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Unread 08-03-2010, 07:01 AM   #1
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Shift on the fly

Can anyone tell me why they stopped making the Grand Cherokee with shift on the fly 4 wheel drive? I have a 2004 and stopped the other day to check out trading it in on a new one, I see the 4 wheel drive sticker on the rear, but could not see any shift lever in the cab??? I asked the salesmen and he says they dont have it anymore, this is crazy.

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Unread 08-03-2010, 07:49 AM   #2
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What is your definition of shift on the Fly. I associate just about all 4x4s as shift on the fly because you no longer need to get out of the vehicle and manually lock in the Hubs. Shift on the fly all started for jeep with the YJ I think. all my CJs 5 and 7's had Warn locking Hubs. I think you would be hard pressed to find a Manufacture out there without shift on the fly. or Are you trying to say that there is no longer an option for anything but a fixed 4x4 setting for the jeep with no 4 low selection or 2wd position, thus making it AWD.
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Unread 08-03-2010, 08:08 AM   #3
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Are you trying to say that there is no longer an option for anything but a fixed 4x4 setting for the jeep with no 4 low selection or 2wd position, thus making it AWD.

Thats exactly what Im saying. I dont do much off roading, but I do use my 4 WD lots in the winter and I loved the option of putting it in 4 WD low, I hate the idea of AWD. What were they thinking and do you think they will ever bring it back???
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Unread 08-03-2010, 08:09 AM   #4
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i have AWD with the option of 4 low lol
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Unread 08-03-2010, 08:37 AM   #5
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Oh no, here we go with the AWD V.S Full time 4x4 controversy again. I will Pass on this one.
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Unread 08-03-2010, 08:47 AM   #6
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The new Grands can be optioned with a t-case that has 4lo (although it's electronic shift, AFAIK). However, they are all full-time 4wd. You can't get selec-trac anymore, as soccer moms don't like pulling levers, and Jeep thinks nobody else buys Grand Cherokees.
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Unread 08-03-2010, 08:58 AM   #7
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Thanks guys for the replies. This has made me very unhappy, I have been driving a jeep for over 20 yrs and I think this is going to make me start looking at other vehicles for my next one.

Have they never heard of the saying " If its not broke, dont fix it
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Unread 08-03-2010, 09:00 AM   #8
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There are 2 solutions keeping you within the Jeep family: either buy a Wrangler, which isn't full time 4wd (not sure if the new Libertys are or not, they might have Selec-trac), or stick with older Jeeps.
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Unread 08-03-2010, 09:51 AM   #9
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Earlier, gear driven transfercases are the ones you need to stop to engage. Even with lockouts already engaged, you can shift on the fly with chain driven cases and need to stop for gear driven.
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