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Unread 08-23-2014, 08:52 PM   #1
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Off-roading with QTI?

Hey Guys!
I did some searching but couldnt find anything on this site.. Has anyone used the Quadra-Trac I for light off roading? I have a buddy with a 2000 Cherokee and he found this field with basically a little trail in it that has some mud and some ruts in it, etc. He did absolutely fine in a stock 2000 Cherokee. I have a 2008 GC Laredo with the QT1 with no driver input. Would i be okay in that field? I know this is probably a very dumb question, as many of you are probably shaking your heads. But is the QT1 a sufficent 4X4 system for light off roading? Or should i avoid that until i get my RC lift and bigger tires? Thanks for taking the time to read this guys!

Mike

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Unread 08-23-2014, 09:07 PM   #2
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It says Jeep on the front of the vehicle. Said vehicle also has 4x4. Drive it through the field. If you get stuck, have someone pull you out. There is no fun in it if you are always worried about it. Go out and have a good time.
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Unread 08-23-2014, 09:34 PM   #3
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Turn off the traction control and have some fun.
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Unread 08-23-2014, 10:41 PM   #4
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Is the traction control the button that says ESP? Why should i turn that off? Would that help?
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Unread 08-24-2014, 06:48 AM   #5
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Is the traction control the button that says ESP? Why should i turn that off? Would that help?
Yes it is that button. With ESP on it will cut your engine power when your tires start to spin, therefore you will get stuck ha.
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Unread 08-24-2014, 07:36 AM   #6
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Ah! Makes sense... Thanks!
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Unread 08-24-2014, 09:52 AM   #7
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I bury my 07 Laredo up to the doors every time I go out and I always out do my buddies jk mainly because he's afraid to get it dirty lol.
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Unread 08-24-2014, 06:05 PM   #8
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Maybe you should make sure you have some tow hooks front and rear first, that and one size bigger tires 245/70-17. I'd also remove that front air dam and add a 4xguard front skid. The WK is lower that the old style XJ and ZJ ESP in the front. There are hydraulic hoses right under the rad, hence the need for the front skid.
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Unread 08-24-2014, 06:46 PM   #9
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I wheel the piss out of my QT1. It's doable. Just fully turn off traction control and use good judgement.
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Unread 08-24-2014, 06:48 PM   #10
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Ive done quite a few moderate trails in the ol QT1, shes not a rock crawler but if you point the wheels and floor it, itll get you where you need to go
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Unread 08-25-2014, 10:06 AM   #11
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Only thing is you don't have 4Lo with QT1 so you can't lock axles front to rear. The ESP button just disables the stability program which is intended to improve directional stability ( stop you from going into a skid and losing control on slippery roads ). You don't want it on for mudrunning. The traction control on my Jeep with QT2 still seems to work with the ESP turned off. I have done some rough terrain hill climbing and the traction control pulls thru very well.
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Unread 08-25-2014, 10:13 AM   #12
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We have wheeled our 98 ZJ on the beach many many times, it has open diffs, but with selectrac you can lock it in part time 4x4. Never needed 4-low. Never had a problem, aired down. It has Bilsteins and LT 235/75-15 tires on it. The WK can do well off road but its too low and the wimpy 65 series tires do not air down well. You need at least a 70 series to get good squat and not lose too much clearance. 245/70-17 is the minimum tire size that I'd use for wheeling a WK....
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