I’ve been itching to test my recently installed suspension. My Montero has Fox 2.0 shocks at all four corners. And I want to, in the words of the kids, send it. There aren’t a lot of places open in California at the moment. All of the trail systems are shut down. So I can’t go to my usual spots for any potential sendage. Recently though, I had to shoot a video of a Jeep Wrangler. I found a bit of open dirt about 75 miles from my house and went in that direction. The Montero would serve as the camera car for the shoot.

After we got our last shot of the Jeep, I hopped into the Montero for a few runs through the dirt. There was one spot where I thought I could get some daylight under the tires. And so I did.

No, it’s not a soaring Trophy Truck style launch. But it is a 1991 Mitsubishi Montero that’s left the ground, and it returned in a smooth controllable manner. Nothing broke. I drove home in comfort. And my truck is still all together. I’d consider this a successful test of the shocks. Wouldn’t you?