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11-17-2011 08:48 AM
Hilldweller
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Originally Posted by thebman90 View Post
What about a switchback on the trail at low speeds? Normal for it to occur there too?
If it's a real tighty, I switch to 2wd for it (if that's safe).
That front diff can bind and be a bear to swing around a tight turn. That can send you in the weeds if you're not careful sometimes.
11-17-2011 08:43 AM
thebman90 What about a switchback on the trail at low speeds? Normal for it to occur there too?
11-16-2011 04:07 PM
Black2012
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Originally Posted by Hilldweller View Post
Here's an instructional video to show you what your diff is doing:

How Differential Gear works (BEST Tutorial) - YouTube
Great video
11-16-2011 06:42 AM
Ageless Stranger
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Originally Posted by ESP

Oh I've been doing that and getting banned in the process from the JK-Forums. Pretty sure I'm done with that place.
Banned from a forum affiliated with Pirate 4x4???

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Originally Posted by ESP
Jk forum = don't offer a different opinion than the mods.
That's a shame. I won't ban you for not agreeing with me Jude.

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Originally Posted by kbwwolf

Yup. Tried to give advice there that came from other sites...blocked. Their site, their rules, but seems counterproductive to the whole Jeep experience...
That's why WF is the best.
11-16-2011 04:40 AM
Hilldweller
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Originally Posted by kbwwolf View Post
Oh, and Hilldweller, even though he's the proud owner of a Power Wagon, and therefore the enemy merits consideration.
Gotta admit that the video kicks butt.
11-15-2011 06:43 PM
thebman90 Alright thanks guys! Appreciate it the help from fellow Jeepers!
11-15-2011 06:10 PM
kbwwolf As for the OP's question, like many others, all I can say is...



Oh, and Hilldweller, even though he's the proud owner of a Power Wagon, and therefore the enemy merits consideration.
11-15-2011 06:08 PM
kbwwolf
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Originally Posted by ESP View Post
Jk forum = don't offer a different opinion than the mods.
Yup. Tried to give advice there that came from other sites...blocked. Their site, their rules, but seems counterproductive to the whole Jeep experience...
11-15-2011 05:56 PM
ESP Jk forum = don't offer a different opinion than the mods.
11-15-2011 04:29 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by mth



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11-15-2011 04:22 PM
MTH
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Originally Posted by ESP View Post
Oh I've been doing that and getting banned in the process from the JK-Forums. Pretty sure I'm done with that place.


11-15-2011 04:19 PM
ESP
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
Just... Just... Go back to your thread and learn more about rolling resistance and unsprung weight
Oh I've been doing that and getting banned in the process from the JK-Forums. Pretty sure I'm done with that place.
11-15-2011 02:12 PM
Hilldweller Here's an instructional video to show you what your diff is doing:

How Differential Gear works (BEST Tutorial) - YouTube
11-15-2011 01:43 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by ESP
We'll...I've got nothing to add to this.
Just... Just... Go back to your thread and learn more about rolling resistance and unsprung weight
11-15-2011 01:36 PM
ESP We'll...I've got nothing to add to this.
11-15-2011 01:30 PM
onelostokie73 Totally agree with MTH. You will do damage if you use your 4WD on pavement and attempt tight turns.
11-15-2011 01:17 PM
pokeefe8615 Yeah i learned this the hard way..what a noob i was!
11-15-2011 12:45 PM
kjeeper10 Your Cherokee had either select-trac or qaudra-trac depending on the year. More of a AWD I believe.
11-15-2011 12:32 PM
rics1997 What he said
11-15-2011 12:26 PM
Xnewyorka ^^^This
11-15-2011 12:24 PM
MTH Don't do that.

Your Wrangler uses a "true" 4wd system. Once engaged, the front and rear driveshaft need to spin at the same rate and therefore won't allow for the slightly different rate at which your wheels must turn when they all have essentially perfect traction on pavement while trying to go around a corner. The resulting binding causes the "crow hopping" you experienced.

When you engage 4wd while you have normal traction (i.e., on dry or even just wet pavement) you therefore risk damaging some of your drivetrain components.

Your Wrangler's 4wd system should ONLY be used in low traction situations. Generally, that means messy offroad conditions or completely snow covered roads.
11-15-2011 12:20 PM
thebman90
4WD turning

When I put my 2011 JKU in 4WD HI or LOW, it does not want to turn easily and jerks around a ton. Is this normal? My 2004 Grand Cherokee never did this in either of the gears...
Any comments is greatly appreciated. I have a few other issues going on with the Jeep as well.. Just want to make sure it is nothing I need to worry about. Thanks

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