That was our one “want” that I sacrificed on this purchase. A true 4 seater, with a usable bed is a hard fit in our toy hauler. The pioneer and newer mule were out of the budget. I could pick up a secon rhino or Viking at this point, probably fit both in the toy hauler and be just slightly over budget.Rhino's are great, they really are the og sxs. Sure there was utility stuff like the gator and mule before, but nobody wants that on the trails.
Not exactly family friendly though. There are rear seat kits, but they're kinda wierd and not typically CA legal.
and 4 seats without it being a mile long is sweet
yeah, sure - ill acknowledge that, i sold it with 504miles and 74 hours on it in.That was quick.
What made you change your mind?
It is very straight. A few big scrapes in a couple places, light rock rash. I love it.dang that thing is straight..
What's the plan? won tons, 35-37s and easy family crawler? hate to see that nice Jeep get raisined
yeah, sure - ill acknowledge that, i sold it with 504miles and 74 hours on it in.
we originally bought the machine to pre-run KOH'21. it did amazing in the west. it carried 4 fat kids around the hammers like a damn fluffy limo. it really is at home in the desert and ripping around long trails. i live in south Louisiana and i like to rock crawl. the only thing farther away from me than rocks, is dunes and whoops.
the final nail in the coffin was my last trip to Hot Springs ORV. i brought them both (JL and X3), and after crawling the can am for one day with stickies and portals, i parked it and used my JL for everything.
the pros for me:
its is an awesome machine, lots of fun, power to weight is REALLY FAST, the vehicle dynamics and suspension are as close to an actual race car as ive ever owned and unique vehicle (for here) with a healthy aftermarket following.
cons for my particular situation:
not street legal - was warned once VERY sternly that it would be impounded (i live in new orleans city limits)
not good in small places (im not talking the turning radius which was also horrible) this thing needs miles of trails to really get moving and open up the suspension
not good at crawling - now it will go up some nasty trails, but its not technical tire placement, it will not crawl, its just pointing and shooting
it always felt like i was strangling a race car when i used it. never in the turbo and way too much machine for what i was asking it to do.
the replacement fits my needs and scratches a good nostalgia itch for me
yeah. i think if i could have driven it on the road without impunity, i would have kept it much longer.Sounds like you just reinforced everything I posted
At least you got to have fun with it and not haul it back and forth to the dealer.
Love the jeep. Better get rid of the toothpick axles asap...