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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-12-2017, 09:05 AM
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Is that a rule though? Do ALL AD2s have the badge? Of all the hundreds of Cherokees I've seen on the road the past few years, I've seen the AD2 badge maybe 2 or 3 times. Which leads me to believe not all of them have the badge, or they're extremely rare in my area.

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Actually AD2 on non trail Hawks is rare in the world of Cherokees.
It is a nice feature to have as it also gives you off road suspension besides those extra drive train options.
A slightly higher and stiffer ride I like, personally.
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Actually AD2 on non trail Hawks is rare in the world of Cherokees.
It is a nice feature to have as it also gives you off road suspension besides those extra drive train options.
A slightly higher and stiffer ride I like, personally.
Yea I would definitely like to have 4WD Low. Not sure what the point is of having different levels of 4WD systems. Seems to me like if it's worth having a 4x4, it's worth having all the features. Active Drive Lock or FWD are the only 2 options needed. I guess they needed more ways to set the Trailhawk apart from other trim levels.

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Nice looking Jeep! I also have active drive 1 - I haven't changed it from auto yet... . Will probably try out Sport.

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Actually AD2 on non trail Hawks is rare in the world of Cherokees.
It is a nice feature to have as it also gives you off road suspension besides those extra drive train options.
A slightly higher and stiffer ride I like, personally.
They are rare in my neck of the woods as well. Besides mine, I've only seen two in Reno.

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Yea I would definitely like to have 4WD Low. Not sure what the point is of having different levels of 4WD systems. Seems to me like if it's worth having a 4x4, it's worth having all the features. Active Drive Lock or FWD are the only 2 options needed. I guess they needed more ways to set the Trailhawk apart from other trim levels.

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I respectively disagree. I suspect that the majority of (non-Trailhawk) Cherokees sold with 4wd are purchased for the security of 4wd on snowy/icy/wet slippery roads. The need for low range/transfer case is unnecessary--we're trying to get home, not climb mountains.
Those that want true off road capability purchase the TrailHawk.

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I respectively disagree. I suspect the that the majority of (non-Trailhawk) Cherokees sold with 4wd are purchased for the security of 4wd on snowy/icy/wet slippery roads, and the need for low range/transfer case is unnecessary.
Those that want off true road capability purchase the TrailHawk.
Ok I concede. I hadn't really considered that. I live in a fair climate with no snow, and where AWD for the rain is a nice luxury, but less than necessary. My comment was borne out of that mindset. I forget sometimes that drivers in most of the rest of the country (and our neighbor to the north) face much harsher driving conditions. Makes much more sense now.

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Another case for having different levels, albeit very small, is towing the KL behind a motorhome. Neutral Mode in the AD2 enables that case without having the hooks (which have to be removed in front to mount base plates), more aggressive tires, and the added costs associated with the locker and undercarriage plates.

Some have complained that the FWD V6 setups spin the front tires too easily. AD1 reduces that.
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"Some have complained that the FWD V6 setups spin the front tires too easily. AD1 reduces that."

Wow-your response just made me realize that my 2017 Latitude wth AD1 (2.4 Tigershark) never spins the fronts tires--something my 2015 Sport 2wd (2.4 Tigershark) did constantly, even on dry pavement.

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As @Array said, AD2 allows the Cherokee to be flat towed because of Neutral.

One more thing that could lure some to AD2 : heavy towing. Towing capacity is the same as any other V6 Cherokee with factory Tow group, but 4Low gives you that needed power to extract a boat from the water on rough/slopy/slippery terrain, or to manoever a heavy trailer at the camp ground, etc...
And the extra inch ground clearence could be useful to some, though no skid plates so careful with rocks and stuff...
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unless removed, all AD-2 vehicles are badged.

OP, here are visual cues to tell you if you have AD-2 or not. if you have any of the following, you are equipped with AD-2. if not, you have AD-1

1) Badge on left-rear hatch that says "ACTIVE DRIVE 2"
2) 4LOW and downhill descent control button inside of the select terrain knob
3) front mud flaps
4) 1" lift over AD-1 cherokee (harder to determine)
Another "visual clue" is the window sticker that came with your car.

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