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Re: WK2 Offroad

One thing I noticed if one tyre is off the ground the traction control doesn't seem to kick in. (this is for the front tyres only)the tyre off the ground keeps spinning and the other tyre on the ground doesn't do anything.
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One thing I noticed if one tyre is off the ground the traction control doesn't seem to kick in. (this is for the front tyres only)the tyre off the ground keeps spinning and the other tyre on the ground doesn't do anything.
I have quadra drive 2,

Were you in rock mode? I have had front wheel off the ground before and havent had traction control issues unless its in auto mode.
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Were you in rock mode? I have had front wheel off the ground before and havent had traction control issues unless its in auto mode.
At first I was in mud mode 4 low. Then changed to rock.
It didn't seem to work.
But today I was having a little play an notice the traction control kicked in. I know I had a wheel off the ground.
But don't know if the traction control was working when the tyre was off the ground.
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Old 02-21-2015, 06:39 AM
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Mine going through creek and some rock crawling

http://youtu.be/KNDZQBV6yVw

http://youtu.be/3s6puTK_INM
Meryla is my local, although only played there once. Here's part of it.
http://youtu.be/Ql5ZBeyd2g4

My Chief sump guard and recovery hooks are about to go on. When that happens I should be there more often. Shoot me a PM if your heading out there?
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Meryla is my local, although only played there once. Here's part of it.
http://youtu.be/Ql5ZBeyd2g4

My Chief sump guard and recovery hooks are about to go on. When that happens I should be there more often. Shoot me a PM if your heading out there?
Cool, will send you a pm, I would recommend rock sliders as well, if you want to go up gunrock.
your chief sump plate will get a hit or two! I have them too (hooks and sump plate).


The chief products are easy to install, make sure you remove the front air dam before install, it would make it easier to install.
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Loving those clips guys. I'm heading up to Conondale National Park in a few weeks, hopefully there will be a bit of mud with all the rain we've had lately.
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I originally posted this in the drivetrain/suspension thread, but thought I'd repost it here:

I have a MY2014 JGC diesel Overland. For the first time since I bought it, I came across an extremely steep hill on a 4wd track. In Low Range "mud" and Offroad 2 suspension setting, I selected first gear with the paddles, to maximise engine braking - as one would in a manual transmission. Problem was, the car would suddenly upshift to second gear, and then if I let it go a bit fast, it would upshift to third. I don't know if it would have upshifted to fourth, as that would have been too fast. In fact, third was too fast.

It was not an engine revs issue, as the upshifts were occurring around 2000 rpm. It seemed to be somehow related to speed, or maybe acceleration though, as it happened as the speed built up quickly. It does not happen on the flat, and will rev to at least 4000 using the throttle.

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I assume you were going down hill.
In this situation I would have used hill decent control.
You can control the speed of the car with the paddle shifters.
In your case I'd just leave it in automatic and brake when required. Normally the car would stay in gear going downhill, even though you said the revs weren't high, I think the car up shifted cause you're in low range.
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I thought someone else reported the same issue? And from memory they reported it to the dealer who said there was an update for that (IIRC)
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I had the same issue, dealer told me some are just like that however after coaxing them to do a TCM update, it was fixed.
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I assume you were going down hill.
In this situation I would have used hill decent control.
You can control the speed of the car with the paddle shifters.
In your case I'd just leave it in automatic and brake when required. Normally the car would stay in gear going downhill, even though you said the revs weren't high, I think the car up shifted cause you're in low range.
Yes, I was going downhill. I started off trying to use hill descent control, but it was too scary! The track was a fire trail, which had large water diversion humps across it. It required a touch of the throttle to go over the hump, which deactivates the HDC. It then re-activated as I lifted off the throttle and started down the now exceptionally steep slope on the downhill side of the hump. At this point it seemed to overreact, locking up one or more back wheels. This caused the back of the car to slide sideways towards a steep drop off. So I reverted to low gear and brakes.
I was quite happy to keep the speed under control by gentle braking, but even then it would suddenly upshift, which was quite disconcerting. In the end, I found I could let it upshift to third, and control the speed mostly by the brakes - but I would have preferred more engine braking.
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I had the same issue, dealer told me some are just like that however after coaxing them to do a TCM update, it was fixed.
Thanks Indydof,
Any chance you remember the number of the TCM update?
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