We've had alot of heavy rain here in Jacksonville lately, and id been burning to take the new truck offroad. I finaly heard of a few trails out at Croatan State Park, so I grabbed three of my buddies and a 12 pack and headed up there. Most of the time was spent driving around looking for trails, but I finally found a few and got a feel for my trucks abilities, as well as getting my feet wet at offroading ( except for riding in my buddies trucks in high school, the only times I had been offroad was bouncing around a humvee in the desert being miserable) The first one was a powerline trail that did not look very promising but I figured what the hell. I ended up getting myself stuck on a tree stump hidden under some grass, but we fixed that with a couple of logs. The last one was pretty badass, and I had a hell of a time, I think I went up and down 3 or 4 times. Some of the mud holes looked pretty intimidating, but by the last time I went through in 3rd gear/ 4x4 low I barely even slowed down. I was extremely impressed with how my Truck handled.
But god damn...they told me black was a hard color to keep clean... 15 bucks later and two car washes later I still have alot to clean.
I knew that I was going to do some modifications, but after all that and watching some youtube videos, im trying to figure out a budget till my EAS.