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Old 07-13-2018, 07:04 AM
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Default Renting an auto JK at Moab next week

Going to be in Moab next week and for logistical reasons, we're not driving our JK there this year. We have a JK reserved and I just realized that I've never off-roaded in an automatic transmission vehicle - ever. I don't know if that's weird, but I'm wondering how you usually manage? Do you let the auto do it's thing or do you use the L1 and 2? Do you use the parking brake much?

I'm sure I'll figure it out, but it was an interesting realization after only owning/driving manual transmissions my whole life.
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LOL, you might be amazed how much easier it is. If you're crawlin' things, 4Lo, put in drive...go.
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You'll also notice that the 'hill start brake assist' is actually useful in an automatic. I hate it in my wife's manual JK and love it in my automatic JKU
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Use 4lo and put the trans in 1 or 2. 1 if going downhill for sure.
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have them show you how to use hill descent assist for going down hill. you will be amazed. it only works in 4 lo and if you tap the shift lever to 1st gear (have them show you that feature) it will keep you at 1mph no matter how steep the hill unless of course you drive over a cliff and then it disengages.
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Originally Posted by jadmt View Post
have them show you how to use hill descent assist for going down hill. you will be amazed. it only works in 4 lo and if you tap the shift lever to 1st gear (have them show you that feature) it will keep you at 1mph no matter how steep the hill unless of course you drive over a cliff and then it disengages.
Yup... once over the cliff and you accelerate past something like 13mph, it will also disengage the 4LO and unlock the axles...
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You guys apparently cheaped out on adding the "free fall assist" option.
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Originally Posted by resharp001 View Post
You guys apparently cheaped out on adding the "free fall assist" option.
hahahaha... I'm a Paratrooper... I should have thought of that... dang it!
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