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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-03-2017, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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AD1 Off-roading?

So I own a '16 Sports Altitude with Active Drive 1 System and I was wondering I do have mud/sand mode but which mode can I use to go off-roading on a dirt trail, and what possible ways will it be successful?
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So I own a '16 Sports Altitude with Active Drive 1 System and I was wondering I do have mud/sand mode but which mode can I use to go off-roading on a dirt trail, and what possible ways will it be successful?

Just post in the search window above, "Active Drive I Off Roading" and it will give you several threads with a lot of answers for you.

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leave it on auto, air down the tires a little, don't drive fast, don't take unnecessary risks. keep it modest & you'll be fine. keep it legal. takes a few "stucks" to learn your limits. once you do, don't forget them

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And remember the fools at FCA "forgot" to add recovery hooks to the rest of their 4X4 Cherokee lineup. At least if you have the tow group you could get a clevis to go in your receiver. I don't plan to offroad mine, but this has been the first 4X4 I've owned that didn't have front recovery hooks. I bought the ADII with the plan to tow it behind a motorhome at some point, but didn't need the locker and skid plates of the trailhawk.

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Just post in the search window above, "Active Drive I Off Roading" and it will give you several threads with a lot of answers for you.
Agreed. The search bar feature is super useful.
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On a dirt trail you just need to stay on the auto. For dirt road, I even don't bother to go to 4HI if I'm driving my wrangler.

If the dirt trail is a long but steady ascending trail, then you just need to stop every once in a while to let your transmission cool down.
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ad1 here have almost 24000 miles been on several off road trips and local areas have had no problem with all kinds of terrain.. rarely ever take it out of auto . you can use all 4 modes for off road ive used sport several times when I need a little extra rear push up a hill.. it put 60% power to rear wheels play with it and know your vehicle. plus having the right tires helps a lot.. def air down

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