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Help me decide on a '15 leftover!

Hello all.

Struggling with which direction to go. Will be the wife's vehicle, mainly for short trips around town, but would like to have off road capability just in case.

Two choices:

15 limited white 4x4 (local)
20 inch wheels
Nav
$36k
(Would add skids, hitch, rock rails)

Or

15 limited white 4x4 (not local)
Off road 2
Nav
$35,500
(Would add rock rails)

I guess the only difference is one has 20s with no heavy duty cooling or air suspension.

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Help me decide on a '15 leftover!

If a trailer hitch is needed I'd get the one with it from the factory.

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Re: Help me decide on a '15 leftover!

Somehow 20s and rock rails seem like they don't go together! Wanting rock rails tell me you plan on going no only off road but into terrain that is not suited for the sidewall height of a 20 inch wheel.

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Old 04-30-2016, 02:00 PM
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Re: Help me decide on a '15 leftover!

^^^^ My opinion as well! What is the time/travel/dealer difference between local and not local?
Also, the "right" one (IMHO) will cost far less when you factor in adding the accessories you want. Just my opinion though.
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Re: Help me decide on a '15 leftover!

I would go with the one without the air suspension
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Re: Help me decide on a '15 leftover!

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Hello all.

Struggling with which direction to go. Will be the wife's vehicle, mainly for short trips around town, but would like to have off road capability just in case.

Two choices:

15 limited white 4x4 (local)
20 inch wheels
Nav
$36k
(Would add skids, hitch, rock rails)

Or

15 limited white 4x4 (not local)
Off road 2
Nav
$35,500
(Would add rock rails)

I guess the only difference is one has 20s with no heavy duty cooling or air suspension.
Since you are talking about wanting to add rock rails (ie more than casual off roading), the ORAII with smaller wheels, better tires, air suspension, heavy duty cooling, etc for $500 less seems like the obvious choice. As an added bonus, the taller sidewalls + air suspension equal a smoother ride for the wife! I would go with the non local one.
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Re: Help me decide on a '15 leftover!

We have two grand Cherokees.....a 2015 limited v6 and a 2013 Overland hemi.
The overland does no ride a stable as the limited....air suspension appears to cause a rocking and rolling motion that is not evident on the limited.
The Hemi is superior to the v6, which should be obvious. When towing (factory tow pkg on the overland) I have had 4000 pounds behind the jeep with absolutely no issues. The air suspension keeps everything level and comfortable.
My next Grand Cherokee will be the Limited with the Hemi and tow package. I don't care for the air suspension, plus it is complicated and expensive
The 8" navigation on the 2015 is the best I have ever seen....does everything!!
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We have two grand Cherokees.....a 2015 limited v6 and a 2013 Overland hemi.
The overland does no ride a stable as the limited....air suspension appears to cause a rocking and rolling motion that is not evident on the limited.
The Hemi is superior to the v6, which should be obvious. When towing (factory tow pkg on the overland) I have had 4000 pounds behind the jeep with absolutely no issues. The air suspension keeps everything level and comfortable.
My next Grand Cherokee will be the Limited with the Hemi and tow package. I don't care for the air suspension, plus it is complicated and expensive
The 8" navigation on the 2015 is the best I have ever seen....does everything!!

My Summit is the nicest riding vehicle I've ever been in. It also feels like a car in the corners with very minimal body roll. I'm used to sporty cars, so I drive my jeep a bit too aggressively, but it handles everything perfectly.

Rock rails also double as great door ding protectors and steps to get stuff off the roof rack (snowboards/skis/bikes/etc). If I had a limited with the plastic rockers, I'd get the rails to replace them.
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Re: Help me decide on a '15 leftover!

I would get the 15 limited white 4x4
Off road 2
Nav
$35,500
you don't say how far I'll assume not 200miles
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Re: Help me decide on a '15 leftover!

Some big advantages you missed about the Off road package is the limited slip differential and the better quadra-drive trans. system. I use those features a lot here in CO.
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The non local one. ORA2 is a set of features you want from the factory if possible.

20" wheels are a dime a dozen and if having them really means a lot to you then there's always therapy. Or the aftermarket, if you must.
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Re: Help me decide on a '15 leftover!

Just my 10 cents worth,get your wife to test drive both models,I am sure a local dealer will have both models(so IF you decide on the one you have to travel for, then you know to anticipate what your buying into),Afterall if it's for your good lady,see how SHE feels about driving both.
Wouldn't be overly concerned about 20" wheels,plenty available aftermarket if it's your thing.I currently have SRT rims on my '11 (only because they were available to me exceptionally inexpensive,but like the 18" with good quality AT tires),good luck on your final choice.We all own these vehicles because they are GREAT vehicles at an unbeatable price in their range,downside is,we all have our personal favorite,so ask 12 of us will get at least 8 different opinions.
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