I think you've nailed it. My 80 will go many more places than my 55 would go. I'm not one for beating up/bashing a rig so I really don't take into account that I could smash my 55 up.
I got some ramp pics of my modded 55 and my stock 80 and they close to the same. (obviously the trail is a whole nother story) I'm sure my 80 will take me more places than I want to go. So i just need to strap on some tires and enjoy!
That little dial sure is fun...
96 285's OME