FD1 Question - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Compass & Patriot Forum > FD1 Question

NEW JK WRANGLER GRAB BARS NOW at ROCKRIDGE4WDUSA Standard Chromoly Front Axle Shaft Kits with Dana 30 4Rugged Ridge Modular XHD Snorkel Now for both 3.8L and 3.6

Reply
Unread 07-04-2013, 07:05 PM   #1
IlikeTurtles
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: tallahassee, FL
Posts: 7
FD1 Question

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?

IlikeTurtles is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-04-2013, 09:37 PM   #2
aroundincircles
Registered User
1989 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Tempe, Arizona
Posts: 1,089
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.
__________________
1989 Cherokee Pioneer
http://goo.gl/h3lf9 youtube channel.
aicoffroad.com
aroundincircles is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-05-2013, 04:24 AM   #3
moored194
Registered User
1995 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Central, NJ
Posts: 66
There is no 4wd "low" on the FD1. Only the FD2 has that option.
moored194 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-05-2013, 06:10 AM   #4
NHPATRIOT
Registered User
2014 KL Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Exeter, NH
Posts: 362
4WD ON
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
__________________
2014 Jeep Cherokee
Latitude
3.2L Pentastar V6
Active Drive I
NHPATRIOT is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-05-2013, 05:19 PM   #5
IlikeTurtles
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: tallahassee, FL
Posts: 7
Got it thanks!
IlikeTurtles is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-07-2013, 07:18 PM   #6
BostonStrong
Registered User
2013 MK Patriot 
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Plymouth, MA
Posts: 89
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!
image-3720040575.jpg

BostonStrong is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-11-2013, 06:35 PM   #7
joeago4
Registered User
2011 MK Patriot 
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: downey, Ca
Posts: 20
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
joeago4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-11-2013, 07:07 PM   #8
dragon672
Registered User
2014 MK Compass 
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Hazard, KY
Posts: 40
I suppose this works just as well in the Compass correct?
dragon672 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-11-2013, 11:25 PM   #9
aroundincircles
Registered User
1989 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Tempe, Arizona
Posts: 1,089
Yes, same engine/transmission, etc.

I got some good off roading videos, check the link in my signature.
__________________
1989 Cherokee Pioneer
http://goo.gl/h3lf9 youtube channel.
aicoffroad.com
aroundincircles is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-12-2013, 05:40 PM   #10
dragon672
Registered User
2014 MK Compass 
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Hazard, KY
Posts: 40
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.
dragon672 is offline   Reply With Quote




Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.