Bainsy, dont take the comments personally, but it is the perception that most people get & the fact is that it is those who do drive the 'comp/highly modified' vehicles who are the ones giving 4wders a bad name. Yes, I agree there are some who may not fit into that category, but in my experience have not seen too many, as everytime I see the inappropriate behaviour it is always from those type of vehicles. Unfortunately that is a fact.
Much like comments that it is the standard vehicles who chew up tracks. for the life of me, cant see how those running 31's can make such huge ruts, but again most who drive the big rigs tend to blame the standard vehicles for all the damage to tracks....
Must agree with croozer, as by the letter of the law any comp/heavily modded vehicle is unroadworthy; engineered or not. Why do so many put on their little tyres
if they have to go out on the blacktop?; they know their vehicle is unroadworthy running 35's etc.
Doesnt really matter, point is to try to change the attitudes of those 4wders who wreck it for all of us, whether they drive standard vehicles or heavily modded vehicles.