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post #16 of Old 08-14-2013, 08:21 PM
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post #17 of Old 08-15-2013, 06:08 AM
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Gorgeous Patriot! Congratulations!
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post #18 of Old 08-16-2013, 09:01 AM
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Very nice!
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post #19 of Old 08-18-2013, 04:53 PM
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Very nice. You won't be disappointed. I had doubts myself when I bought mine but I love that little SOB lol.
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post #20 of Old 08-25-2013, 09:47 PM
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I guess I should have done my homework first on the 4WD.

Is it a different system then I'm used to for 4Hi on my 2006 liberty? When the 4WD is used on the liberty "part time" lights up on the dash.

I also noticed the wheel lock button. Lazy me didn't read the owners manual. Good thing is if the 4WD sucks its only a lease and I'm not keeping it for over 3 yrs. I'm just worried about the snow cause we got pounded here in New York (long island) last winter with the blizzard and the liberty did amazing in 2 foot high soft mushy snow
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post #21 of Old 08-29-2013, 06:37 AM
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I guess I should have done my homework first on the 4WD.

Is it a different system then I'm used to for 4Hi on my 2006 liberty? When the 4WD is used on the liberty "part time" lights up on the dash.

I also noticed the wheel lock button. Lazy me didn't read the owners manual. Good thing is if the 4WD sucks its only a lease and I'm not keeping it for over 3 yrs. I'm just worried about the snow cause we got pounded here in New York (long island) last winter with the blizzard and the liberty did amazing in 2 foot high soft mushy snow
What did you buy? there are 3 options, a Front wheel drive, the FDI, or awd with the ability to lock the power 50/50, and the FDII which is the same as FDI with some additional off road capabilities. In my experience the Patriot/compass is excellent on the snow. The awd system is very good at making sure you have traction. Tires are important, the stock tires are not very good, so if you drive in snow a lot, make sure you have good tires.

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post #22 of Old 08-29-2013, 08:15 AM
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Yeah the 4wd is lockable or AWD. It's good to have choices.
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post #23 of Old 08-29-2013, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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As I understand the drive system - it is front wheel drive unless it senses power is needed by rear wheels. The lever built into the console forces 50/50 between front and rear.

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post #24 of Old 08-29-2013, 10:11 PM
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http://www.jeep.com/en/4x4/#FreedomDrive1,


http://www.jeep.com/en/4x4/#FreedomDrive2,

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post #25 of Old 08-31-2013, 11:10 AM
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From what I read in the owners manual. It's front wheel and will electronically activate into AWD as needed and the silver T handle locks the 4WD 50/50 as mentioned.

Mine came with Firestone affinity tires. It's only a lease and we had a bad winter last year but the average I don't find myself having to drive in deep snow much. It's more like a few inches but I like using the 4WD I only need it maybe 5 days a season. But now that I'm FWD instead of rear maybe not as much anymore being I have the engine weighing down the front axle
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