Agree, my math puts a well set up JLURD with passengers at 6100 - 6200 at about minimum and an overlander at more like 6400 - 6700. A good suspension with Fox or Falcon's might cover the dynamic stability. Maybe add axle trusses, upgraded braking...This issue is undoubtedly my biggest pet peeve with this vehicle as I will undoubtedly load this vehicle up beyond the GVWR at some point, and I'll bet some folks have already done so.
What will be the consequence of upgrading body armor, upsizing wheels and tires to 37+ inches, roof racks, tents, reserve fuel tanks, PLUS a full compliment of passengers, tools, and coolers? Factor in 350 lbs of tongue weight from a trailer and you've easily added 1200 lbs and exceeded the GVWR by 600+ lbs. My bet is that the Jeep COULD handle it, but what do I know?
Though the weight is annoying, I will say, I took the kids out and did a local Badge of Honor trail today. Main trail was crazy easy, but I took a few small side trails that were much less so. JLURD did a couple lines that my very well set up Ram (used as chase, support, and rescue vehicle in Baja series, Best in the Desert series, and Mojave Desert Race Association) would not have been able to complete. JLURD did them like I was driving over a mall curb...didn't even spin a tire.