My brother and some other friends just spent the weekend in Moab. There were two lifted early ‘70’s Broncos, two lifted ’97 Grand Cherokees, a lifted ’91 Wrangler and my lifted Commander. One Bronco busted two knuckle u-joints, one Grand Cherokee twisted a front driveshaft and two Rocky Road poly spacers on the same GC split and failed (gee, go figure). As for the Commander – nothing broke. I pounded the crap out of the supersliders, dinged up the back bumper pretty good and tagged the right rear wheel. That was all pretty much expected though and I’ll probably do it again next year. We did Hell’s Revenge where I attempted Tip-Over Challenge. I got to the top but had a line where the front kept sliding sideways, and I’ve seen videos of guys who don’t give up. Rather than land on my lid, I backed down, which was a process in itself. We also did Kane Creek Canyon which had some challenge to it. We caught up with a stock H2 that somehow had high centered with all four wheels off the ground. We got him loose and did some stacking to get him up the shelf (pic below). It was messy but he made it up after that. With QDII, the Commander simply drove up the same shelf (and on the same stacked rocks), no tire spin at all. In fact, it seems so controlled, it doesn’t kick rocks out like the other rigs in our group were doing. I’ve got to say that the Superlift 4” system was amazing. And the Jeep engineers get kudos for that QDII system. For those who haven’t explored the limits of that system, it virtually locks both diffs and I believe uses individual corner-braking to help control traction. It ignores wheels in the air and just keeps going. Everyone in our group was floored by how easily the Commander tackled obstacles (when clearance wasn’t the issue, of course!). Even the Grands, which were locked in front and factory limited slip in the rear had a tougher time on occasion, even though they smoked me in articulation. For next year I will look at disconnecting at least the rear stabilizer bar (need longer brake lines) and I’ll go to 285/70 KM2’s. The Commander is a sleeper, nobody assumes they’re very capable, but my rig opened some eyes (including mine) this weekend!