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Reader: I was spurred to write due to your "10 Best 'Wheeling Cities" article and your Polaris RZR review ("Bed Toys," July '07). I live in Minneapolis: Sucky Jeeping, but tons of ATV trails (there are 3,000 miles of ATV-only trails). Recently, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has created a second class of ATVs called a Type 2, for 800cc-or-smaller engines and 900 to 1,500 pounds in weight. I was wondering if you would do a head-to-head a comparo between a stock CJ-2 and one or more of these side-by-side ATVs. Aren't they almost the same in size and power? In Minnesota, ATVs are king, and 4x4 Jeeps and trucks are relegated to two trails and one ATV park ... but when ATVs get bigger than old Jeeps, it could make for an interesting article.
Editor: Well, stock CJ-2s in like-new condition aren't exactly plentiful in our neck of the woods these days, and besides, we'd be comparing all sorts of incompatible apples and oranges, what with carbureted pushrod motors vs. injected four-strokes, electronic transaxles vs. manual stickboxes, covered-wagon springs vs. independent suspensions, and so on. However, we are working on a couple of pretty exciting project series involving buildups of both a Yamaha Rhino and a Rhino RTV, which we'll be unveiling in the coming months. Stay tuned.
Reader: Just got the July issue and we think we noticed a goof in your "Top 10 Four-Wheeling Cities" article. We've driven all over the Colorado San Juans and don't recall seeing a Cimarron Pass. Are you sure you didn't mean Cinnamon?
Mike & Pris Arnett
Expat Colorado 'wheelers
(temporarily existing in Florida)
Editor: Well, uh, at least we didn't call it Cinderella. Thanks for the catch.
Reader: Has Four Wheeler done a test and review of the new Jeep Patriot?
Editor: Yep, we sure have-check out the July '07 issue for our impressions.