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Well today was a great day for some off-roading. So i called up my friend from Raleigh. And well we went for a ride. We went off six forks road, if you know where that is. Near HW-98. Popped it in low-range and took the benz off road. I was very happy with the benz. I have been in lifted jeeps and they dont ride as nice as the benz (off road). Got through some nasty ruts and got up some crazy hills with out slipping. But I did get some scratches on it. But i just took out two main ones on the right side with some rubbing compound and some polish. I will be posting some pics as soon as i can. I left my digi camera transfer cable at school. (it is my spring break)

Just i'd let you guys know that 4x4 here have got me hooked now!!!! [:D]

BTW. I almost got caught by the cops. I think it is illegal here. But, my radar picked up X band so i sat back on the trail for a little. And when i pulled out I saw him pulling out where the boat ramp entrance was at. So i threw it into reverse and he didn’t see me. But thank god for my escort passport!
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Off-Roading is EXTREMELY addicting. I love it ... [8D]
 

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I bet it was fun! [8D] It's great when people take advantage of the capabilities of their SUV's. It's even better when they do it in a Mercedes Benz!

Oh, and why was it illegal? Were you off roading in a private area?

There's great off roading in the Upper Tellico area near Murphy, NC. They have all kinds of trails, rated in difficulty. It is also 100% legal, but there is a $5 "land use permit" for each vehicle. You should check it out some time.
 

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I would like to take mine off road, but am not familiar with the capabilities of it, and I don't want it to get stuck. How great is it off-road?
 

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The truck is very capable ... but often times you have to remember off-roading is a skill. Just like racing and any other activity, the skill must be learned. Dont be upset if you go off-road and get stuck the first time. It's just a learning experience ... you should learn first hand and do things little by litle. Those are my words of wisdom. LOL
 

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This was my frist time in my own car to do something of this type. It was extreamly fun. Just make sure to never stop in a muddy rutt [:)]. The ML's are very strong when it comes to off roading.

It is illegal because it is state owned property. From what i hear from my Jeep friends that go off roading all the time. But it was fun. I would like to find a area of just mudd and open fields. Where i went was a "TRAIL" nothing but two lanes of tire trials, and trees, and brush on each side.

It was awesome! [8D]
 

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ttaleric - 2/27/2005 9:40 PM

This was my frist time in my own car to do something of this type. It was extreamly fun. Just make sure to never stop in a muddy rutt [:)]. The ML's are very strong when it comes to off roading.

It is illegal because it is state owned property. From what i hear from my Jeep friends that go off roading all the time. But it was fun. I would like to find a area of just mudd and open fields. Where i went was a "TRAIL" nothing but two lanes of tire trials, and trees, and brush on each side.

It was awesome! [8D]
Ya, I'm usually out on construction sites which is illegal. But I look for the ones that dont have a NO TRESSPASING sign, so I can just tell the cop that there was no sign. But when cops keep catching the same truck in different sites, then I guess there no longer is an excuse. LOL [:p]
 

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i saw you had your window down. just a tip if any of you guys go offroading in the dirt either leave your windows down or up dont move them cuse sand gets between the glass and the outside weatherstrip(Q tips work great to clean the sand out). I learned the hard way and now have tons of tiny hairline scratches in my glass that ill have to get buffed out.
 

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Damn ... that stuff is Clay. Very sticky & difficult stuff to get through most of the time, and very hard to clean off as well. Nice pics. Looks like some of the trails in Ocala National Forest by the powerlines.
 

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Yeah, it was fun. I found out the hard way too.. My windows had clay all down them. But i fixed it. But it was really fun!!
 

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ttaleric - 3/1/2005 7:27 PM

Yeah, it was fun. I found out the hard way too.. My windows had clay all down them. But i fixed it. But it was really fun!!
I bet it was fun ... off-roading is always fun as long as you dont break anything. You'll understand what I mean when it first happens to you (hopefully it wont). I cant wait till this weekend. I'm heading out to the forest again with my brush guard and bright PIAA's for the first time. I'll try and take some pics.
 

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MLOffRoad - 3/1/2005 8:17 PM

I bet it was fun ... off-roading is always fun as long as you dont break anything. You'll understand what I mean when it first happens to you (hopefully it wont). I cant wait till this weekend. I'm heading out to the forest again with my brush guard and bright PIAA's for the first time. I'll try and take some pics.
I already know what you mean. I've replaced the tranny once. I hope to never have to do it again.
 
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