Jeeps are well-known as off-road vehicles. Much of their off-road capabilities must be attributed to their powerful engines and sturdy frames, but the true hero can be found behind the scenes.
In vehicles like the 2012 Jeep Wrangler, Jeep’s Command-Trac four-wheel drive system is what gives it its off-road prowess. The system is based on a Dana 30 solid front asxle, the transmission (automatic or manual is fine) and a Dana 35 rear axle. This system allows for a very easy and smooth transfer from two-to-four wheel drive.
Two-wheel drive is designed for every day driving on paved surfaces and provides the best fuel economy. Four-wheel drive high range is best for when your Jeep is driving over loose terrain or if you get stuck in snow or ice. The system also has a neutral system for situations where you’d like your Jeep towed behind another vehicle. Finally, the system also offers a Four-Low range mode, which is used for difficult off-road or towing situation. This mode requires that you move that a very low speed, but multiplies your torque to 2.72-1.
If you’re interested in a 2012 Wrangler or other Jeep vehicle, let us know! We’d be happy to set up an appointment for a test drive!