Transferring power to the wheels is one of the most important aspects of 4x4 driving. Jeep® vehicles include either mechanical, electronic, or brake-assisted differentials to help maximize power delivery to your vehicle wheels for increased traction.
DRIVE ON ANY TERRAIN
Not all 4x4s are created equal. Jeep® Brand vehicles are designed and tested in some of the most inhospitable locations on the planet so you can feel confident when driving in a rain or snow storm or when off-roading with like-minded friends. Choose an all-weather-capable Jeep Brand 4x4 system to master any terrain and help feed your passion for adventure.
MASTER THE MUCK
Driving in muddy conditions can be deceptive. You will need to get out and use a stick to check the depth of the mud or water. Jeep® Brand 4x4 vehicles have sealed electrical systems, a high air intake and available skid plates for additional undercarriage protection. To keep from spinning tires, experienced off-roaders often use a higher gear to control momentum and speed and let the tires’ tread do the work.
Driving on paved roads can have its challenges as well: snow, heavy rain, black ice and hydroplaning can all tax your Jeep® Brand vehicle and 4x4 system. Thankfully, Jeep Brand 4x4 systems and robust suspensions are designed to help you tame these on-road hazards.
Unpaved roads include gravel, forest service and logging roads. You can expect washboard roads and ruts that will test your vehicle’s suspension system when driving off-road. Gravel can act like ice in certain circumstances. That’s where Jeep® Brand systems with electronic brake differentials, traction control, electronic stability control and gas shocks can help you stay in control.
CONQUER SLICK CONDITIONS
Driving in a blizzard, snow storm or flurry can send shivers down your spine. When faced with snow, ice or sleet, you want a Jeep® Brand 4x4. Slick conditions demand improved traction and added attention from the driver. On-road stopping distances can be up to 10 times greater in slick conditions. A Jeep Brand 4x4 system combined with brake lock differential, antilock brakes and traction control will help to see you through.
REIGN IN THE ROCKS
The Jeep® Brand has built its reputation on the ability to go off-roading in some of the most remote locations on earth. Jeep vehicles offer true 4-Low modes, with super-tough suspensions, available tow hooks, available skid plates and more to help you go where others fear to tread.
READY FOR BEACH OR DUNE
Driving in sandy environments can be challenging. Thankfully, Jeep® Brand 4x4 vehicles are designed with high ground clearances to help keep your vehicle from getting stuck in soft sand. For better traction in sand, drop air pressure 10-12 pounds below normal pressure on conventional tires. (Return to normal pressure after use in these conditions.)
OUTSTANDING 4x4 TECHNOLOGY
It should come as no surprise that the Jeep® Brand is one of the world leaders in 4x4 technology—it’s the backbone of the brand. Our range of sophisticated 4x4 systems lets you find your own way up, down, through or around almost anything. You can trust the Jeep Brand with its 75-plus years of 4x4 mastery to help you tackle anything Mother Nature sends your way.
FRONT SWAY BAR DISCONNECT SYSTEM
This system, standard on the Wrangler Rubicon, lets you automatically disengage the front sway bar when driving under 18 mph in 4 Low mode. The front wheels can then drop and compress for improved articulation.
Many of our vehicles come standard with stamped steel skid plates. These high-strength steel plates are engineered to help protect your Jeep® Brand vehicle's guts when battling boulders and jagged rocks.
Available extra-tough body-mounted rails (aka rock sliders or sill guards) help provide additional protection when off-roading.
The Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited are built with a frame that is fully boxed for strength, flexibility and durability.
DANA® 44 HEAVY-DUTY SOLID AXLES
Durability comes from heavy shafts, stiff housings, large pinion bearings and above-center pinion mountings for smoother, quieter operation. (Front Dana® 44 heavy-duty axle is standard only on the Rubicon. Dana 30 front axle is standard on all other models.)