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Our first trip out to the dirt was at the OHV area near Gorman, California. We raced up there as the sun was setting to test our truck shod with some 315/75 R16 (35-inch) Dick Cepek radial Fun Country II tires and a Tuff Country 6-inch lift that cleared them. It was really a shakedown run more than anything else since it requires an hour drive from our shop and has some easy entry-level wheeling. Our first test was a speed run over some easy ruts. The truck could take an impressive amount of bashing, and though the front suspension has limited travel, it felt like the Tuff Country shocks were keeping it under control for anything but suicidal runs over the whoops.

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