Was messing around on a quick trip to check property to be sure the trespassing signs were intact for hunting season, and ended up creasing my skiplate for the first time ever. The adjoining landowners are complaining about dirt bikers and the noise, so we had to put signs up and such. Purposely weak effort as I don't mind outdoor users myself.<P>Had some trouble getting up a very steep section due to rains, and high centered on a very pointy rock. Backed off it and drove around. Coming down, the ABS [image]images/icons/mad.gif" border="0[/image] kicked in and I was unable to control my speed as well, so I hit the rock a good one. Very glad the skid plates are there, or I'd have split the tranny/transfer case I think. <P>I nice reminder to find a suitable solution from the cockpit to shut down the ABS. It was just a 10 minute jaunt so I didn't want to take the 10 minutes to remove the fusible link... Could have been expensive.<P>Also found some mud to test the new Coopers and they did fine. Went through a 50 foot long 1 foot deep mudhole on a muddy track just fine. Then coming back, I let the truck come to a stop and was able to easily start and stop at will. Not a major test but it moved with authority, making it clear the tires were not challenged.<P>DougM
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