In my experience full time 4WD systems feel unnecessarily heavy on simple road maneuvers. You can also kiss goodbye tight maneuvers. Add large wheels and you just compounded the heaviness. But yes bad weather and you feel like you have a tank. Also jeeps don't feel good if you ever plan on driving a bit faster. Even from the factory the speed limiter is lowered even further when you add larger wheels. I don't know how the 392 engine feels in a Jeep but the other engines feel slow when compared to my Acura MDX Hybrid (0-60 in 6 Seconds).Wife wants a new Wrangler and has an awd SUV currently that works well. Wondering how the newer jeeps‘ full-time four-wheel-drive works comparatively speaking. Would hate to go spend $55,000 to find out the traction is not at least similar to her older SUV. I know it is not true all wheel drive but I am wondering if there is less traction due to a possible lag that it may take for the system to transfer power to the front tires in snow or rain on say, highway exit ramp, etc. Any insight would be great thanks.
With all that said I have considered it to be able to take the roof and doors off. Pleasant experience.