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Old 09-22-2015, 04:57 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Sid03SVT View Post
If all you want out of a truck/SUV is a car with ground clearance to tow your seadoo then go unitbody, but if you want to carry a payload or tow something heavy, body on frame is superior.

The current Jeep grand cherokee is an example of a car with ground clearance that is fun on muddy back roads; I wouldn't want to wheel that vehicle as it comes from the factory, and it's not just because I don't like FCA.

unitbody = fuel economy, better road manners, (potentially) greater passenger and cargo capacity.
body on frame = greater torsional strength, payload, & towing capacity.
It's also worth pointing out that the fancy air suspension on the JGC can only be had with the expensive upper tier models. I don't see many $50k JGCs out on the trails where I take my 4R, that's for sure.
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