ah yes... trail rated jeeps. Can i laugh now?
Yeah, I'm sure they drove them 'near' the famed Rubicon trail.
Not to be a dick, but full blown custom trucks have a hard time on the Rubicon... ya think a $35,000 factory shitbox has a chance? well it does... if it drives AROUND the obstacles.
I'm still waitin to see pics of any modern 'trail rated' jeep over the washboards or steps of the rubicon. But then "trail rated' is a marketing ploy.
As for me... I'll take my 197 chevy pick up.
For now it's 350 cid, 4 barrell rochester, 3sp auto, 2wd. (you can laugh now). I'd explain the upcoming mods, but I fear that it would be over most people's heads.
Although (and I'm not being a cocky shithead) I am going to have the entire repair (what I'm doing now: rear brakes, front brakes, front springs, front shocks, steering, underhood, and sheet metal work) process online... as well as the upcoming (probably late next summer) mod-process when I switch in mp203 trans case, GM14-bolts (though I'd prefer Unimogs), Strange drive shafts and axles, Precision Gear diff gears and as yet undecided lockers, undecided rims n tires and a buttload of other goodies.
One step at a time til the zombies get here... and if it ain't done then; well, I'm gonna 'loot' someone elses.