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My brother and I went out yesterday through some trails out by the Space Center. I had planned to go with one of my friends with an F-250 4x4, but he couldn't go, so because I still wanted to go, but wouldn't start to go alone in my 2x4, I brought my older brother came along - in his Honda CR-V.

I know it sounds humerous, but we figured, hey, it's got real-time 4wd, might as well see how well it works out. We weren't doing anything that required too much ground clearance, except for a couple of the hills he couldn't do because his suspension and tires are so small. The 4wd on it worked good though, only kicked it when the front tires started to slip, and was always noticable when the grip popped in.

I know I'm going to hear millions of cracks back about it being a Honda, or the fact that it's an SUV more designed with a grandmother in mind, but for the fact that he got the car from our parents for free, can't complain about it, especially not the way it handled, with being a honda and all-stock.
 

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At least it isn't a mall crawler 100% of the time :D: Glad to see someone actually tkaing those thigns offroad
 

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My girlfriend has one of those and she wants to take it to Tuttle Creek next time we go muddin' we'll post some humorus pics when we get back this summer. We'll probably have to take the child seats out first though right?
 

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Child seats out sounds like a good idea. Just a warning - when the 4wd does kick it, it squeals because it's run off of a different system from the engine [or something like that] but it squeaks/squeals a little bit, and I've yet to hear of a CR-V that doesn't do that when the real-time kicks in.
 

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at least he's got a 4x4! :eek:: doh! j/k... :lol:
 

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Yeah, the axles are really tiny, my ex-Ford Escort had a bigger engine than my brother's CRV [CRV is 2.1?L 4 cylinder, Escort was (non-stock) 2.4L 4 cylinder.] - and I think the Escort had larger axles as well.
 

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What mall has dirt dividers?
 

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hey man that is cool i have always wondered if they could do anything
 

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Id say try to find a small lift and stuff some 30's (or what ever fits) under it. You might get a couple of looks as to what the guy was thinking, but Itd be fun to see what people have to say the next time you go off-road.
 

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I always wanted to put a "Real 4wd" sticker on my rear window on my Ranger, just like the CRV...except the "time" Thats not so bad, a coworker takes his 2wd Escape wheeling. Nothing hard but enough to get in trouble.
 

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Good deal. I've learned over the past couple of months that anything can be taken off. At first I was afraid with only 2wd and all, but it turns out that if you stick to the right terrains, and have the right driving skill, you can handle a hell of a lot of fun obstacles. More power to ya.
 
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