Slow day at work today so I was wondering 1. Why don't they use a cv joint from IFS front wheel ( Rappeza style?) on drive shafts? Are they too inefficient? Do they heat up and/or wear quickly if operated at the same angle for long periods of time? Is the drive shaft rpm too high for them? 2. Is a diesel good for rock crawling? Low rpm high torque sounds like a good thing. 3. What the hell is wrong with the Gm designers? Avalanche; good idea but WTF with all the plastic crap on the outside? Do the younger generations really like all that crap? The new trucks are pretty lame too. And the Astek; didn't they show the thing to anybody before building something so fugly and why are they still building them? I picture a bunch of guys locked in a room, pumping each other up, totally out of touch with reality ("yea, yea that looks great, lets push it a little further"). The least they could do is offer the avalanche without the plastic crap and some normal looking wheel openings. Oh yea, whats with all the round rice rocket tail lights coming stock on everything? The $80,000 Land Rover at Paragon last weekend had em and it just looked stupid.