What is one of the most overlooked features of your Jeep?

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That's cause for the vast majority of people the non-rubicon T-case offers more than enough crawling capability on 4lo. Even on black diamond trails. But I agree, when doing really really hard stuff this def shows up.

Oh and on a manual tranny, crawling with the Rubi T-case. Huge. Auto tranny? meh.
I recently tried the hill descent control feature on a steep trail the other day: it is pretty nifty!
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No, it can be compared. Automatics have been cooled for 60 years and the basic mechanics of the auto tranny haven't changed.. The fact of the matter is slippage occurs. It occurs in all autos by design new or old.. Nobody said they don't work, nobody said they can't wheel. Nobody took aim at your JL. I answered a question with my opinion from many years of driving and repairing jeeps on how I think it is overlooked. So I am happy you can wheel with the best of them. Some times ignorance is bliss 😊
Ehem...slippage also occurs on a manual transmission; it’s called the clutch.

The fact is modern automatics are a lot quicker and more efficient than modern manuals. This 8-speed auto, in particular, is among the best transmissions I’ve ever owned, manual or auto.

I enjoy both, driving a slick 6-speed manual on the Fiat Spider, and a comfortable 8-speed auto on the Jeep.
 

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I think UConnect doesn’t get enough credit. The ease of use, speed and seamless manner with which it connects time and time again is just amazing.

I am constantly reminded of this every time I get in my Fiat 124 Spider and try to do the most basic functions with that retarded Mazda infotainment system that came with the car. The Mazda system is SLOW and STUPID. It needs constant inputs to do even the most basic functions, and half the time it gets lost trying to connect. It’s gotten to the point that I won’t even turn it on unless I am driving more than 45 mins.; the level of frustration getting it to do anything as simple as connect to the phone or stream music is just not worth it.
 
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Ehem...slippage also occurs on a manual transmission; it’s called the clutch.

The fact is modern automatics are a lot quicker and more efficient than modern manuals. This 8-speed auto, in particular, is among the best transmissions I’ve ever owned, manual or auto.

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Actually the clutch is external to the transmission and much easier to service, The lower tcase gears do indeed lower the need to slip a clutch as much too hence my fricking comments..haha, But truly there is no comparison to using a clutch and the design slippage of a fluid coupling automatic transmission, Totally different principles. With comments like these is is obvious as to who does not understand the principles of how a automatic transmission work.

Funny how I make a comment on my opinion on a overlooked feature and it turns into a, " I love my automatic transmission" defense..hahaha I don't have a problem with autos, never said I did. Auto or manual there are huge benefits with having the lower transfer-case gears. One of them is reducing slippage in a automatic transmission while wheeling. This can help preserve the life of that transmission..
 

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Great posts! I like the way the wiper fluid REALLY flows (almost floods) on the windshield and that it does it a split second before the wipers start doing their thing.
 

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There is no comparison to using a clutch and the design slippage of a fluid coupling automatic transmission, Totally different principles. With comments like these is is obvious as to who does not understand the principles of how a automatic transmission work.

Funny how I make a comment on my opinion on a overlooked feature and it turns into a, " I love my automatic transmission" defense..hahaha I don't have a problem with autos, never said I did. Auto or manual there are huge benefits with having the lower transfer-case gears. One of them is reducing slippage in a automatic transmission while wheeling. This can help preserve the life of that transmission..
The reason you keep getting comments like these is because of the passive-aggressive tone of your posts.

Every time you insult fellow forum members, no matter how many “ha-ha’s” you add, you are going to get a reaction.
 

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Great posts! I like the way the wiper fluid REALLY flows (almost floods) on the windshield and that it does it a split second before the wipers start doing their thing.
It's the simple things in life. When you can find joy in something that simple, you must be a glass half full kinda person. I like that, good for you.
 

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These JLs have the best blinker fluid ever!
 

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The reason you keep getting comments like these is because of the passive-aggressive tone of your posts.

Every time you insult fellow forum members, no matter how many “ha-ha’s” you add, you are going to get a reaction.
The passive aggressive didn't start with me :) Or the insecure reactionary comments..
 

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It's the simple things in life. When you can find joy in something that simple, you must be a glass half full kinda person. I like that, good for you.
Some days are better than others :)
 

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BLD used it when climbing a rocky hill a few weekends ago, I could feel it working, didn't slip once. I do need to change my pads soon, they were squeaking up the hill. I have the limited slip m220 axle, the combination of the two made me feel like a pro driver.
It's a great setup. I had the LSD in my base sport and it was flawless.
 

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Get a life bud. You might want to take a course in effective interpersonal communications.

Time to put you on ignore.
lol this is why I stopped commenting. Dude's miserable.

Apparently if you dont have a Rubicon with a manual transmission you cant crawl. and if you do, it is an illusion. and if you say you are fine with your sport transfer case you are insecure. and if you say manuals can slip then you dont know anything about transmissions. oh and also if the JL tranny is much better than old jeeps you dont know shit either. Ohhh and if it is easier to wheel the auto guess whaaaaat YOU DONT KNOW HOW TO WHEEL.

We are in the presence of nothing less than. a troll my friend.

😂 😂 😂
 
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