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Stock Kia Sorento climbs Moab's [censored]'s Gate #4643036
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Not gonna lie, I am actually quite impressed.

Re: Stock Kia Sorento climbs Moab's [censored]'s Gate [Re: Vladiator] #4643042
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Re: Stock Kia Sorento climbs Moab's [censored]'s Gate [Re: Vladiator] #4643071
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where the wind blows....OK
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where the wind blows....OK
Ummm.....Wow!


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Re: Stock Kia Sorento climbs Moab's [censored]'s Gate [Re: Vladiator] #4643082
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crzy That was wild, I have to tip my hat to them.


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Re: Stock Kia Sorento climbs Moab's [censored]'s Gate [Re: Vladiator] #4643083
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Its just geometry, ground clearance and approach+departure angles. The tranny was using a torque convertor for low speeds which is old stuff.
Should I pretend to be impressed? Its not Rocket Surgery here.

Re: Stock Kia Sorento climbs Moab's [censored]'s Gate [Re: Vladiator] #4643084
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Thatís impressive. Iím very pleased with how our Santa Fe Sport does in the snow but would never even consider taking it off road.


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Re: Stock Kia Sorento climbs Moab's [censored]'s Gate [Re: Vladiator] #4643102
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Impressive. The Jeep crowd will be upset me thinks.


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Re: Stock Kia Sorento climbs Moab's [censored]'s Gate [Re: oil_film_movies] #4643111
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Originally Posted By: oil_film_movies
Its just geometry, ground clearance and approach+departure angles. The tranny was using a torque convertor for low speeds which is old stuff.
Should I pretend to be impressed? Its not Rocket Surgery here.


Have you been to Moab and seen this particular spot? It's way way harder that it looks. Please when you go and take your stock whatever up it put the Youtube link on BITOG. Why not it's not rocket surgery, no risk right?


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Re: Stock Kia Sorento climbs Moab's [censored]'s Gate [Re: AZjeff] #4643115
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Originally Posted By: AZjeff
Have you been to Moab and seen this particular spot? It's way way harder that it looks. Please when you go and take your stock whatever up it put the Youtube link on BITOG. Why not it's not rocket surgery, no risk right?
You haven't said why you think the Sorento was able to complete the trek.
If you want to argue, maybe offer some cogent argument. That would be good.
I already said the geometry is important.
I can add that suspension travel must be adequate, yet the Sorento has nothing special there.
Driver luck and skill certainly play a role, but thats not the Sorento.

Tell me what you think is behind the "super-machine" abilities of the Sorento to be able to prove geometry and torque is an actual thing.
You can do it. Just give logic a try.

Re: Stock Kia Sorento climbs Moab's [censored]'s Gate [Re: Vladiator] #4643120
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Literally a few seconds on google:

Bone stock 2014 Grand Cherokee:



My SRT would probably break off the front lower valance, as it has less ground clearance than the regular GC up front.


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Re: Stock Kia Sorento climbs Moab's [censored]'s Gate [Re: oil_film_movies] #4643123
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Originally Posted By: oil_film_movies
Its just geometry, ground clearance and approach+departure angles. The tranny was using a torque convertor for low speeds which is old stuff.
Should I pretend to be impressed? Its not Rocket Surgery here.




Written by someone who has never seen this stretch of rock......

Re: Stock Kia Sorento climbs Moab's [censored]'s Gate [Re: Vladiator] #4643138
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I know there's no Helll's Gate crevasse. Not really a crevasse. I know.

Re: Stock Kia Sorento climbs Moab's [censored]'s Gate [Re: Vladiator] #4643141
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Without data you're just another person with an opinion. W. E. Deming

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Re: Stock Kia Sorento climbs Moab's [censored]'s Gate [Re: Vladiator] #4643152
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Pro driver!


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Re: Stock Kia Sorento climbs Moab's [censored]'s Gate [Re: Vladiator] #4643156
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i've never been offroad but i'm pretty sure my $600 97 suburban could do that with good tires and a professional driver.


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