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My 06 has the Q drive II system and was wondering how it would do on the beach? The sand around here(long island) is pretty soft . thanks .
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Sounds like a good place to try it out,, and let us know.


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I say try it and take pictures. But don't go off-roading alone. Go with someone else with a 4x4 and take a snatch strap. Enjoy.

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Take a look at this thread, especially the video clip, from our friend Ahmed. Then go to the beach.

https://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/...ead.php?t=8384

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I've driven my 06 Commander with QT1 on the beach down at Port Aransas/Corpus Christi (National Seashore) back in September and didn't have any problems. Only thing I had to watch out for was debris washed up on shore from the hurricane the week before. A lot of building debris the currents brought down from Galveston (wood with nails).

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thanks for the replies, ive done lots of beach driving over the years , i was wonder about the Q drive 2 itself. is the 4 low like the older 4 whell drive of the past. 80s and early 90s.
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Probably better .

See this link. The QDII is a great 4x4 system. Electronic Limited Slip Rear Axle.
One of the 4 wheels (any one) will always turn and will move your vehicle as long as it has traction.
http://www.jeep.com/en/4x4/how_syste...uadra_drive_2/

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Here's some tips also...

https://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/...t=driving+sand

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I have the QDII also and have been in soft, relatively deep sand without an issue. Even did donuts in it.

Pics and vids in my "Garage."

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What I've noticed so far in soft sand, is to drive EASY, but turn off the traction control. (One press, not a full 5 second hold on the button) Hal, Cristine, Mother, Kitt, (or whatever else you decide to name your computer) won't let you pour on the power if needed. Sometimes you need to ''get on it'' for a bit to get up a dune or the like, and the computer will take the throttle away from you. That seems to be the main thing, more than traction control holding a tire from spinning.

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