I don't know anyone that "likes" Start/Stop technologies (SST).Curious what everyone’s opinion is on the start/stop function? This will be the first time I will own one and I’ve been wondering if they are bad on the starter and things like that. I really dislike that they have taking some options away from the Jeeps. You can no longer get a 6 cylinder in an automatic and can no longer order the Gorilla glass. I’m just curious what off roading will be like with a 4 cylinder and the start/stop function.
I do know people who tolerate it more than others, and those that do tend to enjoy what little gas savings and positive green impact they achieve using it.
SST technologies can and should IMHO be turned off when off roading. If your buying an automatic I'd think that some of your off roading would involve you switching to manual gears, which itself disables SST, in addition to the non-latching factory button and aftermarket tech covered already here.
Supposedly vehicles that have SST are equipped with more heavy duty starters, whatever that means.
IMHO Stellantis implemented SST sub optimally. I agree with their use of a second battery in most JL models with SST to handle appliances when SST is engaged, as owners can draw lots of power with aftermarket appliances that might rob the main battery of cranking power.
But a better design I think would have involved two equally sized batteries (read the SST battery getting larger more than the main battery getting smaller) with each of the batteries alternating the role of main and SST battery as controlled by on board computers.