I just took my first serious off-road trip without planning it. I was exploring a north coast of California area near Fort Bragg when I took a road that said on the map it could be closed in the winter for snow. Since it's not winter I figured no problem. Well the farther I got on the road it became serious 4-Wheeler country. There were a lot of turn offs that went up steep hills obviously carved out by serious off road vehicles. I stayed on the road and ended up fording at least a dozen streams flowing pretty good. The E did just fine, except for bottoming out a few times. It made me stop to look underneath to see if there was any damage. I didn't notice any, but thought I'd post here to see anyone knows of something I should check or be concerned about. My E's 4WD did great, never hesitated at all, but I did end up with water dripping from out of the front bumper for awhile. I thought at first it was coolant, but it was just water that accumulated when I went thru one of the deeper streams. It was kinda different to see my E covered with a coating of mud and dust!