I just got my new Patriot Sport 4X4. To "lock" it in 4X4 you lift the little lever. No transfer case shift from 4lo-4hi etc.. Can you gear down the automatic transmission 1-6 speed while in 4X4 to put it in a lower range than just drive?
07-04-2013 10:37 PM
you have the gear selector correct? yeah, you can shift down. You're not "gearing down" you're just putting it into first, or second gear ratio.
07-05-2013 05:24 AM
There is no 4wd "low" on the FD1. Only the FD2 has that option.
07-05-2013 07:10 AM
ESC OFF( press and HOLD the button for like 5-10 seconds until it beeps or flashes - can't remember which it does - if you just press w/o holding it will say off but it is only partly off - you have to press and HOLD for 100% off )
SHIFTER IN "1"
That wiill be as good as it gets in an FD1
07-05-2013 06:19 PM
Got it thanks!
07-07-2013 08:18 PM
FD1 is working just fine for me. I'm also happy to report that a dirt bike conked out on a trail I frequent with ease! :)
09-11-2013 07:35 PM
My 2011 lattitude 4x4 fd1 handles off road, my PAT can Handle every situation I've seen guys get into on youtube with their patriots and I love the flashlight in the back
Comming soon 2.5" lift bigger tires skid plates tow hooks and roof rack, front bull bar with 2 square lights
09-11-2013 08:07 PM
I suppose this works just as well in the Compass correct?
09-12-2013 12:25 AM
Yes, same engine/transmission, etc.
I got some good off roading videos, check the link in my signature.
09-12-2013 06:40 PM
I was worried about just getting the FD1 in my new Compass instead of the FDII. We get some snow around here and the snow removal is lacking sometimes; but I didn't want the CVT.