Went to Sheriff's JeepFest this weekend.
Took the Blue Jeep out and did a little four wheeling. This was the hardest I had tested it, and even got it up on 3 wheels at one point. It did pretty good for being on light AT's.
Pic is coming off the trail. Unfortunately I was too focused on driving to capture the more difficult stuff.
Overall it's performance was good. It excelled at climbing steep hills.
I was impressed with manuverability and the way that the body design naturally kept itself away from obstacles such as near by trees. And y'all rocks.
Areas for improvement - Rocks coming up steep inclines were challenging, even though they were dry. Basically would just get enough wheel speed and burn out the whole way up, and several spots took 4 or 5 tries. More aggressive tires would help this I'm sure.
Lack of lockers led to decreased performance when suspension was flexed out, so I couldn't crawl through the really technical stuff. Again, just kind of hammered through it.
For the amount of four wheeling I do in this, I don't think adding lockers is worth it.
Kept wanting to stall on steep downward inclines. Definitely need to do some carb work this winter.
Might post a little more about this Jeep soon, but the 68' Gladiator is my focus currently.
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