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Re: Tahoe vs Jeep Grand Cherokee

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I have an overland without QL. They exist. Overlands without QL but with saddle would be tough/impossible to find though, unless someone had the interior done aftermarket. I'd bet that exact combo doesn't exist.
Yeah I sometimes wish I had bought an early production model without it. I held off for awhile and by the time I decided to pick one up for my girlfriend all the Overlands had it. I think you are right about saddle, by the time they had supply issues worked out quadralift was in full production.

I just wish it was optional. Its fine for a daily driver street truck and great for a tow rig, but for offroading its pointless. So you can raise the body up? Big deal when youre stuck with tiny tires. Coil spring swaps are pretty popular on Land Rovers for this reason but none seem to be available for the Grand just yet, Im hoping it will be possible when the diesel hits.
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Its fine for a daily driver street truck and great for a tow rig, but for offroading its pointless. So you can raise the body up? Big deal
Regarding quadra lift, very interesting... I would have thought the exact opposite, that for a vehicle that never goes off-road the benefits of QL are minimal?
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One thing I like about my older Tahoe is there is no center console in the floor between driver and passenger. Being a bigger guy, 6'1" > 275lb, I often find that my right knee hits that center console in other vehicles making it uncomfortable.

Anyone who shares these feelings care to comment about the JGC, which has that console type thing down there on the floor? Is it in the way?
6'5" 275 here - no issues with the console. Yes, my knee sometimes touches the side, but the WK2 has a bit more rear travel on the seat than the WK. I am worried, however, about my left knee resting against the front edge of the leather of the door armrest. It might wear over time, or if my leg is sweaty....

I've always preferred a floor/console shift to the column shift of the Yukon. Column shift always reminded me of my Mom's Dodge Caravan growing up.
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I've always preferred a floor/console shift to the column shift of the Yukon. Column shift always reminded me of my Mom's Dodge Caravan growing up.
I agree, I always fear that I will throw the car out of drive in my 99 Tahoe with the column shifter, when driving on a bumpy road and I am trying to change the radio station or volume.

But I often take my two Labs with me wherever I go, so the console shifter becomes a concern in a new way, if one of my dogs hits it when they like to sometimes change position from passenger seat to backseat.... but oh well, I guess the car is smart enough to not allow it to be thrown into reverse while driving... please.... lol
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Re: Tahoe vs Jeep Grand Cherokee

Here's a question on Tahoe vs JGC. On my 99 Tahoe, the 2nd row windows don't roll down very far at all. Do the JGC's roll all the way down, and if not how far down do they go?
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Re: Tahoe vs Jeep Grand Cherokee

Tahoes have the column shifter because they are based on the Silverado and all regular cab silverados and well as the lower trim levels don't have a center console to put a shifter in. Lower trim Tahoes are the same way. I prefer a center console mounted shifter but its by no means a deal breaker. Most new Mercedes models have column shifters. My E550 has one but its finger tip light and a lot easier to use than the one in my Denali. The reason they went to column shifters was to free up more room for the COMMAND interface. I think as they jam more and more electronics into new cars we will see more of this sort of thing, as well as weird ones like the Jaguar dial shifter (which will be in the Range Rover very soon as well). I'd rather have a column shift than that gimmicky little knob.
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Here's a question on Tahoe vs JGC. On my 99 Tahoe, the 2nd row windows don't roll down very far at all. Do the JGC's roll all the way down, and if not how far down do they go?

They roll down further than my Yukons but not all the way...maybe like 3/4s.

Its because the wheel arches protrude into the doors, there simply isn't space for the window to fit all the way in.
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They roll down further than my Yukons but not all the way...maybe like 3/4s.

Its because the wheel arches protrude into the doors, there simply isn't space for the window to fit all the way in.
Thanks. One thing I miss about my Sequoia, they rolled down all the way...
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6'5" 275 here - no issues with the console. Yes, my knee sometimes touches the side, but the WK2 has a bit more rear travel on the seat than the WK. I am worried, however, about my left knee resting against the front edge of the leather of the door armrest. It might wear over time, or if my leg is sweaty....

I've always preferred a floor/console shift to the column shift of the Yukon. Column shift always reminded me of my Mom's Dodge Caravan growing up.
6"5" as well. Got a little issue with my knee hittin the console. I had a similar issue with the ML CDI I had as well as the RR it replaced. It is just the way the mop flops for us big guys!
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