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Old 06-25-2015, 09:02 AM
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Re: WK2 Offroad

In sand I've gone down to 20 psi and never had a problem...I think that 12psi would be too low and would be concerned about damage.

In mud, down to 25 Psi, and with that I was ok.

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Re: WK2 Offroad

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In sand I've gone down to 20 psi and never had a problem...I think that 12psi would be too low and would be concerned about damage.

In mud, down to 25 Psi, and with that I was ok.
Really depends on your tyres. 20psi in the OEM 20inch tyres is pretty low. In my LT mud tyres though, 20 is almost no different to road pressure.
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Old 07-13-2015, 09:40 AM
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Re: WK2 Offroad

Had my first real drive of v6 Laredo in the sand and I am very impressed.
I have driven many different 4WD's is all sorts of terrain and the Jeep was very impressive in the sand encountered over the last week.

Used others advice regarding not having to bash through, just moderate constant speed and let the car do the work. Did not miss a beat.
Not softest sand I've been on. Tyres only down to 19psi, but fairly deep wheel ruts on the beach and sand tracks done easily. Could have done with some more clearance as some slight underbody scraping on the deeper sand ruts but nothing to impede progress.

Have a question re the electronics/ESC? control. Slow work on the beach it was silent (all in sand mode) but on deeply rutted sand tracks/access roads at higher speed it sounded like the ABS unit doing a rapid rattle/clicking when the car was slightly wandering from side to side in the wheel ruts on the track. (clicking was from inside engine bay RHS) Car was not sliding out as such, just the usual very slight 'wandering' inside existing wheel ruts. Speed approx 40-55 km/h and happened both in sand mode and auto.
DUH - I do not recall if I had pressed the ESC deactivate button. (or if it will totally deactivate the ESC anyway)

Is the 'clicking' a normal operation for the ESC? It did not reduce throttle or affect any of the driving, just was slightly annoying having the fairly loud clicking depending on the track condition.
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Old 07-13-2015, 09:44 AM
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Re: WK2 Offroad

Yep, I get that too. In sand mode the ESC is dialed back so won't sap power as aggressively. I think the ABS is kicking in to grab spinning wheels....
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Re: WK2 Offroad

Is the 'clicking' a normal operation for the ESC? It did not reduce throttle or affect any of the driving, just was slightly annoying having the fairly loud clicking depending on the track condition.


Yes the clicking is normal just your traction control kicking in
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Old 07-14-2015, 05:53 AM
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Havent really used it on the Grand but on my last vehicle the ESC used to go nuts, after while it was a competition how much I could make it go off.


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Old 07-14-2015, 10:12 AM
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ESC? What is ESC? Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-14-2015, 10:37 AM
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Re: WK2 Offroad

From the Jeep manual:

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
This system enhances directional control and stability of
the vehicle under various driving conditions. ESC corrects
for oversteering or understeering of the vehicle by
applying the brake of the appropriate wheel to assist in
counteracting the oversteer or understeer condition. Engine
power may also be reduced to help the vehicle
maintain the desired path.
ESC uses sensors in the vehicle to determine the vehicle
path intended by the driver and compares it to the actual
path of the vehicle. When the actual path does not match
the intended path, ESC applies the brake of the appropriate
wheel to assist in counteracting the oversteer or
understeer condition.
• Oversteer - when the vehicle is turning more than
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
• Understeer - when the vehicle is turning less than
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” located
in the instrument cluster will start to flash as soon
as the tires lose traction and the ESC system becomes
active. The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
Light” also flashes when the TCS is active. If the “ESC
Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” begins to flash
during acceleration, ease up on the accelerator and apply
as little throttle as possible. Be sure to adapt your speed
and driving to the prevailing road conditions.
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Yeah, it is either that or the Traction Control, I can't remember which is which most of the time.....
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Old 07-15-2015, 12:41 AM
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Re: WK2 Offroad

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From the Jeep manual:

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)...
Thanks, but sheesh, you threw the whole book at me! Seriously, thank you for that.
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Watagans - Lemon Tree Rd last weekend. Latter on past this section we stopped short of the massive bog hole which was further up as no winch but had some fun up until there.
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Old 08-13-2015, 06:09 PM
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Re: WK2 Offroad

I'd like opinions on carrying a spare wheel on a roof rack. I've previously avoided it because of the weight, but am reconsidering. My biggest concern is getting a 35kg spare off and onto the roof rack. Has anyone done this with their JGC, and can share their techniques for doing this without damaging their back?
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