Thanksgiving weekend was our much anticipated trip to Havasu Landing for their annual Poker Run across the desert. This being the CJ5's first time out in the dirt I was wondering how it would do. The past 3 years we did this run in our JK so I had plenty to compare. We ran with our buddies in a Zuki with Toyota axles, 36's and a 1.6L, and my other buddy in his buggy with an ecotec. We could not keep up with the buggy... but I was happy with the amount of power this 258 had out on the trail. I never once had concerns with the brakes or power. It did take a little getting used to how far we would lean over in off camber situations. But the biggest thing I noticed was how much I was smiling as we tore down the trails. Secondly was how much attention a CJ gets in an event like this.