Jeep’s 4X4 System – Part 1

Are you an adventurous person who has to reach the high rocky mountains with your favorite Jeep, below you can find info which makes you learn even more on 4X4 system which helps you to reach the peak.

Basics:

From paved roads to the ones less traveled, these 4×4 systems arm you with advanced traction and handling no matter where adventure takes you. Here you’ll learn what it means to have legendary Jeep capability.

The information on this blog is not a model or year specific. Please refer to your owner’s manual for information pertaining to your specific Jeep vehicle.

There are several types of Trac’s we will discussing some of them below. Let’s Gooo!.

Rock-Track 4X4

The Rock-Trac heavy-duty part-time 4×4 system features Brake Lock Differential for superior capability in a wide range of conditions and obstacles like steep hills and large rocks. For more extreme situations, the Tru-Lok electronically locking differential answers the call.

The 4:1 low-gear ratio gives you the torque to crawl over the toughest obstacles with a consistent 0.8 km/h speed for greater control. It also features an electronic front sway bar disconnect for legendary Jeep® capability that dominates the rough terrain in Canada.

Standard on Wrangler Rubicon and Unlimited Rubicon

Usage:

During High Range that is all road surfaces, including wet or snow-covered pavement, sand or gravel

In Low range like conditions requiring added low-speed power, technical driving, and situations when added torque is helpful (e.g., pulling a boat trailer out of water).

Command-Trac 4X4

Thanks to a proven shift-on-the-fly system, rock climbing 2.72:1 low range and NV241 GII transfer case, the Command-Trac 4×4 system provides serious confidence whether off-roading or in slippery conditions.

Torque is split up to 50/50 front and rear and neutral is provided for flat towing. For added convenience and adaptability, the system can be shifted from 2WD to 4WD HI at speeds of up to 88 km/h (57 mph).

Standard on Wrangler Sport, Sport S, Willys Wheeler, Unlimited Willys Wheeler, Sahara, Unlimited Sport S and Unlimited Sahara.

Usage:

During high range that is on all road surfaces, including wet or snow-covered pavement, sand or gravel

For Low ranges having conditions requiring added low-speed power, technical driving, and situations when added torque is helpful (e.g., pulling a boat trailer out of water).

Quadra-Trac I 4X4

For those looking for full-time, all-weather capability that adjusts itself automatically to the conditions, the Quadra-Trac I 4×4 system is for you. It senses a change in driving conditions and adapts with no driver input needed.

Power can be split up to 48% front and 52% rear to maximize traction. It also combines with the standard Brake Lock Differential and 4-Wheel-Brake Traction Control System for confidence to tackle a wide range of surfaces and weather conditions.

Standard on Grand Cherokee Laredo.

Usage:

During High range that is on all road surfaces, including wet or snow-covered pavement, sand or gravel

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Dodge Viper ACR with 13 Track Records

Dodge Viper ACR is the street legal sports car with a weight of 1538.6 kilograms, 481Kw(645HP) power, Independently adjustable suspension and 771kg down-force at 285 km/hr. 

The interesting thing is all these 13 track records were done without a professional record. Dodge not only broke the previous records bu also broke records of all production cars in all 13 tracks

Its first Track was Inde Motorsports Ranch; Wilcox, Ariz. / Configuration 4 which has 2.20-mile track and it was cleared in 1:33.75 time. And the rest is history!!!

Dodge is the only production which has the 13 track records in the world.

Below is the video where you can see the Venomous Viper’s Records.

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Mitsubishi adds more Innovation to the list

AS&G – Auto Stop and Go

AS&G idling stop automatically stops and starts the engine when the vehicle stops and starts.

As you can see in the above image, AS&G idling stop automatically stops and starts the engine when the vehicle stops and starts.

Idling Stop is a technology that automatically stops the engine when the vehicle stops. and automatically starts the engine when the vehicle starts moving again, for example when stopped and waiting at a traffic light. By turning off the engine when the car is in use but not moving, fuel economy is improved and CO2 is also reduced as exhaust gasses are eliminated when the engine is off. It works automatically and there is no difference between driving a car with AS&G and a car without it.

