Re: Jeep Question
Yes, Jeep made full time 4wd vehicles using the Borg -Warner "Quadratrac" transfer case. While they are generally not well thought of for hard core off-roading, the Quadratrac vehicles perform quite well on milder trail rides and are great for driving on-road in poor weather conditions. The new version of this system is called Quadra-Drive and performs VERY well, I have seen them on medium difficulty trails (ie: Miller Jeep Trail) performing flawlessly. I doubt your going to see any of these full-time units on the hammers, but for the environment for which they are designed, they are great. MUCH better than any P.O.S. Subaru.
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