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My 2012 Overland 4X4 V8 (non OR pkg) also weighed more than my current 2014 Summit 4X4 V8. The 2012 weighed 5131 lbs and the 2014 weighs 5086 lbs. Can't figure out where the 45 lbs is since the Summit has QuadraDrive II which adds the ELSD to the rear axle. I know the electric solenoid doesn't weigh much for the QDII, but still don't know where the added weight is on the Overland over the Summit.
Tow hooks? Lol. Sorry couldn't resist.
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Tow hooks? Lol. Sorry couldn't resist.
No tow hooks on either of them.
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They both have receiver hitches.
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I like the fact that the V6 is a lot lighter, higher specific output and wide flat torque band. The center of gravity sits far back in the engine bay to achieve near perfect balance in this vehicle, yet the back of the engine is still accessible for routine maintenance.
How did you determine the near perfect balance?




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I like the fact that the V6 is a lot lighter, higher specific output and wide flat torque band. The center of gravity sits far back in the engine bay to achieve near perfect balance in this vehicle, yet the back of the engine is still accessible for routine maintenance.
So it is perfectly balanced enough that I could change the tire while the car is moving, like these gents? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-22664659
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So it is perfectly balanced enough that I could change the tire while the car is moving, like these gents? BBC News - Saudi drivers in 'sidewalk skiing' craze

Great video!

Can't wait to see you and your Jeep on the interstate.



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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

My Corvette had the engine completely behind the front axle. The Heep doesn't. Weight distribution is close enough to 50-50 that it may be with the towing package. Polar moment is a whole different matter.

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How did you determine the near perfect balance?




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Manufacturer's specs; 51% of the weight carried by the front wheels and 49% carried by the rear. As I recall the same vehicle with the Hemi is 54-46 or so. It's an iron block vs. aluminum, and of course it's a lot longer, so it's center of mass is further forward.

50-50 would be perfect. BMW strives for this for all it's vehicles, but my wife's 3 series does it by putting the inline 6 so deep into the dashboard that you need a squirrel to service it. As soon as the warranty is up that car will be traded in. Let some other bloke deal with it.
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+1 on that. My wife has a 2011 3series. Its fun to drive, but its going next year. We're not sure what to replace it with yet. My Chevy work van is just as bad to service as the BMW though. A lot of new cars are pushing the engines under the dash. A lot also has to do with the pedestrian safety standards in Europe being carried over in all models. There need to be more impact absorption up front before the engine. Its either to push the driveline under the dash or have really long snouts.
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