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Old 03-10-2019, 12:47 PM
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Wranglers still have floor shift 4x4.
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Old 03-10-2019, 07:36 PM
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I had, and loved, a 97 Wrangler w/6 cyl & softtop. 1st Jeep I ever drove was a 64 or 65 Wrangler. But the gas mileage was atrocious, the ride was noisy and jarring and now I'm way too old for the bumps and jolts. They say the new Wranglers are much gentler on the geezer class as well as being much easier on the gas credit card, so maybe someday.

so this question remains: does any Selec-Terrain setting engage both front & rear axles at the same time?
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Old 04-06-2019, 08:50 AM
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Does sport mode work the same in the Cherokee as in the grand cherokee?

Will I get 80% of power to the rear wheels in my 2019 Cherokee Latitude Plus in sport mode?

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Old 04-06-2019, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by travistee View Post
Does sport mode work the same in the Cherokee as in the grand cherokee?

Will I get 80% of power to the rear wheels in my 2019 Cherokee Latitude Plus in sport mode?
No it is physically impossible for the Cherokee KL to send any more than 50% of engine power to the rear axle. There is no over driven gear in the PTU or rear differential
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Old 04-06-2019, 01:59 PM
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I tried the sport mode today.
It's nice. It does 60 at about 3K rpm. Like a normal car without the overdrive that it has in auto mode.
Much quicker than the auto mode.

I didn't try it but can I turn it from auto to sport while the car is moving even though it has to go through "snow" mode.

I don't really need 80% to the rear wheels. What I do need is the 50 - 50 that I think it does have.
That is all I need for high speed driving on dry roads or even wet or snowy roads when I need some sliding control, or power over steer.
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Old 04-07-2019, 09:31 PM
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Saw this on YouTube that shows one mode transferring 80% power to the rear wheels. Could be wrong..
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Old 04-08-2019, 06:33 AM
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Thanks Ben. Thats the active drive II system that seems to be like the one in the grand cherokee?


I just got this new 2019 Cherokee Latitude Plus. It has a 4X4 emblem on the back.

The one I have is Selec Terrain.
It doesn't have low range.
It has Auto, Snow, Sport, Sand Mud.

Anybody know what this one is supposed to do and how it distributes the power?

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There is a a video for Active 1 also. Looks like the same power distribution without the low speed side. Just google Active 1 (Selec Terrain)
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Thanks. I found it. I didn't know if active drive and selec-terrain were the same thing.


It can send 60% of power to the rear wheels in sport mode, and up to 100% to the rear wheels in sand/mud mode.

Learn something new every day!

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Old 04-15-2019, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by travistee View Post
Thanks. I found it. I didn't know if active drive and selec-terrain were the same thing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFT6BDL50EQ

It can send 60% of power to the rear wheels in sport mode, and up to 100% to the rear wheels in sand/mud mode.

Learn something new every day!

Can't send 100% of the power to the rear wheels..........its a FWD based system, there is no mechanism to disconnect the front wheels from getting power. Sport mode also doesn't send any more than 50% of engine power to the rear wheels.
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Old 04-15-2019, 09:53 PM
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Did you watch the "active drive I" video that I posted. It shows the same selec-terrain control that I have with the same choices.

The video says it's for sport, latitude, and limited models.

That's the reference for what I said. Tell us if you see something different in the video.

If you don't agree with what they say let us know.

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