Oustanding report Marek
I began with punch tape 😁 Rolls and rolls of tape!I'm about to show my age....my first PC had 64k of ram. That's k and in kilobytes (not a measurement used much anymore..) no hard drive and used a tape drive (as in cassette) until I could afford an external floppy disk drive that was HUGE. And I still have a disk holder full of floppies, including Windows 3.11 and DOS 6. The young-uns can refer to Google.....
Back to today's world (and topic)....I plugged my USB micro drive into the slot in front of the console because the radio can access it, the one inside my console is for charging only. I'm not sure the current Renegades are like that.
Notoriously we don't keep our vehicles very long. This one however may set a record. My Granddaughter has put Dibbs on "Diego" & my wife says after the Texas trip we should go look at a Trailhawk. Hmmm we don't off-road. Oh well my philosophy has been:Thanks, 'splasher.
Regarding my musings about the Trailhawk's Rock Mode at the end of that post, I've been thinking about that some more -- I mean, all the other conditions (snow, sand, mud) also cause traction issues that the Renegade supposedly addresses. In this case, I wasn't on rock, but on steep loose rutted granite with large roots.
But Rock Mode was probably appropriate in this case, because it's the only condition where one (or more) tires may be in the air and not have any traction. So the Trailhawk doesn't need apply ABS-type modulation; it needs to flat stop that wheel or wheels, and transfer all power to the others. Worked for me.
The other option might have been Sand Mode. But I think that's meant more for beach driving, when all four wheels are on the ground...
This would relate generally to all the Renegade's traction modes. How have people found the various modes to work, and under what conditions? I'm particularly interested in Snow Mode for skiing this winter. That would obviously be in 4WD Lock, at higher road speeds...
OK.... that's your excuse -er- reason. What's her reason for wanting a Trailhawk?Hey......
It's my foot in the door for another car, how bad can that be! 😎
She's not a car Gal, just puts up with a car Guy. As of joining this forum the only model she hears me refer to by name is Trailhawk.
Sounds about right. This is maybe 1/4 experience and 3/4 summarizing other threads on the topic, but here is what I have found so far.But I'd heard that in Rock Mode, if a wheel starts spinning or is in the air, giving a little throttle will (counter-intuitively) shift power away from the spinning wheel; and to the wheels that do have traction.
So I tried that, giving some gas. Sure enough, after a second that wheel stopped spinning, and I got enough traction to get over that bit. Kind of weird, but effective...
Anyone else have experience with this?
I'm sure Grand Tetons was a misprint and more like Grand Titties