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Old 08-19-2014, 11:27 PM
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Re: Welp...RWD Grand Cherokee's are basically useless off road

Actually I have a "Mall Crawler" but it is not the GC. Crossfire with its 14.5:1 first gear (4.46:1 1st , 3.25:1 axle) is much better at ultra low speeds. I usually start in 2nd (2.61:1).

Of course it is also turning 2600 rpm at 70 so it and my GC get the same MPG (but the XF needs premium). Is also the first car I have had that needed a sawzall taken to the interior in order to get the seat back far enough.

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Re: Welp...RWD Grand Cherokee's are basically useless off road

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I've never knowingly seen a 4x2 Jeep. Does not compute.
You should live in S Florida. Almost everything is a mall rated 4x2 . I had to go over 2 hours to get a Jeep with acceptable features and then put lots of $ into it to make it, uh, more acceptable.

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OP, don't take yoself so seriously, most of it is just good natured ribbing.
Exactly that! ^^ You post on a Jeep forum that you got stuck, that in itself is kinda funny. People are going to have a comment or two to say about it.

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Re: Welp...RWD Grand Cherokee's are basically useless off road

Should of got the V8
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Re: Welp...RWD Grand Cherokee's are basically useless off road

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Having said that, if the FWD mini that was parked behind me could pull out of the same mire, then the JEEP should be able to do the same, standard.
And your truck weighs about twice as much. 2 wheel drive 4 wheeled vehicles will always be poor off-road. Putting a Jeep badge on it won't change that.

Some say Jeep should not sell anything 2WD, but that is another topic..
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Re: Welp...RWD Grand Cherokee's are basically useless off road

Am I reading this right; you got stuck on the shoulder of a paved road?

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Re: Welp...RWD Grand Cherokee's are basically useless off road

There's a reason the Wrangler only comes in 4x4. It's purpose built for off-road use.

The Grand Cherokee can be used as an urban vehicle with towing capabilities. For this, RWD is important.

If you put better tires on it, you would probably not have gotten stuck. The stock tires are made for fuel efficiency and road manners, not for mud.
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Re: Welp...RWD Grand Cherokee's are basically useless off road

my buddy bought a RWD WK2 for his wife. His reasoning was with RWD, his wife wont try to brave heavy rain/ snow, and would stay home instead.
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Re: Welp...RWD Grand Cherokee's are basically useless off road

I'm surprised the ABS Limited Slip wouldn't get you out.

The ABS should still pulse the slipping wheel to give the other wheel some traction. I bet if you stepped on it a bit as soon as you felt the first bit of slippage you would have paddled it's way out. Maybe.

Even on the Base AWD if one wheel slips all the power will go to that wheel and it's the ABS that gets you going. Accept on AWD it can pulse multiple wheels and there are more chances of finding a wheel with grip.

Certain materials are tricky. Like Sand on a beach. Even with 4WD you can dig yourself in. You have to have the right tires, pressure and speed (momentum).

I have a 4WD Kubota. I use it to pull a 4500 lb boat out in sand. If I go slow it will just dig itself in. If I go fast it will paddle across the sand.

You can see this effect if you ever go to a "Monster Truck" show.
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