Jeep Rubicon and Toyota FJ Cruiser Off-Road in Hawaii

We witnessed first hand the capabilities of both vehicles on the trails. I'm personally a Toyota guy, having owned several Toyota 4x4s, an FJ and now a Tacoma. They aren't evenly matched because the Jeeps articulation and flexibility with the solid front axle, shorter wheel base and being lighter weight. Driver experience, error and patience were also contributing factors in how each vehicle performed. We didn't create this video to make one seam better than the other. Ohana Trails is a Jeep Club here that we were filming and by chance, a group of FJ Cruiser owners were convoying with them. Unfortunately, we had more video of the Jeeps over the FJ's. All in all it was an epic day up in the mountains at Peacock Flats on Oahu looking over the North Pacific. HD video produced by FreedomRiding.com Music: "Pedestrian" by O-shen

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