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Has anyone tried "off roading" with the Passport yet? I would be afraid of this, since I already scratched my glossy black wheel on a curb and I'm still going through the stages of grief over it. I suppose with the right o/r tires, it could be done.
 

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I bought the PP to do some off road travel to get to some fishing spots, but the tires aren't really up to the task. On a rock road I sliced through the tread of the tire and was flat in 30 seconds. Fired up the donut and limped back to civilization only to find that nobody carries a 265 45 20 tire - not even Honda dealers. If you want to go off roading (on even unpaved roads, apparently), I'd opt for AT tires at least on some 18 rims.
 

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There are many types of off road trails and the Passport was designed for the milder ones. I have taken my LR4 on more difficult trails where you really do need a rigid frame, adjustable air suspension with more ground clearance, different traction control modes for mud and rock climbing, low gear, locking differentials, hill descent control and aggressive tires.

However, from my experience driving the Passport on the beach, the AWD system is very capable. I did replace the OE wheels with a set of 18" Ridgeline wheels so I could air-down the tires but so far I have not had to. Michelin Defender 18" tires are also very good in sand. I'm sure the Passport would do fine on dirt and stone roads and even mud if not too deep.
 

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Has anyone tried "off roading" with the Passport yet? I would be afraid of this, since I already scratched my glossy black wheel on a curb and I'm still going through the stages of grief over it. I suppose with the right o/r tires, it could be done.
YouTube my friend. Some users on this very forum have shown us first hand how capable the Passy is. Surprisingly in some , if not most scenarios, the Passy did the same as or better than most Subarus (stock/mild configuration)
 

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Has anyone tried "off roading" with the Passport yet? I would be afraid of this, since I already scratched my glossy black wheel on a curb and I'm still going through the stages of grief over it. I suppose with the right o/r tires, it could be done.
Have you tried bubble wrap?
 

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We have had 2 tires replaced. One my fault and the other a puncture on the interstate. Honda dealer got the OEM replacements the day after we went in and ordered them. They are out there.
 

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We have had 2 tires replaced. One my fault and the other a puncture on the interstate. Honda dealer got the OEM replacements the day after we went in and ordered them. They are out there.
Why didn't you just get the puncture repaired?
 

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Why didn't you just get the puncture repaired?
We did. Had a side wall cut in the other tire and decided to replace both.
 

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Has anyone tried "off roading" with the Passport yet? I would be afraid of this, since I already scratched my glossy black wheel on a curb and I'm still going through the stages of grief over it. I suppose with the right o/r tires, it could be done.
I just posted a quick write up on my most recent offroad adventure with two Passports flexing their muscle. I would encourage anyone to get out and explore in their Passport. The wheels and tires are the biggest limiting factor with the factory setup, but even then the vehicle can handle a lot... but you're right... scratches are a thing!

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We have had 2 tires replaced. One my fault and the other a puncture on the interstate. Honda dealer got the OEM replacements the day after we went in and ordered them. They are out there.
My local dealer got mine delivered in 2 days, but so far it doesn't look like we'll be able to roll in on the temp spare, get a replacement, and keep on trekking. The scarcity of that size means a 24-48 hr pause if you get a flat.
 

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Four days for me, but, it has been Labor Day weekend and now a hurricane coming. I’ll be glad to have the tire replacement completed.
 

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I've had my PP for a few weeks and took it out on a trip north in Pennsylvania for some fly fishing and photography. The last 20 miles the Garmin GPS directed me onto a backroad that was gravel and dirt before reaching the campsite. It first I was a little taken aback, but then excited because this is why I purchased the PP. I would call this passive off-roading as it was really easy, even though there were some tough hills and rocks to get around.

A very fun ride, with mud, rocks and mild off-roading. I'm glad I had the Garmin GPS as I had no cell coverage for about 2400 square miles in that area. I took the road back on the return trip.

Sent up the drone to look around when I got to the top of the mountain. The second shot is looking forward along the gasline the road was following.

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I've had my PP for a few weeks and took it out on a trip north in Pennsylvania for some fly fishing and photography. The last 20 miles the Garmin GPS directed me onto a backroad that was gravel and dirt before reaching the campsite. It first I was a little taken aback, but then excited because this is why I purchased the PP. I would call this passive off-roading as it was really easy, even though there were some tough hills and rocks to get around.

A very fun ride, with mud, rocks and mild off-roading. I'm glad I had the Garmin GPS as I had no cell coverage for about 2400 square miles in that area. I took the road back on the return trip.

Sent up the drone to look around when I got to the top of the mountain. The second shot is looking forward along the gasline the road was following.

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Sounds like an exciting adventure! Glad you had fun and returned safe and sound!!
 

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I think off-roading in a passport means leaving the asphalt for a dirt/gravel two track.
 

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Painful to look at. Is that from gravel kicked up by the tires?
The scratches are what some have referred to as "Texas Pinstripes" and it's caused by brushing up against foliage by the side of the trail. Sometimes in order to chose these proper line to get over a certain piece of trail, you're going to scrape against a shrub or cactus and these scratches can be the result. The Passport is a fairly wide vehicle and as such, is susceptible to this sort of thing. It's a normal part of taking your vehicle into the wild. I actually think the paint on the Passport has proven to be fairly scratch resistant, if you heard the sounds it made earning these pinstripes, you'd agree.
 

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I had (years ago) a new Jeep Grand Cherokee Orvis... 2 miles on it. Engine so green, but it was fun. Took it up north (Northern Michigan) to Huron-Manistee National Forest for some camping and off roading and it looked like DavidCSmithDP's Passport. The vehicle usually looks worse that it is, because the vehicle gets covered in dust. A good wash and a little quick detailer and it will look pretty good again. Not saying there will be no scratches, but it will look decent again. Its what they are made for... Jeeps and Passports... right?... :cool: Get out there and enjoy some outdoors!! It's nearly Fall, great time for some color drives...
 
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