ACL – Active Cornering Lights

ACL provides support for night driving by additionally illuminating the direction in which the vehicle is moving in accordance with the steering angle.

35W halogen bulbs are used in the cornering lights. The system links with the turn signal light at speeds of 40km/h or less and also links with the angle of the steering wheel to additionally illuminating the direction in which the vehicle is moving. ACL makes driving at dark intersections, curves, etc. safer.

ACD  – Active Center Differential

The corporate philosophy of Mitsubishi Motors includes “Driving Pleasure” and “Toughness & Safety.” Our Integrated Vehicle Dynamics Control System which controls both the driving force and braking force of the four wheels has made new-generation driving possible.

The ACD is a system that electronically controls the differential limit between the front and rear wheels to distribute an appropriate driving force to the four wheels. The system sets the base driving force distribution to 50:50 and controls the differential limit between the front and rear wheels from “Free” to “Locked 4WD.” It makes precise control a reality by using information about the wheel speed, the steering wheel angle, the engine torque, the brake pressure, and the yaw rate sensor, and combines a high level of traction performance and steering response adapted to the driving conditions.

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Mitsubishi to launch new MIVEC engine

Mitsubishi to launch new MIVEC engine (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control System – MIVEC), which is the general name for all engines equipped with the variable valve timing mechanism developed by Mitsubishi Motors.

Mitsubishi Motors has been focusing for a long time on technologies to control valve timing and amount of lift with the aim of achieving high power output, low fuel consumption, and low exhaust emissions. The MIVEC engine was first used in 1992 in the Mirage, and since then Mitsubishi Motors has been adding a number of enhancements to produce an even better performance. In the Outlander launched in 2005, the Delica D:5 and the Galant Fortis launched in 2007, Mitsubishi Motors adopted a mechanism that continuously and optimally controls the intake and exhaust valve timing.
Now, the all-new MIVEC engine controls both intake valve timing and amount of valve lift at the same time, all the time.
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The all-new MIVEC engine with a simple SOHC structure is used for the Japanese-market GALANT FORTIS and GALANT FORTIS SPORTBACK from 2011, OUTLANDER from 2012.

ALL-NEW MIVEC SOHC 16 VALVE (4J1 model)

It reduces pumping losses by adjusting the intake air volume by variating intake smart-mivec_im_01valve lift stroke as well as throttle valves, improving fuel efficiency. This improves fuel consumption including improvement of combustion stability through optimization of the combustion chamber structure and reduction of friction through optimization of the piston structure.

With simple SOHC structure, engine performance is equal to the previous MIVEC engine In addition the AS&G (Automatic Stop And Go) idling-stop system achieves a smooth stop-and-start with minimal vibration along with reduced fuel consumption at restart due to the reduction of air intake volume by the all-new MIVEC system

Features of the All-new MIVEC System – 1

Minimizing pumping loss contributes to very high fuel efficiency!

With a conventional gasoline engine, the intake air volume is controlled by a throttle valve, increasing the air intake resistance when a piston descends. MIVEC engine restrains this air intake resistance by controlling the intake valve lift as well as the valve opening/closing timing simultaneously and continuously. Thus it improves fuel consumption by reducing pumping loss during intake.

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Features of the All-new MIVEC system – 2

The all-new MIVEC engine’s SOHC achieves continuous variable valve timing and lift!

The all-new continuously-variable valve system make valve lift stroke, the length of valve-opening time and valve opening timing continuously and simultaneously variable through a control shaft (see figure below).

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With this mechanical interlock structure, cooperative control of hydraulic variable valve timing phase system becomes unnecessary. Accordingly the new MIVEC system can be adopted to the simple SOHC structure.
Consequently the new MIVEC realizes light weight and compact new engine. The all-new variable-valve structure simply adds an oscillating cam, a support shaft, and a center rocker arm to the conventional SOHC’s rotating cam, rocker arm and rocker shaft. The range of motion of the oscillating cam is made continuously variable by moving the fulcrum position of the center rocker arm through rotation of the control shaft (intake rocker shaft) by an electric motor.

Brief explanation on Mechanism of MIVEC

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No More Flat Tires ?!

