QuadraDrive II, experiencing crow hop
Crow hop as defined by Jeep.com: Vehicle shudder and tire scuffing due to a binding condition in the driveline. Usually caused by operating in basic 4WD or part-time 4WD modes on dry pavement.
So I test drove a Commander with QuadraDrive II. I understand how this system functions, but I noticed mild crow hop when performing tight turns. Not as severe as my Rubicon would be on the same surface in 4x4, but it was there. Is this normal with QuadraDrive II? Part of me finds it reassuring. I know 4 wheel drive is functioning to some degree because it's doing this. But, I expected Jeep would have done their best to engineer crow hop out of the system when it's not in low range. I can just imagine how many people would be in a panic at the dealer because of it.