Originally Posted by Pacificblue
Bump, just in case someone knows or knows of a test showing it. I can use the DC group buy and have a pre-approved loan at 3.99%, if I'm gonna buy this now is the time to move.
I am in a Hertz Outback right now, at $800/month with XM radio. I can live with that for a good while though owning makes more sense, long term. It's just that I've compromised too many times, I don't want another five year note on a truck I'm not satisfied with.
I can only tell you my experience with ours. I decided to try and take it off road with my wife in the passenger seat, that thing is her baby so if I hurt it at all I think she would kill me. I pulled off of a trail onto sand, I could feel us sinking down but thought nothing of it. Putting the jeep into reverse and giving it gas did nothing, all it did was spin. I turned the select terrain to sand and gave it gas, without hesitation, it backed right out. I'm sure I could have done the same thing by turning off the traction control, but wanted to try out sand mode. Keep in mind the tires were still at 40 psi. When we got out I looked back and we had sank down about 6 inches where we stopped.
Fast forward to a month ago. I washed her jeep and decided I was going to take it on the rocks in front of our house. I pulled right up to one, which is about 10 to 12 inches tall, and gave it gas, nothing again. Put it in 4 low, then rock mode, guess what? Went right up the rock. Keep in mind with the independent suspension there is zero flex, so it pulled the rear tire off the ground too.
My point is, qt2 is very capable, I would love to have the rear lsd, but was not willing to spend the extra 7k on it for the upgrade to the limited with the Hemi. For comparison I tried taking my truck on that same rock, it would not do it from the same position her jeep did. My truck is a 2013 ram 1500 outdoorsman 4x4 that includes the rear limited slip.
Her Jeep is a 2014 Laredo E with the towing package, all weather group, and CD player. Sticker came to just over 36k.