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Old 07-07-2014, 12:43 PM   #1
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Has anyone tested the KLs Ability to climb ? i tested mine on a rock/clay climb.. If not,YOU SHOULD!!
it was steep, My stock 08 JK didnt make this hill in low..
however My lil TrailHawk broke traction , i kept it on the incline brakes applied.. switched to low/locked lockers/rock mode
it barely spun, hooked up and went up.. felt the front end get very light at the steering wheel.. buhahahha.. impressive.
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Pictures for proof or it didn't happen!
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This little Jeep is a lot tougher than many Jeep enthusiasts give it credit for. I've personally had good off road experience with it and have averaged up to 30 mpg (V6 TH). I found these videos on tests done on the KL line and they show it doing some things I would be afraid to do. And that's stock...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I90SoPeoUTU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nO3zlTLKka8

Out of curiosity, do you know how steep the climb was?
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Interesting that the rear wheel that is lifted, assuming the rear diff is locked electronically, yet it doesn't rotate......
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Sure, but lets see these, cherokees? do this in 15+ years..
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With enough proper care they should be just fine. I have a 17 year old XJ that have had to put plenty of blood, sweat, and tears into to keep it running good. I guess only time will tell.

As for the rear wheel not spinning, one of the features of the computer is to recognise when a tire isn't getting traction. It then shifts the power to the ones that are.
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With enough proper care they should be just fine. I have a 17 year old XJ that have had to put plenty of blood, sweat, and tears into to keep it running good. I guess only time will tell.

As for the rear wheel not spinning, one of the features of the computer is to recognise when a tire isn't getting traction. It then shifts the power to the ones that are.
I understand that, but if you're in 4L the diff in the rear should be locked, no?
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[QUOTE=lighttoast;2892661]This little Jeep is a lot tougher than many Jeep enthusiasts give it credit for. I've personally had good off road experience with it and have averaged up to 30 mpg (V6 TH). I found these videos on tests done on the KL line and they show it doing some things I would be afraid to do. And that's stock...



Out of curiosity, do you know how steep the climb was?[/QUOTE

almost as steep as the forward slash / sign.. and one of those if you break traction prepare to come off fast backwards, or flip down a ditch ..
and the video does not do its climbing ability justice..

i didnt think it would do it.

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I understand that, but if you're in 4L the diff in the rear should be locked, no?
its optional, i prefer rock and lock mode myself.. when in low..
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Pictures for proof or it didn't happen!
send us photos of you being born.. or else it didnt really happen...

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send us photos of you being born.. or else it didnt really happen...
See! This guy gets it!..
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its optional, i prefer rock and lock mode myself.. when in low..

10,000 wonders this guy didnt eat it.. from the comments posted on the video he didnt use low..
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He didn't air down, didn't use hill-descent mode (because it was "too slow", lol), he did use 4h instead of low and he did use mud/sand terrain. That hill appeared to be neither mud nor sand. This video is a perfect example of how not to drive down a hill.
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He didn't air down, didn't use hill-descent mode (because it was "too slow", lol), he did use 4h instead of low and he did use mud/sand terrain. That hill appeared to be neither mud nor sand. This video is a perfect example of how not to drive down a hill.
wurd! 1st off road experience..

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wurd! 1st off road experience..
im trying to imagine what was going on inside that jeep when it broke over.. fear.. terror , Chaos.. f bombs.. !!!
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