 

Flat tires may soon be a thing of the past! A German scientific team has developed a new kind of tire rubber that can seal itself if punctured.

The vulcanized tire is elastic and durable, but it breaks the chemical bond. As a result, it reduces the strength and cannot be repaired with anything other than a patch.tyre-weld-flat

The team has invented a new formula which has the same properties but does not require any vulcanization. “Modification of commercially available butyl rubber into a self-healing product by simple ionic transformation has not been reported before,” the team claims.

This invention may lead to commercial tires that fix themselves from punctures without the need for plugs or tire replacement. Scientist says this healing works at room temperature but applying heat speeds up the process.

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Here’s A Great Little Selection Of Some Of The Best Automotive Apps Out There

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I.  WAZE

  • Waze is the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app
  • join other drivers in your area who share real-time traffic and road info …
  • … saving everyone time and gas money on their daily commute
  • imagine millions of drivers out on the roads, working together towards a common goal … to outsmart traffic and get everyone the best route to work and back, every day

 

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II.  GAS BUDDY

  • Gas Buddy tells you the location of the nearest gas station and which has the best prices in your ‘hood
  • it relies on user-submitted information from a large user community
  • compete against other gasbuddies by reporting good prices and helping others save money on gas
  • complete challenges to earn points … new challenges every day as well as a weekly challenge

 

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III.  TRAPSTER

  • Trapster is the best-known of the speed-trap-database apps
  • the app lets users pinpoint where speed cameras, red-light cameras, and live speed traps are and rates the validity by multiple user confirmations
  • the traps are displayed by icons on a map on most smartphones
  • Trapster claims 15 million users worldwide and hundreds of thousands of traps and camera locations in its database

 

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IV.  PLUGSHARE

  • PlugShare is a must-have for EV drivers, as it allows you to locate the closest charging station
  • join over 120,000 electric vehicle drivers and plug into the #1 downloaded EV charging station locator app
  • PlugShare provides the most accurate and complete public charging map worldwide with over 50,000 public stations … including …
    • those in all major networks in North America …
      • Tesla SuperCharger
      • ChargePoint
      • Blink
      • SemaCharge
      • GE WattStation
      • Aerovironment … and …
      • eVgo
    • and those in Europe …
      • RWE
      • Clever
      • Endesa … and …
      • Enel

 

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V.  AUTOMATIC

  • Automatic turns just about any car into a connected car
  • save hundreds on gas, repairs … and even tickets
  • all you need is the Automatic car adapter ($99) available at www.automatic.com
    • learn fuel-saving driving habits to save hundreds per year
    • see what that check engine light means without a trip to the mechanic
    • track your car’s fuel level and set custom low-fuel warnings
    • ever forget where you parked
    • get free emergency help in a crash

 

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VI.  FINDERY

  • Findery is all about places
  • from local lore to travel stories, share the places you love
  • learn more about your favorite places and the places you’ve always wanted to visit
  • share your stories about places, discover the world around you or explore the globe right from home

 

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VII.  iONROAD

  • iOnRoad™ improves driving in real-time using the power of modern computer vision algorithms and smart-phone cameras
  • with just your smartphone, a windscreen mount, and the iOnRoad app, you can enjoy a safer journey while avoiding unexpected road hazards
  • iOnRoad uses your mobile device’s camera to monitor your distance from the vehicles ahead and alerts you if you get too close or if you begin to veer off the road
  • with both visual and audible alerts, it’s like having a copilot along for the ride

 

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VIII.  PAYBYPHONE

  • PayByPhone is the most convenient way to pay for parking …
  • tap in the location code you wish to park in as advertised on street signage
  • add the time duration you wish to park for … check the details then confirm your selection
  • add more time from wherever you are … simply open the app and add time to your current parking meter … it’s that simple

 

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IX.  PARKME

  • ParkMe is the award-winning free app that helps you find and reserve the closest and cheapest parking around
  • save money and time … and your spot is guaranteed
  • ParkMe shows how much you should expect to pay for parking before you arrive
  • ParkMe’s database contains parking spots in over 500 cities around the world
  • current Canadian city availability … Ottawa, Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg and Quebec City

 

