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Unread 08-03-2007, 09:44 PM   #1
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4x4 or not?

as the proud owner of an 06 commander, where is the 4x4 switch on this thing? it says 4x4 on the liftgate,but i cant see any switch other than the little button under the radio that is the ESP button! is this what controls the 4x4?....thanks

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Unread 08-03-2007, 09:59 PM   #2
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If it's 4x4, then it's full time and can't be switched off. Check out this site for loads of great info:
http://www.xkjeeps.com

p.s. ESP is part of the traction control system. Hitting this button (or holding it for more than 5 seconds) disables various aspects of the system.
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Unread 08-03-2007, 10:16 PM   #3
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Sounds like your Commander is a 3.7 with Quadra Trac I, no transfer case for Low range. Fair enough trail runner, but not a "wheeler".
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Unread 08-04-2007, 08:04 AM   #4
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I wouldn't say it's not a "wheeler." I take my WK out a bunch and the only time I use Low is for rock crawling. Well, I do have QuadraDrive II, which helps a lot, but a decent 4x system such as QuadraTrac I can still get you around pretty well.
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Unread 08-04-2007, 08:59 AM   #5
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thanks all for info!!

so my 4x4 system just activates by itself when it senses wheel slippage or something?
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Unread 08-04-2007, 09:34 AM   #6
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so my 4x4 system just activates by itself when it senses wheel slippage or something?
Not really. Your 4x4 system is a constant 48/52 front/rear split. If slippage is detected the center diff (and computer) can divert up to 100% of the total power to either the front or rear axle. In conjunction with this is the Brake Traction Control System (BTCS) that is working in tandem with your ABS to brake a wheel that looses traction and divert power across the front or rear axle differential to the wheel with "more" traction.
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Unread 08-04-2007, 09:39 AM   #7
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No yours is constant 4v4 same as all of them
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Unread 08-04-2007, 01:05 PM   #8
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great info!

not many of these around here,so i get lots of looks.anyways thanks much
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Unread 08-04-2007, 02:01 PM   #9
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I wouldn't say it's not a "wheeler." I take my WK out a bunch and the only time I use Low is for rock crawling.
I always thought that rock crawling (using Low Range Gearing) is where "trail-riding" stopped and "wheeling" began. But then again, I'm just an old flatlander. LOL!!!

lookn4aJP, that Commander will surprise you with it's capabilities. Have fun!
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