Originally Posted by outofrole
Love my Jeep. I work long and hard and one of the pleasures in my life is to drive, clean stare and drool at my jeep.
But seems like in order to really do some off road you have to spend thousands, i means thousands of dollars to really off road.
I mean u can strip a honda civic, lift the S out of it, slap on sum fat tires and itll go off road.
So what makes the jeep unique off road vehicle in stock form?
The capability of a jeep depends a lot on how you drive it. The mods help, but even the most heavily modded jeep can suck with a bad driver. On a stock jeep, tires are a big factor too. You can't expect a jeep with very fine lugs to perform well on anything but the street. Most people get larger tires, which almost always starts a chain of mods.
What makes jeeps unique is their short wheel base, light weight, dependable engine and transfer case, clearance, etc.