Jeep Wrangler low 4WD : is this a hassle to engage?
After 20 years of motorcycling I've been looking to buy my first "car," and I've had a lifelong desire to own a Jeep Wrangler. I have some regular need for off road capabilities, and from what I have read at the Jeep web site (being a complete newbie to 4WD), getting into low 4WD seems like a magic trick, or a major hassle. And that's for the 2004 models.
The jeep site says, in order to use low 4WD, you have to shift into neutral while going 2-3 mph, then engage the low 4WD, and shift into gear. All the while you're going up hill when you realize you need it????!!
It sounds rather difficult even on level ground or an easy decline. And 2-3 mph? What if it's 1 or 4 mph? Then it doesn't work? And the procedure is what, eyeball the speedometer for 2-3 mph, as fast as can be shift into neutral, engage the drive, and shift into gear before you accidentally get to 4 mph or slip to 1 mph??!
I'd much appreciate hearing from those experienced with jeeps who can shed some light on real world engagement and use of low 4WD.
"I am but an egg."
--Stranger in a Strange Land