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    Hill Descent Control ??

    Not sure if this has been covered.? Or maybe just a stupid question. Do you guy's use the hill descent control? If so in what situations? (other than going down a hill)

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    I haven’t been able to figure out how to use it yet


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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatJeepGuy View Post
    I haven’t been able to figure out how to use it yet


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    I used it. You have to be in 4Lo. It pretty cool I guess. You just put it in 4lo and press the button. You should see a little symbol on the dash. It actually applies the brakes automatically. I was just curious if these rock crawler guys us it.
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    I tried it once and didn’t care for it.


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    I don't have it on my 08. I think they started it in 09. However, with Rubicon gearing, I don't really see the need for it. Maybe on the Sport or Sahara it would come in handy.

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    I used it once as a trial run and hated it. It essentially just performs threshold braking while descending but if you try and brake further, it basically creates an ABS condition and you start getting that irritating ABS pulse in the pedal. I hate it. Haven’t used it since.

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    Don't have it as I have a 2012 manual. 4lo in first gear is too slow in most situations..haha. I don't think it's necessary if you know how to use your transmission, auto or manual.

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    Hill Descent Control ??

    Guy taught us about in the 101 class. Stood right in front of our vehicles coming down steep hill with loose dirt and some rocks and I came to a full stop with no braking. While it seemed great it also sounds like you’re putting some serious wear on the vehicle. If I remember correctly each gear increases the speed it will allow you to descend by .2 mph but this was many months ago so I could be off a bit. I have a video where you can see and hear it in action but I haven’t figured out how to upload.


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    4lo and under about 3mph to get it to come on. I tried it one time and hated it. It would do great on a consistent slope but, if it leveled off for a few feet and the brakes would release and the Jeep would take off. Then when it dropped again the wheels would lock up and slide about 5 feet before smoothing out. I was much happier with the brake pedal.

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    It's pretty much a gimmick. I've tried ot and it works OK, can't say I hate it. Just doubt I will ever remember to use it.

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