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Re: 4x4 capabilities

You know, the OP asked a simple question, with specifics to snow. I gave a very valid answer - but apparently it irked some the wrong way because they felt it their duty to pick my answer to shreds in the name of "sarcasm" with a myriad of reason why I'm wrong and they're right. And then you call me a troll.

If a new member and a FIB want to gang up on another member, I'm done.

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Re: 4x4 capabilities

I did ask a simple question. I got my answer. Thank you. Grand Cherokees are more capable than tahoes

Not sure what all the bickering was about here. Can't we all just get along.


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Re: 4x4 capabilities

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Off road capabilities is what I'm asking about.

There is a foot of snow outside. Which car will have an easier time driving In it.


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Not familiar with Tahoe, but what Transfer case does it have and can it split TQ 50/50 front rear full time? Also what tires does it have?

I put some Nokians on the wifes Overland, so I doubt I would find any SUV better equipped to go thru snow, with 50/50 TQ split, good snow tires and the capability to vector TQ to wheels with most traction (have QD2) and Brake traction control you cant do much better.


I have the NV242 T-case in my 02 WJ AND 00 Durango and even with stock tires (GY Wranglers) they are very good in the snow, track nice and straight, very stable.

Now my BIL Ridgline and CRV with the on demand All Wheel Drive with stock tires are a POS in 3-6 inches of snow, have ridden in both in snow storms and the ass ends are always fishtailing, wife and SIL got stuck in her CRV on highway after it fishtailed and went into snowbank! Should of gone in our old Jeep but SIL insisted?
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Re: 4x4 capabilities

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Off road capabilities is what I'm asking about.

There is a foot of snow outside. Which car will have an easier time driving In it.
I would say you're talking about two very different things here.

A foot of snow and offroading don't necessarily go hand in hand. You can have a foot of snow on pavement.

With deep snow, any vehicle with decent ground clearance and good snow tires should have little trouble getting around. Even the most basic traction control system will make it even easier.

Most people have trouble in snow because they have sucky tires. The second issue is with snow building up under a vehicle and raising the traction wheels off the pavement. The final issue is a two wheel drive vehicle with too much power for the weight, like you get with sports cars, muscle cars and two wheel drive pickups. Anything with an AWD or 4WD system will be able to utilize any off the wheels to find traction, assuming at least one has some.

Offroading is a far different animal and where most small SUVs, crossovers and "wanna-be SUVs" fall short due to lacking one fundamental thing: the low range mode.

When crawling over rocks or up and down steep terrain, toque and very precise power control is crucial to avoiding getting stuck or ripping apart your vehicle. The AWD or "4WD High" systems a lot of other SUVs have simply won't cut it in anything other than rutted dirt roads, mud or sand. Once you get onto surfaces where one or more wheels might dangle in the air, a low range mode is necessary, along with skid plates, off road tires and a good amount of ground clearance. In addition, a shorter wheel base, a narrower width and short leading and tailing edges are your friend. Long, wide vehicles with long distances from wheels to bumpers will be scraping bottom all day long.

All of those things can be had on a Jeep, though serious off roaders will want even better tires and will likely remove the plastic crap on the front end and replace it with something incorporating a winch.

So, the answer is: the Jeep. It's very capable in snow, on road or off, and has very good rock crawling capabilities, despite its luxury pedigree.
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