|07-05-2012 05:53 PM|
|da13nb||I actually like it, the yaboo's where i live like to get right up on your bumper.|
|07-05-2012 04:37 PM|
|dawhitesJKU||thanks for the edjumacation guys. i'm kinna getting the hang of it. this time i didn't stall out.|
|07-03-2012 10:32 PM|
|07-03-2012 09:44 PM|
|Lil Red JK||I have driven many standards before and one other with hill assist (a 1984 subaru wagon) which worked much differently than the JKs. I was trying to get used to the hill hold, while my husband hated it. I kept trying to "give it a chance" although, when on a hill and I would go to pull out with traffic, I would be stuck for a couple seconds that I didn't have time to wait. When I wanted to go, it was still "stuck" on hill assist. I was still trying to give it a chance. My husband came home from work and said let's disable the hill hold and I was a little skeptical (new car and all) but once he disabled it, I then realized how much I hated it! He made a point that when you need to go and can't, that's what causes accidents. I'm so glad he disabled ours! (And being from Pittsburgh, there are many hills, and I am still glad he disabled it) yes, I am a woman who loves driving a stick! Hills and all!|
|07-03-2012 09:29 PM|
|Mike_4462||I guess I am old school and always used my e-brake on really steep grades to take off from if I needed to. I don't really see the point of hill assist when every standard transmission vehicle had this old school feature to use when you want to use it. I will have to play with this once my Jeep finally gets built and the keys are handed to me.|
|07-03-2012 08:44 PM|
|M.c.laren||So an 08 would NOT have this?|
|07-03-2012 06:29 PM|
|SilverSport||And remember, it works in direct proportion to how hard the brake is applied when stopped.|
|07-03-2012 06:22 PM|
|07-03-2012 06:02 PM|
|07-03-2012 12:34 PM|
sorry to revive an old thread, but i stalled today going up a hill...and i dunno y. i revved a lil high and released the clutch and felt that the jeep was still on its brakes. My car is 2 day old 2012 jku and has only 70 miles...so i'm a a newbie driving my wrangler.
will the HSA know when to release the brake, or do u have to count a couple of seconds?
|02-25-2012 03:17 PM|
|basecamper||Doesn't bother me but I'd be ok without too|
|02-25-2012 03:06 PM|
|xj-boonie||It's a pain in the ass, least for me. I learned to drive a manual and all I've ever owned. It kept messing me up trying to pull away on a hill. Thank goodness it can be turned off!|
|02-25-2012 02:43 PM|
Certainly takes time getting used to it, I had it on my 2010 TL and stalled out trying to get out of the dealership . Took me a few days but you will get used to it.
My JK is an auto (my first auto) and I felt the hill hold kick in yesterday it was interesting to say the least but welcome, the car behind me was right on my bumper. Glad I have it for that one day a month I drive in downtown Seattle.
|02-25-2012 02:22 PM|
|Tuma||I like it but i have stalled out at least 3 times now because of it. Just a weird thing to get used to|
|02-25-2012 01:58 PM|
|JimmEC||Yeah, didn't know autos have it. Don't know why they would.|
|02-25-2012 10:24 AM|
|daggo66||Just to clarify, it does not "hold for 3 seconds". All JK's since '09 have it, both auto and manual. It works in direct proportion to how hard the brake is applied when stopped.|
|02-25-2012 10:15 AM|
|JimmEC||I definitely like it. Found it very useful with both off roading and traffic on inclines|
|02-25-2012 10:11 AM|
|kik||It works fine. Some like it, some don't. It doesn't bother me enough to disengage it. However, after a few seconds it will disengage on it's own so don't just dog it unless you hit the brakes again.|
|02-25-2012 10:10 AM|
|02-25-2012 10:03 AM|
And time your acceleration when you pull away. I usually pause for second before letting the clutch out and giving it gas...you'll get used to it. It's a handy feature, IMO.
|02-25-2012 09:57 AM|
|ORNGCR8||It's definitely useful! What TDuff said.|
|02-25-2012 09:55 AM|
|TDUFF||The manual tranny Jeeps have a "hill start assist" in that the brakes stay engaged for 3 seconds when the clutch is released. It can be disabled if desired.|
|02-25-2012 09:11 AM|
Driving the manual tranny up a Hill question....
Have a Sport S on the way with a 6-speed manual tranny. Question: Does the Jeep have a hill assist in 1st gear to prevent a rollback or stall? I remember taking a driving course a few years back with some Land Rover Defenders, and they had some sort of special first gear that kept the forward momentum and engine from stalling when in first. I was just wondering if Wranglers have a similar system. Perhaps when 4wd Low is engaged?