''similar to the G2 size wise'', Tacoma on these tests would be interesting as wheelbase differences wouldn't be a factor ..

The driver on these diagonal test demonstrates his skill, and IMHO, the correct techniques for driving in difficult terrain. All too often, many folks get "throttle heavy", when they sense wheel slip. The Honda sales guy who drove his bosses BE calmly out of a watery mud hole did it well too. Just my $.02 on driver technique, YMMV ...
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Seeing the more ''similar to the G2 size wise'', Tacoma on these tests would be interesting as wheelbase differences wouldn't be a factor ..

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Go to the CQ (Car Question) channel on YouTube, and find the review for the Tacoma. It is something like an hour and 13 minutes long. Around 54-55 minutes into the video, they do the diagonal test.
 

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It was fun to go through the videos and watch how different vehicles handled that climb. Honestly though, I was hoping to see the G2 react a little more quickly to the wheel slip. It’s awesome that it was able to get moving, but once the fronts start to slip, I assumed power would transfer to the rears pronto. But as demonstrated, that’s not how this system works, the transfer is subtle.

Watching the fronts on the G2 spin wildly (in one scene) while the rears are barely moving helps me understand what’s happening to my 07 when I’ve thought power wasn’t transferring at all to the rear.

Common scenario for me when I’ve had to start after being stopped on a gravel incline, my front wheels fling gravel and the truck doesn’t move. I automatically assume that the rears are either spinning, or the truck isn’t transferring power so I react by shifting to 1st gear and pressing the VTM4 button. When I lock the rear diff. and the truck moves, I’ve questioned whether or not there’s a problem with the system.
How it appears in the video however, is you’re supposed to reduce throttle but allow the fronts to keep spinning. Eventually, the rears will do something. Weird
 

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They did have a preview of the ZR2 Colorado, and it looks impressive; however, they listed it's towing capacity at 5000lbs (which "truck guys" ridicule the Ridgeline for being limited to 5000lbs), and payload at just 1100lbs. It is made for off-roading, not doing work.
5000 and 1100!!! That must be an SUV with a tail gate.
 
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