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Old 12-11-2019, 09:44 AM
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Question regarding drivetrain of JT

Guys, last year, I traded my 10A JKU Rubicon for a JLU Sahara mostly because of the new option of the awesome Selec-trac combined with the trac-lok LSD for urban winter driving and I was right to do so.... The difference on icy roads is night and day compared to the command-trac t-case.

With this said, to my family's dismay, I am considering the new JT and wonder if it is available with the Selec-trac t-case, and if not, anybody knows if it's in the plans???

I am writing this while sitting in a waiting room right next to a JT Rubicon... Super nice... Can't see why my wife and daughter think it's the fugliest thing on the road.. Must have something to do with testosterone

Believe it or not, salesmen here have no idea!!!! Told them to never mind, I know where to get that info.... Here I am

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Old 12-12-2019, 11:18 AM
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Disregard, jeep apparently isn't there yet, which is good as my JLU is only a year old... Hopefully in another 2 or 3 years it will be available with Selec-trac

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Selec-Trac may not ever be offered with the Gladiator. They had engineering reasons why they didn't offer the little turbo engine, and I suspect they may have also had engineering reasons not to offer the Selec-Trac t-case with the Gladiator.

Having said that, I have found that if it's snowing bad enough to need 4WD, part time is fine. I loved the Selec-Trac on my old Liberty but I can't say I've missed it.
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I really like Select-Trac on my Sahara. It is a God-sent in these non-stop semi-rain/semi-snow driving conditions.

BTW, I found out on another forum that in overseas markets Jeep offers Selec-Trac on Rubicons —yes, with the front and rear lockers! Also Saharas come standard with Select-Trac, and even offers Saharas in 2-door with Selec-Trac.

All of which suggests to me that what we get over here is based on decisions that have less to do with “engineering limitations,” and more to do with “maximizing profits.”

For the record, with the exception of ancient Tacoma and all-new Ranger, almost every other pickup on the market today offers a 4WD system with an “Auto” feature, similar to Selec-Trac.
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A picture is worth a thousand words: Rubicon lockers and Selec-Trac
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This is FCA’s own 4WD with “Auto” feature standard on 4x4 Ram pickups —see lower left


This GM’s 4WD switch with “Auto” feature, standard on Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon.


4WD selector on GM’s GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado with standard “Auto” feature.


This is Ford’s 4WD selector with “4A” mode

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