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Unread 08-23-2013, 11:54 AM   #31
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Right, have fun replacing sensors.

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Unread 08-23-2013, 12:04 PM   #32
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Agreed not required but as in Many newer vehicles you will see an increase in fuel mileage with Premium. With ethanol in all of our fuel grades now Premium carries the lesser percentage of Ethanol which is less water to try to burn.
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Unread 08-23-2013, 12:13 PM   #33
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Right, have fun replacing sensors.
Why would you need to replace sensors just because you do not run premium? No reason as far as I can see.

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Unread 08-23-2013, 12:38 PM   #34
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The only sensors I could think of are knock sensors and they will be working the same regardless of fuel to make sure there is no spark knock.
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Unread 08-23-2013, 02:08 PM   #35
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Right, have fun replacing sensors.
I haven't had to replace sensors in ANY of my Overlands. I mostly run regular, but occasionally put mid-grade or premium in it.

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Unread 08-23-2013, 02:14 PM   #36
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I've burned out knock sensors and thrown codes with prolonged use of regular. I believe that if you buy a vehicle with an engine that "recommends" premium, then buy premium. That's what it's made for.
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Unread 08-23-2013, 07:30 PM   #37
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Interesting. I tend to agree, however I also think it depends on how hard you are running the rig. Very casual daily driving and you can probably get away with regular grade octane with no effects.
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Unread 08-23-2013, 07:35 PM   #38
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Yea I mean I ran 87 for like a year and never had a problem then a knock sensor code popped up and started running 89 and it went away and hasn't come back so I think I just got a batch of bad gas.
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Unread 08-24-2013, 08:08 AM   #39
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I don't think the price difference between an overland and limited is significant, so I chose to go with an Overland. The only Overland features that really made a difference to me were the 4.7HO, Quadradrive and skid plates/rock rails. The nicer steering wheel was a plus.

I think if I were to do it over again I would just look for the best quality / lowest mileage Quadradrive model.
The HO engine sure is fun to drive, but it appears that it will be expensive to replace if it ever goes out. Rebuilt 4.7L long blocks are a lot less expensive. However, as cheap as these vehicles are, I will just run it until it dies and then sell if for scrap metal.

The only thing I don't like about the Overland is the Automatic wipers that don't work.
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Unread 08-24-2013, 08:29 AM   #40
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I've never checked my autowipers to see if they work, guess I might do that today. You do know you can turn them off in the evic?
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Unread 08-24-2013, 09:10 AM   #41
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Actually like my automatic wipers . they work great. The only problem with them us they do one swipe when u start it up. Its ok normally. But when u start it in winter with 10 inches of snow sucks..I just turn them off in winter
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Unread 08-24-2013, 09:17 AM   #42
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if you want the extreme off road and going to use it often, then go for select track, so you can have the freedom to select your hi or low 4x4, quadradrive only has All time, Neutral and Low selection. I have a 2004 overland, and love it, but in my case don't go that often off the road. so it great for the city and fits my needs, what are your 4x4 needs and make a selection that fits your needs or expectations!
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Unread 08-24-2013, 06:37 PM   #43
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I have an overland toy/dd and am off road all the time. I love the quadra drive and it has impressed lifted and locked XJ's and Wranglers over and over.
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Unread 08-24-2013, 08:37 PM   #44
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if you want the extreme off road and going to use it often, then go for select track, so you can have the freedom to select your hi or low 4x4, quadradrive only has All time, Neutral and Low selection. I have a 2004 overland, and love it, but in my case don't go that often off the road. so it great for the city and fits my needs, what are your 4x4 needs and make a selection that fits your needs or expectations!
Not sure what your definition of "extreme offroading" is, but my QD in 4 Low did great over Black Bear Pass. From what I know, the 4 low in QD is no different than 4 Low in Selectrac..
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Unread 08-24-2013, 08:43 PM   #45
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Black bear pass looks freaky scary! Did you run it with stock suspension?
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