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I agree with your assessment of the Grand Cherokee Overland 4x4 in deep snow...as a matter of fact, we are expecting another 12" to 14" on top of the 30" we got just last week!

I still stayed home today though...I was up late last night celebrating our Superbowl victory!

Boston Strong Baby! Take that Richard Sherman!
The Pats are a great team, but after watching that last Hawk play "What the F***!"

I couldn't even watch the post game stuff so I took my GC out in the snow and felt much better.

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Re: I Cannot Recommend the Jeep GC 4x4 Overland

I've been pleasantly surprised with the stock latitudes/QDII.

I barely made it back into my apartment complex because there were several cars stuck at all angles blocking the parking ramp.
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Old 02-02-2015, 11:03 PM
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Re: I Cannot Recommend the Jeep GC 4x4 Overland

It sure was fun watching my parents get their RWD 300C stuck in the drifts here... until I had to go help push them, anyway.

Wife's Jeep with stock Latitudes (going to need replacing after next summer, tread is almost there) did good, drove in and out of the various drifts in the road without issue. My little Dakota did even better, but only because it has brand new Hankook Dynapro ATM tires.
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Re: I Cannot Recommend the Jeep GC 4x4 Overland

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Unless you want to be a productive member of society, pay taxes and save for retirement, don't buy a Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4 Overland. Chicago was hit with 19 inches of snow this weekend and experienced blizzard conditions. So this morning, I opened the garage door and in front of me was a 26 inch high snowdrift in the alley. Alleys are not plowed in Chicago. I placed the JGC in 4x4 low and raised the Quadralift Air Suspension to the highlest level. It went through the drift like a hot knife through butter. No problems. Got to work and found out that more than half of the employees are not coming in. Don't buy a Jeep. Stay home!

Well I got stuck. And so did my buddy - in 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokees. I kept spinning the wheels. He got out after several minutes whereas I had to back out into my carport. Maybe your snow was fluffy but I dealt with lots of ice / snow layers and there was no forward progress.

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Re: I Cannot Recommend the Jeep GC 4x4 Overland

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Well I got stuck. And so did my buddy - in 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokees. I kept spinning the wheels. He got out after several minutes whereas I had to back out into my carport. Maybe your snow was fluffy but I dealt with lots of ice / snow layers and there was no forward progress.

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Please, no insults! Never call Chicago snow fluffy. This is the city of big shoulders. The city that works. The home of Da Bears, the Blackhawks, the Bulls, (won't get into Cubs or White Sox), Coach Ditka, deep dish pizza, alleys that are not plowed, politicians with a defective gene for corruption (no personal responsibility here)....etc, etc. Chicago snow is not fluffy.

Nevertheless, I have a 2012 Jeep GC, 4x4 Overland, with Quadra-Drive II, Quadra-Lift Air Suspension, and Michelin M/S 2 tires. Placed it in 4x4 low, selected snow in quadra-drive, and lifted it to the highlest level. No issues.
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Nevertheless, I have a 2012 Jeep GC, 4x4 Overland, with Quadra-Drive II, Quadra-Lift Air Suspension, and Michelin M/S 2 tires. Placed it in 4x4 low, selected snow in quadra-drive, and lifted it to the highlest level. No issues.
It does depend on the snow and it's weight. It's just physics. If it's fresh powder yes you'll go through deep stuff pretty easily. BTW did you modify your QL because from what I understand OR2 only increases ground clearance to 10.8". So I'm not sure how much QL played in you getting thru a snow drift of 26", but I could be wrong, so someone correct me if that's true.
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It does depend on the snow and it's weight. It's just physics. If it's fresh powder yes you'll go through deep stuff pretty easily. BTW did you modify your QL because from what I understand OR2 only increases ground clearance to 10.8". So I'm not sure how much QL played in you getting thru a snow drift of 26", but I could be wrong, so someone correct me if that's true.
No modifications. Not sure either. I just placed it in the highest level possible.
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Re: I Cannot Recommend the Jeep GC 4x4 Overland

Same here! I only have a Laredo 4x4, was going to work from my gf's house (Oak Lawn, where they don't plow until 2 days later) and never got stuck anywhere. I wish I had my GoPro with me, it would've made for some awesome footage.
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Re: I Cannot Recommend the Jeep GC 4x4 Overland

We in Australia can only visualise the snow covered roads you are referring to. It is good to know that the Jeep seems to have handled it well. We here are only used to dealing with high temperatures and little rain. But I now know where all the rain has gone.

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We are getting your storm now. Thanks. Drove my wife to work today. I was just about the only vehicle on the road! Handles great, but at current 6F a large ice ridge builds up on the windshield where the wipers rest. This did not happen on my MY11. Grand Cherokee needs wiper rest heaters as on Cherokee.
Agreed. From the original ZJ to the WK2, the ability of a GC to keep the front windshield clean in heavy icing conditions sucketh canal water.
You can turn the thing to max defrost and uncomfortably warm and that helps, but for a vehicle with the snow driving capabilities of the Jeep to have such pathetic front window and wiper clearing capability is absurd.
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Re: I Cannot Recommend the Jeep GC 4x4 Overland

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It does depend on the snow and it's weight. It's just physics. If it's fresh powder yes you'll go through deep stuff pretty easily. BTW did you modify your QL because from what I understand OR2 only increases ground clearance to 10.8". So I'm not sure how much QL played in you getting thru a snow drift of 26", but I could be wrong, so someone correct me if that's true.
You really don't need OR-2, and unless it has changed, you can only get there in 4 Low mode--which can be overkill for snow.
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