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Re: Moose tested the jeep today

The "fix" is a better (higher load rating) tire (like the LTX you got, I assume) that don't explode when loaded, not suspension or programming changes, imho.

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Re: Moose tested the jeep today

They make a 2wd overland?
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Re: Moose tested the jeep today

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I didn't even think about airbag suspension vs regular. I also have Michelin premier ltx tires which I'm sure contributed to avoiding the accident. Those forteras might not have fared so well
Michelins seem to make every car batter, every car I've put them on anyway.

Good driving. I'm not an owner (yet), but recently spent 4 days in a '16 Limited, I was impressed with the ride and handling. It's no sports car obviously, but it stays flat on a winding road.
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They make a 2wd overland?
They make a 2WD Summit too.
Have you ever tried building one. You always have to pick 4x4.
I think they offer it so they can claim a lower starting price
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They make a 2wd overland?
They'd probably make a 1wd if enough people asked for it.

In some areas of the country, 4wd is overkill, but that doesn't mean you might not like the gewgaws on the Overland or even Summit.
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They'd probably make a 1wd if enough people asked for it.

In some areas of the country, 4wd is overkill, but that doesn't mean you might not like the gewgaws on the Overland or even Summit.
This.

I live in Dallas and the most off road my Jeep has seen was one weekend on a ranch. 4x4 wasnt worth the extra $$ for me when I purchased but I wanted all the bells and whistles of an Overland.

Now, that being said, my next jeep will most likely be 4x4 because I feel like a fraud in a 4x2 Jeep.
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Re: Moose tested the jeep today

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They'd probably make a 1wd if enough people asked for it.

In some areas of the country, 4wd is overkill, but that doesn't mean you might not like the gewgaws on the Overland or even Summit.
It just seems silly that a model named after jeeps legendary 4wd roots was just a trim package and has nothing to do with 4wd. I wasnt questioning why someone would want a 2wd jeep, just that the overland package was only a trim level.
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Re: Moose tested the jeep today

"Overland" isn't a package with this generation of JGC, and it actually is considered a trim level. (Laredo, Limited, Trailhawk, Overland, Summit and SRT for the current model year) In MY12 when I bought mine, "Summit" was a package on the Overland. Now, it's a separate trim level.

And yea, while I wouldn't want one that isn't 4WD, there apparently is a market for 4x2, predominately in the south. So they produce a bunch of them accordingly. Honestly, there's not a huge price difference in the scheme of things and pretty much no difference in fuel economy, so it's hard for me to see the appeal. But they do sell!
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Re: Moose tested the jeep today

There was a test in Europe of the WK2 using a moose test. Crappy Goodyears kept blowing on front left wheel along with wheel lift and quite a bit of bouncing around on the road. Their ultimate conclusion was don't buy a JGC.

Reality is you can roll any vehicle and while the moose test has some merit, it realistically is not a routine maneuver in accident avoidance. I'd be a lot more concerned if they identified issues with a vehicle rolling, lifting, or fish tailing in a rapid single lane change.

While I think the JCG is a pretty stable vehicle, I question the four star rollover rating in the US. But, I do with all but sport SUVs like the X5, Cayenne, QX70, and comparable.




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Re: Moose tested the jeep today

4x2s sell here in the SF Bay Area too. If you don't need 4x4, then another selling point is that it's a simpler system.
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There was a test in Europe of the WK2 using a moose test. Crappy Goodyears kept blowing on front left wheel along with wheel lift and quite a bit of bouncing around on the road. Their ultimate conclusion was don't buy a JGC.

Reality is you can roll any vehicle and while the moose test has some merit, it realistically is not a routine maneuver in accident avoidance. I'd be a lot more concerned if they identified issues with a vehicle rolling, lifting, or fish tailing in a rapid single lane change.

While I think the JCG is a pretty stable vehicle, I question the four star rollover rating in the US. But, I do with all but sport SUVs like the X5, Cayenne, QX70, and comparable.


https://youtu.be/8Fs5M8GuvcU

Here are the 2 youtube videos regarding the moose test for the Jeep GC. THe first video is of the previous body style. The second video is for MY14+.

Huge improvements with the advancement of the GC into the newer model years
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Re: Moose tested the jeep today

Supposedly they exceeded the weight limit with all of their equipment and it was causing the GC to behave that way. It's been a long time since I've looked into it but their moose test was bogus. Lol
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