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And I don't believe the torque ratings on the 9 speed are enough for the V8 or diesel.
Not even close, that is why there are 2 different 8 speeds in the grand cherokee.
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Old 01-12-2014, 10:11 PM
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Re: Changes for 2015?

As far as the Foot/Parking Brake goes, does anyone in the USA use them? I never used it on any car when I lived there unless I was on a steep hill or mountain.

In Australia, everybody uses the hand/foot brake regardless of the incline and I've even gotten into the habit myself. It's as much of a habit as putting the car in park, turning it off and unbuckling my seat belt. The Aussies get a kick out it because I still call it the 'emergency brake'.

They even have the Electronic Parking Brake on the new Commodore so you know Jeep has to get with the times. Lord knows there's enough room on the centre console for one.

Also, imagine the SRT with only a 3 speed? The 8 is a bit too smooth for me. I want a launch that spills your coffee or where they have to pry you from the back of your seat to get you out.
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In sure folks in hilly areas use them in addition to turning the tires toward the curb if they're available.
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As far as the Foot/Parking Brake goes, does anyone in the USA use them? I never used it on any car when I lived there unless I was on a steep hill or mountain.
That would be me, use it everyday. Live at the top of a hill. Have a friend who lives in the flatlands and she uses her every time she parks. Had that conversation about a month ago with her.
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Aside from the issue that the parking brake needs to be used occasionally anyway to ensure it works when you want it to/need it.
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As far as the Foot/Parking Brake goes, does anyone in the USA use them?
I use it every time I park, and I rarely park on steep inclines. It's a habit from learning to drive on a standard. It actually states in the manual that the "parking brake" should be used whenever you park which makes sense. Do you really want that much weight constantly held by the park prong in your transmission and then have it clunk off of it into gear?

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Old 01-13-2014, 09:47 AM
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As far as the Foot/Parking Brake goes, does anyone in the USA use them? I never used it on any car when I lived there unless I was on a steep hill or mountain.
I very rarely use my parking brake, but it is nice to have when I have to park on a sharp incline for some reason.
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And I don't believe the torque ratings on the 9 speed are enough for the V8 or diesel.
According to Allpar, the 9 speed can only handle 354 lb-ft torque where as the 8 speed can handle up to 516 lb-ft. The V6 could handle this tranny, but both V8's and the Diesel would destroy it.
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Re: Changes for 2015?

What I've seen has been that most people do not set the parking brake, but those who do generally set it every time they turn the engine off. I guess it's a matter of habit.

I accept that the parking brake is probably just a placebo for me, but it only takes a second and makes me feel better. I don't think I would trust it in anything I've driven recently (electronic or mechanical) to hold the weight of the vehicle without the transmission on even a slight slope.
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Re: Changes for 2015?

I sure vote for a parking brake like my BMW which is a handle or an electronic parking brake which is a push pull knob activating a solenoid which is on my 13 Subaru Outback. If I could I would cut that damn thing off. My SuperDuty had that foot parking brake what a PITA. Nothing good about it but catching your pant leg or actual leg getting in and out...
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I have never hit my leg or caught my pants leg on a parking brake pedal in all my years of driving. I have noticed that a lot of these posts are coming from somewhere other than the US. Maybe they do things differently over there. I always use my parking brake. Most of my vehicles have had a manual transmission so it's a necessity. I also haul the occasional vehicle and sometimes, depending on the situation, I like to apply light parking brake pressure. Will the electric button do that?
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Re: Changes for 2015?

I think the US is the last stronghold for foot actuated parking brakes. You don't see them on cars from most other countries. I thought they disappeared in the '80s along with the floor mounted high beam switch.
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