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Wanted to give the ridge some tests. I'm very happy so far. This truck can do a whole lot more than you think.

Still think you need a transfer case and a super low gear to go places.. Think again, trust your Honda and go place without fear of getting stuck.

the VTM-4 gives you an advantage over those "other 4-wheel drives".!!
 

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Man! That looks really fun!! We have had ours out in the desert and it took it all in stride as I had expected it would. I don't pre-run the race courses in the RL but I do take her though some pretty nasty low speed stuff that I would'nt go though with the "20's" mounted. It would be kinda fun to have 33" mounted to the stock 17" wheels with just a little lift. But when the races are all done we really love our Ridgeline on the long drive home.
 

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Right On, 5s Dude!!! Ilike the phrase made by someone on this site.. "RED ROCKS!!"

Been on the beach a bunch of times, perfect performance!

Any Pics 5s Dude? Love to see pics!
 

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Nice pics. Thanks for posting them.

I agree that some silghtly 'beefier' tires would give a little more clearance and probably wouldn't look too shabby either.
 

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The problem with beefier tires is this: (without lift) Reduced wheel well clearance and turning radias maybe. On my exterra I had to grind down the mud guards, to accomodate the titre, I would love to put 70s on these rims, but the addded side wall height would reduce the amount of compression in the suspension. Without a lift it may reduce what you can drive over. Talking with tire guys, they suggest thinner tires for traction, I agree.
 

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Nice pics. RED DOES INDEED ROCK!!
I'll post mine soon. :cool:

Maybe we could change that to ROC's.
 

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It's hard to tell, but is the rear left wheel off the ground in the first pic? Someone claimed a long time ago this happened in their steep driveway approach and they were able to "see-saw" the truck by hand. The frame is that stiff. Great photos.
 

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Yes, the wheel is off the ground. Felt very solid. There was a little too much weight on bpth fronts for it to teeter.
 

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Cool pics. Is the VTM-4 lock and actual diff lock or does the diff remain open (are they open or limited slip?) and just more torque goes to the rear diff instead of the front? I thought the VTM was a variable torque management so I'm still unclear on this.
 

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Yes I had posted that you could teeter totter the Ridge. You just roll one front wheel up an embankment until it just lifts the rear wheel, you can then push down not the raised corner and lift the opposing corner. Don't know why you would want to do that but if it floats your ballon.
It could be handy when changing a tire, no jack required.

I was wondering if the guy in the blue house was ticked because you were four wheeling in his yard?
 

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Well if it is, I didn't notice. but the review of the ridge was PR release right from Honda. Sorry if it was posted on another forum....Was it posted here? if not, then why not, and can it be a better forum?

this forum is great I can't imagine it wasn't posted here, if it wasn't mayby ZERO or t-mac will post it then delete my link. so as not to offend anybody.

By the way ladyridge, while surfing other forums (I don't belong to any other ridgeline forums) I thought I saw you joining in conversations on another forum? Am I wrong?

Maybe it was Edmunds?
 
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lowrider90 said:
Well if it is, I didn't notice. but the review of the ridge was PR release right from Honda. Sorry if it was posted on another forum....Was it posted here? if not, then why not, and can it be a better forum?

this forum is great I can't imagine it wasn't posted here, if it wasn't mayby ZERO or t-mac will post it then delete my link. so as not to offend anybody.

By the way ladyridge, while surfing other forums (I don't belong to any other ridgeline forums) I thought I saw you joining in conversations on another forum? Am I wrong?

Maybe it was Edmunds?
I belong to Edmunds, yes. I have posted one post and it was removed because I mentioned the ROC in my post. So, I tucked my tail between my legs and ran. :rolleyes: :D :eek:
 

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Thats ok, I guess i made my mistake today. I hope i'm given another chance. I saw your snow pics, I love the snow, gotta get some good snow pics this winter. We have a camp in Maine, snow waste deep.
 
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Thats ok, I guess i made my mistake today. I hope i'm given another chance. I saw your snow pics, I love the snow, gotta get some good snow pics this winter. We have a camp in Maine, snow waste deep.
I'll give you another chance. I did the first time didn't I???? :D :D
 

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I belong to Edmunds, yes. I have posted one post and it was removed because I mentioned the ROC in my post. So, I tucked my tail between my legs and ran. :rolleyes: :D :eek:
Same thing happened to me on Edmunds. Only I got a No- No E-mail that I could be "de-activated" as a member. Oh well, that was before I found the ROC. Never went back!

Maybe it was your post on Edmunds that I found the ROC. LOL cool!
 
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Yes, but that was just test, you passed!
HAHAHA....you're soooooooooooo funny. If I hadn't spent 5 years on the back of a 79 lowrider you never would have gotten a second chance.
I'm glad you're here. :p It makes the world much brighter when we ALL get along and forgive. Yes, I wear rose colored glasses ( I really do ) and I'm proud of it!!!! :D
 

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This is the best explanation I have read to date, this should help everyone understand how the VTM-4 works. let me know what you think, j
I agree not only is it the best explanation of the VTM-4 system, but of the entire power train system. It answers the question for us technically minded types, "How does it work?" in great detail.
For the non-technical minded, the answer "Very, very well!" should suffice. :)
 
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