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jeep2011 12-14-2010 06:50 PM

Euro Spec GC Articulation Video
 
Just saw a new video was posted.


Marlin 12-14-2010 07:06 PM

Re: Euro Spec GC Articulation Video
 
LMFAO! :)

Articulation?!?!

What articulation????

Luckily is has a decent 4WD system or that thing wouldn't go anywhere!

Mario175 12-16-2010 11:50 PM

Re: Euro Spec GC Articulation Video
 
Nice video

joebinotto 12-17-2010 12:10 AM

Re: Euro Spec GC Articulation Video
 
Axle articulation, a vehicle's ability to flex its suspension, measured by ramp travel index

Marlin 12-17-2010 12:25 AM

Re: Euro Spec GC Articulation Video
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by joebinotto (Post 319203)
Axle articulation, a vehicle's ability to flex its suspension, measured by ramp travel index

Yes and?

joebinotto 12-17-2010 12:34 AM

Re: Euro Spec GC Articulation Video
 
i didn't know what it meant, so had to look it up :(

Frank TJ 12-17-2010 12:34 AM

That video answers my question about suspension travel when the QL is set to offroad 2. Looks like the increased air pressure to raise the Jeep substantially increases spring rate.

OneCent 12-17-2010 03:23 AM

Re: Euro Spec GC Articulation Video
 
Well, the "axe articulation" is not really good, more like a street car. But well, its not a rubicon or defender and for the streets thats a good thing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WomJV...eature=related

Dunecrawler 12-17-2010 08:23 AM

Re: Euro Spec GC Articulation Video
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Marlin (Post 317785)
LMFAO! :)

Articulation?!?!

What articulation????

Luckily is has a decent 4WD system or that thing wouldn't go anywhere!


I agree, almost no articulation and it gets quite hard in ORII setting. Sounds like it is always hitting the bump stops. But still VERY capable (when it works) ;)

parker 12-17-2010 08:45 AM

Re: Euro Spec GC Articulation Video
 
There really is no articulation as we know it.

The JGC is a 4 wheel independent design is the main factor. With a solid axle one side goes up forcing the other side down to it's limits. With the independent one side does not effect the other, the drooping side will stop at it's travel limiter (upper bump stop). With the suspension pumped up the compressed side doesn't really give "much". The only way to immulate articulation would be to program or regulate the bag being compressed to air down or become softer. This would probably entail more sensors and gear than what is currently used on the JGC. Also even though doing this would help traction in extreme situations it would also pose an equal threat of grounding out or hanging you up on an obstacle.

It is what it is. The vehicle is designed to appeal to and compete with more street bound vehicles such as the BMW or VW tourege (spelling?). For articulation and "extreme" off-roading the Wrangler is available, with solid axles and a plethora of aftermarket suspension goodies. The JGC has off-road capabilities but it isn't meant to go where a wrangler, especially a modified Wrangler, will go. It's more of a "family truckster" that can get into the woods or trails within reason.

bpmcgee 12-17-2010 12:05 PM

Re: Euro Spec GC Articulation Video
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by parker (Post 319263)
VW tourege (spelling?)

I think it's "VW Toe-Rag"

And I agree with you on your analysis.

Stroked & Blown 12-17-2010 12:48 PM

Re: Euro Spec GC Articulation Video
 
That is the antithesis of articulation


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