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Moose tested the jeep today

Driving on the highway today and the guy to my right decided that he needed to exit the highway immediately. He cuts me off and enters the exit lane to my right except the lane is backed up so he slams on his brakes. I cut the wheel hard to the left to avoid ramming into him only to notice a car in the next lane, so I had to cut hard back to the right to avoid the other vehicle.

I avoided both accidents and didn't roll the jeep. I could feel the body roll of the vehicle but luckily all 4 wheels stayed planted on the road. However the pucker factor was a solid 10/10. Glad they figured out whatever the issue is with the older Jeep's and their inability to perform a proper moose test.

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Old 09-21-2016, 03:02 PM
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Re: Moose tested the jeep today

Good to hear you're OK. You don't have the air suspension though, so I still worry about how these Jeeps with air suspension would handle this type of evasive maneuver.
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Re: Moose tested the jeep today

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Good to hear you're OK. You don't have the air suspension though, so I still worry about how these Jeeps with air suspension would handle this type of evasive maneuver.
According to his signature he does. I think all Overlands have it.

My identically configured Overland 2015 with Adv Tech had it.
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Re: Moose tested the jeep today

He has 4x2 Overland so no air suspension.


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He has 4x2 Overland so no air suspension.


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Re: Moose tested the jeep today

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
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Re: Moose tested the jeep today

Glad you and the jeep are okay.


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Re: Moose tested the jeep today

Nice driving. Glad you're ok.
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Good to hear you're OK. You don't have the air suspension though, so I still worry about how these Jeeps with air suspension would handle this type of evasive maneuver.

Wouldn't the air suspension fare better in terms of maneuverability? I have not had much experience with the air suspension, but I assumed since it can lower the vehicle at highway speeds it was better suited for situations like this. Then again, I did notice a lot more nosedive upon braking on a 15' overland V8 I test drove equipped with the air suspension. I had assumed it was just the weight difference up front with from the 5.7.

Glad to hear you're alright, OP. Seems like our roads get worse each year.


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Good to hear you're OK. You don't have the air suspension though, so I still worry about how these Jeeps with air suspension would handle this type of evasive maneuver.
Quite well, on a real moose test, however the speed limit is only 50 and it was labor day weekend on Peak to Peak so it wasn't a true high speed test.
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Re: Moose tested the jeep today

good to hear
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I had assumed it was just the weight difference up front with from the 5.7.
Yeah I think it is. When I had my Summit V8 that thing handled and felt like a heavy tank. My V6 High Altitude feels much more nimble, and even more so with these stiff Bridgestone Ecopia tires. They are borderline almost too stiff.
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