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Euro Spec GC Articulation Video

Just saw a new video was posted.

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Old 12-14-2010, 07:06 PM
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Re: Euro Spec GC Articulation Video

LMFAO!

Articulation?!?!

What articulation????

Luckily is has a decent 4WD system or that thing wouldn't go anywhere!
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Re: Euro Spec GC Articulation Video

Nice video
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Re: Euro Spec GC Articulation Video

Axle articulation, a vehicle's ability to flex its suspension, measured by ramp travel index
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Re: Euro Spec GC Articulation Video

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Axle articulation, a vehicle's ability to flex its suspension, measured by ramp travel index
Yes and?
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Re: Euro Spec GC Articulation Video

i didn't know what it meant, so had to look it up
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That video answers my question about suspension travel when the QL is set to offroad 2. Looks like the increased air pressure to raise the Jeep substantially increases spring rate.
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Re: Euro Spec GC Articulation Video

Well, the "axe articulation" is not really good, more like a street car. But well, its not a rubicon or defender and for the streets thats a good thing.
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Re: Euro Spec GC Articulation Video

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LMFAO!

Articulation?!?!

What articulation????

Luckily is has a decent 4WD system or that thing wouldn't go anywhere!

I agree, almost no articulation and it gets quite hard in ORII setting. Sounds like it is always hitting the bump stops. But still VERY capable (when it works)
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Re: Euro Spec GC Articulation Video

There really is no articulation as we know it.

The JGC is a 4 wheel independent design is the main factor. With a solid axle one side goes up forcing the other side down to it's limits. With the independent one side does not effect the other, the drooping side will stop at it's travel limiter (upper bump stop). With the suspension pumped up the compressed side doesn't really give "much". The only way to immulate articulation would be to program or regulate the bag being compressed to air down or become softer. This would probably entail more sensors and gear than what is currently used on the JGC. Also even though doing this would help traction in extreme situations it would also pose an equal threat of grounding out or hanging you up on an obstacle.

It is what it is. The vehicle is designed to appeal to and compete with more street bound vehicles such as the BMW or VW tourege (spelling?). For articulation and "extreme" off-roading the Wrangler is available, with solid axles and a plethora of aftermarket suspension goodies. The JGC has off-road capabilities but it isn't meant to go where a wrangler, especially a modified Wrangler, will go. It's more of a "family truckster" that can get into the woods or trails within reason.
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Re: Euro Spec GC Articulation Video

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VW tourege (spelling?)
I think it's "VW Toe-Rag"

And I agree with you on your analysis.
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Re: Euro Spec GC Articulation Video

That is the antithesis of articulation
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