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Re: 4x4 capabilities

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So when did Subaru, Mercedes and BMW get a select-terrain/snow mode? Who else on your mythical list has such???
mythical?

Porsche, Ford and others.

These manufactures all offer some terrain selection or snow mode/ mud modes

Nothing mythical about it.

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LOL ...now "snow mode" is a requirement for an acceptable winter driving vehicle. Funny how most people won't spend a few hundred bucks for some winter tires but will spend thousands extra for a dial labeled "snow mode".

The JK guys must be so pissed that Jeep doesn't offer all-terrain/snow mode in the Wranglers.
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mythical?

Porsche, Ford and others.

These manufactures all offer some terrain selection or snow mode/ mud modes

Nothing mythical about it.
What "others"?? Again blanket statements.....more non-factual data. The only one I would aqueous to is Ford, as they legitimately stole the traction management from Land Rover when they owned them. But I digress.

Based upon your vague responses - I took the liberty to actually validate your statements because you simply choose not to - and because I have that kind of time - and the ONLY 3 manufactures of vehicles available in North America that offer a actually terrain response system that I mentioned in my first post are Jeep, Land Rover/Ranger Rover and Ford(and only the explorer). The blanket references you made about Subaru, Mercedes and "others" are actually incorrect.
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Mercedes

DYNAMIC SELECT: transmission modes for any terrain.

DYNAMIC SELECT provides up to six transmission modes: COMFORT, SLIPPERY, SPORT, INDIVIDUAL, OFF-ROAD for easy terrain and, with the optional Off-Road Engineering package, the OFF-ROAD+ mode. With this, the low-range gearbox and centre differential lock also intervene if necessary in order to ensure a high degree of driveability in demanding off-road terrain. This is further boosted by the extended functions of the AIRMATIC air suspension with raised ride heights for a ground clearance of up to 306 millimetres and thus a fording depth of up to 600 millimetres. In addition to the ground-breaking powertrain configuration, the retuned AIRMATIC with enhanced ADS damping characteristics guarantees extremely stable driving. The damping system changes its priorities depending on the preselected DYNAMIC SELECT mode. The optional ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM uses active anti-roll bars on the front and rear axle and reduces the roll angle of the body during cornering and offers better driving comfort both when cornering and on straights as well as extended off-road capabilities.



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Mercedes

DYNAMIC SELECT: transmission modes for any terrain.

DYNAMIC SELECT provides up to six transmission modes: COMFORT, SLIPPERY, SPORT, INDIVIDUAL, OFF-ROAD for easy terrain and, with the optional Off-Road Engineering package, the OFF-ROAD+ mode. With this, the low-range gearbox and centre differential lock also intervene if necessary in order to ensure a high degree of driveability in demanding off-road terrain. This is further boosted by the extended functions of the AIRMATIC air suspension with raised ride heights for a ground clearance of up to 306 millimetres and thus a fording depth of up to 600 millimetres. In addition to the ground-breaking powertrain configuration, the retuned AIRMATIC with enhanced ADS damping characteristics guarantees extremely stable driving. The damping system changes its priorities depending on the preselected DYNAMIC SELECT mode. The optional ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM uses active anti-roll bars on the front and rear axle and reduces the roll angle of the body during cornering and offers better driving comfort both when cornering and on straights as well as extended off-road capabilities.



While the Mercedes system you listed is Very Nice, it is now ONLY offered on the GL SUV and G-Class SUV.

They used to offer it on the ML but discontinued that several years ago.


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Mercedes

DYNAMIC SELECT: transmission modes for any terrain.

DYNAMIC SELECT provides up to six transmission modes: COMFORT, SLIPPERY, SPORT, INDIVIDUAL, OFF-ROAD for easy terrain and, with the optional Off-Road Engineering package, the OFF-ROAD+ mode. With this, the low-range gearbox and centre differential lock also intervene if necessary in order to ensure a high degree of driveability in demanding off-road terrain. This is further boosted by the extended functions of the AIRMATIC air suspension with raised ride heights for a ground clearance of up to 306 millimetres and thus a fording depth of up to 600 millimetres. In addition to the ground-breaking powertrain configuration, the retuned AIRMATIC with enhanced ADS damping characteristics guarantees extremely stable driving. The damping system changes its priorities depending on the preselected DYNAMIC SELECT mode. The optional ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM uses active anti-roll bars on the front and rear axle and reduces the roll angle of the body during cornering and offers better driving comfort both when cornering and on straights as well as extended off-road capabilities.



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Not sure what Jason911 deal is? Is he a know troll or something?
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What "others"?? Again blanket statements.....more non-factual data. The only one I would aqueous to is Ford, as they legitimately stole the traction management from Land Rover when they owned them. But I digress.

Based upon your vague responses - I took the liberty to actually validate your statements because you simply choose not to - and because I have that kind of time - and the ONLY 3 manufactures of vehicles available in North America that offer a actually terrain response system that I mentioned in my first post are Jeep, Land Rover/Ranger Rover and Ford(and only the explorer). The blanket references you made about Subaru, Mercedes and "others" are actually incorrect.
You wake up on the wrong side of the bed or something?
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Mitsubishi EVO X has had a snow mode (and tarmac and gravel) mode even before the 2011 Grand Cherokee.
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Mitsubishi EVO X has had a snow mode (and tarmac and gravel) mode even before the 2011 Grand Cherokee.



sarcasm "Impossible that's a blanket non-factual statement" sarcasm
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sarcasm "Impossible that's a blanket non-factual statement" sarcasm
Ford Explorer has (a probably useless - in the context of low ground clearance and no low range gearbox) Terrain Management System.

USDM Subaru STI owners have been happily locking their torque distribution on their center differential via the DCDD, between the front and rear axles ,since 2004. 50-50% in winter, 30-70% in summer.

Nissan Skyline R33 and R34 owners with the ATESSA ETS system may have been doing that trick since the late 1990s. I know that there are aftermarket controllers for manual control. And if I am not losing the plot, Porsche 959 with the PSK system has been plagued by sensors and computers controlling torque distribution and traction since the late 1980s.

Land Rover did not invent this gadgetry. They popularized it for SUVs. Jeep just successfully imitated it.
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