Question about 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee
I wasnt aware Jeep made the Grand Cherokee's back in 86. You are correct that the hi/low gear is meant for hill climbing, heavy towing in low gear, as it lowers the gears for more torque. It is not advisable to drive highway speeds in low gear. I have had 2 1994 Grand Cherokee's and now have an 05 grand cherokee, and they are all time 4 wheel drive. That means it is always in 4 wheel drive without any driver interaction. If you do have a 4 wheel drive Jeep and there is no switch that you have to use to put it in 4 wheel drive then it is always in 4 wheel drive. DO NOT BE IN LOW GEAR ON THE HIGHWAY, you will burn your transmission.
Posted on Jan 22, 2009
That is up to your preference in my opinion. 4 wheel may give you a little more traction, but it can also lead you into a false sense of security. If heavy snow, and you need to get through it, you can only go as fast as the guy ahead of you anyway right? Up here in Ontario Canada, I passed by many a 4 wheel drive in the ditch, because they assumed they would have a better chance on icy roads than me, with 2 wheel drive. Remember this, no matter what you decide, you may be able to go a little faster in 4 wheel, compared to 2 wheel, but when you have to hit the brakes, or go into a spin, 2 wheel or 4 wheel drive, your not going to be able to stop it any faster. Your going to use more gas in 4 wheel too. Yes there will be times when you need to use it, but like I said, when it goes sideways or you have to lock up the brakes, because you were pushing the envelope too much,? At least with 2 wheel, you feel the back end break loose, to warn you how slippery it is, and you may not feel that soon enough, with 4 wheel. Just my opinion, but maybe some 4 wheelers have a different opinion. It's just like the experts from the skid school said up here about mandatory snow tires being talked about. If putting snow tires on your car is going to make you drive a little faster, your defeating the purpose.
Posted on Jan 21, 2009
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