If u have gas v6 jeep, that engine likes to rev up high like old honda vtec to its reasonable torque level.Compared to a 4cyl Honda Element the JT drags on hills. My 4cyl Honda Civic felt better. I have never owned a Jeep. Got a Patriot as a rental for a week, it was ok, felt underpowered. The JT drives GREAT for me, just the immediate wall it hits when there is any incline is surprising.
FairIf u have gas v6 jeep, that engine likes to rev up high like old honda vtec to its reasonable torque level.
Honda element is slow unless u had a stick like mine which made it a little peppier.
Comparing 5000lbs jeep to a 3400lbs honda is like apples to orange!
I had a 95 F250 w/351 and automatic. It towed my extremely heavy home built flat bed that a farmer made to haul tractors and farm equipment. I got it from an equipment scalper who hauled loads of things like plows, disks, tractors, you name it. A friend called it a box car on tires. Heavy I-beams for the frame. I think it may have been a mobile home base at one time due to the crazy axle and bud wheels. It had to weigh about 4,000 pounds empty. That truck did ok hauling it with a car or my F20 on it. Then I bought a lighter trailer for my cars. Eventually the truck got to the place that with about 5500-6,000 pounds behind it, I had to really keep the gas pedal down to keep the speed limit on the hills of I80 east here. Don't even think of the gas mileage. I always told people it was 10-12, full, empty, towing, not towing, up hill, down hill, with the wind, against the wind, always the same mpg.The JT is a beast compared to my last truck, a 4Runner.
Nope...If you feel hesitation, try downshifting with the gas peddle and you should be in a lower gear putting you in a stronger part of the power band. Also can do it with your shifter obviously even w/the automatic by putting it in the M mode I think they call it. I never needed to do that as I always do it with the gas peddle, but I did give it a test once and it works great.
Thanks for the response, I should have bee more specific. For me it pauses even from a standstill. I will have to adjust my ECM settings, that may be it.... I've had a few different programmers on it, currently using a Tazer.Nope...If you feel hesitation, try downshifting with the gas peddle and you should be in a lower gear putting you in a stronger part of the power band. Also can do it with your shifter obviously even w/the automatic by putting it in the M mode I think they call it. I never needed to do that as I always do it with the gas peddle, but I did give it a test once and it works great.
It isn't an 8 cylinder, but with the flexible tranny, I have been very, very, pleased with the power after reading some negative reviews while I waited for Mojave.
Yes - it's called traction control. If it believes you are going to slide or spin or break the tires loose, it backs off applying throttle.
Coming from a Tacoma TRDPro MT to a JTR MT, I have no complaints. The JT is waaay better....going up hills. I swear, I could be driving it empty and it still drops the mpgs and sounds like it struggles even up small grades. Today I drove it up a park road (pavement) ranging from 9-11 degrees and it dropped all the way down to 2nd gear.
On highways, any hill requires pretty good gas pedal depression to maintain speed. I can IMMEDIATELY feel when there is even a slight slope because the Jeep will slow down in 2 seconds.
ETA: paved road hills. Off road it is great!
Just saw this comment from a while ago. I just upgrade from stock highway tires to LT E-rated tires. Feels much more solid now. This might be what you are missing on your Overland.The trade-off? It's definitely not as solid on the road as the F250 or Silverado were but then it's lighter, and more narrow.