The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
One of the 4x4's
along for the rid this trail run was Eric in his new, still stock,
Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. The Jeep Rubicon has an impressive
list of specifications that make it one of the most capable out of
the box 4x4 vehicles you can buy. Some of the features of
Eric's Jeep Rubicon are a high torque 242" 6-Cyl Engine,
a 6 Speed Manual w/Overdrive Transmission, a great off-road system that includes locking front and rear differentials, front and rear Dana model 44 axles, four-wheel disc brakes and a 4:1 low-range transfer case.
The package is topped off with a set of Moab Silver Cast Aluminum
wheels with Goodyear all terrain tires.
Even with these capabilities,
Eric still got caught in one of those holes that opened up along
the creek bed. Thick, gooey mud packed the tread in the
Goodyear All Terrain Tires and even with the “air-actuated”
Tru-Lok™ locking differentials engaged, the Rubicon couldn't
extract itself requiring a tug from one of the other 4x4s.