Modern Jeeps and Offroad Capability?

CasterTroy

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Dec 10, 2015
534
Western North Carolina
The video just illustrates that it's 4WD system is quite capable - more capable than about any other three row seat vehicle for the price.
They ARE super nice! Another engineer here in the office has one.....well..his lawyer WIFE does LOL

We needed a 3rd row as well...commander was just too dang expensive (I'm a CHEAP bastard!) even for used ones at the time (2007) so I went with the exploder

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3rd row seating
4.6 V8
rear air
8.8 rear with LSD
full time AWD + 4wd hi&low
And it was $17k with 24k miles back in 2007. Now it's rockin 185k. Been my daily driver for 8 yrs. I got her all caddy-wompused a few times like that ramp and had to lock the center diff to go forward, but if you work the brakes correctly and engage the LSD she'll trudge forward with just 2 wheels on the ground as well :D

But I have CLOTH seats...and am a hot natured bastard (in addition to being a cheap one) so no heated seats. My kids are college/HS so they're faces are buried in their i-Phones....no need for the TV (we DID have one in the Durango though for when they were wee tikes)
Not as plush...but since I have to do so many construction site visits during the course of a buildings progress....I don't really WANT plush in a daily driver. It'd really chap my ass to have to drive 1/4 mile in red clay soup to a building, get out having to wear hip waders, and get back in after slopping around to a luxury interior, just to muck it up...so it works very well for me. Now my TRUCK on the other hand :cool: She's nice..but I don't drive it to job sites.
 
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Sasquatchewan

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Dec 9, 2015
211
Laporte Texas
My wife's JKUR is awesome off road I don't beat it to death, I've done all that in the 80's but I go to the offroad park put some light scratches on it . Stuck it once high Centered so my wife didn't want me to tear it up , I'm usually slow in low and when I got stuck I don't try & power out I just winched out easy.
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badlieutenant

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Nov 7, 2015
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News Braunsfels, Texas
They ARE super nice! Another engineer here in the office has one.....well..his lawyer WIFE does LOL

We needed a 3rd row as well...commander was just too dang expensive (I'm a CHEAP bastard!) even for used ones at the time (2007) so I went with the exploder

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3rd row seating
4.6 V8
rear air
8.8 rear with LSD
full time AWD + 4wd hi&low
And it was $17k with 24k miles back in 2007. Now it's rockin 185k. Been my daily driver for 8 yrs. I got her all caddy-wompused a few times like that ramp and had to lock the center diff to go forward, but if you work the brakes correctly and engage the LSD she'll trudge forward with just 2 wheels on the ground as well :D

But I have CLOTH seats...and am a hot natured bastard (in addition to being a cheap one) so no heated seats. My kids are college/HS so they're faces are buried in their i-Phones....no need for the TV (we DID have one in the Durango though for when they were wee tikes)
Not as plush...but since I have to do so many construction site visits during the course of a buildings progress....I don't really WANT plush in a daily driver. It'd really chap my ass to have to drive 1/4 mile in red clay soup to a building, get out having to wear hip waders, and get back in after slopping around to a luxury interior, just to muck it up...so it works very well for me. Now my TRUCK on the other hand :cool: She's nice..but I don't drive it to job sites.
Wow for 17k you can't beat that with a stick! That's awesome!
 
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