In this episode of DiffLock, a pair of Jeep Wranglers and a Toyota 4Runner have some fun in the snow-covered Colorado mountains. To make things interesting, the challenge of clearing Gold Mine Hill is thrown in for good measure.
Gold Mine Hill is a technical section of the Switzerland Trail west of Boulder, Colorado. TFL often uses this short, steep, technical ascent to test a vehicle’s traction control and true off-road capabilities. Tommy brings along two friends who have differing aftermarket modifications to see which is more capable in the snow.
First up is 1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 equipped with a center differential, full-time AWD mode, 31-inch studded snow tires, and a 1.25-inch leveling kit. The second vehicle is a Jeep Wrangler YJ that has a 3-inch lift kit, heavy duty springs and shocks, 5-inch Rubicon Express boon shackles rolling on all-terrain tires.
Every other week, the DiffLock video web-series highlights affordable off-road adventures and modifications that will help almost anyone who wants to get into off-roading on a budget.