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Old 08-18-2014, 09:51 PM
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Re: Welp...RWD Grand Cherokee's are basically useless off road

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Ok, I'll use some of the arguments made around here...if you were to buy a porsche, would you not kind of maybe have the tiniest expectation that it would be sporty and handle well??
Not if I were silly enough to buy one with a small engine. It isn't like it was unknown that it had 2WD.

Example: the base Cayenne with the base engine and no air suspension. Yuck.
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I live in LA. It doesn't even rain around here - we are in a major drought. I needed and like the tow capacity. As a street car it's been awesome honestly. I don't go off roading or camping.....if I were to buy a car for that reason I can think of a pile I'd choose before buying a highly optioned, leather laden Grand Cherokee lol.
Do you not tow where it rains? At any rate, the sheer stability that comes with AWD is worthwhile. But if none of that interests you then don't be surprised when your 2WD Jeep gets stuck in minor mud or slips in minor rain or snow.
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Re: Welp...RWD Grand Cherokee's are basically useless off road

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Do you not tow where it rains? At any rate, the sheer stability that comes with AWD is worthwhile. But if none of that interests you then don't be surprised when your 2WD Jeep gets stuck in minor mud or slips in minor rain or snow.
X2, exactly the reason why all four of our vehicles are 4WD / AWD. The only time I would ever consider a 2WD vehicle would be for something like the Jaguar F-Type which would never leave the pavement and I could choose to drive only on sunny days.
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Old 08-19-2014, 12:27 AM
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Imissedtheapex, I used to live in nor cal, if you wouldn't mind, whereabouts did this take place? Also, I get where your coming from, I live in OC and we never, ever, need to worry about having a 4x4. 4 out of 5 jeeps I see are 2 wheel drive, mall cruisers and will always be on solid pavement. Our freeways are build with those grooves in the cement to drain the water so our tires always hit the ground. The 2wd jeeps should never hydroplane anywhere unless there is driver error. Im more worried about the crap beater cars that people drive way to fast in when it's raining and hydroplaning into me.

I'm kinda with you on your thinking as well, it's a jeep, I should be able to pull off to the side of the road and not worry about it. I should have gotten the 2wd, cause Ill never need 4x4 from Santa Barbara all the way down to San Diego, but I didn't simply cause I snowboard every winter and don't want to be the guy that has to wait for someone else to drive.

As for some of the other posters, give the guy a break, he just came here to vent about pulling off a paved road just to park and getting stuck. No need to bash him over it. It reminds me of all these huge, lifted 4x4 trucks that just drive around town, getting crap for gas mileage, showing off how large their peckers are.
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Re: Welp...RWD Grand Cherokee's are basically useless off road

Checking the limited slip differential box on the order form would have prevented this, and still given you the towing capacity you desired.
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Re: Welp...RWD Grand Cherokee's are basically useless off road

Ive never gotten stuck to the point where i couldn't get out. Im in a rwd gc. Before i started to build it for the street i used to offroad it. Its been burried to the floorboards in mud. Its mostly driver skill and tires equipped.
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It is actually quite easy to point the finger. You're doing it to me.
Well, yeah. Did anyone but YOU buy the Jeep???
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Did it look like this?

It wouldn't exactly look like that. There is dirt being flung off the front tires, indicating forward momentum. The dust cloud behind the car is some serious ROOST!!
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As for some of the other posters, give the guy a break, he just came here to vent about pulling off a paved road just to park and getting stuck. No need to bash him over it. It reminds me of all these huge, lifted 4x4 trucks that just drive around town, getting crap for gas mileage, showing off how large their peckers are.
Those guys are at least using the car for what it was made for. Lifting them, putting on large OR tires, and so on is totally reasonable assuming they actually do hit the trail. It has nothing to do with "how large their peckers are." I would argue that people that buy fake SUVs (4x2 models, plus crossovers they don't really need) are far worse offenders, particularly if they have NO excuse whatsoever (don't tow).
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