If you haven't noticed already, my trucks nickname is "The Frog". And after seeing these pictures, you'll know why. Most people can't believe how I treat my truck, but the way I see it is that I'm using it the way it was intended to be used. As long as you access the situation and know what you're doing, you won't risk damaging anything. The only visual blemish on my truck is some minor paint chips from when I accidentally drove behind my friend when he was peeling out in gravel (Haha, go figure!).
Right now, my friends and I are starting our own off roading club called "Rask Mountain Off Road". We are making a website with pictures and videos of all the stuff we've done. The site is continuously being updated and you can enter the site by clicking here.
This was on Dec. 11, 2003. I took this hill much faster than I should have, therefore, I got off the ground a lot more than I had expected. It was really breathtaking and the suspension took it like it was nothing. I did find out about a couple weeks later that the top center strut bolt on the drivers side pierced through my wheel well and into the engine compartment. Lucky me though, it just missed a brake line near the master cylinder.
The next three pictures are from the same day as the previous picture. Unfortunately this is the best quality I can get out of them for right now.
Dec. 17, 2003. This is the same hill as the previous picture but obviously six days later. There was a snowfall the day before but most of it had melted by the time we got out there. Snow has its pros and cons. It makes a nice cushion for landing when jumping but its hard to square up on a jump and get the necessary speed. In a weeks time, I think I jumped this hill at least 30 times. It's by far the funnest thing I've done in my truck.
In mid-air I'm making a funny face. If you enlarge this picture it looks better.
My friend has a small sloped entrance to his driveway. As long as no one comes down the road I can get the speed and jump it as seen in this picture.