- Dec 11, 2019
- Reaction score
- Ram Year
I agree, and why I stated you have to keep it in perspective. A C8 Corvette is fast when compared to other production cars you can find on a normal dealer's lot, but if you include any and all vehicles like a top fuel dragster then a C8 is not fast. Same goes for a PW. They are close to top of the line capable compared to the average stock fullsize pickup truck, maybe top 25% when compared to all stock vehicles (i.e. a Wrangler Rubicon will outperform it off-road 9 out of 10 places), but it does pretty bad compared to a full out trail rig. My PW when stock other than 35" mud tires would walk circles around my previous 2500 truck with 33" mud tires and a rear limited slip, however a buddy's Jeep CJ on 35" tires (6 cylinder, stock axles w/ lockers) could walk circles around the PW. Most of that is due to the fact it weighs half as much.I think it's beyond intelligent debate that a modified purpose built machine will perform better at that specific purpose than a stock do it all vehicle. Might as well compare a C8 with a top fuel dragster then lament him slow the Corvette is and how poorly suited for road trips the dragster is.
Again, I like the PW (I own one and do some off-roading with it!) and it definitely has it's advantages over other vehicles. However just trying to be realistic and don't want to give people the impression they are unstoppable and can go anywhere. Really hate all of these automobile commercials that show these car amd minivan based AWD cross-overs tearing through the woods and blasting across rivers....that get's people in trouble and tears up those cars because they have no experience off-roading but based on those commercials they think these cars can go anywhere. Just go watch these off-road recovery channels on YouTube and they are filled with these AWD cross-overs stuck in places they shouldn't be.