We should all remember that the nitro is not a real off road truck. with only a high range. we should not get confused with the idea that we can go anywhare we want, but that High range means only that you can get stuck in places that a lowrange 4wd can get to you. I speak from first hand. It is best suited for those that dont go off road as much as those that live on dirt roads. Not nocking the nitro. I love mine I use it to draggin the 4whlr as far out as I can get it and go the rest of the way on the grizzly safer that way
True the Nitro is no Hummer or Wrangler, but it is not the lack of a low range that limits it off-road antics so much as the stupid front air dam.
I did not buy my Nitro as an off-road vehicle, but once in a while I'll push it to its limits. I've taken mine off-road and the 3.7 with headers and exhaust has enough low end torque that you can do as well as some 4cyl 4X4's that do have a low range-- at least with the 6speed. 1st gear in my Nitro is very close to a Jeep Patriot 4cyl in low range and the Patriot is "trail rated". I even had one time where I was climing a rocky berm with my driver front wheel up in the air. Of course no one got a picture of that.
I remember reading reviews of the first Liberty with a 3.7L and the tester remarked that the only thing they needed Low range for was to descend a steep hill. Don't get me wrong, I wish I had a low range, but in most cases where you can get by with the single speed case. If you re lookiing to get stuck, you certainly can do that by heading for 2 feet or more of mud.
The point is everybody has a different idea of how to love the Nitro. Some of us put on lift kits to gain 2" and some of us put on Eibach springs to lower it 2".
We are all having fun.