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I am of firm belief that Ridgeline is a fire road and mild terrain (sand) at best vehicle.

No skids…and no reliable points to attach one either. No low range. Poor angles all around. Passenger tires. Poor wheel articulation. Lots of aluminum underneath. No full size spare. Poor gas pedal modulation (for off-road). No hill descent. Traction control not the greatest. Rear iVTM overheats with extensive use.

BUT, RL is simply the best truck out there for bad weather driving, practicality, comfort, and best bang for the buck in the features that you get. We love our RL!
I know what you are saying but according to the net the Ridgeline would not be able to do what it did in the video which it did.
 

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Butt hurt? I own a RL!! LOL

But we can discuss this more…what makes you think RL is so good? What secret sauce does RL have that others do not? Think it through. What i wrote is 100% true.

In the videos, have you ever asked what damage they have afterwards? Or long-term issues? Are these videos sponsored by some 3rd party Trying to advertised something?

For example, the skidplates that is so popular here…..are mounted to plastic support. Think about that.

To get RL any credible clearance, you need to lift. What happens when you lift an independent suspension? Your wheel travel suffers. And what happens when your wheel travel goes to nothing? You lift your tires on any obstacle. This creates what? Poor traction. Poor stability. Thus, you are now relying more on the VTM4 (rear axle) and traction control. What happens next? VTM4 overheats and shuts down and over time, wear out the clutches. You have no hill descent. So you ride the brakes down the hill. What happens then? Either your brakes gives out or over time, brake pads goes to crap. On and on.

But yeah, don’t listen to me (I have been off-roading for over 15 years)…go do your thing because the Net tells you that you can. Be safe…and don’t slow down the line of folks behind u.
So how many Jeep Badges do you have there Mr. Off-Road.
 
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