Four-wheel drive (four-wheel drive) jeeps were created for the military. Ford’s company helped the Willys-Overland Motor Company develop the MB prototype, which was a hit with troops. The MB was named after Eugene the primal 4×4 repairs, a fictional character in the Popeye comic strip who could teleport and walk on walls.
MODERN JEEPS WITH NEW TRACTION SYSTEM
Modern 4×4 Jeeps come with various systems for traction. The two-wheel-drive mode is designed for optimal road conditions and fuel economy, while the four-wheel-drive high mode is used for slippery surfaces. Some modern Jeeps can switch into 4×4 High mode without slowing down, but some older systems may require the vehicle to come to a complete halt before changing modes.
Four-wheel-drive vehicles are much more expensive than their two-wheel-drive counterparts. This is because four-wheel-drive systems have more moving parts and are more prone to breakdown. This technology helps improve the traction of a vehicle, which is useful when you’re stuck in the mud or on rough terrain.
New Jeeps have two-speed transfer cases with four-wheel-drive capabilities. The Quadra-Trac II transfers 100% of the available torque to the axle with the best traction. The system is controlled by sensors in the wheels. The transfer case is equipped with a Selec-Trac dial with five operating modes. The system has a 4WD-Low range of 2.72:1 and a neutral function for flat-towing.