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Unread 12-12-2007, 07:25 PM   #1
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soon to be 08' wk ltd owner.. need a couple suggestions.

hey guys, im getting an 08 ltd. im leasing one with everything but the dvd player and the hemi. (my main reason for getting a gc this time cause of improved mpg with "new" 4.7)

here is my question. it seems that its kind of "rare" for a limited to have the quadra drive 2 unless it has the hemi? or at least most of his dealer inventory searches turned up this result. basically is the qudra drive 2 that much better for everyday/winter driving? (im in mich. with frequent trips "up north")

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Unread 12-12-2007, 09:19 PM   #2
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aren't ALL limited equipped with quadradrive II?? all the ones I've seen in Quebec were all QD II...
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Unread 12-12-2007, 10:00 PM   #3
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I've been VERY impressed with the stock tires on snow and ice (I live in Denver and there's been snow and ice on the streets for the last couple days). I really don't think the QDII has ever kicked in on my '08 Limited.

I really don't know if you'd miss QDII for just snow driving.

If you ever plan on trail use, note that the QDII package also includes skid plates, which would I would consider mandatory equipment.
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Unread 12-13-2007, 03:06 AM   #4
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QuadraTrac II, which is standard on the Limiteds, is fine for deep snow. i have had two previous Limiteds, neither one had locking differentials and they were unstoppable in deep heavy snow, never once had any problem driving up my 1000 foot long driveway in fresh unplowed snow. the tires on my 2008 Ltd are much more agressive than the ones that came on my 2004 Ltd so i am confident my new '08 QTII Ltd will also laugh at deep snow.

QuadraDrive II gets you the locking differentials and yes if you are a serious rock-climbing off-roader then it is worth the extra money for sure. but for oridinary on-road driving? not needed if your tires are adaquate. i also dont like those tow hooks sticking out the lower front of the Ltds that have QDII.

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Unread 12-13-2007, 03:53 AM   #5
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i went to the jeep site and looked at 4x4 basics. its a "real time" animation of how the system works with quadra trac and quadra drive.

the trac is basically like every other system out there. it is in 2wheel rear drive until it detects slippage and sends power acccordingly.

the quadra drive to my understanding , is ALWAYS split into 4x4 with 48 perc. up front and 51 in back....
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Unread 12-13-2007, 07:29 AM   #6
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All the "Quadra" systems are full-time four wheel drive. The difference is how they handle slippage. WKJeeps has the breakdown:
http://www.wkjeeps.com/wk_4x4.htm

My 06 QuadraDrive didn't come with skid plates or tow hooks; just the front plastic brush plate. Dunno if this has changed for the 08.
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Unread 12-13-2007, 11:37 AM   #7
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My 06 QuadraDrive didn't come with skid plates or tow hooks; just the front plastic brush plate. Dunno if this has changed for the 08.
Good point, for those that might be wanting to buy used.

In '08, the QDII is a package that includes skid plates and tow hooks.
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