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post #16 of 20 Old 11-01-2007, 10:02 AM
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I have an '08 Patriot Limited Off-Road package with FDII. How fast can you go when you activate the 4WD switch (not the "crawl" mode) ?? Is it just like your typical 4WD High in other vehicles ??
I'm heading out to Missouri deer hunting next week via the Interstates and they're calling for rain/snow. Can I punch the 4WD button and let 'er go ??
Yes you can just put it in 4WD mode just like High range on a convention 4WD. With the AWD being activated as necessary you may not need to do that, ie. no advantage. The 4WD lock mode can be activated at any speed, it is only the ESP that turns ON at 35 mph when you have it in OFF mode.


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post #17 of 20 Old 11-01-2007, 03:02 PM
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4wd system this feature provides full time, on-demand, four wheel drive. the t-handle locks the center coupling allowing more torque to be sent to rear wheels. the manual states use for when additional traction is needed in sand, deep snow or loose traction surfaces. also says it can be done at any vehicle speed.
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This thread is probably has the best over view of what the traction system does and doesn't do.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f98/noobish-question-about-patriot-4wd-system-esp-system-423860/

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post #19 of 20 Old 11-07-2007, 02:23 PM
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improvements in gas milage

Hi everybody,
I now have 5,500 miles on the patriot(FDII). I put Mobil One full synthetic in at 3,000 miles and have figured out how to drive the cvt a little better. It is now averaging 21-22mpg in the city(houston). That is accordind to the EVIC, but I check it traditionally about every third tank. In my experience, anything over 68mph or so(I try to keep the revs under 3000) and the mileage starts dropping quickly. If I try and drive it like I used to(70-80mph with more spirited acceleration) it will drop down to 17-19mpg.
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current mileage

I am at 6,000 miles and average 20-22. Unfortunately, a good part of my driving is on a very clogged freeway so it eats into the mileage. But on trips on open freeways, we have had it up to 23.
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