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X.  CAR MINDER PLUS

  • Car Minder is an app for  … from logging repairs to tracking fuel economy
  • keep track of multiple cars, services and repairs
  • keep track of oil changes, tire rotations, and other maintenance tasks for all your cars
  • take care of your car by following recommended maintenance intervals …
  • … this will prolong the life of your car, keep it running better and increase fuel economy so that you use less gas

 

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Inventing A World Without Drunk Driving? … One Company Claims They Can

  • On an annual basis, drunk driving results in over 10,000 deaths in the U.S. and 1,500 in Canada
  • What is heartbreaking is that all of these deaths could have been avoided
  • Ever-improving technology touches our lives numerous times daily … cue new developmental technology designed to reduce the above horrific figures quite considerably
  • The technology, as explained by the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety program (DADSS) will be available by way of two advanced alcohol testing methods
    • using breath-based sensors … and …
    • touch-based sensors

 

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  • DADSS was formed as a joint initiative between the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety (ACTS)

THE BREATH-BASED technology …

  • uses an infrared sensor that measures blood alcohol content (BAC)
  • the sensor analyzes the ratio of oxygen-to-alcohol molecules in a driver’s breath
  • the sensor is positioned behind the steering wheel
  • there is no need to blow into a breathalyzer

THE TOUCH-BASED technology …

  • could read BAC via drivers’ fingertips … and perform accurate testing several times per second
  • uses infrared sensors in a car’s gear stick, steering wheel, or ignition button

 

Safety

 

  • Should BAC readings exceed legal limits, a vehicle’s battery can still operate systems like AC and heating but the ignition will remain locked and the vehicle will unable to move
  • The Boston Globe recently quoted DADSS Program Director, Bud Zaouk  as saying …

… that his team is less than a decade away from bringing the devices to market, and his initiative could see a drastic increase in funding.”

  • Additionally, New York Senator, Charles Schumer announced goals in July to co-sponsor, New Mexico Senator, Tom Udall’s Research of Alcohol Detection Systems for Stopping Alcohol-Related Fatalities Everywhere Act … providing an additional $48 million in funding for DADSS over 6 years

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Mr. Rogers Was Well Ahead Of The Game … An Electric Car Feature From 1981

  • Mister Rogers actually test drove an electric car during an episode of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood that originally aired in 1981!
  • I have uploaded the entire episode to Dilawri-TV … the feature concerned begins at 3:00 minutes
  • Click here or on the Dilawri-TV below to view …

 

Mr. Rogers ... Visionary!
Mr. Rogers … Visionary!

 

 

The child is in me still and sometimes not so still.” 

… Fred RogersThe World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember

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Only 99 Days ’til Episode VII

  • As we all await Disney‘s first crack at the Star Wars saga, the inundation of Star Wars merchandise, themes, toys has begun in earnest
  • This all commenced, in earnest, with September 4th.’s Force Friday when The Force Awakens toys and memorabilia became available to all via a retail frenzy
  • In keeping with all of  intergalactic fervour … Uber have joined the celebratory party by deploying their own very special fleet …
  •  a select handful of 2015 Dodge Chargers in Manhattan were kitted out as First Order Stormtroopers

 

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Imperial Uber Dodge Chargers

 

  • free Empirical rides were offered to registered Uber users between 9am and 5pm
  • those lucky Uber users who managed a free ride also received a highly collectible, official Hot Wheels Star Wars: The Force Awakens diecast car

 

A Real Collectible
A Real Collectible

 

The Force Is Strong At 370 West Hunt Club Road
The Force Is Strong At 370 West Hunt Club Road

 

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Doc Brown-Endorsed Mini Flux Capacitors

  • You too can own your very own Flux Capacitor … for a meagre $25!
  • The replica easily connects to your car’s cigarette lighter power port and provides a pair of 2.1-amp USB ports for charging smartphones, tablets, and other electronic gear
  • It also lights up and … and yes, fluxes too … while it’s charging your devices
  • Click here to go Back To The Future and order yours …

 

Your Very Own Flux Capacitor
Your Very Own Flux Capacitor

 

Plug & Play ... Literally!
Plug & Play … Literally!

 

Future Now
Future Now

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