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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-04-2000, 09:06 AM
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Know your limitations

<font color=purple>Here's Rick's quote from the other post:</font color=purple> "You obviously do not own a ML320.My Mercedes is the best Off-Road vehicle around in my part of
Florida.I've been clocked at 152 M.P.H....Yes,...By a Cop..(LOL) I've ridden a 4Runner once,and I
thought the ride was awful! I would send you pictures of it..if I knew how...

<font color=purple>Rick, with all due respect, you don't have the foggiest flippin' idea what you're talking about. Now, there's no doubt you like your M-class & think it's wonderful on the highway - it probably is. And if you changed OFF-road to ON-road in your post, nobody would argue with you - at least not as much. But, on-road ability & off-road ability are two entirely different things. I've owned several 4x4's of different brands - all of which saw at least some highway duty & all of which have seen at least some low-range off-roading. Generally speaking, the better a vehicle is ON-road, the worse it is OFF-road, and vice versa.

And if you doubt my saying so, consider my credentials:

Past president of my local 4x4 club AND a 4-state regional association. Continuous membership in at LEAST one 4x4 club for over a dozen years.

Competitive mud racer who's been in the sport since 1988.

Tech inspector for 13 different mud race sanctioning bodies including NMRO.

"Ruff Trux" coordinator for several Pace Motorsports events.

Owner of my own mud-race sanctioning body - Gateway Unlimited Mud Bog Organzation.

Recreational trail rider who's locked hubs in Missouri, Arkansas, Colorado, & Wyoming.

I don't want to belittle you for your purchase of the M-class. I'm sure for your needs it suits, & you obviously like it. And for buying something that suits your needs & gives you such obvious satisfaction, I congratulate you. But, you should know your limitations. I'm familiar with every design currently available to the 4x4-buying public. And there aren't many 4x4's available in stock form that wouldn't quickly leave your M-class behind when the going got really rough. TRUST ME, I know what I'm talking about.

Oh, one other thing. If I catch you driving 152 MPH anywhere in the vicinity of a member of my family, I'm going to kick your ass so hard you'll be wearing it for a hat for the remainder of your days on this earth. Slow the f*ck down you moron. </font color=purple>


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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-04-2000, 10:06 AM
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Re: Know your limitations-TEX for president!!!

Brilliantly put TEX. Especially the last paragraph. Beautiful. Couldn't improve on it if I tried.

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Re: Know your limitations-TEX for president!!!

Mighty darn eloquent with your words for a guy named TEX, heheh....

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Re: Know your limitations-TEX for president!!!

Brilliant TEX!!![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
Even in my YJ's pre-pubescent state, I would love to take on the M-class.
To Rick.....
152mph?.... hmmmm.... let's post a scan of that ticket pal. I hope you are careful next time, not to skid out on your bullsh|t.
I might have been clocked at 80mph in the ailing YJ, but the cops didn't even look twice. "Yeah, I'm sure that thing was going that fast. Time for the radar to be serviced.", Donny Law.
You want to impress someone with your overpriced recycled tuna can? Speed on a trail with some 4x4 club in your area, if you get off of the gravel lot, and you will be welcomed into their hearts.
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Good luck with your thingy.

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post #5 of (permalink) Old 12-06-2000, 08:08 PM
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Your post was right on! I have an M class, a 430, and you are right, there are far better choices for off roading, although there is a guy out west, Harold Pieschman, I think his name is, who makes a pretty good effort with the M class. I got mine for use on poorly maintained gravel roads here in the mtns of NC, and for the heavy snows we get. First thing I did was replace the "sports car" tires (275x55/17's) with 32x10's, gives me extra grnd clx. in the snow (1-1/2"). Anyone doing 150, which I doubt, in one of these things should have it taken away from him. Hopefully that's what the Fla cop did

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Rick, your an assh*le. Save the speed for the track not the roads. That cop should have taken his nightstick and cracked your skull.

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tex, you're cool! Rick you're a dick!

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post #8 of (permalink) Old 03-21-2001, 08:56 PM
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Right on Tex.

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