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Old 11-28-2014, 02:03 PM
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Re: Surpisingly Stable Overland

The air suspension on the overland seems quite a bit stiffer than that of the Limited or Laredo. Long sweepers at speed feel pretty good (I'm not going to disclose my speed). Tight 90's seem good if you don't have to dogleg it. I'm guessing a set of 295's on all 4's and the suspension set at sport, and she'd do about as well as my old fox body mustang on a simple road course.

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Re: Surpisingly Stable Overland

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I agree the Overland is stable at high speed lane changes. But it's a boat on 90 degree turns even at moderate speed. I would never take it to a track or an auto cross. It's just not designed for that. No amount of electronic controls can overcome the laws of physics. With its high center of gravity and weight, I am sure you can roll it if you don't stay within its performance envelope. I don't have any desire to find out where the outer edge of the envelope is.
I'm not sure I'd classify it as a boat. It does seem softly sprung but I think it's appropriate for an off road vehicle designed be traversing rough trails.

As for rolling the vehicle... one of the auto shows did a demo showing the difference in high speed stability between a vehicle with stability control and one without it. During emergency maneuvers the results were really pretty impressive. They might have been exaggerating a bit but I do think that tech really does make a pretty big difference. I've noticed it's (positive) effects on something as simple as driving down a gravel road (rather aggressively I might add).
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Re: Surpisingly Stable Overland

I am definitely impressed with the road handling characteristics of my JGC. It is much more "nimble" than I expected it to be, but let's not get carried away. If you take your JGC to the track then expect something to break.
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Do you have the v8 or v6? The v6 is noticeably more nimble.
I have the V6. For what it is, I am surprised at how well it handles. But I find myself slowing down a lot compared to my car on exit ramps especially if it's a decreasing radius turn. There's just too much body lean and understeer. Braking early and giving it some throttle through the turn helps a little, but too much throttle makes the understeer even worse.
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Re: Surpisingly Stable Overland

Well since the regular WK2 share the same basic design as the SRT, very good performance shouldn't be a surprise. Of course, the SRT has a much better set of tires & suspension setup.
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