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Old 04-06-2014, 11:48 PM
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Originally Posted by MicahMan View Post
Was that skilled comment for me?
It was the great team spotting and stacking.
On my first Cruise Moab in 2000, I was kinda scared and daunted. I had seen videos and wasn't sure I could do this stuff. Rob Merideth, our Rising Sun Commander at that time and mentor to me, said to me "pick your lines and watch your Trail Leader, you'll be fine". He also said that it was 90% driver skill and 10% rig. Since then I have come to agree with him.

Bone stock Toyota 4x4s are very capable, but the nut behind the wheel makes all the difference. Scott in his non-SAS 3rd gen Runner with 33s and a locker (I know he's now locked up front, but didn't used to be) showed that with all the trails he's run, and led.

So Micah, no that comment wasn't for you so much as an exclamation of what those pictures looked like as far as trail difficulty.
Jeff Zepp
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1971 & 1976 FJ40s, 1978 FJ45, 1987 FJ60
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