WTF are you talking about?!?
Originally Posted by JeepGCOverland
Even if the JGC SRT isn't as good as the RRS off-road (and I'm not saying it isn't), it comes REALLY close. The only advantages the RRS has are a low-range transfer case and some more ground clearance. Hopefully someone gets them together and does a comparison.
The WK2 SRT isn't even close to having similar Off Road ability to the 2014 Range Rover Sport. If you think it does, then you must believe the SRT is also pretty darn close in ability to the regular WK2 (Laredo/Overland/Summit). Darn near ANY powerful vehicle can handle a little SAND. That doesn't mean it can actually perform OFF ROAD (rock, gravel, etc).
Here's a real world example of what I consider Off Road ability:
a few years ago, I was driving North on a freeway here in SoCal one night. Suddenly traffic came to a complete stop. There was a major accident up ahead that caused the freeway to be totally
closed. We were less than a 1/4 mile from the accident & could see the fire & emergency vehicles. A passing CHP motorcycle officer told us we'd be tied up there for at least 2 hours or more (the nearest exit ramp was almost a mile behind us).
Well a full sized pickup truck decided to improvise
an exit. He went up & over the curb & down thru the brush on our right side. This area was a fairly deep bowl that rose up to another curb adjacent to a side street.
Well I decided to follow him (after raising up to Off Road 1 to clear the curb). I was able to make it over all of the obstacles and followed his lead. 2 cars and 1 small crossover SUV (don't remember which brand) tried to follow me. They managed to get over the first curb but could not
exit the bowl & curb at the far end and got stuck.
And I'm pretty damn sure a WK2 SRT wouldn't have made it either!
The SRT (Street
& Racing Tech) lacks little off road specific things like:
- Good Approach & Departure angles
- Good Clearance & Breakover Angles
- Good Wheel Articulation
Having a powerful engine & a good transmission isn't enough. If that was the case, darn near any powerful CAR would be considered Off Road capable.
Why SRT fans feel the need to exaggerate
the off road prowess of a vehicle that was specifically not designed for that role is pathetic. Next, you'll suggest the SRT should receive the Trail Rated