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Old 11-17-2012, 01:37 PM
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2k @ 40 mph seems high to me. I'm usually 1-1.5 k at that speed.


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Old 11-17-2012, 02:01 PM
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My jeep runs at 2k rpm when cruising at about 80mph.


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Hmm, that's what I thought. Normally at 80 I'd be at 2k on auto but sport mode 2k at 40 seems a little too high. I will have to have my wife try it and see how it behaves for her.
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:30 PM
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Is your jeep a v6? Could that explain higher rpms?


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Yep, v6.
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I have the Hemi and turned it on the other day when going to pick up some friends at the airport and the power band seemed much wider and more responsive with sport mode then normal.

I normally just leave it on auto though and I do mostly city driving since it goes back to auto everything you turn the jeep on anyways.
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Re: Is Sport mode "worth it"?

I wonder if that software update to QTII Milous spoke of a couple weeks ago will involve a Sport mode that doesn't modify the traction/stability control settings...
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Re: Is Sport mode "worth it"?

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Hmm, that's what I thought. Normally at 80 I'd be at 2k on auto but sport mode 2k at 40 seems a little too high. I will have to have my wife try it and see how it behaves for her.

I was gunna say you should ask your wife. I always ask my wife when issues of RPM and engine performance come up...

Just tap once to the right into manual mode and read the gear your car is in at that speed, then do it in Auto and see if it's a different gear. Assuming grade, speed, wind speed, throttle, and bugs on windshield are all the same.

I drive in sport mode a lot, but find it is so little different than auto wrt shift rpm, I go to manual a lot to limit upshifts when city driving. Rear bias is noticeable and I think that is what makes it a bit faster... Less drivetrain drag??
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Re: Is Sport mode "worth it"?

I think there's a difference in overall "feel" of driving. Can't always quite place that feel, except there seems to be a bit more responsiveness to driver inputs across the board.
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Re: Is Sport mode "worth it"?

We were coming back from a party last weekend and since I had a few beers my wife was driving. She started up our twisty mountain road so I reached over and put the dial on sport mode. She hit a patch of frost on the road (weird, as it was high 30's and dropping slowly) and the rear end slid out. I put the dial back to auto and we were fine after that.
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Re: Is Sport mode "worth it"?

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We were coming back from a party last weekend and since I had a few beers my wife was driving. She started up our twisty mountain road so I reached over and put the dial on sport mode. She hit a patch of frost on the road (weird, as it was high 30's and dropping slowly) and the rear end slid out. I put the dial back to auto and we were fine after that.
Has others have mentioned (and it is stated in the Manual I believe), Sport Mode partly disables traction control.

Sport Mode is meant for more agressive and spirited driving. It should not be used if maximum traction control and other safety features are needed due to poor road conditions.

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