Originally Posted by JRNYC
Also going to post in this reply what I like about the Jeep so far.
I have the OR2 package 18 polished rims and michelin latitude tires.... So making some time on the west side hiway at 100 and something street, wet after rain conditons, i pull into the right lane to pass the slower traffic on the left and middle ( that never happens right?
), my right tires hit a huge body of water maybe 30 - 40 feet long along the edge of the highway that hadn't drained. I was going 60 ish maybe a tad faster, and when the tires caught the water, the feeling of losing control started for a split second but the vehicle driftedor grabbed towards the curb ever so slightly for that instant but then never lost a beat as the other 2 tires came in strong and held the Jeep rock solid.
A Vehicle could have wiped out at that speed and unfortunately i have in the past so I know the feeling.
So the the JEEP came in strong and held its ground and I did not crash or lose control for more than that initial split second where I first entered the undrained water.
Thank You Jeep for that.
I had the same experience recently. We had monsoon like rain and ponding on the hywy. I was very impressed by the GC and the Michys handling, hitting a 5 inch pond at 50 mph.